Carol - Art & Artists

by carocarol | created - 15 Mar 2012 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Fashion, Philosophy, Writers, Feminism, Cinema, Music, Dance, Beat Generation, Biography, Documentary, Travel........ (just moved some to 'world' list)

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1. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 46,802

2. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 69,174 | Gross: $25.89M

3. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

Votes: 14,022 | Gross: $0.22M

4. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 8,608 | Gross: $0.23M

5. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 98,009 | Gross: $6.15M

6. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 10,986 | Gross: $11.57M

7. Les amants du Flore (2006 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Biographical film about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their relationship.

Director: Ilan Duran Cohen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Lorànt Deutsch, Caroline Silhol, Kal Weber

Votes: 467

8. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 36,186 | Gross: $0.72M

9. Dalí (1991)

106 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Biography of famed artist Salvador Dali, focusing mainly on his relationship with girlfriend Gala and the time they spent in New York City in 1940 and his early days in Spain collaborating with filmmaker Luis Bunuel.

Director: Antoni Ribas | Stars: Lorenzo Quinn, Sarah Douglas, Michael Catlin, Katherine Wallach

Votes: 93

10. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

Votes: 7,876 | Gross: $0.48M

11. Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons, Ed Begley Jr., Kathleen Chalfant

Votes: 754

12. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 88,642 | Gross: $5.70M

13. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 936 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 11,604 | Gross: $0.62M

15. Charles Bukowski par Barbet Schroeder (1985– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

8.5
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski.

Stars: Charles Bukowski, Linda Lee Bukowski, Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 361

16. Klimt (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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44 Metascore

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 2,551

17. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 8,486 | Gross: $1.06M

18. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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63 Metascore

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 1,568 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Delta of Venus (1995)

R | 102 min | Drama

4.5
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Audie England, Costas Mandylor, Eric da Silva, Raven Snow

Votes: 1,627 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Anaïs Nin: Her Diary (1966 TV Movie)

27 min | Biography

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Anais Nin, filmed at the point in her life when she was passing from being a bohemian writer to being a widely read figure taken up by a new generation, reads selections from volume one of ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Havinga | Star: Anaïs Nin

21. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 22,204 | Gross: $4.57M

22. Days of Nietzsche in Turin (2001)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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A cinematographic essay, without dialogues, about the months Nietszche spent in Turin, Italy, with narration quoted by his original writings.

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Fernando Eiras, Paulo José, Leandra Leal, Tina Novelli

Votes: 238

23. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 25,603 | Gross: $2.83M

24. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum

Votes: 2,496 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Factotum (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

Votes: 12,707 | Gross: $0.81M

26. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 3,052 | Gross: $0.30M

27. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 55,264 | Gross: $0.87M

28. Basquiat (1996)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 17,158 | Gross: $2.96M

29. Sartre, l'âge des passions (2006 TV Movie)

165 min | Biography

7.1
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Biographical film about French writer Jean-Paul Sartre, concentrating on his passionate affairs with women.

Director: Claude Goretta | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Anne Alvaro, Maya Sansa, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 112

30. Sylvia (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Director: Christine Jeffs | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Lucy Davenport, David Birkin

Votes: 9,462 | Gross: $1.30M

31. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,545 | Gross: $8.60M

32. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 110,703 | Gross: $41.68M

33. Cazuza: O Tempo Não Pára (2004)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria, Andrea Beltrão

Votes: 2,621

34. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 19,444 | Gross: $1.66M

35. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 42,242 | Gross: $3.57M

36. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 73,147 | Gross: $10.30M

37. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 28,982 | Gross: $1.13M

38. Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A model tells a television crew about her dreams of a life with prince charming all while fending off the lecherous advances of a horde of men.

