Movies about artists

Movies about artists
List of the best movies about artists selected by visitors to our site: Frida, Basquiat, The Best Offer, Velvet Buzzsaw, Big Eyes, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Never Look Away, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Modigliani, Pollock.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:58
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Artists, Disabled people, Artists
PlotLoneliness, Art, Jealousy, Divorce, Dreams
PlaceMexico
StyleSoulful, Vital signs, Serious

"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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersArtists, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Passion, Friendship, Art
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersGay, Artists, Writers, Cats, Artists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Love triangle, Computers
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction

Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Fate, Mystery, Justice
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Smart, Tense

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.

Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersArtists, Cats
PlotPaintings

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Relationship, Art
PlacePrison, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, documentary, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27
CharactersArtists, Friends, Losers, Artists
PlotObsession, Art, Success, Uprising
PlaceEngland, London, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful, Smart

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration02:08
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events
PlaceFrance
StyleGloomy, Touching, Serious

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns. Modigliani is distraught and

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Religious
PlaceNature, Psychiatric hospitals, France, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists, Maids, Artists
PlotArt, Jealousy
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersGods, Spy, Geniuses, Artists, Writers
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Intellectual

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Art
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:52
CharactersGay, Artists, Students, Writers, Friends
PlotFriendship
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration03:14
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Poor, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Art
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryGreece, Spain, Hungary
Duration01:59
CharactersArtists
PlotRevenge, Political
PlaceItaly, Greece, Venice
Time16th century
StyleEpic, Serious

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:05
CharactersArtists, Losers, Nuns, Maids, Artists
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Art
PlaceVillage, France
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryNorway, USA

When two of artist Barbora Kysilkova’s most valuable paintings are stolen from a gallery at Frogner in Oslo, the police are able to find the thief after a few days, but the paintings are nowhere to be found. Barbora goes to the trial in hopes of finding clues, but instead she ends up asking the thief if she can paint a portrait of him. This will be the start of a very unusual friendship. Over three years, the cinematic documentary follows the incredible story of the artist looking for her stolen paintings, while at the same time turning the thief into art.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:55
CharactersArtists
StyleBlack and White

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:51
CharactersArtists, Family, Models, Brothers, Fathers
PlotLove, War, On real events
PlaceFrance
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:42
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Jealousy
PlaceItaly
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Heroes, Immortals, Priests
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceItaly
Time16th century
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:02
CharactersLesbians, Artists
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceIslands, Beach
Time18th century
StyleTense, Touching, Depressive

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersArtists, Poets, Artists
PlotOn real events
PlaceParis, Germany
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersGay, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Love triangle, Art, Curses
PlaceItaly
Time16th century
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with a dashing gambler.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Artists, Clowns, Scammers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Art
PlaceHospitals
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Black humor

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustria, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Friends, Mothers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersArtists, Family, Writers, Womanizers, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Passion, Friendship, Love triangle, Justice
PlaceParis, France, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleGloomy, Serious

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSpy, Artists, Police, Artists
PlotMoney, Hostage, Art, Mystery, Pads
PlaceFrance, USA, New York
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.





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