Art Movies

by boelle | created - 05 May 2012 | updated - 13 Jan 2017 | Public

Movies and documentaries about art and artists ( no ranking)

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1. 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: 17,077 | Gross: $2.96M

2. 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: 24,457 | Gross: $8.60M

3. Rivers and Tides (2001)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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82 Metascore

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer | Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy, James Goldsworthy

Votes: 2,030

4. How to Draw a Bunny (2002)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

Interviews with Christo, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Judith Malina, James Rosenquist and others help illuminate the life and work of Warhol contemporary Ray Johnson.

Director: John W. Walter | Stars: Joseph Ialacci, Richard Feigen, Frances Beatty, Mort Janklow

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Niki de Saint Phalle (1996)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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In the sixties the painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle started her career with shooting paintings, reliefs that were fired at with paint bags. She became famous and popular for her ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schamoni | Stars: Niki De Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely

Votes: 36

6. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.9
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A journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism. Onscreen, the nonagenarian Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw-an uncompromising artist... See full summary »

Directors: Marion Cajori, Amei Wallach | Stars: Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, Louise Bourgeois, Guerilla Girls

Votes: 104

7. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

PG | 78 min | Documentary

7.8
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir

Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.27M

8. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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: 4,656 | Gross: $3.24M

9. 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: 5,322 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 26,647 | Gross: $1.00M

11. Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010)

105 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

The film bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer's alchemical creative processes and renders in film, as a cinematic journey, the personal universe he has built at his hill-studio ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Stars: Klaus Dermutz, Bill Katz, Anselm Kiefer

Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Max Ernst: Mein Vagabundieren - Meine Unruhe (1991)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director: Peter Schamoni | Stars: Max Ernst, Heiner Lauterbach, Hanns Dieter Hüsch, Elisabeth von Molo

Votes: 41

13. Séraphine (2008)

Unrated | 125 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 5,281 | Gross: $0.88M

14. Eva Hesse (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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69 Metascore

Documentary feature film focusing on the life and times of Eva Hesse, a ground-breaking artist who was active in New York and Germany in the 1960's.

Director: Marcie Begleiter | Stars: Selma Blair, Bob Balaban, Patrick Kennedy, Julia-Maria Köhler

Votes: 70 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 20,961 | Gross: $3.96M

16. Paula (2016)

123 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The life and career of the breakthrough German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Carla Juri, Albrecht Schuch, Roxane Duran, Joel Basman

Votes: 341

17. Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two ... See full summary »

Director: Dieter Berner | Stars: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Marie Jung

Votes: 441

18. Cézanne et moi (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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54 Metascore

A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - ... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.26M