Director: William Klein | Stars: Dorothy McGowan, Jean Rochefort, Sami Frey, Grayson Hall

Votes: 861

39. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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65 Metascore

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

Votes: 3,848 | Gross: $0.17M

40. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 34,691 | Gross: $6.11M

41. Chanel Solitaire (1981)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer, Brigitte Fossey

Votes: 204

42. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 5,601 | Gross: $1.72M

43. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 35,200

44. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 12,743 | Gross: $3.52M

45. When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

Director: Pinchas Perry | Stars: Ben Cross, Armand Assante, Joanna Pacula, Michal Yannai

Votes: 3,720

46. Thus Spake Zarathustra (2001)

Drama

6.7
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Zarathustra announces the birth of the superman and describes his views on a variety of subjects during an encounter with a group of youth.

Director: Jon Vomit | Stars: Mattithias, Reverend Jen Miller, Shaolin, Jon Vomit

Votes: 40

47. Die Nacht (1985)

367 min

8.4
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A six hour long monologue performed by Edith Clever, who reads texts by Syberberg, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Plato, Friedrich Hölderlin, Novalis, Friedrich Nietzsche,... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Star: Edith Clever

Votes: 28

48. Callas Forever (2002)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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49 Metascore

The last days of legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan

Votes: 1,912 | Gross: $0.45M

49. Carl Jung: Wisdom of the Dream (1989– )

150 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Comprehensive documentary on the legendary psychologist and philosopher, Carl Jung.

Stars: Carl Gustav Jung, Max von Sydow

Votes: 26

50. Bukowski at Bellevue (1995)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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In the Spring of 1970 CHARLES BUKOWSKI, then little known, packed his overnight bag, locked the door of his tumbledown East Hollywood apartment behind him, and took his first plane ride to ... See full summary »

Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 99

51. Becoming Colette (1991)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

5.4
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At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mathilda May, Virginia Madsen, Paul Rhys

Votes: 193 | Gross: $0.22M

52. Storie di ordinaria follia (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 2,012

53. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

Votes: 38,865 | Gross: $0.04M

54. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,133 | Gross: $9.60M

55. Modigliani (2004)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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25 Metascore

The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.

Director: Mick Davis | Stars: Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 9,348 | Gross: $0.20M

56. Big Sur (2013)

R | 81 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

A recounting of Jack Kerouac's three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur owned by his friend, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 1,604 | Gross: $0.03M

57. Last Days (2005)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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67 Metascore

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green

Votes: 19,897 | Gross: $0.45M

58. The Belle of Amherst (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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Portrait of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson based on her poems, letters and notes. This is a taped broadcast of a live one-woman performance.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Star: Julie Harris

Votes: 103

59. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 2,968 | Gross: $0.34M

60. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,243 | Gross: $2.00M

61. Noce blanche (1989)

92 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world. He attempts to help her focus on her studies, but soon ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Bruno Cremer, Ludmila Mikaël, François Négret

Votes: 1,679

62. Barfly (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Votes: 15,999 | Gross: $3.22M

63. Shit Year (2010)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

5.6
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50 Metascore

An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.

Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Luke Grimes, Bob Einstein, Theresa Randle

Votes: 250

64. F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Jason Miller, Tuesday Weld, Julia Foster, Dolores Sutton

Votes: 22

65. Dalí, être Dieu (2002 TV Movie)

Biography

8.4
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Director: Sergi Schaaff | Stars: Enrique Alcides, Rosa Cadafalch, Laia Martí, Joan Anguera

Votes: 14

66. Great Expectations (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper

Votes: 45,972 | Gross: $26.33M

67. Anais Nin Observed (1974)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.1
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In this documentary Anais Nin is shown at work, at home, and talking with and about her influences: D.H. Lawrence, Otto Rank, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Martha Graham, Noguchi, Kenneth... See full summary »

Director: Robert Snyder | Stars: Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller, Martha Graham, Frances Steloff

Votes: 14

68. F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974 TV Movie)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Blythe Danner, Susan Sarandon, David Huffman

Votes: 200

69. Freud (1962)

140 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This pseudobiographical movie depicts five years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks, Susan Kohner

Votes: 1,992

70. Love Always, Carolyn (2011)

70 min | Documentary

6.6
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Documentary about Carolyn Cassady, her life and marriage to Neal Cassady, her relationship with Jack Kerouac and how she takes care of the literary legacy from both.

