Movies about writers

List of the best movies about writers selected by visitors to our site: I Used to Go Here, Centigrade, Shirley, Hitman: Agent Jun, You Should Have Left, Chemical Hearts, Hooking Up, This is Edik, Black Bear, A Serial Killer's Guide to Life
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
I Used to Go Here (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersWriters, Students
PlotRelationship, Adventure, Love
PlaceCollege

Following the launch of her new novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin is invited to speak at her alma mater by her mentor and former professor. After accepting the invitation, Kate finds herself deeply enmeshed in the lives of an eccentric group of college students.

Centigrade (2020)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersPregnant, Babies, Writers
PlotSnow, Cold, Survival, Cars, Hunger
StyleHeavy, Gloomy

A young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice.

Shirley (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Hitman: Agent Jun (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersWriters
PlotChase
StyleExciting

Jun is a top agent of the National Intelligence Service who can strike down dozens of terrorists in one fell swoop. Disenchanted with his life, Jun disguises his death and succeeds in leaving the NIS to lead a normal life as a family man and fulfill his dream of becoming a webtoon artist. However, his unexciting webtoons are ignored by readers and even his wife. Depressed and angry at himself, Jun suddenly draws a webtoon of his past as a secret agent.

You Should Have Left (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersActors, Writers
PlotExperiments
StyleBy books

In an effort to repair their relationship, a couple books a vacation in the countryside for themselves and their daughter. What starts as a perfect retreat begins to fall apart as one loses their grip on reality, and a sinister force tries to tear them apart.

Chemical Hearts (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Writers
PlotRelationship, Love, Love at first sight, First love, Depression
PlaceSchool
TimeHalloween
StyleTouching, To cry

When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.

Hooking Up (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersWriters
PlotCancer

Bailey and Darla embark upon a misguided and mutually deceitful form of therapy, one in which they must drive across the country re-enacting Darla's colorful history as a sex addict. As their true motivations for the road trip come to light, the unlikely pair force one another to confront their issues, discovering that there might actually be more to love than just sex.

This is Edik (2020)
CharactersWriters
PlotArt
PlaceRussia

He gave us an unforgettable and unique childhood. What was the great Russian storyteller really like? A documentary film about Eduard Uspensky.

Black Bear (2020)
CharactersBears, Writers
PlotJealousy, Justice, Fear
PlaceForest
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously intertwined their lives will soon become.

A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2020)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Serial killers, Criminals, Celebrities, Writers
PlotDrug addict, Travel, Fight
PlaceBeach, Forest

Louise Farnt is obsessed with the world of self-help. And when she meets the not necessarily sane guru wannabe Val Stone, a murderous spree begins.

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Let Them All Talk (2020)
CharactersWriters, Nephews
PlotJustice, Obsession, Pursuit, Conspiracies
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.

Random Acts of Violence (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Travel
PlaceSmall cities

A pair of comic book writers begin to notice scary similarities between the character they created and horrific real-life events.

Blithe Spirit (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersWriters
PlotSupernatural, Love, Ghosts, Love triangle, Life after death
StyleLight, Fascinating, Cute, Romantic

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Scare Me (2020)
CharactersWriters
PlotSupernatural, Power
StyleDisturbing

During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller.

Summerland (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters
PlotLove
TimeWorld War II

A woman during the Second World War opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him.

The Beach Bum (2019)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersWriters, Cats, Poets, Musicians, Sharks, Geniuses, Snake, Pilots
PlotDancing, Money, Basketball
PlaceParty, Aircraft
StyleLight, For men

An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.

I Hate Kids (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersWriters, Family
StyleTouching, Exciting

Nick Pearson is a life-long bachelor who is finally settling down. On the brink of his wedding he is surprised to find he has a 13 year old son who has come to find his him through the help of a psychic. The problem is Nick can't stand kids and would happily send the boy back to live with his biological mother, except that no one has any clue who that might be. Having nowhere to turn Nick must hit the road with the boy and the neurotic, inept psychic to track down dozens of his disgraced ex-flings to whom he must ask the awkward question - with very mixed results.

Cyrano, My Love (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersLosers, Writers, Poets
PlotRelationship, Love, On real events
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Tolkien (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotAdventure, War, Love, Dancing, On real events

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

Love at Second Sight (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:52
CharactersWriters, Teachers
PlotLove, Snow
PlaceFrance, Trains, Beach
TimeNight

A man tries that his wife fall in love with him again, after to wake up in an alternate reality where she never knew him.

Sorokin Trip (2019)
Mark
CountryRussia
Duration01:57
CharactersWriters

Documentary about Vladimir Sorokin, one of the most prominent Russian writers.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Sisters, Photographers, Artists, Old man, Cooks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Money, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceChina, Japan, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Little Women (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSisters, Poor, Writers
PlotDancing, Money
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Hustlers (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGirlfriends, Single mothers, Writers
PlotRevenge, Shopping, Money, Dancing, Seduction, On real events
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating

A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Late Night (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Writers
PlotRivalry
PlaceUSA, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersArtists, Gay, Cats, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Damn things, Supernatural, Death, Computers, Love triangle
PlaceLos Angeles

Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Elephant (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersWriters
PlotDepression
PlaceRussia

In the center of the plot children's writer Valentin Shubin, accustomed to live in seclusion. His books about the elephant Mishka, written in his youth, enjoyed great success both at home and abroad. A series of random events causes a new surge of interest in the personality and creativity of the writer-introvert. Adults and young readers waiting for new books, but Shubin them does not want to write.

