What are the best movies about painters?

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    #1The Agony and the Ecstasy

    The Agony and the Ecstasy

    The Agony and the Ecstasy is a movie directed by Carol Reed. Released in 1965, The Agony and the Ecstasy stars Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison and follows problems between Michaelangelo and Pope Julius II about the Sistine Chapel.


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    Jordan Rose
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This classic Charlton Heston movie is something anyone with an interest in the painter Michelangelo should take the time and check out. The performances here are stellar and I thoroughly enjoyed this film."
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    #2Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent is an animated movie directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman. Released in 2017, Loving Vincent is famous for being animated entirely using oil paintings in the signature painting style of its subject, Vincent Van Gogh.


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    Jane Franklin
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Loving Vincent is a revolutionary movie including Van Goh. The entire movie is entirely made using oil paintings in his painting style."
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    #3Big Eyes

    Big Eyes

    Big Eyes is a movie directed by Tim Burton. Released in 2014, Big Eyes follows painter Margaret Keane and her lawsuit against her husband who took credit for her paintings. It features Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as the main stars.


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    Mark Evans
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Big Eyes is a movie about the painter Margaret Keane. It's less about art and more about the legalities and process of art and ownership and the story is absolutely fascinating. A must watch for anyone interested in copyright law"
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    #4Edvard Munch

    Edvard Munch

    Edvard Munch is a movie directed by Peter Watkins. Released in 1974, Edvard Munch tells the story of the eponymous Norwegian painter. It features Geir Westby as the main star.


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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Edvard Munch was actually a very interesting character, and despite being a fan of his art, I never realized he lived such an interesting life until I saw this film. Of course some liberties are taken with the facts, but it's honestly hard to tell which parts of the story are exaggerated and which are the truth, which makes for a very entertaining film."
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    Basquiat is a movie directed by Julian Schnabel. Released in 1996, Basquiat tells the story of the postmodernist graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. It features Jeffrey Wright as the main star.


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    Helen Tran
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "As an art fan I really enjoy movies about artists, and I've been on a painter kick lately. I've admired Basquiat's paintings but don't know much about him, so watching this movie was a real treat, made even better with the great story and acting."
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    #6Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev is a movie directed by Andrei Tartovsky. Released in 1966, Andrei Rublev is based on the life of the 15th-century icon painter from Russia. It features Anatoly Solonitsyn as the eponymous painter.


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    Paul Meyer
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "Andrei Rublev follows a 15th-century Russian painter who renounces his art. This is a great film with plenty of action and arguments about art. It's well worth a watch."
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    Seraphine is a movie directed by Martin Provost. Released in 2008, Seraphine follows the French painter Seraphine Louis as she went from being a housekeeper to a painter. It features Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukur as the main stars.


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    Mark Ray
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "Seraphine is a wonderful story. I see this movie becoming a classic in no time. The characters are well acted and feel so real, and if you appreciate art history you'll fall in love with the portrayal of Seraphine Louis."
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    Pollock is a movie directed by Ed Harris. Released in 2000, Pollock tells the story of the famous painter Jackson Pollock. It also features Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock.


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1The Agony and the EcstasyMovies 11 Paid
2Loving VincentMovies 8 Paid
3Big EyesMovies 7 Paid
4Edvard MunchMovies 7 Paid
5BasquiatMovies 6 Paid
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7SeraphineMovies 4 Paid
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