Directors: Malin Korkeasalo, Maria Ramström | Stars: Carolyn Cassady, John McWhinnie, John Allen Cassady, Neal Cassady

Votes: 97

71. Bukowski (1973)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 55

72. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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66 Metascore

An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

Director: Steven Sebring | Stars: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray, Tony Shanahan

Votes: 860 | Gross: $0.03M

73. Fitzgerald (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

Director: Henry Bromell | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek, Shannon Lawson

Votes: 681

74. Bebe Barron on Anais Nin (2008)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Steven Reigns | Stars: Bebe Barron, Steven Reigns

75. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 120,633 | Gross: $75.33M

76. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 8,974 | Gross: $1.93M

77. Boogie Woogie (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

Director: Duncan Ward | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston

Votes: 3,190 | Gross: $0.00M

78. 3some (2009)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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In an attempt to help his friend with his impotence, Jaime sets up two friends together. But after the failure, he comes in to help. What first appeared to be just a sexual experience evolves to a full romantic relationship of 3 people.

Director: Salvador García Ruiz | Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Nilo Zimmerman, Biel Duran, Cristian Magaloni

Votes: 1,031

79. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 15,633 | Gross: $3.30M

80. An Englishman in New York (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

7.2
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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York City.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 1,204

81. Camille Claudel (1988)

R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,350 | Gross: $0.20M

82. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,663 | Gross: $3.24M

83. Garmento (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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33 Metascore

Fashion is considered a glamorous industry full of beautiful people. "Garmento" tells the other side of the story, with a dark and satirical look at New York's wholesale garment industry, ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Maher | Stars: Heather Magee, Cassidy Ladden, Sara Macgovern, Danny Darrow

Votes: 58

84. Future by Design (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: William Gazecki, Jacque Fresco, Larry King, Roxanne Meadows

Votes: 1,293

85. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

Votes: 76,512 | Gross: $14.60M

86. Punk's Not Dead (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »

Director: Susan Dynner | Stars: Craig Aaronson, Colin Abrahall, Adri, Lorraine Ali

Votes: 847

87. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 5,755

88. Jack London (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.2
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Episodes in the adventurous life of the American novelist (1876-1916).

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Susan Hayward, Osa Massen, Harry Davenport

Votes: 220

89. The Death of Salvador Dali (2005)

18 min | Short

7.2
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"The Death of Salvador Dali" brings the paranoiac, flamboyant Dali into the office and head-space of an unsuspecting Sigmund Freud. When Salvador seeks Freud's assistance to inject madness ... See full summary »

Director: Delaney Bishop | Stars: Salvador Benavides, Robert Cesario, Dita Von Teese, Mary Burton

Votes: 177

90. Poetry in Motion (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.8
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 98

91. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Votes: 51,396 | Gross: $18.67M

92. Artemisia (1997)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 1,843 | Gross: $0.38M

93. The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Linda Darnell, Shepperd Strudwick, Virginia Gilmore, Jane Darwell

Votes: 143

94. Rembrandt (1936)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,265

95. All Men Are Mortal (1995)

93 min | Drama

5.0
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Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.

Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Irène Jacob, Stephen Rea, Marianne Sägebrecht, Colin Salmon

Votes: 129

96. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 6,058 | Gross: $0.44M

97. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 5,810 | Gross: $1.81M

98. Colette, une femme libre (2004– )

115 min

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Stars: Marie Trintignant, Wladimir Yordanoff, Lambert Wilson, Barbara Schulz

Votes: 40

99. Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother who was unable to give him the love he needed, to his ... See full summary »

Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Virna Lisi

Votes: 501

100. Sagan (2008)

180 min | Biography

6.3
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France, 1950s. From the Quartier Latin to Saint-Tropez via New York, a young Parisienne becomes the icon of a whole generation. In 1954, 19-year-old Francoise Sagan shot to fame with her ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Pierre Palmade, Jeanne Balibar, Arielle Dombasle

Votes: 650