Movies about art

List of the best art movies selected by visitors to our site: At Eternity's Gate, The Bang Bang Club, Becoming Astrid, The Man Who Stole Banksy, Pain and Glory, My Masterpiece, 100 Years Of Design, The Kindergarten Teacher, Knife+Heart, Light Up!.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists, Geniuses
PlotArt, Obsession, Religious, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceFrance, Nature
StyleTouching, Heavy, Disturbing

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Mark5 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryCanada, South Africa
Duration01:46
CharactersPhotographers
PlotArt

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

Becoming Astrid (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotArt, Everyday life, Dancing, Snow, Religious, Seduction
PlaceTrains, Hotels
StyleFor girls, Touching, Fascinating, Makes me think

When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

The Man Who Stole Banksy (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredocumentary
CountryItaly
Duration00:59
CharactersArtists
PlotArt

In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. A stylish examination of public space and the commodification of street art, narrated by Iggy Pop.

Pain and Glory (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama
CountrySpain
Duration01:26
CharactersDirectors, Gay, Actors, Poor
PlotArt, Everyday life

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

My Masterpiece (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration01:44
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Artists, Dogs, Clowns
PlotArt

Arturo, the successful owner of an art gallery, and Renzo, a talented but decadent painter, are old friends who cannot stop bickering. One day, Arturo comes up with a solution to all their problems, but the plan they concoct turns out to be crazier and riskier than they originally expected.

100 Years Of Design (2018)
Mark
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration00:36
PlotArt

Educational project and documentary. The purpose of the almanac is to give a systematic picture of the path that design has taken from the Bauhaus school until 2018.

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotArt, Obsession, Parenting
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heavy

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

Knife+Heart (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, Luxembourg
Duration02:12
CharactersDirectors, Serial killers, Lesbians, Gay
PlotArt, Obsession, On real events

In the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious killer.

Light Up! (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersFriends, Singers
PlotArt, Freedom, Music
PlacePrison, Russia

Alevtina Romanova is a warden in the woman's colony, and the only thing that is different from her «iron lady» image is her voice - a voice which even a notable opera diva would envy. However, Alevtina has been ashamed of her talent since the times she was a kid and nowadays, preliminarily making sure no one's around, she rarely sings for herself. Despite the fact that Alevtina is trying to stay invisible, one of the prisoners secretly records her singing on video by a cellphone and puts it online. The tape becomes a real sensation, and soon Alevtina is invited to Moscow to participate in the main singing show on national television. A sincere desire to change her life awakens inside Alevtina but she's not ready to compete in the show at all. The only person who could train her voice and prepare her for the performance is that very prisoner, who recorded the video, who turns out to be a singer in the past.

Rock'n Roll (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Actors, Neighbors
PlotLove, Art, Youth, Fidelity
PlaceFrance

Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves, Soldier, Jews, Teachers, Models, Criminals
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing, Cancer, Motorcycles, Snow, Money, Religious, Ghosts, Viruses
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Trains, Party
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersArtists, Lovers, Geniuses, Photographers, Writers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Art, Creation, Obsession, Death, Money, Diving
PlaceFrance, Paris
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Patti Cake$ (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Mothers, Photographers, Singers, Guitarists
PlotLove, Art, Money, Depression, Computers, Hip Hop, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs
TimeHalloween

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Loving Vincent (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, cartoon, crime, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersArtists, Friends, Fathers, Cats, Geniuses, Snake
PlotLove, Art, Investigation, Death, Money, Mystery, Obsession, On real events
PlaceParis, London, Village, Trains
TimeSummer

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Spielberg (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersFriends, Directors, Fathers
PlotLove, Art, Parenting
PlaceUSA

A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Sing Street (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Singers, Musicians, Mothers, Pupils, Family
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Dancing, Motorcycles, Music, Happiness
PlaceSchool, Ireland, Trains, England, London
StyleTouching

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.

Mortdecai (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersSpy, Friends, Special agents
PlotLove, Robbery, Abduction, Art, Justice, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Fancy

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.

After the Ball (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada
Duration01:16
CharactersSisters
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Rivalry, Justice
PlaceNew York

After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos? Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. But with the help of a prince of a guy in the shoe department her godmother's vintage clothes and a shocking switch of identities, Kate exposes the evil trio, saves her father's company -- and proves that everyone can wear a fabulous dress.

The Longest Ride (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersOld man, Lawyers, Students, Teachers, Cowboys
PlotSports, Happiness, Art, Love
PlaceNew York, USA, Party, College
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.




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