The Famous Artworks That Inspired 15 Films


John Everett Millais’s Ophelia and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia

The image of Justine floating downstream with her wedding bouquet was inspired by Millais’s 1852 painting Ophelia — the iconic Shakespeare character who became a symbol of female “madness” during the Bard’s time (mirrored in Von Trier’s troubled Justine).