painters The Best Art Movies

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List Rules 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 Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

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Pollock Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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Basquiat David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe

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Big Eyes Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz

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Modigliani Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigová, Peter Capaldi

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Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker

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Girl with a Pearl Earring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy

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Lust for Life Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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Goya's Ghosts Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid

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Séraphine Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Serge Larivière

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Crumb Robert Crumb

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The Agony and the Ecstasy Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews

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Great Expectations Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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Caravaggio Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane

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Mr. Turner Timothy Spall, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville

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Camille Claudel Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, François Berléand

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Vincent & Theo Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine

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Klimt John Malkovich, Saffron Burrows, Veronica Ferres

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The Mill and the Cross Charlotte Rampling, Rutger Hauer, Michael York

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Andrei Rublev Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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The Pillow Book Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata

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F for Fake Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Cotten, Elmyr de Hory

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Bean Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

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Edvard Munch Susan Troldmyr, Hjordis Ulriksen, Geir Westby

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Beauty Is Embarrassing Roman Jaquez

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How to Steal a Million Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

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La Belle Noiseuse Emmanuelle Béart, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli

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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Mireille Darc, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier

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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Louis de Funès, Marcel Dalio, Miou-Miou

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The 400 Blows Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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Art School Confidential John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Anjelica Huston

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Julian Schnabel, Fab Five Freddy, Larry Gagosian

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Rififi Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner

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Carrington Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Alex Kingston

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I Shot Andy Warhol Justin Theroux, Jill Hennessy, Stephen Dorff

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Nightwatching Martin Freeman, Toby Jones, Emily Holmes

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The Draughtsman's Contract Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins, Hugh Fraser

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Little Ashes Robert Pattinson, Arly Jover, Matthew McNulty

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Egon Schiele: Tod Und M䤣hen (2... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Art Movies
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Stolen Kisses Jean Piere Leaud, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig

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Factory Girl Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Cutie and the Boxer Benjamin Thys

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Caravaggio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Art Movies
Caravaggio Alessio Boni, Elena Sofia Ricci, Jordi Mollà

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Marwencol Mark Hogancamp

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Artemisia Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Emmanuelle Devos

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Style Wars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Art Movies
Style Wars 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 young artists struggling to express ...

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Camille Claudel 1915 Juliette Binoche, Armelle Leroy-Rolland, Sandra Rivera