23-year-old writer and director Vugar Efendi has definitely seen a lot of movies. In fact, his observant eyes have noticed that many famous movie scenes have been copied from  iconic classical paintings. So, after careful investigation, he created a three-part series called 'Film Meets Art' where he combined these side by side comparisons. While some of these recreations are undoubtedly intentional, others might be only inspired by the paintings.

Vugar’s comparisons show a remarkable side of art, he shows the way modern directors bring iconic pieces to life in their movies, proving the undeniable connection between different forms of art. Who could have ever thought that such movies like Django Unchained or The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus were using classical paintings as their inspiration?

Scroll down to see these incredible comparisons yourself!

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Movie: Cabaret (1972) vs. Painting: Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

Movie: Cabaret (1972) vs. Painting: Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

I think that one is a clear reminiscence. To the time, to Otto Dix (the painter) and to Sylvia von Harden.

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Movie: The Alamo (1960) vs. Painting: El Jaleo (1882)

Movie: The Alamo (1960) vs. Painting: El Jaleo (1882)

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Movie: The Cell (2000) vs. Painting: Dawn (1989)

Movie: The Cell (2000) vs. Painting: Dawn (1989)

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

That is cool. Even an interpretation.

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Movie: Lust For Life (1965) vs. Painting: Le Café De Nuit (1888)

Movie: Lust For Life (1965) vs. Painting: Le Café De Nuit (1888)

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nanashi
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2 years ago

wow even to the color of the door outside the room

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Movie: Frida (2002) vs. Painting: Frida And Diego Rivera (1931)

Movie: Frida (2002) vs. Painting: Frida And Diego Rivera (1931)

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

The movie is about Frida and Diego. Of course we see this. It's like an original picture of that very story. So.

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Movie: About Schmidt (2002) vs. Painting: La Mort De Marat (1793)

Movie: About Schmidt (2002) vs. Painting: La Mort De Marat (1793)

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Jill
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2 years ago

Wow, that was a great catch and a really good ”recreation” as well.

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#7

Movie: The Return (2003) vs. Painting: Lamentation of Christ (1475-1490)

Movie: The Return (2003) vs. Painting: Lamentation of Christ (1475-1490)

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Malcontent
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2 years ago

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Ah, White Jesus- I think fewer 'patriots' would be so willing to worship him if they stopped to think what he would have really looked like- a 5 foot tall, dark eyed, dark skinned Arab.

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Movie: The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) Vs. Painting: The Birth Of Venus (1840-1846)

Movie: The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) Vs. Painting: The Birth Of Venus (1840-1846)

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Daria B
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2 years ago

I believe this one was intentional.

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#9

Movie: Inherent Vice (2014) vs. Painting: The Last Supper

Movie: Inherent Vice (2014) vs. Painting: The Last Supper

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

one more...

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Movie: Marie Antoinette (2006) vs. Painting: Napoleon Crossin The Alps (1801)

Movie: Marie Antoinette (2006) vs. Painting: Napoleon Crossin The Alps (1801)

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Kikka io
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2 years ago

is clearly inspired by the picture.

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#11

Movie: Melancholia (2011) vs. Painting: Ophelia (1852) vs.

Movie: Melancholia (2011) vs. Painting: Ophelia (1852) vs.

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Mimis Nachbarin
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2 years ago

Ophelia from John Everett Millais is from 1852 not 1952!!!

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Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) vs. Painting: Young Corn (1931)

Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) vs. Painting: Young Corn (1931)

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Alanna Albanese
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2 years ago

Probably one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen... Entertaining, but weird.

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Movie: Passion (1982) vs. Painting: La petite baigneuse – Intérieur de harem (1838)

Movie: Passion (1982) vs. Painting: La petite baigneuse – Intérieur de harem (1838)

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why not
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2 years ago

nah.

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#14

Movie: Alatriste (2006) vs. Painting: La Rendición De Breda (1634-1635)

Movie: Alatriste (2006) vs. Painting: La Rendición De Breda (1634-1635)

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TC
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2 years ago

The painting is als known as "Las lanzas" (The spears)

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Movie: Picnic At The Hanging Rock (1975) vs. Painting: At The Hanging Rock (1875)

Movie: Picnic At The Hanging Rock (1975) vs. Painting: At The Hanging Rock (1875)

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Kikka io
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2 years ago

is also remembered in the film, in short, they are all known

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Movie: Jamón Jamón (1992) vs. Painting: Duelo A Garrotazos (1823)

Movie: Jamón Jamón (1992) vs. Painting: Duelo A Garrotazos (1823)

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TC
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2 years ago

Goya

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#17

Movie: Metropolis (1927) vs. Painting: The Tower Of Babel (1563)

Movie: Metropolis (1927) vs. Painting: The Tower Of Babel (1563)

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Chris
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2 years ago

looks more like the actual minaret in Samara, Iraq, than the painting

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#18

Movie: Barry London (1975) vs. Painting: Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (1809)

Movie: Barry London (1975) vs. Painting: Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (1809)

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Jace
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2 years ago

There are probably a ton of paintings and locales that look like this

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#19

Movie: Empire Of The Sun (1987) vs. Painting: Freedom From Fear (1943)

Movie: Empire Of The Sun (1987) vs. Painting: Freedom From Fear (1943)

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Laike Inwoods
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2 years ago

I think it's the glasses and the newspaper that make it look like they went to effort to recreate it.

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#20

Movie: The Truman Show (1998) vs. Painting: Architecture Au Clair De Lune (1856)

Movie: The Truman Show (1998) vs. Painting: Architecture Au Clair De Lune (1856)

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Jace
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2 years ago

This one is a bit of a stretch

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Movie: The Duellists (1977) vs. Painting: Napoleon Bonaparte Musing at St. Helena (1842) vs. The Duellists (1977)

Movie: The Duellists (1977) vs. Painting: Napoleon Bonaparte Musing at St. Helena (1842) vs. The Duellists (1977)

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Nadine
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2 years ago

Um...?

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#22

Movie: Gone With The Wind (1939) vs. Painting: Woman Before The Rising Sun (1818-1820)

Movie: Gone With The Wind (1939) vs. Painting: Woman Before The Rising Sun (1818-1820)

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Amaranthim Talon
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2 years ago

coincidence nothing more

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Movie: There Will Be Blood (2007) vs. Painting: Jeune Homme Nu Assis Au Bord De La Mer (1836)

Movie: There Will Be Blood (2007) vs. Painting: Jeune Homme Nu Assis Au Bord De La Mer (1836)

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Jace
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2 years ago

Has someone related to the film stated there's an intended connection here? It's not that similar.

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