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The Best Movies for Artists to Watch  

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If there's one thing any artist will tell you, it's that they could always use some inspiration. Over the years, Hollywood and many independent filmmakers have put together hundreds of amazing movies about artists and their works. Aspiring artists have used such films for years as their own personal muses.

Movies artists should watch range in style, tone, and theme. Whether a film is an artist biopic, a documentary about a style of artwork, or is made in a visually inspiring fashion, it can be used to help get the creative juices flowing. Every artist has their own unique style they are accustomed to, so not every film on this list will appeal to everyone. But odds are, at least one of these movies for artists will inspire you. Whether you're following the life of fabulous painters like Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock or learning the story of Mark Hogancamp's fascinating sculpture project, browse this list to find the best film for you! 

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I Shot Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies for Artists to Watch
Justin Theroux, Jill Hennessy, Stephen Dorff
I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with the artist Andy Warhol. The movie marked the debut of Canadian director Mary Harron. The ...more
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An Unmarried Woman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Artists to Watch
Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop
An Unmarried Woman is a 1978 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Mazursky, and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and ...more
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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Artists to Watch
The Proposal is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Jill Magid. The Proposal is the story of an artist that fights to make the archives of Mexico's most famous architect available to ...more
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My Kid Could Paint That is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Artists to Watch
My Kid Could Paint That is a 2007 documentary film by director Amir Bar-Lev. The movie follows the early artistic career of Marla Olmstead, a young girl from Binghamton, New York who gains fame ...more