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, weird, visually appealing, serious and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with art, artist, painting, painter, storytelling, mentor, artistic, runaway, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as art: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Frida (2002), Big Eyes (2014), The Best Offer (2013), The Danish Girl (2015), Seraphine (2008), Factory Girl (2006), Woman in Gold (2015), Basquiat (1996), Pollock (2000).

List of art movies

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
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: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, art, artist, painting, master and servant, maid, sexual tension, fall in love, jealousy, society, older man younger woman relationship, portrait ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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: colourful, sincere, stylized, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, artist, lesbian, bohemian life, painting, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, disability, life, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building 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: thought provoking, captivating, suspense, sentimental, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, painting, painter, artist, plagiarism, secret, creativity, ambition, court case, marriage, greed, abusive husband ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1960 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, paris france, california, usa ...
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The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, psychological, enigmatic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, art collector, collector, art, deception, age difference, obsession, mysterious character, art theft, forgery, painting, adult virgin ...
Time: 18th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, prague, europe, italy
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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: touching, emotional, romantic, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, gay, lgbtq, artist, couple relations, gays and lesbians, painting, portrait, transvestite, secret ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, brussels ...
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: painter, art, artist, art collector, painting, art dealer, maid, anti conformity, mental illness, lifestyle, female artist, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war one, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: factual, melancholic, sentimental, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, fashion, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, female nudity, mentor, socialite, rise and fall, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
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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, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, art, lawyer, art theft, justice, world war two, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, flashback, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, berlin germany, germany ...
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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: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, drug abuse, painter, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, art, dedicated educator, femininity, teacher, college, coming of age, women, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: painter, painting, eroticism, art, husband wife relationship, artist, older man younger woman relationship, creative process, taxidermy, brother sister relationship, french countryside, model ...
Place: provence, usa, los angeles, south of france, france
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The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: art, art critic, art collector, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painting, museum, forgery, painter, murder, female nudity, crimes, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, future, year 1968, year 1955
Place: new york, minnesota, milan italy, italy
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by ...
Style: inspirational, enigmatic, uplifting, intellectual, mind bending ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, renaissance, art, painter, discovery, talent, scientific discovery, talented, inventor, genius, art history, invention ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, france, milan italy
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In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, high school, writers, school, literature, student, art, obsession, teacher student relationship, voyeurism, privacy invasion, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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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: absurd, not serious, witty, humorous, affectionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, stripper, dysfunctional family, artist, art gallery, gallery, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, maryland, baltimore, usa
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: art, artist, painting, legal system, communism, father daughter relationship, professor, loss of mother, teacher student relationship, one legged man, sculpture, life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, year 1950, year 1948, year 1952
Place: poland
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 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: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, art, hallucination, murder, surrealism, policewoman, mental illness, vengeance, obsession, memory loss, sexual abuse, trap ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, florence
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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Psychotherapist Ruben Brandt becomes the most wanted criminal in the world when he and four of his patients steal paintings from the world's most renowned museums and art collections.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, adult animation ...
Plot: art, psychologist, chase, collector, dream, thief, museum, painting, helicopter, train, boat, heist ...
Place: tokyo, rio de janeiro, slovenia, florence, paris france ...
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, enigmatic, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: tragic event, friendship, painting, art, foster home, teenage boy, museum, drugs, bombing, adaptation, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
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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, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, young heroes, luxury hotel, hotel, jealousy, family relations, gallery, youth, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, greece, tokyo, new jersey, usa ...
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: thought provoking, adult animation, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, genius, investigation, mental illness, friendship, mysterious death, guilt ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, rough, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, loneliness, priest, insanity, obsession, mental illness, brother brother relationship, art gallery, doctor, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: france, paris france
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: enigmatic, meditative, surreal, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: painter, art, painting, artist, eccentricity, character study, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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My Masterpiece (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arturo (Guillermo Francella), a successful and gallant owner of an art gallery, and Renzo (Luis Brandoni), a talented but decadent painter, are united by an old friendship. However, they do not coincide in many of their ideals and cause endless ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, neo screwball comedy
Plot: art collector, art, modern art, friendship between men, artist, con trick, art dealer, struggling artist, faked death, friendship, dark humor, painting ...
Time: 21st century
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, talky, intense, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, art, music, ballet, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love affair, refugee, couples, life turned upside down, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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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: intense, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, art theft, military, art, nazi germany, treasure hunt, painting, stolen gold, architect, redemption, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1977, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, paris france, france, poland, europe ...
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Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: meditative, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: art, wedding anniversary, romance, love affair, fall in love, writer's life, husband wife relationship, writers, lifestyle, wine, age difference, antique shop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna, tuscany
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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, sexy ...
Plot: art, high society, racism, satire, art dealer, con artists, character study, crimes, social differences, lgbt, urban setting, social climbing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa
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Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, factual, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, art, brother brother relationship, classical music, life philosophy, destiny, musician, siblings relations, artist, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, england, spain, napoli italy ...
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