1. Marwencol (2010)
After a beating that caused memory loss, Mark Hogancamp creates a model town called Marwencol, and tries to cope mentally through his creation. Design meets therapy.
2. Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
All hail Banksy.
3. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Take it back to the 1990s, when being in the DIY movement meant participating in street art and skateboard tricks. Rent it here.
4. Between The Folds (2008)
Watch as a group of scientists and artists give up their careers, and dive into the fascinating world of paper folding. Origami FTW! View it here.
5. Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2010)
Meet the man who created the “I Love New York” logo. Find it here.
6. Design & Thinking (2012)
Sure, we like to look at designs, but have you ever thought about them in a critical way? This film does it for you. Watch it here.
7. Art & Copy (2009)
Take a break from Mad Men to get another perspective on what goes into advertisements. Check it out here.
8. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
What does it take to be an independent game maker? Intense dedication.
9. Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)
Married couple Charles and Ray Eames contributed to some of the greatest designs in the 20th century — from furniture to film, like Powers of Ten.
Gary Hustwit’s Design Trilogy:
10. Helvetica (2007)
Helvetica explores the interesting cultural movements surrounding the popular font.
11. Objectified (2009)
Ever wonder about the relationships humans have with objects? You need to watch this doc.
12. Urbanized (2011)
The final installment in Hustwit’s trilogy examines the thought and problems behind the design of urban centers — otherwise known as cities.
All three films on Netflix