Cinema and the History of Art

Movies visually citing/referencing/inspired by other works of art (paintings, sculptures etc.).
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  • Arrival
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Revenant
  • Lucy
  • Inherent Vice
  • Under the Skin
  • Enemy
  • Shirley: Visions of Reality
  • The Best Offer
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Melancholia
  • The Mill and the Cross
  • WALL·E
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Nightwatching
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Children of Men
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Return
  • Road to Perdition
  • Frida
  • About Schmidt
  • The Cell
  • Sexy Beast
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Truman Show
  • Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
  • Mother and Son
  • The End of Violence
  • Heat
  • Dracula
  • Jamon Jamon
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Home Alone
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • The Untouchables
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Labyrinth
  • Gothic
  • Ran
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Nostalgia
  • Godard's Passion
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Shining
  • Kagemusha
  • Alien
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Stalker
  • Days of Heaven
  • Eraserhead
  • Suspiria
  • The Marquise of O
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Mirror
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Deep Red
  • Mean Streets
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Godfather
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Solaris
  • Cabaret
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Devils
  • The Decameron
  • Walkabout
  • The Wild Child
  • The Clowns
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dante's Inferno
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Ro.Go.Pa.G.
  • The Leopard
  • Accattone
  • Viridiana
  • Psycho
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Alamo
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • The Astronauts
  • The Searchers
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Senso
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • Day of Wrath
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • Que Viva Mexico!
  • Metropolis