Art history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant art history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, captivating, clever, serious and sexy films and TV shows about / with art history, death, art, painting, painter, mentor, kiss, destiny, sex and runaway plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in France, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as art history: Miss Hokusai (2015), Bauhaus - A New Era (2019), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Paula (2016), Van Gogh (1991), Francofonia (2015), Prague (2013), Dirty Pictures (2000), Persepolis (2007), Nightwatching (2007).

List of art history movies

Miss Hokusai (2015)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: art history, father daughter relationship, painting, drawing, sister sister relationship, bridge, illness, artist, edo period, family relations, society, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Bauhaus - A New Era (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 1919. World War I has just ended. Dörte Helm, a young art student in Weimar, follows Walter Gropius’ call and joins the newly-founded Bauhaus school. A love story grows between Gropius and Dörte, adding fuel to the fire of the ensuing scandal ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, touching, sentimental
Plot: teacher student relationship, art history, artist, art school, female artist, german, art, romance, love, couples, love affair, fall in love
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: germany
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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, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, dedicated educator, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, life philosophy, friendship, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Paula (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules.
Style: based on true events
Plot: extramarital affair, female nudity, art history, sex scene, machismo, women's liberation, modern art, german expressionism, impotent husband, death of title character, sexless marriage, childbirth ...
Time: 1900s
Place: germany, paris france
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Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, society, human nature, mentally unstable, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, louvre, nazi occupied france, architecture, evacuation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1967, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france, russia, st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany ...
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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, non-linear
Plot: painter, trial, love, model, terminal illness, art exhibition, money problems, posing nude, death of brother, female nudity, masturbation, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: vienna
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Prague (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A city with a history of heritage, myth and superstition. A passionate architect with strong but delusional ideas about love and life. A Czech gypsy girl searching for her identity and true love. Add to the drama of a mean friend you can’t do ...
Style: gothic, macabre
Plot: world war two, kiss, trippy, illusion, paranoid schizophrenia, death, sex, friendship between men, murder, striptease, psycho, murder mystery ...
Place: prague, czechoslovakia
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawsuit, s&m, museum, jury, courtroom, politics, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, perversion, righting the wronged, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, depression, society, life is a bitch, self discovery, rebellion, politics, coming of age, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, austria, iraq ...
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Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, investigation, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, mystery, love affair, crimes, lifestyle, ambition, art, conspiracy, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, romantic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret identity, hitman, female assassin, spy, love and romance, double life, battle of the sexes, secret service, secret agents, cia, couple relations, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: stylized, witty, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, semi serious, stylized, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: exam, teachers and students, education, high school, teacher, youth, friends, anti conformity, lifestyle, coming of age, gay teenager, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, renaissance, 60s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, pregnancy, party, desire, romance, love, family relations, wine, police, poet, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
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The Vanishing Point (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau and is certain that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The further she explores this the more Professor Jean Dussart - for ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mute or deaf, power relations, obsessive quest, teachers and students, couples, mystery, performer's life, celebrity culture, riddles and clues, artists and showbiz, sign language, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, brussels, brussels belgium
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A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
Style: contemplative, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, screwball, couples, looking for love, wooing, friends, best friends, friendship, couple relations, twentysomething life, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, maine
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, serious ...
Plot: loss of virginity, defloration, virgin, virginity, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, love affair, love and romance, legal, sexual abuse, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, danger, investigation, secret society, illuminati, professor, murder, ancient, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, italy, harvard university
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Possible Loves (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits, something happens which will change his life. A scene, an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, love and romance, midlife crisis, opposites attract, womanizer, jury, family relations, young lovers, looking for sex, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: future
Place: brazil, latin america, cuba, rio de janeiro, new york ...
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A Day at the Museum (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Un conservateur terrorisé par les plantes vertes, une mère plastifiée pour être exposée, un ballet de Saintes Vierges, des gardiens épuisés par Rodin, un ministre perdu dans une exposition de sexes, une voiture disparue au parking Rembrandt, ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disorder, sexual content, satire, tour guide, stowaway, performer's life, chaos and mayhem, artists and showbiz, human nature, snobbism, modern art, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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