Movies about writers

List of the best movies about writers selected by visitors to our site: Shirley, Hooking Up, Hawaii, His Daughter, Hot in Cleveland, The Trip to Spain, Colette, Summer Villa, Midnight in Paris, The Letter.

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Shirley (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CharactersWriters, Neighbors, Artists
StyleFancy, By books, Womens in main roles

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

Hooking Up (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotTravel, Road adventures, Cancer, Seduction
StyleWomens in main roles

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.

Hawaii (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGay, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotPassion, Friendship
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

Eugenio offers his childhood friend Martin a work for the summer. With a game of power and desire a relationship starts to grow that goes beyond their friendship.

His Daughter (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
PlotOn real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

biography movie

Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotTime travel, Relationship, Friendship, Success, Divorce
PlaceAircraft, USA, Los Angeles

Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."

The Trip to Spain (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship
StyleLight, Touching

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip along the coast of Spain.

Colette (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

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.

Summer Villa (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersCooks, Writers
PlotLove, Vacation
PlaceFrance, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Atmospheric

Although a successful romance novelist, Terry Russell hasn't had luck in her own love life. After a disastrous first date with cocky, hot-shot New York chef Matthew Everston, she retreats to her friend's French villa for the summer to finish her latest novel, with her reluctant teenage daughter in tow.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

The Letter (2012)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrethriller, drama
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Writers, Cats
PlotLove, On real events, Love triangle, Depression, Political
PlaceTrains, Psychiatric hospitals, New York
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1951, New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Mary is jealous, but unconventional Lota is determined to have both women at all costs. This eternal triangle plays out against the backdrop of the military coup of 1964. Bishop’s moving poems are at the core of a film which lushly illustrates a crucial phase in the life of this influential Pulitzer prize-winning poet.

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

The Happy Prince (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
CharactersGay, Writers, Poets, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Death
PlaceParis, London
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

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.

Special Correspondents (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Writers, Reporters
PlotWeapon, Cancer, Chase, Internet, Technology
PlaceJungle, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Light, Smart

A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Happy Christmas (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Family, Writers, Alcoholics, Friends
PlaceParty, USA
TimeNew Year

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.

Band Aid (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Friends
PlotMusic, Loneliness, Fear
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Widows
PlaceParis, France
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Soulful, Serious

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.

Black Bear (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersBears, Writers
PlotJealousy, Justice, Fear
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, 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.

Upstart Crow (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Poets, Writers
Time16th century

Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Rum Diary (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, biography
CharactersGangsters, Writers, Journalists, Friends, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Passion, Money, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Light, By books, Fancy

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.