Famous painting movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant famous painting movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, suspense, complex and melancholic films and TV shows about / with famous painting, painting, death, art, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, family relations, female nudity and museum plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as famous painting: Renoir (2012), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Vincent & Theo (1990), The Mill and the Cross (2011), Woman in Gold (2015), Detonator II: Night Watch (1995), Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010), Trance (2013), Without Gorky (2011), Loving Vincent (2017).

List of famous painting movies

Renoir (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters ...
Style: sincere, touching, scenic, sentimental, based on true events ...
Plot: painter, model, famous painting, painting, fall in love, love and romance, father son relationship, old age, redhead girl, inspiration, posing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: cote d'azur, france, europe, south of france
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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, witty, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, businessman, perfect crime, cons and scams, museum, cat and mouse, dishonesty, stolen painting, heist, famous painting, mind game, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: touching, psychological, scenic, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, painter, brother brother relationship, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, prodigy, genius, drawing, famous painting, art, art gallery, artist ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: holland, europe, paris france, london
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The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, life is a bitch, redemption, religions or cults, death sentence, society, occupation, loss of son, symbolism, famous painting, painting ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, belgium, flanders
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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, intense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, stolen painting, legal action, injustice, justice, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., california ...
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Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art theft, forgery, investigation, espionage, undercover, partners, adventure, crimes, escapades, danger, heist, painting ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, amsterdam, europe, asia, new york
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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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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role.
Plot: famous painting, obsession, artist, art, painting, painter
Time: 19th century
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Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir, mind control, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, art theft, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
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Without Gorky (2011)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Without Gorky is a personal journey into a powerful family tragedy. At the centre of the film are the conversations between the director, Cosima, and her grandmother, Mougouch. The whole family has been shaped by the legacy left by Cosima's ...
Plot: armenian, suicide, armenian genocide, famous painting, immigrants, painter, genocide, artist, family history
Place: armenia
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, 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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, adult animation ...
Plot: painter, investigation, mysterious death, painting, genius, obsession, art, money, secret, lie, sketch, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient mystery, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, memory loss, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, museum, chases and races, race against time, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, elementary school, school, streetwise, misfit, power relations, disorder, parents and children, teachers and students, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 8-year-old Finn who is terrified to learn his family is relocating from sunny California to Maine in the scariest house he has ever seen! Convinced that his new house is haunted, Finn sets up a series of elaborate traps to catch the “ghost” in ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family in danger, christmas, heroes, silly humor, indoor, farce, nothing goes right, siblings relations, family, young heroes, when the parents are away, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
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The Blonde with Bare Breasts (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julian, 25, and Louis, 12, are two brothers who work and live on a barge in the centre of Paris. They transport gravel and resort to petty crime to make ends meet. They have grown up alone and now they are inseparable, wedded to a life on the river. ...
Plot: skinny dipping, dead mother, jealousy, stolen painting, assault, famous painting, kitten, brother brother relationship, sex, seine river, bare chested boy, man slaps a woman ...
Place: 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: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, society, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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The Savage (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He helps her to escape and drives her to the airport and gives her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, sexy, humorous
Plot: island, teenage life, couples, dishonesty, private detective, romance, crimes, gangsters, love and romance, fall in love, heist, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, venezuela, new york, caribbean
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Police Python 357 (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A tough but honest cop must clear his name after a corrupt colleague implicates him in a murder in this French thriller. Ferrot is a hard-as-nails police detective who is attracted to a beautiful woman named Sylvia. Sylvia, however, is having an ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chases and races, race against time, frame up, who done it, tough law enforcer, crime, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
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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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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, lifestyle, ambition, society, against the rules, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, paris france, france, europe, vienna
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Incorrigible (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a sentence that isn't embellished or an outright ...
Plot: art theft, fast talker, famous painting, suitcase full of money, philosopher, ransom, release from prison, burglar alarm, museum, trailer home, caper, make believe ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
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In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, irish, guilt, tourist, neo noir, death, redemption, partners, haunted by the past, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, london ...
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, captivating, contemplative, mind bending ...
Plot: contamination, rain, apocalypse, tunnel, painting, legends and myths, artist, life & death, hopes, nuclear threat, nuclear, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
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Bean (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to USA, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, emotional, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: painting, farce, museum, hidden identity, misfit, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, storage unit, dishonesty, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, paris france, london
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, heroes, european history, dishonesty, tough heroes, soldier, righting the wronged, hopes, deathtrap, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, flanders, napoli italy
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, introspection, power relations, confined, lovers apart, life is a bitch, secret service, society, who to trust, fascism, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, europe, german democratic republic, gdr ...
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The Proud Ones (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, saga, serious, sincere ...
Plot: world war one, family relations, countryside, human nature, society, religions or cults, social relations, village, farm, wartime life, village life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, brittany
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Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, couple relations, overcoming, family problems, couples, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, parents and children, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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11 Flowers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: China, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set during China's Cultural Revolution. 11 year old Wang Han finds himself entangled with a fugative and struggles to understand the adult world.
Style: captivating, sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, danger, elementary school, youth, kids in trouble, law enforcement, father son relationship, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: china, asia
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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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