Movies about creativity

List of the best movies about creativity, selected by visitors to our site: Yura The Musician, Sin, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Windows to Europe With Sergei Shnurov, The Child in Time, Tom of Finland, Final Portrait, M.F.A., Battlecreek
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Yura The Musician (2019)
Mark
CharactersSingers, Friends
PlotCreation
PlaceRussia

A film about the legend of Russian rock, the founder and the undisputed leader of the group "DDT" Yuri Shevchuk. Work on the picture was more than 11 years, the crew traveled with "DDT" dozens of cities in several rounds. Backstage concerts and work on albums, rehearsals and performances in front of many thousands of halls .... The result of working with dozens of hours of the archive from the life of a musician and a band, as well as long conversations between Yuri Shevchuk and the author of the film and his thoughts about the past, present and future of Russia and the world .

Sin (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia, Italy
CharactersArtists, Family
PlotMoney, Art, Creation
PlaceItaly

The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Writers, Mothers, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Mystery, Creation
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersArtists
PlotArt, Creation
PlaceNew York

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Windows to Europe With Sergei Shnurov (2018)
Mark
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:36
CharactersSingers
PlotCreation
PlaceRussia

Windows to Europe With Sergei Shnurov is a 2017 documentary film.

The Child in Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersPolice, Family, Writers, Mothers, Fathers, Teachers
PlotLove, Depression, Relationship, Divorce, Creation, Time travel, Missing people, Funeral, Abduction, Mental disorders
PlaceForest, England, School, Beach

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance. The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves, Soldier, Jews, Teachers, Models, Criminals
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing, Cancer, Motorcycles, Snow, Money, Religious, Ghosts, Viruses
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Trains, Party
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersArtists, Lovers, Geniuses, Photographers, Writers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Art, Creation, Obsession, Death, Money, Diving
PlaceFrance, Paris
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

M.F.A. (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Students, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Creation, Art
PlaceUSA, Hostel, Party
StyleHeavy, Tense

After the accidental death of her rapist, an art student becomes an unlikely vigilante, set out to avenge college girls whose rapists were not charged.

Battlecreek (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersArtists
PlotCreation
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTouching

Henry is a loner and a night owl. His rare skin disease has kept him under the close watch of his fiery mother, who has sheltered him his entire life. One night, a young woman's car breaks down and Henry's life will change forever.

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Mary Shelley (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersPregnant, Family, Fathers, Poets, Sisters
PlotGhosts, Death, Creation, Jealousy, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceMansions, Scotland
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
PlotSuccess, Creation
PlaceUSA

After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Blind (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:37
CharactersWriters
PlotDeath, Creation
PlaceUSA

A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany
Duration02:14
CharactersSoldier, Journalists, Poor
PlotCreation, Money, Political
PlaceFrance, Paris
StylePhilosophical

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx’s new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.

Gauguin : Voyage de Tahiti (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:04
CharactersArtists, Horses, Fish
PlotCreation, Money, On real events
PlaceMountains

Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl.

Dries (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary
CountryGermany, Belgium
Duration01:52
PlotCreation

For the first time fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year Reiner Holzemer documents the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive of four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery and prints exclusive to his designs. As well as the emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must sees” at Paris Fashion Week. This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a master fashion designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization.

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Directors
PlotCreation
PlaceFrance, Nature

The Ways of Seeing writer is celebrated by Tilda Swinton and her fellow admirers in an unorthodox four-part documentary that visits him at his Alpine home

Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians
PlotArt, Creation
PlaceUSA

Music is an integral part of most films, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to audiences. Matt Schrader shines a spotlight on the overlooked craft of film composing, gathering many of the art form’s most influential practitioners, from Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman to Quincy Jones and Randy Newman, to uncover their creative process. Tracing key developments in the evolution of music in film, and exploring some of cinema’s most iconic soundtracks, 'Score' is an aural valentine for film lovers.

Sing (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersAnimals, Friends, Dogs, Cats, Strong women, Musicians, Spiders, Monkeys, Criminals
PlotCompetitions, Creation, Dancing, Prison Break, Music
PlacePrison
StyleFor children, Light, Inspirational

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersWriters, Friends, Disabled people, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Hatred, Creation, Travel, Death, Depression, Justice, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

Don't Think Twice (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFriends, Comedians, Babies
PlotCreation, Motorcycles, Funeral
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTouching

An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.

Rock Dog (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryChina, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Cats, Bears, Birds, Musicians, Wolves, Celebrities, Foxes, Guitarists
PlotMoney, Dreams, Moving, Creation, Snow, Radio, Success, Chase, Cheating
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Aircraft

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Love & Mercy (2015)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersDoctors, Musicians, Brothers, Friends
PlotLove, Fear, Relationship, Loneliness, Creation
PlaceSea, Party

The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.

A Novel Romance (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Competitions, Fidelity, Creation

Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Dylan Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, but he's mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Amy Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie’s home town of Portland, Oregon, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry. Liam’s agent puts him on the spot with a long-planned reveal of Gabriel August’s true identity, but Sophie doesn’t know of his public persona. The longer Liam avoids telling her the truth, the deeper a hole he digs for himself. Will their romance survive once his true identity comes to light?

Klimt (2006)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustria, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersArtists, Mothers, Friends, Geniuses
PlotLove, Creation, Mental disorders, Art, Obsession, On real events
PlaceHospitals, France
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Hum Tum (2004)
Mark6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Partners, Pianists
PlotLove, Date, Jealousy, Relationship, Creation, Shipwreck, Wedding
PlaceIndia, Aircraft, France, New York, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching, Smart

Hum Tum (Hindi: हम तुम, translation: You and Me, Urdu: ہم تم) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.

Instant Star (2004)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotRelationship, Divorce, Creation
PlaceCanada

When Jude Harrison enters G Major’s singer/songwriter contest, she knows her stuff will kill, but she’s shocked when she learns she won the whole darn thing! Now, with a recording contract, a soon-to-be released single and a mega-crush on her producer, Jude’s wading through a world bigger than her wildest rock n’ roll dreams. Thrust into the spotlight, Jude is desperate to prove she belongs there…but she’s not even old enough to drive.

Surviving Picasso (1996)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersArtists, Family, Lovers, Writers
PlotCreation, Love triangle, Justice, On real events
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War II
StyleGloomy

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.

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