The Best Movies About Van Gogh

Mar 26, 2024 | Art, Movies

Van Gogh, a name synonymous with creativity and passion, has captivated the hearts of many throughout history. His unique style and tormented life have inspired countless works of art, from paintings to music and even film. Speaking of film, there have been numerous attempts to capture Van Gogh’s story on the big screen, each bringing their own interpretation of the legendary artist to life.


1. Loving Vincent (2017)

Loving VincentIn Loving Vincent, we witness the world’s first fully painted feature film, a masterpiece that captures the imagination and invites contemplation. Through stunning visuals and a gripping narrative, we are taken on a journey of discovery as a young man delves into the life and death of one of history’s most celebrated artists, Vincent van Gogh.






2. Vincent & Theo (1990)

Vincent & TheoThe Van Gogh brothers’ tumultuous relationship is captured in this visually stunning film that explores the blurred lines between creativity and madness. Through concise language and evocative imagery, director Robert Altman invites viewers to contemplate the intricate inner workings of Vincent’s mind, as well as the impact of his art on the world around him.






3. Van Gogh (1956)

Van GoghAfter leaving the asylum, Vincent Van Gogh found a new home in Auvers-sur-Oise. He stayed with Doctor Gachet, an art lover and patron who provided him with support and encouragement to continue painting. Despite his inner struggles and conflicts with his brother Theo, Vincent remained dedicated to his art.







The film AT ETERNITY’S GATE, released in 2018, features acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe as the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. The trailer for this movie captures the essence of the brand’s tone through its open-ended and minimalist approach. Through brief yet powerful scenes and dialogue, viewers are invited to contemplate and interpret Van Gogh’s art and life. The use of abstract visuals and a contemplative soundtrack further enhances this tone, leaving the audience with a sense of introspection and imagination.


5. VAN GOGH (2018)

Experience the raw emotion and captivating imagery in the original theatrical trailer for VAN GOGH. Directed by Julian Schnabel, this film explores the life and art of the legendary painter Vincent van Gogh.


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