Movies about artists

Movies about artists
List of the best movies about artists selected by visitors to our site: Frida, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Modigliani, Vincent & Theo, Basquiat, Pollock, El Greco, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Little Ashes, Incognito.

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Genre
Country
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

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.

Modigliani (2004)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration02:08

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

Vincent & Theo (1990)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration03:14

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.

Basquiat (1996)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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

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.

El Greco (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryGreece, Spain, Hungary
Duration01:59

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

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, documentary, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27

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.

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.

Incognito (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:43

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be retarded for the first ten years of his life.

Nightwatching (2007)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, detective, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Canada
Duration02:14

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.

Surviving Picasso (1996)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

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.

Caravaggio (1986)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:33

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.

Caravaggio (2007)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrebiography, history
CountryItaly, France, Spain, Germany
Duration03:00

The tumultuous and adventurous life of Michelangelo Merisi, controversial artist, called by Fate to become the immortal Caravaggio. A violent genius that will dare to defy the ideal vision of the world imposed by the Renaissance painters. A provoker that scandalized patrons and institutions, raising the altars the outcast figures he knew so well: drunkards, vagrants and prostitutes.

Andrei Rublev (1966)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:55

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.

Lust for Life (1956)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

An intense and imaginative artist, revered Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo, the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin and struggles to find greater inspiration.

The Vanishing Point (2007)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:28

Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau and is certain that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The further she explores this the more Professor Jean Dussart - for unclear reasons - tries to discourage her.

Moulin Rouge (1952)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

New York Stories (1989)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son's role.

La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Luxembourg
Duration04:00

The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on a countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model.

The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:48

Biographic film chronicling the last year of the life of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani, 1919, who falls in love with a girl from a wealthy family. Her parents are against this relationship and stop financial help. Modigliani worked and died in abject poverty in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France.

Max (2002)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryHungary, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:49

In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics

Rembrandt (1936)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:25

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Klimt (2006)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustria, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:11

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.

Paradise Found (2003)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration01:33

Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the South Pacific, while being in opposition to France.

The Naked Maja (1958)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryItaly, France, USA

A historical fiction based on the lives of artist Goya and the Duchess of Alba

Camille Claudel (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance
Duration02:38

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.

The Yellow House (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:13

John Simm stars as Vincent Van Gogh in The Yellow House, a feature-length drama that tells the moving human story of the most influential and explosive housemates in art history. For just nine weeks, in late 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin share a home, The Yellow House, in Arles, southern France.

Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:49

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.




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