Most Popular Art History Movies and TV Shows
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1. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 360,873 | Gross: $56.82M
2. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Votes: 422,490 | Gross: $186.34M
3. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 255,898 | Gross: $133.38M
5. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 82,894 | Gross: $4.45M
6. The Ant Bully (2006)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.
Votes: 34,966 | Gross: $28.14M
7. The History Boys (2006)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
Votes: 19,561 | Gross: $2.71M
9. The Divorce (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy
French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.
Votes: 10,658 | Gross: $9.07M
10. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 14,149 | Gross: $5.23M
12. 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'.
16. Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two ... See full summary »
17. Hitler's Hollywood (2017)
105 min | Documentary, History
Rüdiger Suchsland examines German cinema from 1933, when the Nazis came into power, until 1945 when the Third Reich collapsed.
Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.04M
18. Francofonia (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History
A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.
Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.30M
19. A Good Marriage (1982)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »
20. Civilisation (1969– )
TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music
Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »
21. Prague (2013)
Not Rated | 109 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A psychological thriller about an upcoming architect's tryst with the city, a girl he meets there, friends who follow him from India and his past which continuously controls his present and eventually shapes his fate.
22. The Rape of Europa (2006)
Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.
24. Inside the Mind of Leonardo (2013 TV Movie)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Inside the Mind of Leonardo is based on the artist's private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, Da Vinci's private ... See full summary »
Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.01M
26. 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 »
Votes: 1,931 | Gross: $0.38M
33. The Greenaway Alphabet (2017)
68 min | Documentary
An intimate portrait of painter and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, directed by his wife Saskia Boddeke. Together with his daughter Pip, Greenaway formulates an alphabet that represents his personality and thoughts about art and life.
34. Possible Loves (2001)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »
35. Renoir: Revered and Reviled (2016)
87 min | Documentary
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world's favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed ... See full summary »
36. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)
97 min | Comedy
A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »
37. David Hockney: Secret Knowledge (2002 TV Movie)
Artist David Hockney discusses his theory that artists were secretly using optical devices such as mirrors and lenses in creating their work as early as the 15th century. Examples from ... See full summary »
39. The Yellow House (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 73 min | Biography, Drama
Covers the short period the two master painters spent as roommates in Van Goghs house and tensions and personality conflicts that ensued.
40. Chasing Portraits (2018)
78 min | Documentary, History
One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.
Votes: 8 | Gross: $0.00M
41. Antony Gormley: How Art Began (2019 TV Movie)
73 min | Documentary
The British sculptor travels across the world to view early examples of art in France, Spain, Indonesia and Australia as he seeks to find out where art first began.
42. What My Eyes Have Seen (2007)
88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau. She is persuaded that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The ... See full summary »
44. Mary Magdalene: Art's Scarlet Woman (2017 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
Waldemar Januzczak explores the impact of Mary Magdalene's myth on art and artists. In art all Christian saints are inventions but Mary Magdalene has been the subject of more invention and re-invention than any other.
46. Leaving Lenin (1993)
90 min | Comedy
Seven teenagers and three teachers from a Welsh school visit Russia in a bid to rediscover themselves. On the overnight sleeper service to St Petersburg the students get separated from the ... See full summary »
48. Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum (2017 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
For seventy years, the photojournalists of Magnum have observed the world of cinema as they would any conflict, social issue or country on the map. It was out of love for the actress Ingrid... See full summary »
49. Europe After the Rain (1978)
88 min | Documentary
Dada came out of the craziness of World War One. "The birth of Dada was not the beginning of art but of disgust." Surrealism tried to systematize Dada's anarchy into an artistic blend of ... See full summary »