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 visually appealing, talky, weird, interesting, complex and melancholic films and TV shows about / with artistic, art, dialogue, storytelling, loneliness, mentor, love, creativity, obsession and imagination plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
artistic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as artistic: Midnight in Paris (2011), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Big Eyes (2014), Loving Vincent (2017), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Almost Famous (2000), Maudie (2016), Amelie (2001), Gambit (2012).

List of artistic movies

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 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: feel good, surreal, stylized, witty, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, magic realism, bohemian life, painter, fall in love, writers, nostalgia, love and romance, writer's life, art history, art ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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: enigmatic, sincere, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, painter, painting, maid, master and servant, jealousy, society, sexual tension, portrait, fall in love, sensuality ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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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, painter, artist, painting, plagiarism, secret, ambition, greed, marriage, abusive husband, court case, justice ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1958 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, paris france, california, 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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, investigation, genius, friendship, mental illness, famous painting, torment ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france, france
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: philosophical, humorous, cerebral, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, musician, actor, art, smoking, lifestyle, conversation, cafe, dark humor, life philosophy, deadpan, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
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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, disturbing, lgbt cinema, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, summer, love, gay love, homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, road movie, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, rock and roll, drugs, music, rock, musician, musician's life, rock music, fame, rock band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
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Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
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: sincere, touching, disturbing, emotional, romantic
Plot: disability, painter, happiness, talent, aunt niece relationship, snow, dog, painting, husband wife relationship, romance, artist, marriage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, nova scotia, canada
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: loneliness, love, social relations, life, love and romance, optimism, existentialism, lifestyle change, young woman, life philosophy, cafe, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: light, humorous, sexy, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: heist, caper, collector, art, con men, con artists, crime gone awry, crimes, perfect crime, farce, greed, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, cerebral, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, fish out of water, unlikely couple, actor, adultery, love story, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and ...
Style: twist ending, allegory, enigmatic, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, love, obsessive love, stalker, psychology, relationships, insanity, infidelity, art, romance, love story, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, stylized, enigmatic, absurd ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, deal with the devil, mysterious character, imagination, magic, surrealism, transformation, destiny, adventure, immortality, eccentricity, creativity ...
Place: london
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The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, depressing, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, mental illness, aids, depression, writers, lesbian, bipolar disorder, writer's life, literature, poet, women, housewife ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, usa ...
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Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, psychological, sincere, talky ...
Plot: twins, twists and turns, loneliness, satire, filmmaking, mentally unstable, writers, loser, thief, writer's block, obsession, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, new york
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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, stylized, melancholic, non-linear, enigmatic ...
Plot: artist, art, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), art history, male nudity, lone hero, life philosophy, adaptation, life & death, life, immortality ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era
Place: spain, france, europe
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High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, addiction, photographer, lesbian relationship, drugs, sexuality, drug addiction, art, love, couples, complex characters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: romantic, entertaining, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, aspiring writer, conference, happy ending, winter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female writer, false identity, love, father daughter relationship, literature, stubbornness ...
Place: new york
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Phantom Thread (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, China
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: sentimental, psychological, suspense, uplifting, visually appealing ...
Plot: fashion show, fashion, dressmaker, seamstress, fashion designer, masochism, lady, doctor, wedding, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional relationship, obsession ...
Time: 50s, post world war two
Place: alps, london
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, adventure, mentor protege relationship, prison escape, luxury hotel, murder, prison, painting, escapades, gunfight, fictional country, art theft ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: memory, amnesia, love, surrealism, memory loss, loneliness, introspection, love story, alternate reality, borderline personality disorder, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, children, island, boy scout, first love, adolescence, youth, journey, search party, orphan, social misfits, camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, plymouth, england
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: fairy tale, talky, humorous, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, unlikely partners, anthropomorphism, fox, anthropomorphic animal, heroic mission, evil, partners, dishonesty, animals, eccentricity, village life ...
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Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, psychedelic, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, isolation, imagination, surrealism, mentally challenged, imaginary friend, mental illness, child neglect, addiction, drug addiction, abandoned house, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austin texas, denmark, usa, texas
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, dark, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: magic, fantasy world, alternate reality, adventure, imaginary kingdom, circus, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, good versus evil, save the kingdom, parallel universe, juggling ...
Place: england
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Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, dark, surreal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: corruption, crimes, vengeance, distopia, justice, dark hero, multiple storylines, killings, hitman, revenge, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, neo noir, mind bending, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, twists and turns, lesbian, amnesia, hollywood, alternate reality, mystery, hallucination, nightmare, obsession, doppelganger, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, wolf, mythology, human animal relationship, demon, forest, human spirit, talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, nature, hopes ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, surrealism, childhood, mistress, loneliness, stream of consciousness, memory, adultery, actress, dreams, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, france ...
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, surreal, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, good versus evil, goth, imagination, objects come to life, music, imaginary kingdom, magic, fantasy world, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
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