Films About The Arts

How I rated a particular film and a link to the IMDB profile can be found in the full list.


A Fine Madness: Great Films about Insane Poets, Playwrights, and Pornographers

  1. Hour of the Wolf
  2. Pandemonium
  3. Prick Up Your Ears
  4. Quills

Great Films that Speak to the Creative Process

  1. All that Jazz
  2. Amadeus
  3. The Bad and the Beautiful
  4. Basquiat
  5. Blood of a Poet
  6. Caravaggio
  7. The Dresser
  8. Ed Wood
  9. 8 ½
  10. F for Fake
  11. Grace of My Heart
  12. Hour of the Wolf
  13. Morlang
  14. Pandemonium
  15. Performance
  16. Quills
  17. Round Midnight
  18. Shine
  19. The Stunt Man
  20. Third Person
  21. (Untitled)
  22. Whiplash
  23. Withnail and I
  24. Young Man with a Horn

Stoned: Great Films about People Becoming Art and Art Coming to Life

  1. After Hours
  2. The Barefoot Contessa
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. The Best Offer
  5. Blade Runner
  6. Blood of a Poet
  7. Un Chien Andalou
  8. The Draughtsman’s Contract

Two to Tango: Great Films about Dance 

  1. All that Jazz
  2. The Mambo Kings
  3. The Red Shoes
  4. Saturday Night Fever
  5. Strictly Ballroom

Play It All Night Long: Films about Musicians

  1. Amadeus
  2. Bird
  3. Born to be Blue
  4. Cadillac Records
  5. Georgia
  6. The Gig
  7. Gimme Shelter
  8. Grace of My Heart
  9. A Hard Day’s Night
  10. The Harder They Come
  11. Inside Llewyn Davis
  12. A Late Quartet
  13. Lush Life
  14. The Pianist
  15. Round Midnight
  16. Shine
  17. Sweet and Lowdown
  18. Tender Mercies
  19. This is Spinal Tap
  20. Whiplash
  21. Young Man with a Horn

“No rain! No rain!”: Great Rock Docs

  1. Don’t Look Back
  2. The Doors are Open
  3. Gimme Shelter
  4. Hail, Hail Rock n Roll!
  5. Janis
  6. The Last Waltz
  7. Monterey Pop
  8. Woodstock