Top 10 Movies to Inspire Creativity For Your Creative Agency Team

Being creative can be a blessing. One can draw inspiration from almost anything! But every once in a while we can come across a mental block, and our inspiration fizzles away. While there are definitely some more unconventional ways to rekindle one’s creativity (more on that next time), the following are some pretty cool movies you can check out that should help give you a fresh perspective on creative projects.


Depending on which website or blog post you visit, each have listed their own top movies that have helped influence the culture of creativity. Here are some top picks I’ve rounded up:

  1. Helvetica – A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
  2. Exit Through The Gift Shop – An eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempt to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.
  3. Branded – Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man’s effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.
  4. Objectified – A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
  5. Art & Copy – A powerful new film about advertising and inspiration.
  6. Milton Glaser – To Inform & Delight – This film profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America’s foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic “I [heart] N.Y.” logo, teacher, and humanitarian.
  7. Why Man Creates – This 25 minute short film by the legendary Saul Bass is part documentary, part animated title sequence. This classic discusses the nature of creativity and the creative process, as well as different approaches to the two.
  8. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster – A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.
  9. Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century – As co-produced by RM Arts and The BBC, this documentary examines the Bauhaus school of architecture as it emerged and evolved in the early 20th century between 1919 and 1933.
  10. Eames: The Architect & The Painter – The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers.

Looking for more inspiration for your creative projects? A good creative brief is the fuel that feeds the creative design team to develop innovative, awe-inspiring work. We know creative briefs may not be the most fun things to fill out, which is why we’ve made it easy to do with our free creative brief template. Get creative, productively.

This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Daniel Pantic.

What are some of the movies that have inspired you to be more creative? Let us know in the comments below.

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