Films about artists

Films about artists
List of the best films about artists, selected by visitors to our site: The Humbling, Rain Man, Tropic Thunder, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Sleepers, Lovelace, Bliss, The High Note, Steve Jobs, Ed Wood.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Teachers, Geniuses, Cats
PlotMoney, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleBy books, Smart, Black humor

Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersAutistic, Friends, Brothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Casino, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Soldier, Actors, Stars
PlotWar, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Smart, Fancy, Worth watching

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts
PlaceAsia, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered by a Hollywood producer and begins a meteroric rise to fame and an all too short reign as one the most charasmatic action heroes in cinema history.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersLawyers, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceCourt
StyleDepressive, Serious, Disturbing

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Death, Adoption
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Explicit scenes, Serious

Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersVampire, Witch, Artists, Artists
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Tense

In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotMusic

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Family, Scientists, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Apocalypse, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year, Post apocalypse
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Vital signs, Makes me think

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersLosers, Celebrities, Actors
PlotDrug addict, Friendship, Depression, Dreams
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Gothic, Black and White

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSuperhero, Actors
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePopular, Psychological problems, Oscars, Atmospheric, Smart

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill, Orphans
PlotFriendship
PlaceMoscow
StyleTouching, Not for everyone

Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15 year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his glamorous and arrogant stepmother and the young untalented but full of optimism actress. Their destinies aren’t predetermined and their lives are very fragile.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration02:04
CharactersLesbians, Actors
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Divorce
PlaceMountains
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, detective, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists
PlotAbduction

Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, Germany, France, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersActors
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleBlack humor

Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Artists, Singers
PlotLove, On real events, Music, Death, Divorce
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Drug addict
PlaceEngland, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleInspirational, Vivid

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotBirthday, Divorce
PlaceParty
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Duration01:46
CharactersWriters, Actors, Stars
PlotObsession, Death, Depression, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSerious, Black and White

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersAlcoholics, Directors
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeThe Great Depression
StyleBy books, Fancy, Serious, Black and White

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotOn real events, Blackmail
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Tense, Black and White

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Poland, Serbia
Duration01:29
CharactersArtists, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Art, Political, Freedom
PlaceRussia, USSR, St. Petersburg
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends get crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Musicians, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Dreams
PlaceSchool, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Smart, Tense

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France, Japan, Italy
Duration02:24
CharactersGeniuses, Actors, Comedians, Stars
PlotOn real events, Depression, Political, Success
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, while is depicted his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Musicians, Girlfriends, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music, Music group
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleInspirational, Oscars, Heavy, Touching, Best soundtracks

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:11
CharactersBears, Giants, Clowns
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Cars
PlacePrison, Paris, Circus
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Touching

The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:26
CharactersHippies, Friends, Celebrities, Actors, Directors
PlotAdventure, Conspiracies
PlaceParty, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.





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