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1. 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: 622 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 735 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,470 | Gross: $0.36M

4. Tent City, U.S.A. (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

A look at homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee.

Director: Steven Cantor

Votes: 151

6. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,690 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Prophets of Science Fiction (2011– )

Documentary

The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Michio Kaku, Ridley Scott, David Brin

Votes: 546

8. Mega Engineering (2009– )

Documentary

Take a journey inside the monumental future of mega-builds for a high stakes look at tomorrow's extreme engineering.

Stars: Jeff Wilburn, Patri Friedman, Eugene Tsui

Votes: 30

10. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 645

11. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations--such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Min Tesch

Votes: 76

12. The Belly of an Architect (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama

An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life begins to fall apart.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 4,760 | Gross: $0.29M

13. 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: 65

14. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $2.75M

15. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Joshua David, Amanda M. Burden, Norman Foster

Votes: 1,876

16. The Competition (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

A raw account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid, struggle to beat the competition for the National Museum of Art in ... See full summary »

Director: Angel Borrego Cubero | Stars: Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel

Votes: 45

17. Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit.

Director: Mark Richard Smith | Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Mark Richard Smith

Votes: 7

18. Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

REGULAR OR SUPER is a fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century's most influential architects, and a thought-provoking ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Demers, Joseph Hillel

Votes: 37

19. 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: 858 | Gross: $0.15M

20. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,861

21. Antonio Gaudí (1984)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

The work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, as seen by Japanese New Wave director Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Isidro Puig Boada, Antoni Gaudí, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 1,128

22. Handmade Nation (2009)

90 min | Documentary

This film documents the rise of D.I.Y. and the new wave of art, craft, and design.

Director: Faythe Levine | Stars: Jenny Hart, Kathy Sever, Susan Beal, Nikki McClure

Votes: 17

23. Kochuu (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History

KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Tadao Andô, Sverre Fehn, Kristian Gullichsen, Toyo Ito

Votes: 73

24. REM: Rem Koolhaas Documentary (2016)

75 min | Documentary

A documentary about legendary architect and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas.

Director: Tomas Koolhaas | Star: Rem Koolhaas

Votes: 38

25. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 136,688 | Gross: $0.03M

26. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,168

27. Jean Nouvel: Reflections (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, among the most thoughtful, innovative, and rebellious architects of his generation, reflects on his work past and present. We see a master in ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

29. Great Expectations (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

This film takes the viewer on a journey through possible and impossible architecture projects - from the beginning of the 20th century to today. From concrete illusions of grandeur to round... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Peter Cook, Le Corbusier, Jacque Fresco, R. Buckminster Fuller

Votes: 47

30. Loos Ornamental (2008)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Heinz Emigholz

Votes: 39

32. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Tom Ford, Frank Gehry, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 562 | Gross: $0.10M

34. Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City (2010)

56 min | Documentary

Few individuals have had more impact on the American city than architect and planner Daniel Hudson Burnham. In the midst of late nineteenth century urban disorder, Burnham offered a ... See full summary »

Director: Judith McBrien

Votes: 11

35. Baukunst (2001–2017)

28 min | Documentary

23 episode documentary, each focusing on one distinguished building and its architect, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Stars: François Marthouret, Guy Chapelier, Santiago Calatrava, Jean Nouvel

Votes: 72

36. The Infinite Happiness (2015)

85 min | Documentary

Copenhagen's "8 House", an ultramodern loop of apartments created by architect Bjarke Ingels, reinvents the concept of "home". It's 500 residents can traverse all nine floors by bike while ... See full summary »

Directors: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine

Votes: 26

38. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, Shannon Whitehead, Sam Harris

Votes: 7,385

39. Bikes vs Cars (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Aline Cavalcante, Dan Koeppel, Raquel Rolnik, Joel Ewanick

Votes: 558

40. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.31M

41. In the Robot Skies (2016)

10 min | Short, Romance, Sci-Fi

In the Robot Skies is the world's first narrative shot entirely through autonomous drones. In collaboration with the Embedded and Artificially intelligent Vision Lab in Belgium the film has... See full summary »

Director: Liam Young | Stars: Moe Bar-El, Maia Watkins

42. Where the City Can't See (2016)

Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A group of young factory workers are drifting through Detroit in a driverless taxi. They are part of an underground community that adorn themselves in digital camouflage to enact their escapist fantasies in the hidden spaces of the city.

Director: Liam Young | Stars: Yvonne Miranda, Levon Rector, Monique Sypkens

43. Gamma (2012)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

GAMMA is a story of urban regeneration in a nuclear irradiated future. GAMMA, a new urban developer proposes to regenerate the cities back into civilisation. GAMMA sets out to stabilise the... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Gales | Star: Martin Ashley Jones

Votes: 11

44. Consumed (2016)

'Consumed' is a cinematic journey through the landscapes, mines, factories, and shipyards of Chinese production. Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, a single worker narrates... See full summary »

Director: Richard John Seymour | Star: Yongpeng Liu

Votes: 16

45. The Human Scale (2012)

83 min | Documentary, News

50 Metascore

Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dalsgaard | Stars: Jan Gehl, Rob Adams, Robert Doyle, Lars Gemzøe

Votes: 636

46. Louis Kahn: Silence and Light (1995)

58 min | Documentary

As an architect, educator, and philosopher, Louis Kahn played a prominent role in the history of 20th century architecture. An examination of six of his most significant buildings: The Salk... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

47. Artbound (2012– )

TV-PG | 56 min | News

A compilation of several short form documentary pieces about artists and arts practice in the 11 counties of Southern California.

Stars: Cut Chemist, Maria Elena Altany, Stephen Anastasia, Eduardo Arenas

Votes: 7

49. Het Nieuwe Rijksmuseum - De Film (2014)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary about the fascinating and complicated process of the rebuilding of Holland's most famous museum, The Rijksmuseum. The film shows the people behind the scenes during the years ... See full summary »

Director: Oeke Hoogendijk | Stars: Taco Dibbits, Wim Pijbes

Votes: 225



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