Movies About Arts World (Fictional & Real Life)

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1. Artemisia (1997)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 1,881 | Gross: $0.38M

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653).

2. Rembrandt (1936)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama

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: 1,331

4. Rembrandt's J'Accuse...! (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Mystery

76 Metascore

An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. Greenaway explains the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Emily Holmes

Votes: 711

5. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 21,837 | Gross: $3.96M

7. Ich und Kaminski (2015)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 1,077

8. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 66,726 | Gross: $11.63M

9. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 9,026

10. Modigliani (2004)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

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: 9,701 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

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: 25,142 | Gross: $8.60M

12. Vincent & Theo (1990)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier

Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $2.23M

13. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 8,028 | Gross: $0.48M

14. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,368 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Incognito (1997)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Jason Patric, Irène Jacob, Thomas Lockyer, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,867

16. Rembrandt (2003)

109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

Director: Jannik Johansen | Stars: Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 2,814

17. Nightwatching (2007)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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'.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May

Votes: 2,597

18. The Forger (2014)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

32 Metascore

A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 10,646

19. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner, Andrea Gherpelli

Votes: 856

20. How Art Made the World (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.

Stars: Nigel Spivey, Dominic Ffytche, James David Lewis-Williams, Stefano Mariottini

Votes: 553

22. Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture (2005)

91 min | Documentary

Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture is a film portrait of the dynamic, Canadian-Israeli architect who first burst on the world stage while still in his twenties with the groundbreaking ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Winkler | Star: Moshe Safdie

23. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 2,577 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 13,507 | Gross: $5.23M

25. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,466 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, History

The tumultuous and adventurous life of Michelangelo Merisi, controversial artist, called by Fate to become the immortal Caravaggio. A violent genius that will dare to defy the ideal vision ... See full summary »

Director: Angelo Longoni | Stars: Alessio Boni, Elena Sofia Ricci, Jordi Mollà, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 305

28. I.M. Caravaggio (2011)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

In a daring tale of identity crisis, witness the rise and fall of a modern day Master, Ian Milano, who works and lives as 17th Century Italian Painter Caravaggio in order to forge his artistic genius and unlock his sociopathic nature.

Director: Derek Stonebarger | Stars: Ryan Eicher, Beverly Lynne, Fletcher Sharp, Alastair Bayardo

Votes: 36

30. The Forger (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director: Lawrence Roeck | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina, Billy Boyd

Votes: 4,224

31. Great Artists with Tim Marlow (2001– )

23 min | Documentary

A major 14 part television series in which art historian Tim Marlow takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in over 50... See full summary »

Star: Tim Marlow

Votes: 37

34. The Naked Maja (1958)

111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cervi

Votes: 322

35. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 4,604 | Gross: $2.29M

36. Van Gogh (1991)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life are examined.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq, Gérard Séty

Votes: 2,294 | Gross: $0.14M

38. El Bosco. El jardín de los sueños (2016)

90 min | Documentary

It's a documentary of the painting by "The Bosch", "The garden of early delights".

Director: José Luis López-Linares | Stars: Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Ludovico Einaudi, Orhan Pamuk, Miquel Barceló

Votes: 205

39. The Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch (1983 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

Nicholas Baum goes on a journey to Den Bosch, Hieronymus Bosch's town, and gives his explanation about what he thinks the painter's works originally meant.

Star: Nicholas Baum

Votes: 17

40. Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

Matthew Collings will reappraise the Impressionists. The four stars are Courbet, Manet, Monet and Cezanne. In two hours their stories and their art will intertwine. Matt will unpack the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Rodley

Votes: 22

41. Degas and the Dancer (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Drama, Family, Music

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.

Director: David Devine | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, Alison Pill, Kathryn Long, Robin Duke

Votes: 80

42. Gauguin the Savage (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentement in Tahiti.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: David Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Barrie Houghton, Flora Robson

Votes: 70

43. Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter van Huystee | Stars: Matteo Ceriana, Charles de Mooij, Robert G. Erdmann, Gabriele Finaldi

Votes: 240 | Gross: $0.17M

44. Leonardo da Vinci - Il genio a Milano (2016)

90 min | Documentary

"Leonardo da Vinci. The Genius in Milan" is a docufilm by Luca Lucini and Nico Malaspina. Through scenes of fiction and interviews with the greatest Leonardo da Vinci world experts, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Luca Lucini, Nico Malaspina | Stars: Vincenzo Amato, Cristiana Capotondi, Alessandro Haber, Gabriella Pession

Votes: 40



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