Documentary, art (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Blacksmith (2019)

60 min | Documentary

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The darkhans of Buryatia, a Buddhist region of Siberia, were craftsmen and blacksmiths highly esteemed for their artistic skills, ability to work with fire, and shamanistic talent. Dashi ... See full summary »

Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Sergei Bodrov, Dashi Namdakov

Votes: 5

2. Amber region Kaliningrad (2020)

45 min | Documentary

10.0
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2015 year. The travel to Kaliningrad city and Kaliningrad region.

Director: Sergey A. | Star: Sergey A.

Votes: 20

3. Travel to Dmitrov (2020)

26 min | Documentary, Short

10.0
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Travel by train to the city of Dmitrov. The Dmitrov Kremlin, Borisoglebsky Monastery and many monuments are captured in the film.

Director: Sergey A. | Star: Sergey A.

Votes: 106

4. The box (I) (2020)

22 min | Documentary, Short

9.9
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What can the contents of one ordinary box tell about itself?

Director: Sergey A. | Star: Sergey A.

Votes: 21

5. Bon Iver: Autumn (2019)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Musical

9.9
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An intimate look at the creation of Autumn, a unique tour by the notoriously cryptic band Bon Iver.

Director: Andrew Swant | Stars: Justin Vernon, Michael Brown, James Dean, Xandy Whitesel

Votes: 12

6. Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro (2020)

67 min | Documentary

9.8
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Lino Tagliapietra is considered by many to be the greatest glass blower in history. His influence on a whole generation of artists has been profound. He has been a mentor and a motivator. ... See full summary »

Director: John Forsen | Stars: Dale Chihuly, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Alfred Molina

Votes: 6

7. Umetnost secanja (2019)

62 min | Documentary

9.7
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Decades after the dismay of the last socialist traces in the territory of former Yugoslavia amazing memorial monuments persist to prove that art can survive ideologies and political systems, finding always new paths to the audience.

Director: Jelena Radenovic | Stars: Andy Day, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Andjelka Radelic Jovanovic, Djordje Kadijevic

Votes: 9

8. Altin Fircali Adam (2018)

42 min | Documentary, Short

9.5
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Can a comics artist make all people read comics more than two decades just drawing comics' covers?

Directors: Fatih Yürür, Hakan Tunga Kalkan | Star: Aslan Sükür

Votes: 92

9. Ram-Path (2017)

Documentary

9.4
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A narrative on the RAMLEELA art form performed in JASWANT NAGAR, India. It is not performed on a stage but on the roads of the town. Recognized by UNESCO as the world's best field Ramleela and categorized as an UNESCO intangible heritage.

Directors: Ashish Dubey, Ishan Jacob

Votes: 5

10. Reset: The Documentary (2016)

58 min | Documentary

9.4
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Belgian artist Gert Robijns returns to his native village to make his masterpiece Reset Home. He creates a sculpture from his grandmothers' house, a struggle that takes two years to complete.

Director: Aldine Reinink | Stars: Gert Robijns, Luc Tuymans, Weiwei Ai

Votes: 9

11. Karosta: Life After the USSR (2008)

50 min | Documentary, History

9.4
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A portrait of the demise and fall of the Soviet Empire as seen through the eyes of the people who endured it. The film explores the power of human spirit in its battle against adversity.

Director: Peter King

Votes: 35

12. About Cinema (2019– )

25 min | Documentary

9.4
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About Cinema celebrates the art of filmmaking and the craftsmen on both sides of the camera.

Stars: Rita Khan, Abood, Nafiz Elsayed, Azzam Alawad

Votes: 5

13. The Joy of Painting (1983–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Family

9.4
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In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.

Stars: Bob Ross, Steve Ross, Dana Jester, Peep

Votes: 4,263

14. A Light in the Dark: The Art & Life of Frank Mason (2011)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.3
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Our greatest works of art are being destroyed! Fine Art painter and educator, Frank Mason, reveals the scandal behind art restoration and fights to preserve our cultural heritage. Art lovers will be delighted and challenged.

Director: Sonny Quinn | Stars: Alexander Eliot, Thomas Hoving, Frank Herbert Mason, Tom Wolfe

Votes: 33

15. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 36,024

16. The Torne River (2006)

4 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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Director: Mattias Löw | Star: Arne Bergh

Votes: 26

17. Free Color (2020)

70 min | Documentary

9.1
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Carlos Cruz-Diez is one of the most prominent and influential Kinetic-Optic artists of our times. At 94 years of age, Cruz-Diez pursues an avant-garde challenge: to free color from form. ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Arvelo | Stars: Ana Asenjo, Seamus Blackley, Liu Bolin, Jonathan Cohen

Votes: 11

18. Sindhustan (2019)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Family, History

9.1
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Sindhustan is the story of the largest migration of a culture in history told through ink (tattoos). NOW STREAMING WORLDWIDE ON MOVIESAINTS DOT COM / MOVIE / SINDHUSTAN

Director: Sapna Bhavnani | Stars: Leila Advani, Laj Badlani, Chaho Bhara, Kishanchand Bhavnani

Votes: 27

19. Druga linija (2016)

108 min | Documentary

9.1
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Druga linija aka The Other Line is a product of many years of research of neo-avant-garde cultural and art scene in Novi Sad, Serbia (the late 60s and 70s), which has been marginalized until today.

