5 documentaries that will spark your creativity

I like to get myself inspired all the time. Documentaries can help me dive into other worlds and spark my creativity. Let’s have a look at some of the documentaries that you can watch today on Netflix. Of the below mentioned, there might be a documentary on creativity that inspire you in some way. Here are just five documentaries I like to recommend to you.

1) Iris

“Iris is a fearless and fiercely creative 95 year-old fashion icon and businesswoman. The film highlights her life, her creative pursuits, and her lust for a life drenched in accessories. She has inspired my take on interior design and fashion—there are no rules and if you love it, it works.”

2) Kings of Pastry

Documentary from 2010 where everything revolves around that one question: How do you earn the prestigious prize for the most skilled pastry chef in France?

Every three years, sixteen chefs are allowed to show their extraordinary professional skills to a respected jury for three days. This jury decides who wins the coveted blue, white and red collar. A prize for life, awarded by Meilleur Ouvrier France (MOF). According to the selected participants, the competition is tougher than at the Olympic Games. The ultimate recognition is for every chef both a dream and an obsession.

You can watch the full movie on Netflix.

3) The Artist is Present

The Artist Is Present from 2012 follows the renowned performance of artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares for her retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The film explores how the Serbian national redefined the understanding of what art is.

4) Walking on Water

One of the artists that I mentioned in the blog 10 extraordinary art installations that you need to see, is Christo from the artwork the Floating Piers. Below you can watch the video to get an impression.

The Floating Piers

This documentary is an uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. For the first time since the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize, The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before.

The documentary


For many artists like the ones above, creativity is a way of living. I love the way photographer Chase Jarvis put that into words: “Turning an idea in your head into a tangible reality is one of life’s great satisfactions, whether the end result is a story, a photograph, a meal, or a business.”

Tell me if I have to see other inspiring documentaries I didn’t hear from yet. Use the comment section below to post a documentary on creativity.

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