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1. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 68,698 | Gross: $25.89M

2. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 20,961 | Gross: $3.96M

3. Savage Messiah (1972)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren, Lindsay Kemp

Votes: 1,022

4. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 55,881 | Gross: $14.74M

5. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 5,337

6. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of 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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 69,004 | Gross: $14.48M

7. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 64,832 | Gross: $11.63M

8. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,457 | Gross: $8.60M

9. Basquiat (1996)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

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

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 17,077 | Gross: $2.96M

10. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,207 | Gross: $2.00M

11. Modigliani (2004)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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25 Metascore

The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.

Director: Mick Davis | Stars: Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 9,276 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 8,496

13. Klimt (2006)

131 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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44 Metascore

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

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 2,533

14. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 4,351 | Gross: $2.29M

15. Séraphine (2008)

Unrated | 125 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 5,281 | Gross: $0.88M

16. Artemisia (1997)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 1,841 | Gross: $0.38M

17. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 2,956 | Gross: $0.34M

18. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,179 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-Ki Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Frida Still Life (1983)

108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook

Votes: 410

21. Camille Claudel (1988)

R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,322 | Gross: $0.20M

22. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Jessica Errero, Claire Peyrade

Votes: 2,572 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Vincent & Theo (1990)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier

Votes: 3,111 | Gross: $2.23M

24. Van Gogh (1991)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq, Gérard Séty

Votes: 2,177 | Gross: $0.14M

25. Van Gogh (2018)

Biography | Pre-production

An intoxicating biopic about the art world's "mad genius" Vincent Van Gogh.

Director: Daniel Fridell

26. Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, Christopher Good

Votes: 1,548

27. Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (2015)

Biography

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The life of Vincent Van Gogh, as presented through the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The museum gives an intimate look at Vincent's life through his brother, Theo Van ... See full summary »

Director: David Bickerstaff | Star: Jamie de Courcey

Votes: 30

28. Dalí (1991)

106 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Biography of famed artist Salvador Dali, focusing mainly on his relationship with girlfriend Gala and the time they spent in New York City in 1940 and his early days in Spain collaborating with filmmaker Luis Bunuel.

Director: Antoni Ribas | Stars: Lorenzo Quinn, Sarah Douglas, Michael Catlin, Katherine Wallach

Votes: 93

29. Monet

Drama | Announced

Portrays the little known dramatic story of Claude Monet's heroic struggle enduring 25 years of censorship, public ridicule, and poverty as he leads a revolution that changes the way we see the world.

30. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 29,476

31. Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

R | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, History

6.7
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lars Eidinger, Goran Bogdan, Giulio Berruti

Votes: 888

32. Nightwatching (2007)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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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'.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May

Votes: 2,509

33. Walking to Paris (2018)

Adventure, Biography, Drama | Filming

The 27-year-old sculptor Constantin Brâncusi walked from Bucharest to Paris in 1903 and 1904 as a preparation and prelude to becoming the most important sculptor of the twentieth century.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Emun Elliott, Carla Juri, Remo Girone, Andrea Scarduzio

34. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

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

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 26,647 | Gross: $1.00M

35. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 4,171 | Gross: $11.81M

36. El Greco (1966)

95 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Rosanna Schiaffino, Adolfo Celi, Mario Feliciani

Votes: 116

37. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 3,830

38. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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61 Metascore

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Dafne Fernández, Eulàlia Ramon

Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $0.72M

39. Rembrandt (1936)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,261

40. Pirosmani (1969)

85 min | Biography

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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia | Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Givi Aleksandria, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 533

41. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

210 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum

Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Egon Schiele - Exzesse (1980)

95 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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The life of cursed painter Egon Shiele, specialized in nudes, and on his late conflicting love for two women.

Director: Herbert Vesely | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jane Birkin, Christine Kaufmann, Kristina van Eyck

Votes: 285

43. Egon Schiele (1980 TV Movie)

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Biographical TV movie about controversial Austrian artist Egon Schiele.

Director: John Goldschmidt | Stars: Felix Mitterer, Karoline Zeisler, Jeanette Hirschberger, Robert Dietl

Votes: 28

44. Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two ... See full summary »

Director: Dieter Berner | Stars: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Marie Jung

Votes: 441

45. Oviri (1986)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his ... See full summary »

Director: Henning Carlsen | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jean Yanne, Sofie Gråbøl

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.58M

46. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,656 | Gross: $3.24M

47. Paradise Found (2003)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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A successful 19th century French stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Thomas Heinze

Votes: 534

48. Mój Nikifor (2004)

97 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist".