J.T. LeRoy (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersWriters
PlotDeath
StyleInteresting

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Burning (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersRich, Writers, Cats, Lawyers
PlotMystery, Love triangle, Pursuit, Dancing, Hunger, Snow
StyleBy books, Action, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

Ghostland (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:23
CharactersWriters, Maniacs, Captives, Sisters, Serial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Survival
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing, Action, Heavy, Exciting

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Eva (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:11
CharactersWriters
PlotSeduction, Money, Fate, Loneliness, Cars

A playwright encounters a mysterious woman when he takes shelter in a chalet during a violent snowstorm.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotDancing, Love, Hunger
PlaceEngland, London, Islands, Beach
StyleNetflix, Touching, Soulful, Worth watching

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Dovlatov (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Poland, Serbia
Duration01:29
CharactersWriters, Artists
PlotArt
PlaceSt. Petersburg, Russia

Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends get crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryTurkey, Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Teachers
PlotMoney, Snow, Fate
PlaceTurkey

Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Becoming Astrid (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotArt, Everyday life, Dancing, Snow, Religious, Seduction
PlaceTrains, Hotels
StyleFor girls, Touching, Fascinating, Makes me think

When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersScammers, Writers, Cats, Lesbians, Gay, Bartenders, Singers, Criminals, FBI
PlotMoney, Snow, Cheating, On real events
PlaceParty

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Colette (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Strong women, Photographers, Insects
PlotMoney, Divorce, Dancing, On real events
PlaceTrains, Party, France
StyleFor girls, Womens in main roles, Inspirational, Fascinating

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHired assassins, Writers

William has failed to kill himself so many times that he outsources his suicide to aging assassin Leslie. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back), William suddenly discovers reasons to live... However Leslie is under pressure from his boss to make sure the contract is completed.

The Happy Prince (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersGay, Writers, Poets
PlotLove, Death
Time19th century

In 1895, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was the most famous writer in London, and Bosie Douglas, son of the notorious Marquess of Queensberry, was his lover. Accused and convicted of gross indecency, he was imprisoned for two years and subjected to hard labor. Once free, he abandons England to live in France, where he will spend his last years, haunted by memories of the past, poverty and immense sadness.

Summer Of Sea Buckthorn (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters
PlotDreams, Everyday life

The film is about the life and death of the outstanding playwright Alexander Vampilov. Life and death, which reflected the era. The two most important meanings are connected in this story. The fate of a simple provincial man who chooses the path of the artist and the love of their native places.

Sorry Angel (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:30
CharactersGay, Terminally ill, Writers

Jacques is a writer living in Paris. He hasn't turned 40 but already mistrusts that the best in life is yet to come. Arthur is a student living in Brittany. He reads and smiles a lot and refuses to think that everything in life might not be possible. Jacques and Arthur will like each other. Just like in a lovely dream. Just like in a sad story.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Writers
PlotDivorce, Investigation
StyleDisturbing

England, December 1926. Although her personal life is in tatters, the famous writer Agatha Christie decides to leave everything behind to help unravel an unsolved murder committed on a train six years ago, unable to imagine the disproportionate consequences that such a selfless act will cause.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Writers, Mothers, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Mystery, Creation
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.

The Predator (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
TimeNight
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Dark Crimes (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland, USA
CharactersWriters
PlotRivalry, Death
StyleDepressive, Fascinating

Tadek, a Polish detective, becomes suspicious of a controversial author when the incidents described in his unpublished novel resemble the inner workings of an unsolved murder.

Don't Listen (2020)
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Family, Demons, Writers
PlotGhosts, Moving, Supernatural, Investigation, Fear
PlaceMansions
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

Untogether (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersCats, Musicians, Writers

Once considered a teen prodigy, a recovering addict sobers up and tries to get her writing career back on track. She begins a relationship with a rising author known for his wartime memoirs.

Martin Eden (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, Germany
CharactersWriters
PlaceSea

The tale of an individualist proletarian in a time marked by the rise of mass political movements. In early 20th-century Italy, illiterate sailor Martin Eden seeks fame as a writer while torn between the love of a bourgeois girl and allegiance to his social class.

The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlaceTrains, Hotels

In a bizarre Breton library that collects rejected, never published manuscripts, a young editor discovers a novel that she considers a masterpiece. It was written by a certain Henri Pick, a cook who died two years earlier and who, according to his widow, had never read a book in his life or written anything but a shopping list... Did he have a secret life? When the book becomes a huge best-seller, Jean- Michel Rouche, a skeptical and stubborn literary critic, teams up with Joséphine, Pick’s daughter, to unravel the mystery.

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