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 realistic, visually appealing, melancholic, serious, stylized and intellectual films and TV shows about / with painting, art, artist, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, brutality, runaway and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as painting: The Best Offer (2013), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Pollock (2000), Art School Confidential (2006), The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991), What Dreams May Come (1998), Sirens (1994), Dorian Gray (2009), Seraphine (2008).

List of painting movies

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, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, collector, mysterious character, obsession, painting, art collector, art theft, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painter, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, artist, family problems, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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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, rise and fall, supportive spouse, 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, semi serious, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, painting, murder, investigation, art school, dormitory, ambition, crimes, lifestyle, 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, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painting, model, man-woman relation, painter, love affair, romance, human nature, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Place: usa, los angeles, southern 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, surreal, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, parents and children, redemption, painting, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: painting, infidelity, culture clash, self discovery, clergy, society, couples, fall in love, couple relations, liberal, seduction, married couple ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: australia, london
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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, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, aristocracy, male nudity, physical appearance, society, eternal youth, fall in love, high society, painting, supernatural, immortality, love and romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, art, painter, artist, painting, mental illness, anti conformity, lifestyle, art dealer, art critic, paint, maid ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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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, art theft, train crash, war, nazi germany, escape, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe, poland ...
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'Allo 'Allo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. The story is set up in a small town café in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: parody, cafe, farce, world war two, painting, affair, soldier, german army, german, french, captain, homosexual ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: painting, farce, museum, comedy of errors, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, hidden identity, misfit, storage unit, dishonesty, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, paris france, london
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The Impressionists (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, career, painter, poverty, artist, rise and fall, lifestyle, talented, historical character, french, legendary ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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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, ambiguous ending, sentimental, educational film ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, sculpture, one legged man, professor, loss of mother, teacher student relationship ...
Time: year 1952, 1950s, 1940s, year 1948, 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: painting, murder, african american, crime gone awry, cons and scams, friends, heist, religious fundamentalist, sheriff, racism, island, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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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: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, lifestyle, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
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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, touching, atmospheric, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian love, explicit sex, lesbian relationship, lovers, coming of age, lgbt, gender, french, sexuality, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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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, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, nazi occupied france, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1944, year 1940, year 1978 ...
Place: paris france, russia, vichy, germany, 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, suspenseful, bleak, rough, demonic ...
Plot: devil, father daughter relationship, painting, kidnapping, hearing voices, religion, demonic possession, artist, serial killer, heavy metal, satan, fire ...
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The Painting (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 76 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: stylized, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: painter, parallel world, painting, obsessive quest, heroic mission, escapades, family, social differences, society, fall in love, objects come to life, surrealism ...
Place: france, venice
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Plot: world war two, art theft, war, nazi germany, military, painting, rescue, treasure hunt, architect, heroic mission, hunt down, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, new york, austria, paris france ...
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Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, pregnancy, jealousy, painting, eccentric family, love and romance, family life, family problems, social differences, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
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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: immortality, gender bending, looking for love, switching roles, transsexual, painting, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, russia, middle east ...
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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, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, art, friendship, drugs, parent child relationship, museum, foster home, bombing, painting, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, amsterdam, new york
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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: witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, teenager, friends, love and romance, high school, philosophy, mentor, rebellious youth, painting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
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Two If by Sea (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: thief, painting, island, heist, romance, crime, crimes, partners, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england, boston
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Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two bumbling scrap metal thieves - father and son - steal the wrong painting during a museum heist. The painting turns out to be the only original Rembrandt painting in Denmark, and all hell breaks loose. What do you do when you've got ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: museum, painting, crime gone awry, heist, on the run, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder, dishonesty, collector, small time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
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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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, maniac, hallucination, murder, stalking, painting, social misfits, slasher, obsession, deadly, mental illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Mordecai (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, treasure hunt, chase, cons and scams, painting, art dealer, stolen painting, crimes, dishonesty, danger, special agents, track down ...
Time: year 1945, year 1943
Place: england, london, los angeles, usa, hong kong ...
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