Director: Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Krystyna Feldman, Roman Gancarczyk, Jerzy Gudejko, Jowita Budnik

Votes: 624

49. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

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

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

Votes: 7,846 | Gross: $0.48M

50. Lautrec (1998)

125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism.

Director: Roger Planchon | Stars: Régis Royer, Elsa Zylberstein, Anémone, Claude Rich

Votes: 475

51. Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Lilli Palmer, Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty

Votes: 824

52. Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons, Ed Begley Jr., Kathleen Chalfant

Votes: 750

53. Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, History

6.9
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Angelo Longoni | Stars: Alessio Boni, Elena Sofia Ricci, Jordi Mollà, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 292

54. I.M. Caravaggio (2011)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In a daring tale of identity crisis, witness the rise and fall of a modern day Master, Ian Milano, who works and lives as 17th Century Italian Painter Caravaggio in order to forge his artistic genius and unlock his sociopathic nature.

Director: Derek Stonebarger | Stars: Ryan Eicher, Beverly Lynne, Fletcher Sharp, Alastair Bayardo

Votes: 35

55. The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971– )

60 min | Biography

8.1
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He was the creator and artist of the Mona Lisa portrait

Stars: Philippe Leroy, Giulio Bosetti, Bruno Piergentili, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 265

56. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

Votes: 13,971 | Gross: $0.22M

57. Hockney (2014)

112 min | Documentary

6.6
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65 Metascore

Hockney sees the charismatic artist take director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film, which looks ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Wright | Stars: David Hockney, Arthur Lambert, Colin Self, Don Bachardy

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.12M

58. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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75 Metascore

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Nancy Rooney, Harry Mapplethorpe, George Stack, Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 918

59. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.0
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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 209

60. Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2015)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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65 Metascore

Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. Troublemakers is ultimately a story ... See full summary »

Director: James Crump | Stars: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Germano Celant, Paula Cooper

Votes: 83 | Gross: $0.03M

61. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.15M

62. Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Joan Juliet Buck, Paul Caranicas, Michael Chow, Tina Chow

Votes: 9

63. Levitated Mass (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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82 Metascore

The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mark Albrecht, Rick Albrecht, Kathleen Anderson, John Bowsher

Votes: 129 | Gross: $0.01M

64. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Keys

Votes: 167

65. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.9
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A journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism. Onscreen, the nonagenarian Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw-an uncompromising artist... See full summary »

Directors: Marion Cajori, Amei Wallach | Stars: Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, Louise Bourgeois, Guerilla Girls

Votes: 104

66. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.9
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74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,616 | Gross: $0.26M

67. The Woodmans (2010)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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74 Metascore

The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art.

Director: Scott Willis | Stars: Francesca Woodman, George Woodman, Betty Woodman, Charles Woodman

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.04M

68. Downtown 81 (1981)

Unrated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets ... See full summary »

Director: Edo Bertoglio | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, John Lurie, Richard Weigand, Cyndy Schneidau

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.10M

69. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 982

70. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister

Votes: 1,897 | Gross: $0.41M

71. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 15,511 | Gross: $3.17M

72. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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83 Metascore

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Director: Zachary Heinzerling | Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

Votes: 4,117 | Gross: $0.20M

73. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,752 | Gross: $0.49M

74. Bride of the Wind (2001)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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35 Metascore

This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sarah Wynter, Vincent Perez, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Verhoeven

Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.42M

75. Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait (1987 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Biography of the American Painter and Illustrator, Norman Rockwell.

