Most Popular Self Portrait Movies and TV Shows
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1. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
Votes: 98,729 | Gross: $127.22M
2. Bridge of Spies (2015)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Votes: 274,183 | Gross: $72.31M
3. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 76,151 | Gross: $2.85M
4. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 120,828 | Gross: $28.75M
5. An American in Paris (1951)
Passed | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 28,769 | Gross: $4.50M
6. Anna (VII) (2013)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man with the ability to enter people's memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Votes: 20,657 | Gross: $0.00M
8. Rememory (2017)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Gordon invents the Rememory machine that allows him to see memories as they actually were. He dies in his office. Is it murder? Sam investigates by using the machine "borrowed" from Gordon's wife. He looks at memories of others involved.
11. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Votes: 12,514 | Gross: $1.51M
12. The Gleaners & I (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
Votes: 5,508 | Gross: $0.15M
13. City in the Sea (1965)
Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.
14. Vincent & Theo (1990)
PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama
The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.
Votes: 3,504 | Gross: $2.23M
15. The Painting (2011)
TV-PG | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.
Votes: 3,557 | Gross: $0.01M
16. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,758 | Gross: $0.04M
17. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.
19. Me and Kaminski (2015)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.
20. Of Skin and Men (2017)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Following the death of her husband in an accident, young Amel tries to find some consolation in photography. She takes photos of strangers from the street, looking at men as they tend to do towards women.
25. The Rendering (2002 TV Movie)
Unrated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
Ten years after being molested in art school by habitual rapist Theodore Gray, who is serving 25 years but eligible for parole, Sarah Reynolds leads a happy life in a gallery and with her ... See full summary »
26. 75 (2017)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.
27. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography
Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »
Votes: 310 | Gross: $0.03M
28. A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)
130 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang ... See full summary »
29. Dance Me to My Song (1998)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »
21 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
Following the migration of the Monarch butterfly, fleeing the North American's cold to spend Winter in the pleasant mountains of Michoacán in Mexico.
33. Life Lessons (2013 Video)
27 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
In this Story by Richard Price, Lionel Dobie is an acclaimed artist who finds himself unable to paint before a gallery exhibition and uses his messy lifestyle to create artwork.
35. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography
This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.
Votes: 365 | Gross: $0.06M
36. JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (1994)
62 min | Documentary, Drama
Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art.
37. Never Met Picasso (1996)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A gay thirty year old lives at home and is in the midst of a serious creative funk. Rejected by numerous art schools and lacking romantic prospects, he looks to his charismatic Uncle Alfred for inspiration.
39. Alice Neel (2007)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
The life and work of Alice Neel (1900-1984), American portrait painter. Part of the narration is chronological, part consists of interviews with friends, other artists, scholars, and family... See full summary »
Votes: 103 | Gross: $0.05M
42. The Art of Women (2010)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A narrative feature that tells the fictional story of five women artists in New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC. Told in five, separate vignettes, the characters each overcome artistic ... See full summary »
45. Animated Self-Portraits (1989)
8 min | Animation, Short
An animated film compiled by David Ehrlich consisting of 19 animators from different countries all explaining themselves through their animation.
Directors: Jirí Barta, Sally Cruikshank, Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo, David Ehrlich, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Renzo Kinoshita, Pavel Koutský, Candy Kugel, Mati Kütt, Nikola Majdak, Josko Marusic, Bill Plympton, Priit Pärn, Maureen Selwood, Jan Svankmajer, Osamu Tezuka, Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer, Dusan Vukotic
47. I... Dreaming (1988)
8 min | Short
Phrases of Stephen Foster, set to music by Joel Heartling, are set to film in this autobiographical piece: a solitary female voice, occasionally joined by a chorus, sings phrases of sorrow ... See full summary »
48. Calico (2005)
26 min | Short, Music
Calico is a documentary in the sense that it is a collection of footage shot at personal leisure in the period of one year. As a result of this the film is free of a plot or dialog. The ... See full summary »
50. Water, Ice, Snow (2013)
15 min | Documentary, Short, Family
New York-based artist/educator Sasha Sicurella travels to Mongolia to work with children, empowering them to explore identity, self-worth and self-expression through self-portraiture photography.