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1. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

51 Metascore

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

Directors: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado | Stars: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 7,279 | Gross: $0.20M

3. Art & Copy (2009)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney, Lee Clow

Votes: 1,711

4. Design & Thinking (2012)

74 min | Documentary

A documentary on design thinking and its impact on society and businesses.

Director: Mu-Ming Tsai | Stars: Sal Alito, Sara Beckman, George Beylerian, Andrew Brandeis

Votes: 68

5. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Wim de Wit, Beth Edwards Harris, Frank Escher

Votes: 586 | Gross: $0.10M

6. All the World in a Design School (2015)

59 min | Documentary, Drama, News

What happens when traditionally generous and export-driven Sweden imposes steep tuition fees for non-Europeans students?

Director: Mattias Löw | Stars: Peter Alwin, Tony Catignani, Anna Costamagna, Thomas Degn

Votes: 1,270

7. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 3,014 | Gross: $2.75M

8. Kochuu (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History

KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Tadao Andô, Sverre Fehn, Kristian Gullichsen, Toyo Ito

Votes: 76

9. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations--such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Min Tesch | Stars: Dirk Baecker, Cecil Balmond, Rene Daalder, Chris Dercon

Votes: 84

10. The Human Scale (2012)

83 min | Documentary, News

50 Metascore

Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dalsgaard | Stars: Jan Gehl, Rob Adams, Robert Doyle, Lars Gemzøe

Votes: 696

12. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 715

13. The Belly of an Architect (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama

An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life slowly falls apart.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 5,094 | Gross: $0.29M

14. First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

90-minute special on the architect. Filmed throughout the world over a two-year period.

Director: Peter Rosen | Star: I.M. Pei

Votes: 71

15. The Competition (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

A raw account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid, struggle to beat the competition for the National Museum of Art in ... See full summary »

Director: Angel Borrego Cubero | Stars: Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel

Votes: 51

16. Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit.

Director: Mark Richard Smith | Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Mark Richard Smith

Votes: 14

17. Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

REGULAR OR SUPER is a fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century's most influential architects, and a thought-provoking ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Demers, Joseph Hillel

Votes: 40

18. Rem (IV) (2016)

75 min | Documentary

A documentary about legendary architect and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas.

Director: Tomas Koolhaas | Star: Rem Koolhaas

Votes: 68

19. Jean Nouvel: Reflections (2016)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, among the most thoughtful, innovative, and rebellious architects of his generation, reflects on his work past and present. We see a master in ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Votes: 6

21. Great Expectations (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

This film takes the viewer on a journey through possible and impossible architecture projects - from the beginning of the 20th century to today. From concrete illusions of grandeur to round... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Peter Cook, Jacque Fresco, R. Buckminster Fuller, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris

Votes: 48

22. Loos Ornamental (2008)

72 min | Documentary

Austrian architect Adolf Loos was one of the pioneers of European Modernist Architecture. Here, twenty-seven of his still existing building are explored.

Director: Heinz Emigholz

Votes: 53

25. Architectures (2001–2017)

28 min | Documentary

23 episode documentary, each focusing on one distinguished building and its architect, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Stars: François Marthouret, Guy Chapelier, Santiago Calatrava, Jean Nouvel

Votes: 76

26. The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

E. Stewart Williams was a prolic modernist architect based in Palm Springs, California. Follow Williams' history and professional career, from the early days designing a home for Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Gorst | Stars: Lauren Bricker, Tracy Conrad, Beth Edwards Harris, Amanda Erlinger

27. Unfinished Spaces (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

Directors: Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahmias | Stars: Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi, Ricardo Porro

Votes: 81

28. Making the Modern (2003)

60 min | Documentary

Fort Worth, Texas: a little known museum Mecca in the heart of the American West, home to three of the most important collections in the United States. Here in 1997, the Modern Art Museum ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lynch | Stars: Kevin Alter, Tadao Andô, Peter Arendt, Michael Auping

Votes: 12

30. Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Having previously investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin's regimes, Jonathan Meades turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator, Mussolini. His ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Hanly | Star: Jonathan Meades

Votes: 27

31. Joe Building: The Stalin Memorial Lecture (2006 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary, History

Jonathan Meades examines the cult of Stalinism through its buildings and monuments.

Star: Jonathan Meades

Votes: 15

32. Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany (1994 TV Movie)

37 min | Documentary, History, War

Jonathan Meades explores the architecture of Nazi Germany, from its holiday camps to its concentration camps.

Director: Russell England | Star: Jonathan Meades

Votes: 26

33. Schindler's Houses (2007)

99 min | Documentary

Rudolph Schindler built many houses across Southern California. Today, we ask what the houses say about the architect.

Director: Heinz Emigholz | Star: Christian Reiner

Votes: 39

34. Peter Eisenman: Making Architecture Move (1995)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

With the participation of famed architects such as Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman: Making Architecture Move provides an intimate look into the work of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Stanley Aronoff, Michael Barz, Jay Chatterjee, Peter Eisenman

35. Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida é um Sopro (2009)

90 min | Documentary

A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit".

Director: Fabiano Maciel | Stars: Chico Buarque, Carlos Heitor Cony, Lúcio Costa, Eduardo Galeano

Votes: 202

36. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, History

An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohen | Stars: Rolf Arsenius, Bruno Ganz, Sam Gray, Martin Bormann

Votes: 938



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