I love movies. I love artists and creative people. I really love movies about artists. And there are plenty I haven't yet seen so this is a work in progress (suggestions appreciated!) A mix of features and documentaries. My 10 (current) favorites:
  1. 10.
    The Art of the Steal
    Not about an artist but about an institutional feud between museums and a $25 billion collection of impressionist paintings.
  2. 9.
    Ed Harris directs and stars in a solid biopic of 1940s star painter Jackson Pollock.
  3. 8.
    Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
    A doc on the rise of the '80s artist.
  4. 7.
    Mr. Turner
    A biopic of J.M.W. Turner's 19th century artist's life.
  5. 6.
    Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    Werner Herzog is all you need to know
  6. 5.
    Big Eyes
    Tim Burton's fine film about the real talent behind Walter Keane's art. Spoiler: It's Amy Adams!
  7. 4.
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Banksy. Or is it?
  8. 3.
    Beauty is Embarrassing
    Wayne White was part of Pee-Wee's creative design team, and you really see a creative mind at work. (Bonus: my wife's cousin edited the film)
  9. 2.
    Art and Craft
    Doc about a talented misfit art forger.
  10. 1.
    Tim's Vermeer
    So very fascinating (to me). Applying science to art to create photo-realistic paintings before the invention of the camera. How did Vermeer do it?