Movies about art

Movies about art
List of the best art movies selected by visitors to our site: Marie Kroyer, Big Eyes, Final Portrait, Frida, Never Look Away, Pollock, Little Ashes, Paula, Renoir, Girl with a Pearl Earring.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Marie Kroyer (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:42

Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and Marie’s life is crumbling as her dreams of a beloved wife, good mother and successful artist are unfulfilled. After hospitalizing her mentally ill husband Marie leaves for vacation, and in search for peace and comfort she finds herself falling in love with the young composer Hugo Alfven. Once again, internationally acclaimed Bille August exhibits the weaknesses of human beings in comparison to the ruthless nature. The grandeur scenery of deserted Scandinavian oceans speaks in volumes for the protagonists living in silence despite their lives being full of pains.

Big Eyes (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46

The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Frida (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:58

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary

Never Look Away (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Pollock (2000)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Little Ashes (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:52

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Paula (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Germany

Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules.

Renoir (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:51

The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration01:40

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. 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.

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Séraphine (2008)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:05

The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the wars grouped with other naïve painters like Henri Rouseau only to descend into madness and obscurity with the onset of Great Depression and World War II.

The End (2021)
Mark
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

Director Mitya escapes from the set of the next television series. In this he is helped by the ghost of Marcello Mastroianni. The decision to escape launches a chain of events with the participation of Mitya's family and friends, which can only be unraveled by the answer to the question of what kind of director he wants to be: great, talented, or just normal.

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

As his life comes to its end, famous Hollywood director Orson Welles puts it all on the line at the chance for renewed success with the film The Other Side of the Wind.

Southside with You (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Ellis (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:15

Ellis, a fourteen-minute film directed by JR and written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, tells the elusive story of countless immigrants whose pursuit of a new life led them to the now-shuttered Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Following its opening in 1902, approximately 1.2 million people passed through the facility, where the Statue of Liberty can be seen from the windows. Languishing in a sort of purgatory awaiting their fate, many were never discharged.

Words and Pictures (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Australia
Duration01:51

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

Samsara (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, South Korea, Ethiopia, Japan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Italy, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Brazil, Denmark, Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Namibia
Duration01:42

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA

Music is an integral part of most films, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to audiences. Matt Schrader shines a spotlight on the overlooked craft of film composing, gathering many of the art form’s most influential practitioners, from Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman to Quincy Jones and Randy Newman, to uncover their creative process. Tracing key developments in the evolution of music in film, and exploring some of cinema’s most iconic soundtracks, 'Score' is an aural valentine for film lovers.

The Genius of Marian (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the film maker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele.

Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Gambit (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

Blood Money (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Three friends on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hellbent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other. A modern re-telling of Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

Vivian Maier's photos were seemingly destined for obscurity, lost among the clutter of the countless objects she'd collected throughout her life. Instead these images have shaken the world of street photography and irrevocably changed the life of the man who brought them to the public eye. This film brings to life the interesting turns and travails of the improbable saga of John Maloof's discovery of Vivian Maier, unravelling this mysterious tale through her documentary films, photographs, odd collections and personal accounts from the people that knew her. What started as a blog to show her work quickly became a viral sensation in the photography world. Photos destined for the trash heap now line gallery exhibitions, a forthcoming book and this documentary film.

Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Boy Erased (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:55

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Little Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Greece, Brazil
Duration02:30

Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian, and Tony's mother, Leonor, threatens to become contentious.

The Square (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, France, Denmark, USA
Duration02:04

A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

To the Bone (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Step Up Revolution (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.




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