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16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
The characters from a historical piece of art come to life to discuss poignant themes such as war and world peace.
7. Immoral Women (1979)
109 min | Drama
3 women and 3 erotic tales: **** 1- MARGHERITA: Did the great Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio die because of the cold he took in the ruins of Rome? Or was it out of pleasure? Only one ... See full summary »
12. Una vita scellerata (1990)
118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
13. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.
14. A Season of Giants (1990 TV Movie)
Biography, Drama, History
At the turn of the sixteenth century, Michelangelo (Mark Frankel), Raphael (Andrea Prodan), and Leonardo Da Vinci (John Glover) create their masterpieces, while dealing with religious prosecution, political turmoil, and the discovery of America.
20. The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, History
The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.
Votes: 3,659 | Gross: $0.31M
21. Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
Not Rated | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, History
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.
22. Jörg Ratgeb - Painter (1978)
101 min | Drama, History
On the eve of the Peasants' War, painter Jörg Ratgeb is in search of a Christ figure. He can't find anyone who can fulfill this longing. Cast into self-doubt, he leaves his wife and ... See full summary »
23. Artemisia (1997)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 1,951 | Gross: $0.38M
24. An Adventure of Salvator Rosa (1939)
97 min | Adventure
Gino Cervi, Luisa Ferida, and Osvaldo Valenti star in this Italian swashbuckler which would have starred Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks had it been made in Hollywood. Salvatore Rosa was a... See full summary »
25. El Greco (1966)
Approved | 95 min | Biography, Drama
16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl.
29. Caravaggio (1986)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.
Votes: 4,883 | Gross: $0.00M
30. Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)
180 min | Biography, History
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 »
32. I.M. Caravaggio (2010)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
33. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 69,690 | Gross: $11.63M
35. Rubens, schilder en diplomaat (1977)
260 min | Biography, Drama, History
This historical costume drama is a mini-series on the life of Flemish first-rate Baroque painter Pieter Pauwel Rubens (1577-1640), whose artistic success throughout Europe not only made him... See full summary »
37. Rembrandt (1936)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
39. Rembrandt fecit 1669 (1977)
120 min | Drama
In the final year of his life, Rembrandt painted a series of self-portraits that show him in a dark, lonely state of mind. Stelling has painstakingly recreated the pathetic end of a genius ... See full summary »
40. Rembrandt (1999)
103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Iconic artist Rembrandt van Rijn worked in the fields of painting, drafting, and printing, becoming the most iconic artist in all of Dutch history. This documentary profiles the story of a ... See full summary »
41. Rembrandt: Fathers & Sons (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 53 min | Drama, Family
At the height of his success in 1630 Amsterdam, Rembrandt takes on a Jewish studio apprentice, Samuel. Together, they break free from artistic complacency and rigid expectations.
42. Nightwatching (2007)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
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'.
43. Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Mystery
An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. Greenaway explains the ... See full summary »
44. Rembrandt en ik (2011)
55 min | Biography, Romance
The series tells the life of the famous painter through the eyes of his closest family and friends. Both his work, and especially his eventful life are covered.
45. A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama, History