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1. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 8,375 | Gross: $0.48M

2. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 38,436 | Gross: $4.46M

3. Klimt (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama

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: 2,715

4. Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria, Andrea Beltrão

Votes: 3,206

5. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 348,960 | Gross: $51.97M

6. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 4,864 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Basquiat (1996)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

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: 18,673 | Gross: $2.96M

8. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 12,259 | Gross: $0.62M

9. The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

90 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A portrait of New York artist Keith Haring.

Director: Christina Clausen | Stars: Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Kim Hastreiter

Votes: 367

10. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 76,721 | Gross: $25.89M

11. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 2,733 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

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: 25,997 | Gross: $8.60M

13. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

This is the story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 6,165 | Gross: $1.81M

14. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 46,272 | Gross: $6.00M

15. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 4,963 | Gross: $2.29M

16. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 5,508 | Gross: $0.09M

17. Olho Nu (2014)

101 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Joel Pizzini | Star: Ney Matogrosso

Votes: 57

18. Pasolini (2014)

84 min | Biography, Drama

71 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Ninetto Davoli, Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea

Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Glauco do Brasil (2015)

90 min | Biography

The film portrays the life and work of Brazilian painter Glauco Rodrigues. Glauco is considered one of the leading painters of Pop Art in Latin America. His trajectory is told through a ... See full summary »

Director: Zeca Brito

Votes: 16

21. A Paixão de JL (2015)

82 min | Documentary

In January 1990, artist José Leonilson starts registering an intimate journal.However, J.L. suffers the unexpected blow of the discovery that he himself is HIV positive.

Director: Carlos Nader | Stars: Leonilson, Danny Bonaduce, Daniela Camargo, David Cassidy

Votes: 58

22. Van Gogh (1948)

20 min | Documentary, Short

The biography of Dutch artist Van Gogh, illustrated only with images of his paintings and drawings, or details of those, and according dramatic musical score.

Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Claude Dauphin

Votes: 335

23. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,711 | Gross: $0.41M

24. Calypso Rose: Lioness of the Jungle (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Musical

An insight into the life and times of Calypso Rose, the musician from Trinidad & Tobago.

Director: Pascale Obolo | Stars: Mighty Sparrow, Peters Winston, Kim Johnson, Destra

Votes: 7

25. Ryan (2004)

TV-PG | 14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,655

26. Elis (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of Elis Regina, undoubtedly the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, is told in this biopic film with energetic and pulsating rhythm.

Director: Hugo Prata | Stars: Andréia Horta, Gustavo Machado, Caco Ciocler, Zécarlos Machado

Votes: 1,140

27. Divine Divas (2016)

110 min | Documentary, Musical

The Divine Divas are the icons of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite artists in the 1960's. One of the first stages to host men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, ran by ... See full summary »

Director: Leandra Leal | Stars: Rogéria, Jane di Castro, Valéria, Camille K.

Votes: 238

28. A Morte de Narciso (2003)

43 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary about the work of photographer Alair Gomes, one of the first artists to introduce male nudity in Brazilian photography.

Director: Luiz Carlos Lacerda | Stars: Maurício Bentes, Frank Borges, Paulo Franco, Rodney Pereira

Votes: 10

30. Wittgenstein (1993)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 2,087

31. Absolute Wilson (2006)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

From director, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a provocative and moving documentary on the life and work of Robert Wilson, one of the most visionary and controversial theater artists of our time.... See full summary »

Director: Katharina Otto-Bernstein | Stars: Robert Wilson, Arnold Aronson, Robin Brentano, David Byrne

Votes: 131 | Gross: $0.07M

32. Nijinsky (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Alan Badel

Votes: 614

33. Fevereiros (2017)

75 min | Documentary

Mangueira is Brazil's most popular samba school. In 2016, it won the championship of the Carnival of Rio with a parade in homage to Maria Bethânia, the diva from Bahia, who has a 50-year ... See full summary »

Director: Marcio Debellian | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Mabel Velloso

Votes: 45

34. Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.

Director: Tomer Heymann | Stars: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Olivia Ancona, Avi Belleli

Votes: 769 | Gross: $0.17M

35. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 91,833 | Gross: $96.37M

36. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

76 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Ian Buruma, Guo-Qiang Cai, Wen-You Cai, Wenhao Cai

Votes: 966



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