Art World

by bobwait-556-217701 | created - 18 Jan 2015 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Biopics, documentaries, comedies, and dramas related to fine art, modern art, architecture, and design

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords






IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































2. Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

An in depth study of Adams's life and work.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ansel Adams, Josh Hamilton, Barbara Feldon, John Szarkowski

Votes: 117

3. Between the Folds (2008)

G | 56 min | Documentary

Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Gould | Stars: Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Vincent Floderer, Miri Golan

Votes: 796

4. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,981 | Gross: $1.51M

5. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography

From PBS and American Masters - More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known ... See full summary »

Director: Dyanna Taylor | Stars: Dyanna Taylor, Dorothea Lange, Clair Brown, Richard Conrad

Votes: 87

6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 60,167 | Gross: $3.29M

7. First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

90-minute special on the architect. Filmed throughout the world over a two-year period.

Director: Peter Rosen | Star: I.M. Pei

Votes: 71

8. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 7,190 | Gross: $0.20M

9. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

51 Metascore

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

Directors: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado | Stars: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic

Votes: 660 | Gross: $0.01M

10. How to Draw a Bunny (2002)

90 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Interviews with Christo, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Judith Malina, James Rosenquist and others help illuminate the life and work of Warhol contemporary Ray Johnson.

Director: John W. Walter | Stars: Joseph Ialacci, Richard Feigen, Frances Beatty, Mort Janklow

Votes: 537 | Gross: $0.00M

11. James Castle: Portrait of an Artist (2008)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

A Documentary on James Castle that reveals the artist's life and creative process, as told by family members, art historians, curators, artists, collectors, and members of the deaf ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Wolf | Stars: Rosalie Sorrels, Robert Storr, Terry Winters, John Yau

Votes: 23

12. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $0.26M

13. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir

Votes: 1,866 | Gross: $0.27M

14. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,913 | Gross: $0.73M

15. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 9,964

16. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

Add a Plot

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Stockard Channing, Man Ray

Votes: 80

17. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 5,527 | Gross: $0.09M

18. Molière (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Comedy

59 Metascore

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

Votes: 5,747 | Gross: $0.64M

19. Pablo (2012)

90 min | Animation, Biography

Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Goldgewicht | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Julian Barry, Richard Benjamin, Beau Bridges

Votes: 149

20. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music

66 Metascore

An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

Director: Steven Sebring | Stars: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray, Tony Shanahan

Votes: 913 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,868 | Gross: $3.52M

23. Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer | Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy, James Goldsworthy

Votes: 2,214

24. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Frank Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi

Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $0.44M

25. Seraphine (2008)

Unrated | 125 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $0.88M

26. The Art of the Steal (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen, Richard H. Glanton

Votes: 2,185 | Gross: $0.54M

27. The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor,... See full summary »

Director: Linda Hattendorf | Stars: Linda Hattendorf, Jimmy Mirikitani

Votes: 711

28. The Cool School (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Eve Babitz, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston

Votes: 229

30. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 3,122

31. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

A documentary feature about the life of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Director: Amy Stechler | Stars: Heinz Berggruen, Estela de Bassagoda, Lila Downs, Arturo Estrada

Votes: 167

32. The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Stars: Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Cy Coleman

Votes: 226

33. Typeface (2009)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

Charting the intersection between rural America and contemporary graphic design.

Director: Justine Nagan

Votes: 207

34. Vasya (2002)

60 min | Documentary

Vasya Sitnikov was officially insane, a man without a passport, in and out of mental institutions, yet he was the key figure of the nonconformist art movement in the Soviet Union. He left ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Zagdansky | Stars: Kevin Clarke, Norton Dodge, Herbert H. Kliegerman, Lydia Krokhina

Votes: 27

35. Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hurt, Marika Rivera, Gabriella Trsek

Votes: 353 | Gross: $1.58M

36. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,111 | Gross: $0.19M

37. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,765 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Who Gets to Call It Art? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Henry Geldzahler reflects on the 1960s pop art scene in New York.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: John Chamberlain, Ivan Karp, George Lois, Frank Stella

Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Teri Horton, Tod M. Volpe, Ben Heller, Nick Carone

Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

Votes: 811 | Gross: $0.19M

41. So Sorry (2012)

55 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Weiwei Ai

Votes: 15

42. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 921 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Chihuly in the Hotshop (2008)

90 min | Documentary

Dale Chihuly reunites with some of the world's best glassblowers who have been important in the development of many of his most well known series.

Director: Peter West | Stars: Dale Chihuly, Richard Royal, Flora Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick

Votes: 23

44. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Public Park in America (1990)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

When he was born in 1822, Frederick Law Olmsted's future profession of landscape architect did not yet exist in America. By the end of the 19th century, however, Olmsted had created ... See full summary »

Director: T.W. Timreck | Stars: Daniel Gerroll, Richard Hamilton, David Strathairn

Votes: 6

45. NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III.

Director: Jeremy Whelehan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb

Votes: 397 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Edward Hopper (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short