Director: Nenad Milosevic | Stars: Karpo Acimovic-Godina, Slavko Bogdanovic, Jesa Denegri, Cedomir Drca

Votes: 18

20. Dokumentrate ali Lepi trenutki v tezkih casih (2018)

24 min | Documentary, Short

9.0
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The film documents the camp The Art of Deinstitutionalisation that was organized in the spring of 2017 at the castle Cmurek at Trate that gave a voice to the residents of mental health ... See full summary »

Directors: Gasper Markun, Renato Svara

Votes: 9

21. Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles (2017)

56 min | Documentary

9.0
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Civic Art follows the rarely witnessed, intricate process of one of the most mysterious and controversial art forms affecting the public at large. This documentary entertainingly delves ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Escribano | Stars: Freya Bardell, Freyja Bardell, Fausto Fernandez, Brian Howe

Votes: 6

22. Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's (2009)

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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In this three-part documentary series Waldemar Januszczak discovers paintings, sculptures and architecture of the Baroque period. Starting from the square of Saint Peter's Basilica in Italy to St Paul's Cathedral in England.

Star: Waldemar Januszczak

Votes: 46

23. Larger Than Life: A Cinematic Portrait of Michael Q. Schmidt (2005)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.0
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A very unique look inside the mind and soul of a modern day fine arts model.

Director: Sho Thyme | Stars: Michael Q. Schmidt, Marie S. Schmidt, Taylor Springle, Lernie Beuler

Votes: 11

24. Sharkula: Diarrhea of a Madman (2010)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.0
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Brian Wharton better known as Sharkula has been a part of the Chicago landscape since the early 90's. A legendary figure in the city and Sharkula does it all breaking, street art graff and an MC.

Director: Joshua Conro | Stars: Andrew Barber, Aaron Getsug, Nicolas Gourguechon, Victor Grigas

Votes: 10

25. Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque (2010)

53 min | Documentary

9.0
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After property development forces the closure of Sydney's favourite artist-run performance space, where will the city breed its cultural DNA?

Director: Richard Baron | Stars: Lucas Abela, Tega Brain, Alex Davies, Chris Fox

Votes: 14

26. Saravia (2008)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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A spiritual journey into the life of painter, writer and composer Mauricio Saravia.

Director: Joaquin Montalvan | Stars: Mauricio Saravia, Efren Ramirez, Demore Barnes, Christopher Coppola

Votes: 14

27. Imitating Life - The Audacity of Suzanne Heintz (2019)

67 min | Documentary

9.0
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Satirical artist and art director, Suzanne Heintz, adopted her fake family more than 15 years ago to challenge persisting stereotypes about women's lives.

Director: Karen Whitehead

Votes: 6

28. Indus Blues (2018)

76 min | Documentary, Musical

8.9
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Pakistani folk artists talk about their struggle to keep a fading art form alive while reminding the world what they are about to lose.

Director: Jawad Sharif

Votes: 26

29. Ja i Ti (Alfred Freddy Krupa) (1995)

34 min | Documentary, Short

8.9
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Director: Almir Fakic

Votes: 7

30. Begin Japanology (2007– )

29 min | Documentary

8.9
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Join on a fascinating exploration of Japan, a country brimming with culture and history, as we immerse ourselves into a plethora of diverse topics and aspects of both traditional and contemporary Japan.

Stars: Peter Barakan, Stuart Varnam-Atkin, Ivan Orkin, Hiroaki Sakata

Votes: 231

31. Art in the Face of War (2006)

76 min | Documentary, History, War

8.9
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Eight World War II artists/veterans recount their service experience and their use of art for journalism, as a tactical tool and to preserve their own sanity.

Director: David E. Baugnon | Stars: Victor Dowd, Syd Greenberg, Dough Leigh, Howard Munce

Votes: 22

32. The Alchemy of Art: David Mack (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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This is an in-depth look at the writer and artist David Mack, who Entertainment Weekly designates "One of the true geniuses of the medium."

Director: Greg Jurls | Stars: David Mack, Steven Mack, Terry Moore

Votes: 7

33. Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead (2006)

107 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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Enter the world of Syd Mead, legendary 'Visual Futurist' behind such films as 'Blade Runner', 'TRON', 'Aliens', '2010', and experience his Art like never before. Explore his life and career... See full summary »

Director: Joaquin Montalvan | Stars: Syd Mead, Michael Deeley, Steven Lisberger, Katherine Haber

Votes: 62

34. Les Grands Mythes (2014–2019)

26 min | Documentary, Animation, Fantasy

8.8
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Tales of love, sex, power, betrayal, heinous crimes, unbearable separations, atrocious revenge, and metamorphoses - the poetic force of the myths has crossed the centuries.

Votes: 278

35. Great Salt Lake: Utah's Sanctuary (2015)

57 min | Documentary

8.8
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Often mysterious, sometimes daunting, and always fascinating, Utah«s Great Salt Lake is a treasure trove of captivating stories. From early pioneers to contemporary artists, people across ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sibley | Stars: Gregory Alan Downey, Clive Romney, Charles Uibel

Votes: 8

36. Man with a Brush (2015)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Directors: Adam Jones, Joe Wheatley | Stars: Mike Meyer, Skeeter Berg, Denny Berg, Pat Meyer

Votes: 5

37. A Letter to Tarkovsky (2016)

Documentary, Short

8.8
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A documentary visualizes a candid personal letter to Andrei Tarkovsky.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Vyacheslav Bihun, Justyn Bihun-Sikorsky

Votes: 61

38. Takeda (2017)

95 min | Documentary

8.8
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Takeda talks about the universality of the human being seen through the eyes of a Japanese painter that has adopted the ancient Mexican culture, merging in his art two apparently unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Yaasib Vázquez | Star: Shinzaburo Takeda

Votes: 8

39. Busking for Berlin (2014)

82 min | Documentary

8.8
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Film maker Carl Tomich wanted to see what it was like to step into the shoes of a street performer, only living of the money he made from playing on the streets of Berlin for a year.

Director: Carl Tomich | Stars: Max Buskohl, Temple Hayes, Frederik Konradsen, Chloë Lewer

Votes: 17

40. Anagram (2008)

Documentary

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Anagram is a documentary about renowned Dutch visual artist Diet Wiegman. With no spoken word, this film focuses entirely on his visual art and way of thinking.

Director: Mike Redman | Star: Diet Wiegman

Votes: 6

41. The Dolls of Lisbon (2011)

Unrated | 72 min | Documentary

8.8
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Channeling the Mexican Zapatista movement, The Dolls of Lisbon is New York City's Antagonist Art Movement's latest calling. Featuring artists from The United States, Ecuador, Portugal, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan H. Minsker

Votes: 18

42. Pushed: Four Guys Inspired by a Wooden Toy (2011)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.8
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Pushed is a documentary that deals with some of the things we love and hate about skateboarding. Four protagonists have been portrayed giving very personal views on the toy itself and its ... See full summary »

Director: Flo Schneider | Stars: Pontus Alv, Stefan Marx, Bobby Puleo, Adam Sello

Votes: 10

43. A Shift in Perception (2006)

16 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Enter the worlds of Leander, Edna and Rhonda- three vision-impaired women whose conversation draws from memory and stirs the senses. Together they lead the audience gently through their daily lives, dreams, fears and observations.

Director: Dan Monceaux | Stars: Leander Maynard, Rhonda Sullivan

Votes: 5

44. The Royal Academy (2004)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

8.8
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An elderly amateur artist competes with famous professionals to get her work accepted by the Royal Academy of Art.

Director: Tony Cane-Honeysett

Votes: 22

45. Treasures of Ancient Hellas: Monuments of the Acropolis (1999 Video)

56 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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The Acropolis - marvel at the history and the vivid representations of the unique monuments of the sacred rock of the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Karyatidis, the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Pissanos

Votes: 6

46. A History of British Art (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Stars: Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ken Russell

Votes: 11

47. Moving Art (2014–2019)

25 min | Documentary

8.7
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Experience nature's art as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg highlights the beauty that lurks in oceans, forests, deserts and flowers.

Votes: 283

48. Revolutions (2011)

G | 47 min | Documentary

8.7
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The album cover art of Shepard Fairey in association with Subliminal Projects and Obey Giant Art with over 80 pieces of Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired artwork based on the 12 inch record cover format.

Director: Joseph G. Quinn | Stars: Shepard Fairey, Billy Idol, Dave Navarro, Joseph G. Quinn

Votes: 28

49. Glimpses of Heaven (2006)

67 min | Documentary

8.7
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As a small child, Peter Gary lay helpless while his mother took the brunt of Nazi machine gun fire meant for both of them. Left to die in a desolate forest with only a handful of other ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oved Dayan | Stars: Peter Gary, George Littlechild, Wayne Ngan

Votes: 28

50. Civilisation (1969–1970)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.7
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Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Cecil Day-Lewis, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 759


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