Artist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant artist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, sexy, melancholic, visually appealing, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with artist, painting, art, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, performer's life, artistic, couples and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
artist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as artist: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Frida (2002), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Pollock (2000), Factory Girl (2006), Big Eyes (2014), Seraphine (2008), The Danish Girl (2015), Loving Vincent (2017), New York Stories (1989).

List of artist 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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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, philosophical, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, artist, bohemian life, fall in love, sex, lesbian, sexuality, love, seduction, open relationship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, new york, catalonia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, breathtaking, philosophical, gloomy ...
Plot: monk, artist, human spirit, painter, christianity, medieval, art, hunger, religion, social misfits, saint, creativity ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: russia, vatican, ussr, moscow russia
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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: sexy, surreal, meditative, erotic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stopped time, introspection, breakup, sexual attraction, time freeze, nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, female nudity, insomnia, supermarket, time, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Art School Confidential (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever, intense ...
Plot: art school, artist, serial killer, painting, murder, dark humor, teenage girl, coming of age, art, investigation, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Stealing Beauty (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, touching, sexual, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: virgin, virginity, first sexual experience, coming of age, romance, artist, sexuality, innocence lost, loss of virginity, female nudity, youth, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, mediterranean sea
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Age of Consent (1969)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: artist, lolita, painter, island, female nudity, swimming, beach, painting, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, age difference, dream girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, epic ...
Plot: painter, nazism, art gallery, artist, abortion, father daughter relationship, forced abortion, sex scene, pregnancy, love, art, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1966 ...
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, germany, west germany ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, catholic, art, painting, genius, christian, architect, sculpture, immortality, pope ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, love triangle, art, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
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Sirens (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay ...
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: painting, seduction, artist, painter, sexuality, culture clash, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), nude swimming, bdsm, infidelity, self discovery ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: australia, london
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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: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, realistic ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, factual, realistic ...
Plot: art, friendship, artist, painting, painter, novelist, nude painting, portrait, infidelity, seaside, end of friendship, french ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: paris france, south of france, france, europe
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Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, art, destiny, romance, love, fall in love, social differences, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s, 18th century, 90s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, london
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbian teen, lesbianism, sex, coming of age, youth, sexuality, strong sexual content, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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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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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: surreal, gothic, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, artist, isolation, insanity, diary, island, female nudity, hallucination, swedish, voyeurism, castle, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: poet, gay, friendship, artist, spanish civil war, gay relationship, political unrest, friends, painter, closeted homosexual, homosexual, student ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, andalusia, europe, morocco ...
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The French Dispatch (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
Style: touching, sentimental, funny, light, realistic ...
Plot: journalist, painter, artist, chef, magazine, bicycle, older woman teenage boy relationship, police, prostitute, journalism, female nudity, love and romance ...
Time: post world war two, 70s, year 1975
Place: kansas, france
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