Painting movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant painting movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out weird, realistic, serious, melancholic, stylized and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with painting, artist, art, painter, dialogue, mentor, female nudity, love and romance, destiny and nude plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
painting movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as painting: The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), The Impressionists (2006), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Sirens (1994), Big Eyes (2014), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Renoir (2012), Seraphine (2008), The Goldfinch (2019).

List of painting movies

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: realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, painting, art, artist, eroticism, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, creative process, taxidermy, model, drawing, human nature ...
Place: provence, usa, france, los angeles, south of france
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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 ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, painter, painting, maid, master and servant, jealousy, sexual tension, society, older man younger woman relationship, portrait, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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The Impressionists (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, stylized
Plot: bohemian life, painting, artist, painter, historical character, career, art, talented, lifestyle, rise and fall, poverty, french ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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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, dramatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, prison escape, art theft, mentor protege relationship, luxury hotel, murder, prison, painting, escapades, gunfight, fictional country, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central 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, thought provoking ...
Audience: adult
Plot: painting, artist, painter, seduction, sexuality, culture clash, erotica, bdsm, self discovery, polyamory, couples, liberal ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: australia, london
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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, sentimental, serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, painter, artist, painting, plagiarism, secret, suspense, abusive husband, ambition, greed, marriage, court case ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1963 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, paris france, california, usa ...
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.
Style: touching, scenic, disturbing, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, painter, painting, lesbian love, portrait, female protagonist, lgbtq, lesbian attraction, arranged marriage, lesbian sex ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, georgian era
Place: brittany, france
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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: touching, sincere, scenic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: painter, painting, famous painting, art, artist, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, father son relationship, world war one, old age, inspiration ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: cote d'azur, france, europe, south of france
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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, art film ...
Plot: artist, painter, art, art collector, painting, mental illness, art dealer, maid, anti conformity, lifestyle, female artist, women ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war one, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, psychological, enigmatic, sad ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: tragic event, friendship, painting, museum, art, teenage boy, adaptation, drugs, foster home, parent child relationship, teenager, gay ...
Place: amsterdam, manhattan new york city, new york
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Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, sexy, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: eternal youth, supernatural, beefcake, aristocracy, deal with the devil, suspense, painting, fall in love, male nudity, society, artist, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, 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: adult animation, thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, investigation, genius, friendship, mental illness, skill, anguish ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: france, paris france
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The Devil's Candy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, painting, serial killer, kidnapping, haunted house, artist, buying a house, art gallery, psychotic, child abduction, hearing voices, religion ...
Place: austin texas
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, sad ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, painting, art, life is a bitch, tragic love, addiction, couple relations, tragic hero, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, south of france
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Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: scary, humorous, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, monster, painting, ghost hunter, reincarnation, single mother, chase, superhero, rescue, heroes, old love ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1989
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: semi serious, cynical, humorous, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: art school, artist, murder, art, dark humor, painting, coming of age, investigation, teenage girl, ambition, serial killer, lifestyle ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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, romantic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, lgbtq, gay, artist, couple relations, gays and lesbians, portrait, painting, gender, transvestite ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, brussels ...
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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: witty, romantic, sexy, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: heist, twists and turns, stolen painting, museum, art theft, art, famous painting, art thief, art collector, psychiatrist, businessman, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twists and turns, loneliness, art collector, art, art theft, deception, collector, solitude, obsession, adult virgin, mysterious character, age difference ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century
Place: vienna, prague, europe, italy
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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: factual, captivating, exciting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, art, friendship, artist, painting, seaside, portrait, nude painting, novelist, infidelity, end of friendship, writers ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, victorian era ...
Place: south of france, paris france, france, europe
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The Vault of Horror (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Five strangers trapped in a basement vault converse about their recurring nightmares. Their stories include vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by ...
Style: surprise ending, slasher, dark fairy tale, gothic horror, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, elevator, painting, buried alive, greed, brother sister relationship, supernatural power, hanged man, husband wife relationship, female vampire, artist, cemetery ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, haiti, london
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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: enigmatic, surreal, meditative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: painter, art, painting, artist, eccentricity, character study, estrangement, ambition, elderly, love and romance, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
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The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, absurd, clever ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, robbery, crime gone awry, painting, cons and scams, eccentricity, greed, culture clash, african american, murder, con artists ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
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The Love Witch (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of ...
Style: art house, funny, captivating, humorous, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: witchcraft, witch, manipulative woman, love, spell, magic, love potion, looking for love, painting, tarot card, burlesque, exploitation ...
Time: victorian era, 70s
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The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, friendship, teenage love, coming of age, artist, friends, teenage life, art, pessimism, homework ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, painting, punk rock, homelessness, homeless man, artist, hallucination, psychopath, stalking, social misfits, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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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, humorous, surreal, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: breakup, artist, introspection, stopped time, sexual attraction, workplace, supermarket, time freeze, insomnia, student, painting, art school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, love, death, destiny, metaphysics, true love, spirituality, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, war, art, art theft, nazi germany, nazism, military, painting, stolen gold, redemption, architect, suspense ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1945, year 1977, year 1943 ...
Place: poland, paris france, france, europe, germany ...
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Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, disturbing ...
Plot: painting, bohemian life, lust, lifestyle, rebellion, couples, rebelliousness, love and romance, artist, art, historical event, artists' life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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