The Best Art Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must feature art prominently.

A list of the best art movies. This is a list not of "art films" but of movies that feature art as a central theme. We tried to include all of the best ones here, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included. Movies about art can be fascinating and these are the best art films of that genre. The drama, adventure, and politics involved in the creation of famous art can be mind-boggling. And as far as artists go, let us not forget that, "There is no great genius without some touch of madness."

While we might not all enjoy going to the museum to view our favorite works of art, the art films on this list are incredibly accessible and can be enjoyed by almost anyone. If you don't see your favorite art film on this list of the best art films, make sure to add it so others can get a little bit of your good (art film) taste.

What are the best art movies? Take a look at this list and you'll see what are the top movies about artists.
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    Frida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

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    Pollock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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    Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Art Movies


    David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe

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    Big Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz

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    Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigová, Peter Capaldi

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    My Left Foot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker

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    Exit Through the Gift Shop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Art Movies
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    Girl with a Pearl Earring is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy

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    Lust for Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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    Goya's Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid

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    Séraphine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Serge Larivière

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    Crumb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Robert Crumb

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    The Agony and the Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews

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    Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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    Caravaggio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane

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    Mr. Turner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Timothy Spall, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville

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    Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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    Camille Claudel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, François Berléand ...

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    Klimt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    John Malkovich, Saffron Burrows, Veronica Ferres

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    The Mill and the Cross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Charlotte Rampling, Rutger Hauer, Michael York

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    Vincent & Theo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine

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    Andrei Rublev is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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    The Pillow Book is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata

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    F for Fake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Cotten, Elmyr de Hory

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    Art School Confidential is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Art Movies


    John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Anjelica Huston

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    Bean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

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    Beauty Is Embarrassing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Beauty Is Embarrassing Roman Jaquez

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    Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Susan Troldmyr, Hjordis Ulriksen, Geir Westby

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    La Belle Noiseuse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Emmanuelle Béart, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli

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    Mireille Darc, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier

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    How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

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    The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Ja... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Louis de Funès, Marcel Dalio, Miou-Miou

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    The 400 Blows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Julian Schnabel, Fab Five Freddy, Larry Gagosian

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    Rififi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner

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    I Shot Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Justin Theroux, Jill Hennessy, Stephen Dorff

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    Little Ashes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Robert Pattinson, Arly Jover, Matthew McNulty

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    Factory Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Carrington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Alex Kingston

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    Egon Schiele: Tod Und M䤣hen (2016)

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    Cutie and the Boxer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Benjamin Thys

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    Stolen Kisses is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Jean Piere Leaud, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig

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    Nightwatching is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Martin Freeman, Toby Jones, Emily Holmes

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    Marwencol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Mark Hogancamp

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    The Mystery of Picasso is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Art Movies


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    The Draughtsman's Contract is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins, Hugh Fraser

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    Alessio Boni, Elena Sofia Ricci, Jordi Mollà

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    Artemisia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Art Movies


    Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Emmanuelle Devos

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    Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on hip hop culture, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant. The film has an emphasis on graffiti..The documentary shows both the

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    Pecker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Art Movies

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    Christina Ricci, Stacy Keibler, Edward Furlong

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