Artistic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant artistic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, visually appealing, enigmatic, melancholic, interesting and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with artistic, art, artist, storytelling, mentor, obsession, artists and showbiz, runaway, performer's life and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
artistic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as artistic: Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016), High Fidelity (2020), Sonja: The White Swan (2018), The Wizard of Oz (1982), The Mistletoe Inn (2017), Phantom Thread (2017), Blue Velvet (1986), Neon Demon (2016), The Collector (1967), Our Love (1968).

List of artistic movies

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, musician, dream, singer, singing, performer's life, musician's life, show tunes, hopes, artists and showbiz, song, artist ...
Time: 2020s
Place: edinburgh scotland, iceland
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Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, artistic, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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High Fidelity (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story: Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
Style: light, romantic, sincere, inspirational, lyrical ...
Plot: introspection, music, music fan, based on movie, love affair, mishap, couple relations, romantic obsession, artistic, family, musician's life, hopes ...
Place: new york
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Sonja: The White Swan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a movie star.
Style: disturbing, artsy, emotional, tragic
Plot: figure skating, ice skater, rising to stardom, performer's life, price of fame, power struggle, strong female character, family relations, artists and showbiz, artistic, olympic athlete, tragic love ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1936, 1930s, hollywood star
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The Wizard of Oz (1982)
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An animated version of the classic story of a young farm-girl who is transported to the magical land of Oz.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: wizards, lion, witch, wizard of oz, scarecrow, good versus evil, parallel world, imaginary, fantasy world, adventure, magic, magical ...
Place: kansas
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The Mistletoe Inn (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When aspiring romance novelist Kim Rossi is unceremoniously dumped by her soon-to-be-published romance novelist boyfriend, Kim takes stock and decides to take a leap. She signs up for a romance writing retreat at a quaint Vermont Inn shortly before ...
Style: light, humorous, feel good, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, aspiring writer, conference, happy ending, romance, stubbornness, artistic, rise to the top, female writer, follow your dream, fall in love, false identity ...
Place: new york
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Phantom Thread (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.
Style: psychological, suspense, sentimental, romantic, uplifting
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, dressmaker, obsession, wedding, seamstress, masochist, illness, husband wife relationship, anger, doctor, fashion show ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: london, alps
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: dark, surreal, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Style: art house, suspense, surprise ending, colourful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, neon light, model, fashion, cannibalism, photographer, teenage girl, murder, female psychopath, lesbian interest, rivalry, jealousy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, california
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, cult film, surreal, ironic ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, parody, absurd humor ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
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The Collector (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: collector, youth, love triangle, opposites attract, dishonesty, romance, new wave, love affair, moral dilemma, sexual relations, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cote d'azur, saint tropez, riviera, france, french riviera ...
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Our Love (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An usherette in a theatre, where a distinguished and popular actor performs, gets her big break when the leading actress has an accident. The director decides to take advantage of the heretofore unexploited talent of the girl and asks her to replace ...
Plot: accident, success, replacement, love affair, business, greek, love, actress, art, star, talent, show ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, hellas, athens, athens greece
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Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterous directress, Candice, sets out to find the kiler, with a little assistance from a shady male model, named George, who has a hidden agenda for her as does she for him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, rivalry, dance studio, vengeance, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, track down, gory, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
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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, disturbing, captivating, adult animation ...
Plot: painter, investigation, mysterious death, painting, obsession, art, genius, friendship, sketch, money, lie, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, gay cinema, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, summer, gay relationship, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family ...
Style: touching, sincere, based on true events, emotional, disturbing
Plot: disability, happiness, painter, talent, painting, husband wife relationship, art, marriage, housekeeper, novel, female director, romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia
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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, tense, exciting, factual ...
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, student, surrealism, coming of age, romance, writer's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, andalusia, morocco ...
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, new york ...
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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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painter, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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, contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, miraculous event, passion, exile, duchess, aristocrat, tyranny, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1700s
Place: spain, europe, 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, couple relations, society, love and romance, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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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, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: suspense, contemplative, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, couples, perversion, performer's life, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, east end london, paris france, london
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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, shyness, museum, stranger, divorce, divorced divorcee, playground, female artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, calligraphy, body painting, publisher, skin, legends and myths, lovers, japanese girl ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ...
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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, plagiarism, creativity, painter, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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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, stylized ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virginity, virgin, defloration, painter, first sex, first sexual experience, love and romance, legal, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love affair, couples, actor's life, love and romance, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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