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 visually appealing, realistic, melancholic, interesting, thought provoking and clever films and TV shows about / with painting, art, mentor, artist, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, loneliness and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as painting: The Best Offer (2013), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Midnight in Paris (2011), Frida (2002), Orlando (1992), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Pollock (2000), Art School Confidential (2006), The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991).

List of painting movies

 7.8
 109K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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: captivating, twist ending, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: loneliness, art theft, forgery, collector, painting, art collector, mysterious character, obsession, solitude, deception, age difference, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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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: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: painter, master and servant, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, sexual tension, small town, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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: feel good, witty, stylized, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, painter, writers, weirdo, midnight, love and romance, nostalgia ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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 7.4
 82K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, jealousy, disability, lesbian interest, life, lesbian love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.2
 15K
Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: gender bending, painting, immortality, transsexual, looking for love, switching roles, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, victorian, victorian era, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, middle east, 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: sexual, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, explicit sex, lovers, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, youth, crumbling relationship, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, holy grail, conspiracy, christianity, adventure, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secrets, investigation, vatican, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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 7.0
 27K
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, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village 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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, clever ...
Plot: painting, serial killer, murder, investigation, art school, dormitory, ambition, lifestyle, crimes, artist, fan, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painting, painter, model, man-woman relation, human nature, love affair, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, couples ...
Place: usa, los angeles, southern france, south of france, france
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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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, angel, destiny ...
Time: 90s
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 6.3
 17K
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, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, museum, art, friendship, painting, parent child relationship, foster home, bombing, teenage boy, drugs, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, amsterdam, new york
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 5.8
 10K
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: painting, seduction, infidelity, culture clash, self discovery, clergy, couple relations, fall in love, couples, liberal, society, married couple ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: australia, london
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 6.3
 61K
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, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, eternal youth, physical appearance, society, aristocracy, fall in love, high society, male nudity, painting, beefcake, supernatural, immortality ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.4
 6K
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, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, painting, artist, mental illness, lifestyle, anti conformity, art dealer, fame, paint, art critic ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
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: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, escapades, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, painting, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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 7.8
 14K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, painting, train ride, train, german, french resistance, train crash, art theft, war, danger, anti heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe, poland ...
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 6.5
 98K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: painting, farce, museum, goofy hero, hidden identity, nothing goes right, misfit, comedy of errors, disorder, storage unit, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, paris france, london
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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, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: bohemian life, painting, historical character, career, painter, artist, rise and fall, talented, poverty, lifestyle, french, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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 7.0
 3K
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, educational film, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, loss of mother, professor, one legged man, sculpture, teacher student relationship, communism ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: poland
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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: dark humor, humorous, light, funny, absurd ...
Plot: cons and scams, painting, heist, murder, african american, crime gone awry, friends, religious fundamentalist, sheriff, racism, tunnel, strangulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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 6.8
 328K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, wooing, love and romance, amnesia, power of love, painting, deja vu, selflessness, creativity, couples, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, magic, escape from reality, painting, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
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Portrait of a Knight (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Portrait of a Knight is a musical romance about the way in which historic ideals inform contemporary urban life. Rachel is a young archivist living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. Feeling alone and disconnected from life, she projects her ...
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: chivalry, classical music, painting, gallery, portrait, magic, magic realism, knight, friendship between men, romance, archive, opera ...
Place: new zealand
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 6.7
 3K
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, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, architecture, world war two, fear, portrait painting, evacuation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1914, year 1918, year 1939 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, russia, germany, vichy ...
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak, demonic ...
Plot: painting, father daughter relationship, devil, kidnapping, hearing voices, religion, demonic possession, murder, satan, heavy metal, serial killer, fire ...
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 7.0
 86K
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, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, creativity, painting, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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 6.8
 256K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, fear, evil, isolation, survival, haunted house, trapped, insanity, hallucination, paranormal activity, supernatural, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles
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 7.4
 4K
The Painting (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three characters living in an unfinished painting venture out into the real world in search of their creator to convince him to finish his work.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: painter, parallel world, painting, obsessive quest, heroic mission, escapades, society, social differences, fall in love, family, objects come to life, surrealism ...
Place: france, venice
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 8.1
 67K
Do Your Thing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, reunion, friendship, age difference, understanding, painting, unlikely couple, best friends, old friend, couple relations, romance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, australia, goa india, sydney australia
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