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Basquiat (1996)
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Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist... (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ brilliant!!! ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
2.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
3.
Vincent & Theo (1990)
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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
4.
Van Gogh (1991)
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined. (158 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
5.
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. (119 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
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Rembrandt (1999)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Charles Matton
“ fascinating! ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
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Nightwatching (2007)
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'. (134 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
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Caravaggio (1986)
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A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. (93 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
9.
Surviving Picasso (1996)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
10.
Dalí (1991)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Antoni Ribas
 
11.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
12.
Incognito (1997)
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris... (108 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ art forger ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
13.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
14.
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ fascinating! ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
15.
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
16.
Painted Fire (2002)
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In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
17.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
 
18.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
19.
Modigliani (2004)
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The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne. (128 mins.)
Director: Mick Davis
 
20.
Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
21.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook. (91 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
 
22.
Klimt (2006)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
23.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
24.
Paradise Found (2003)
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A successful 19th century French stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris. (93 mins.)
 
25.
Little Ashes (2008)
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About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
 
26.
Great Expectations (1998)
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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love. (111 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
27.
Séraphine (2008)
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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. (125 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
28.
Lautrec (1998)
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Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism. (125 mins.)
Director: Roger Planchon
 
29.
Carrington (1995)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
 
30.
Art School Confidential (2006)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
31.
American Splendor (2003)
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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. (101 mins.)
“ comic book writer ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
32.
Slam Dance (1987)
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An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit. (92 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
33.
Degas and the Dancer (1998 TV Movie)
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Searching for inspiration, impressionist Edgar Degas hires a struggling young ballerina to pose for him. However, their critical attitudes and equally stubborn opinions push both towards greater heights. Based on actual events. (56 mins.)
Director: David Devine
 
34.
Caravaggio (????)
Caravaggio, credited as the "Godfather" of naturalism, found inspiration on the violent streets of 1500's Rome.
 
35.
Bullet (1996)
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Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison... (96 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
36.
Furia (1999)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Théo, a rebellious youth fights a repressive regime by drawing and posting anti-government slogans, and finds dangerous love with a mysterious woman. (90 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
37.
Oviri (1986)
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This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows... (90 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
 
38.
Artemisia (1997)
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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... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet