Documentary, art (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 8

2. 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: 3,456

3. A Letter to Tarkovsky (2016)

Documentary, Short

9.3
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A documentary visualizes a candid personal letter to Andrei Tarkovsky.

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

Votes: 46

4. 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: 30,953

5. Altin Fircali Adam (2018)

42 min | Documentary

9.2
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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: 50

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

60 min | Documentary

9.2
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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 Januzczak

Votes: 32

7. Hou Hsiao-Hsien Master Class (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

9.2
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Chinese film school students and the professors from the Greater China Region gathered together at Hong Kong Baptist University to discuss the many serious film issues in the region.

Directors: Pak Tong Cheuk, Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Pak Tong Cheuk, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Ryota Nakanishi

Votes: 591

8. The Torne River (2006)

4 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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Director: Mattias Löw | Star: Arne Bergh

Votes: 26

9. Seeker (I) (2016)

11 min | Documentary, Short

9.1
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An intimate portrait of a visual artist, performer and photographer, Andrea Knezovic. The film explores the theme of artistic process. It is an insight into an artist's creative space filled with personal determination, fear and passion.

Director: Toma Zidic | Star: Andrea Knezovic

Votes: 9

10. 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, Fausto Fernandez, Brian Howe, Gloria Lee

Votes: 6

11. 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

12. Ulica grafita (2007)

56 min | Documentary, History, Music

9.0
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LaBanda was one of the most important bands of a Sarajevo alternative rock scene. In the late 80s LaBanda was working on their first album. Eleven songs were recorded. But the war spreads ... See full summary »

Director: Sergej Kreso | Stars: Mustafa Cengic, Vlado Kajevic, Sergej Kreso, Zvonimir Matic

Votes: 25

13. Druga linija (2016)

108 min | Documentary

8.9
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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: 16

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

34 min | Documentary, Short

8.9
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Director: Almir Fakic

Votes: 7

15. Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque (2010)

53 min | Documentary

8.9
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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: 13

16. Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images (2009)

57 min | Documentary

8.9
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A new documentary about artist and teacher, Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images tells the story of Craigheads artistic and spiritual pilgrimage which began in her native Arkansas, where ... See full synopsis »

Director: Donna Campbell

Votes: 10

17. 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: 212

18. Karosta: Life After the USSR (2008)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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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: 19

19. 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

20. A Long Way Home (2018)

73 min | Documentary

8.8
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Five Chinese artists explore the echoes of the past in order to understand the predicaments of the present. Increasingly, their struggle for a democratic civil society seems as relevant for the world today as it is for China.

Director: Luc Schaedler

Votes: 18

21. L'architecte textile (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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An in-depth documentary on the architecture of bespoke tailoring. Over the course of hundreds of hours the mistress tailor filmed herself while making a three-piece suit. This film is an open window into this sartorial craft.

Director: Mika'Ela Fisher | Stars: Mika'Ela Fisher, Renato Bianchi

Votes: 11

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. Art Therapy: The Movie (2016)

56 min | Documentary

8.8
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An epic journey around the world exploring the innovative ways art therapy is being used to overcome emotional challenges and traumatic experiences.

Director: Alfonso Bui | Stars: Jennifer Breslow, Jennifer Schwartz Wright, Sarah D'Agostino, Judy Rubin

Votes: 42

26. Anagram (2008)

Documentary

8.8
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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

27. 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: 16

28. 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

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

107 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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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: Michael Deeley, Bob Gurr, Katherine Haber, Chuck Jordan

Votes: 60

30. 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

31. Treasures of Ancient Hellas: The Apocryphal Harmony (1999 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Family, Short

8.8
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APOCRYPHAL HARMONY - The geometric and arithmetic revelations concerning the map of Ancient Hellas (Greece) in relation to the map of the Cosmos. The great mysteries of the ancient temples,... See full summary »

Director: Paul Pissanos

Votes: 6

32. 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

33. A History of British Art (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

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Stars: Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ken Russell

Votes: 11

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

24 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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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: 7

35. 9.21 the 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 1,200 min | Documentary

8.7
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A film about the 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival and lectures of many liberal critics at the festival.

Director: Yumi Kikuchi | Stars: Kenji Fukuda, Natsuko Hirota, Hitomi Kamanaka, Saori Kantaku

Votes: 608

36. The Art of Punk (2013– )
Episode: Black Flag (2013)

Approved | 22 min | Documentary

8.7
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Directors Bryan Ray Turcotte & Bo Bushnell dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band ... See full summary »

Directors: Bo Bushnell, Bryan Ray Turcotte | Stars: Chuck Dukowski, Flea, Keith Morris, Raymond Pettibon

Votes: 10

37. I Want (No) Reality: Needcompany on Life and Art (2012)

52 min | Documentary

8.7
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The necessity of art, the price you have to pay for it and the search for the long forgotten secret of having a good life.

Director: Ana Brzezinska | Stars: Grace Ellen Barkey, Anneke Bonnema, Hans Petter Dahl, Misha Downey

Votes: 26

38. Evoé: Portrait of an Anthropophage (2011)

104 min | Documentary

8.7
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Directors: Elaine Cesar, Tadeu Jungle | Star: José Celso Martinez Corrêa

Votes: 6

39. Leonard Knight: A Man & His Mountain (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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If you had something to say to the world, how would you do it? 'A Man & His Mountain' is the story of Leonard Knight. A man whose conviction and dedication led him on a thirty year journey ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Blake Doyle | Stars: Julianna Barninger, Andrew Blake Doyle, Kevin Eubank, Aaron Huey

Votes: 6

40. 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

41. Class of 83 (2004)

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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A compelling documentary that follows a high school class as they reunite for their 20 year reuinion to build a memeorial garden in honor of two classmates that died in the World Trade Centers.

Director: Kurt E. Soderling

Votes: 35

42. Zbig (2001)

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Natalia Koryncka-Gruz | Star: Zbigniew Rybczynski

Votes: 9

43. Civilisation (1969– )

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, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 669

44. The Living Museum (1998)

78 min | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Issa Ibrahim, John C. Mapp, Janos Morton, David Waldorf

Votes: 33

45. Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters (2017)

Documentary

8.6
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Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada's greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art.

Directors: Natalie Boll, LaTiesha Fazakas | Stars: Bruce Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Eric Angus, Roy Arden

Votes: 11

46. Merci de me répondre (2015)

65 min | Documentary

8.6
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A mysterious message carried by a balloon sparks doubts, questions and an unexpected journey starting from Italy. Destination: the south of France.

Directors: Morgan Menegazzo, Mariachiara Pernisa

Votes: 13

47. The World According to David Liebe Hart (2010)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.6
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David Liebe Hart is a self-described actor, artist, puppeteer, singer, and songwriter who has been trying to make it big in Hollywood for over thirty years.

Director: Kevin Schreck | Stars: David Liebe Hart, Adam Papagan, James Quall, Susan Diane Yurkew

Votes: 15

48. Battle of Wills (2008)

52 min | Documentary

8.6
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Tells the compelling story of the Sanders portrait, a painting with a controversial claim to be the only image of Shakespeare taken from life.

Director: Anne Henderson | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Michael Pennington

Votes: 5

49. Solo (I) (2008)

55 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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There are 13 streetcar stops from the place where Boguslaw Schaeffer lives to the center of Krakow. The composer assumes that he ought to work out 13 ideas during the ride. In the streetcar... See full summary »

Director: Maciej Pisarek | Stars: Marek Frackowiak, Jan Peszek, Boguslaw Schaeffer

Votes: 7

50. Much Ado About W: Art Wars of Santa Barbara (2007)

83 min | Documentary

8.6
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Enraged by the policies of George W. Bush, two prominent artists, Colin Gray and John Nava, are compelled to take a political stand in their art for the first time, one in a public ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Love, Tina Love | Stars: Rita Ferri, Dane Goodman, Frank Goss, Colin Gray

Votes: 5


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