7 Must-Watch Movies and Documentaries for Artists and Creatives

Most of us are stuck at home these days, so why not watch some artsy stuff on Netflix while we’re binge watching, right?

We’ve compiled a list of movies and documentaries to inspire you. Enjoy!

1. Abstract – The Art of Design

Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

2. The Creative Brain

Neuroscientist David Eagleman taps into the creative process of various innovators while exploring brain-bending, risk-taking ways to spark creativity.

3. Saving Banksy

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of his rats being removed from a wall, Museums ignorantly turning down a free Banksy street work, and a NY gallerist who has made it his business model to remove Banksy street works from all over the globe doing whatever it takes to get the rat in his possession.

4. The 100 Years Show

Carmen Herrera, a 100-year old Cuban-American artist was the inspiration behind “The 100 Years Show” and the subject Alyson Klyman drew upon for creating such a character and making the film. The main character in this short movie is the oldest working artist today and a pioneer on abstract painting.

5. Velvet Buzzsaw

A feared critic, an icy gallery owner and an ambitious assistant snap up a recently deceased artist’s stash of paintings — with dire consequences.

Click here to read our review.

6. Raiders of the Lost Art

British documentary TV series Raiders of the Lost Art (2016) tells the true-crime stories of artworks that have been stolen and, in some cases, recovered. From the disappearance of eight bejeweled Fabergé eggs made for the Romfamily during the Russian Revolution to the discovery of a hoard of artwork missing since World War II, each case is illustrated with archival footage and dramatic recreations.

7. Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.


Which ones are your favorite? Which ones did we miss? Which ones do you plan on watching?

Do let us know…

6 thoughts on “7 Must-Watch Movies and Documentaries for Artists and Creatives

  1. Awesome! I have been looking so intensely to find content about art, design and photography for the past few months and now I’m so happy I finally found some inspiration to enjoy and learn from! Thank you

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