Art movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant art movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, stylized, serious, enigmatic and talky films and TV shows about / with art, artist, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, runaway, painting, obsession and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
art movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as art: The Danish Girl (2015), Frida (2002), Big Eyes (2014), New York Stories (1989), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), Incognito (1997), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), The Forger (2012), The House That Jack Built (2018).

List of art movies

The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, gender, society, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, art, bohemian life, feminism, loneliness, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, life, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, court case, ambition, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom, plagiarism ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, youth, young heroes, city life, parents and children, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, espionage, cons and scams, dishonesty, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, london ...
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, painter, fall in love, maid, jealousy, new job, art, society, artist, family problems, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, social differences, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, social climbing, yuppie, hustler ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Forger (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: art, dishonesty, forgery, teenager, cons and scams, crime, forger, brother sister relationship, party, beach, youth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, taxidermy, violence against women, art, cruelty, death, deception, artist, hunting, sadistic psychopath ...
Place: washington d.c.
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White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, cons and scams, fbi, partners, crime, mastermind, intelligence, expert, dishonesty, chases and races, art thief, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, actor's life, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, scene based on painting, art, art collector, painting, conspiracy theory, artists and showbiz, mystery, dishonesty, scandal, stolen painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, politics, injustice, society, racism, power relations, celebrity culture, rich and poor, actor's life, art ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, artists and showbiz, heaven and hell, estrangement, suffering, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, rising to stardom, society, rise and fall, self destructing, overdose, human spirit, self discovery, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, realistic, atmospheric, serious, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, politics, aging, passion, tyranny, aristocrat, duchess, exile, sex, society, actor's life ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Plot: art theft, treasure hunt, military, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, nazi germany, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, normandy, mine, england ...
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: surreal, intellectual, talky, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nun, artist, aging, journalist, party, high society, art, stripper, flamingo, church, giraffe, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Cashback (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual attraction, insomnia, introspection, art, time, student, jealousy, sexual tension, regret, breakup, boss, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He ...
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, dishonesty, collector, intrigue, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france, canada, new york
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, magician, friendship, loneliness, coming of age, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland ...
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The Square (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Style: satirical, thought provoking, intellectual, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: shame, theft, art museum, art, party, society, father daughter relationship, symbolism, motorcycle, asking for forgiveness, name calling, homeless ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, sweden
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, legal action, injustice, justice, stolen painting, art, flashback, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Plot: stripper, art, fish out of water, perversion, working class, photographer, gallery, art gallery, media satire, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, maryland
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P.S. (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: art, infidelity, reincarnation, college, best friend, jealousy, painting, wine, painter, orgasm, college life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: love triangle, painter, artist, sexual relations, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, gay, mentally unstable, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, fall in love, lesbianism, couples, hotel, love and romance, intimacy, gender, hotel room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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