People love movies for different reasons. Some are fascinated by the intriguing plot, others are fans of the actors and actresses on screen, and finally, some watch for the visual storytelling, unique to the medium.
Directors have full control over what is seen on screen, and some really took full advantage of the power and used it to create art. The angles, color schemes, costumes…all the different elements visible on screen combine to paint beautiful pictures that are brought to life by the camera.
Today, Maimovie ranked the “most striking” “artsy” movies that will blow your mind with the most spectacular visuals. From Wes Anderson’s renowned pink hotel to a remote lighthouse on a lonely island, we have a whole variety. Check them out below!
The following list was based on Maimovie on April 14, 2022, under the “most striking” and “artsy” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2013, 1h 22m
Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
2011, 2h 15m
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son’s friend, makes her senses kindle.
2018, 1h 59m
England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah’s cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen’s favourite.
2006, 1h 36m
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
2014, 1h 40m
The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
2002, 1h 39m
One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
2019, 1h 49m
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
2019, 2h 14m
Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.