Stars: Mason Adams, Erma Bombeck, Thomas S. Buechner, Robert Coles

Votes: 9

76. Käthe Kollwitz (1986)

Biography

5.9
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Kathe Kollwitz was 47 years old, and already a well established artist in Germany and abroad when Peter, her youngest son, volunteered to join the German army in WWI and was killed two ... See full summary »

Director: Ralf Kirsten | Stars: Carmen-Maja Antoni, Gerd Baltus, Gabriele Barth, Detlef Bierstedt

Votes: 15

77. Marie Krøyer (2012)

102 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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The story of the marriage between the painters Marie and P.S. Krøyer.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Sverrir Gudnason, Lene Maria Christensen

Votes: 1,120

78. El mural (2010)

110 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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While in Argentina, renowned Mexican muralist David Siqueiros paints the mural "Ejercicio plástico" at the country home of newspaper owner Natalio Botana. Set in the 1930's, this lovely ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Luis Machín, Carla Peterson, Ana Celentano, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 136

79. A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Toby Jones, Zoë Tapper, Sophie Thompson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 221

80. The Betrayal of Paul Cezanne (2013)

74 min | Drama, History | Completed

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He was bullied at a small French provincial school until a bigger boy protected him. He encouraged that boy to paint and brought him to Paris. He became a cult writer and made a fortune. ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Akester | Stars: Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Sam Spiegel

81. Rembrandt (1999)

103 min | Drama, History

6.4
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Director: Charles Matton | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Romane Bohringer, Jean Rochefort, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 313

82. Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali (1970)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary about surrealist artist Salvador Dali, narrated by Orson Welles.

Director: Jean-Christophe Averty | Stars: Gala Dalí, Donyale Luna, Tony Kina, Suzan Lancaster

Votes: 96

83. Salvador Dalí (1966)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Music

8.6
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Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: Salvador Dalí, Nico, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison

Votes: 21

84. Lucian Freud: Portraits (2004 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A portrait of portrait painter Lucian Freud as told by the people he paints.

Director: Jake Auerbach | Stars: Nicola Bateman, Isobel Boyt, Rose Boyt, Susie Boyt

Votes: 17

85. Magritte, le jour et la nuit (2009 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.9
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An actor supposed to play René Magritte on a film decides to do some research on the life of the famous surrealist painter, interviewing experts on his art and revisiting some of the places where he had been.

Director: Henri de Gerlache | Stars: Sylvia De Cuevas, Michel Draguet, Charlie Dupont, René Magritte

Votes: 19

86. Magritte (1978)

50 min | Documentary

7.5
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Documentary about the Belgian surrealist artist who died in 1967.

Director: Adrian Maben | Star: René Magritte

Votes: 48

87. Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist (1999 TV Movie)

56 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Cassatt's Parisian solitude is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of her brother's three kids, but she soon finds herself inspired and uses the children as models.

Director: Richard Mozer | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Charlotte Sullivan, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Jonathan Koensgen

Votes: 82

88. Degas and the Dancer (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Drama, Family, Music

8.0
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Searching for inspiration, impressionist Edgar Degas hires a struggling young ballerina to pose for him. However, their critical attitudes and equally stubborn opinions push both towards greater heights. Based on actual events.

Director: David Devine | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, Alison Pill, Kathryn Long, Robin Duke

Votes: 77

89. The Secret of Botticelli

90 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | Announced

Florence, Italy, 1475. The master painter Sandro Botticelli has been accused of a murder inside Medici's palace. Outside of a Church knows his destiny, the beautiful Simonetta Vespucci. In ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Raveggi | Stars: Eve Mauro, Valeria Bandino, Nick Mancuso, Phoebe Price

90. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 123,468 | Gross: $12.71M

91. Cézanne et moi (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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54 Metascore

A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - ... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.26M

92. Paula (2016)

123 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The life and career of the breakthrough German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Carla Juri, Albrecht Schuch, Roxane Duran, Joel Basman

Votes: 341

93. Powidoki (2016)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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75 Metascore

The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Aleksandra Justa, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.03M

94. The Last Family (2016)

123 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of a well-known artistic family: legendary painter Zdzislaw Beksinski, his wife Zofia and their son Tomasz, a highly-praised music critic and translator. Their lives were far from being usual.

Director: Jan P. Matuszynski | Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Aleksandra Konieczna, Andrzej Chyra

Votes: 1,955

95. Final Portrait (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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77 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 704

96. Rodin (2017)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

4.7
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26 Metascore

An account of the famous French sculptor's romance with Camille Claudel.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin, Séverine Caneele, Bernard Verley

Votes: 535

97. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

7.9
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62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 14,461 | Gross: $6.50M

98. Tom of Finland (2017)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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56 Metascore

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen

Votes: 1,974 | Gross: $0.35M

99. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nouri

Votes: 134

100. Maudie (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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65 Metascore

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 5,875 | Gross: $6.17M