Movies about writers

List of the best movies about writers selected by visitors to our site: Ruby Sparks, Rebel in the Rye, Angel, Big Driver, Riding in Cars with Boys, Haunted, The Last Word, Ittefaq, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Love's Complicated.

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Ruby Sparks (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersWriters, Dogs
PlotFulfillment of desires, Supernatural, Success, Loneliness
PlaceParty
StyleTouching, Cute, Fancy, Smart

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Geniuses, Hermits, Jews
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Religious, Success, Loneliness
PlaceHotels
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Angel (2007)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, France
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, Party, Estate
StyleSmart

Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters an aristocratic brother and sister, both of whom have cultural ambitions, and both of whom fall in love with her.

Big Driver (2014)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersManiacs, Writers, Serial killers, Cats
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense

Based on a novella from Stephen King, A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersWriters, Single mothers, Parents
PlotOn real events
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Haunted (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryItaly
CharactersWriters
PlotGhosts

An aspiring writer pays a visit to his sister to look after her house while she is out of town, but what he finds there is more terrifying than any of the stories he writes.

The Last Word (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersBusinessmen, Writers

A retired businesswoman – who tries to control everything around her – decides to write her own obituary. A young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, and the result is a life-altering friendship.

Ittefaq (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters
PlotInvestigation
StyleDisturbing

Police officer Dev investigates a double murder case that has only two witnesses - an acclaimed writer Vikram and a young homemaker Maya, who also happen to be the prime suspects in the case. He finds himself being torn between their own version's of what happened on the fateful night, and takes it upon himself to figure out the real story and capture the real murderer.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Poor
PlotDancing, Snow, Fog, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, New York, Turkey
TimeNew Year

In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the depths of his troubled mind; an old, lonely, embittered man, so vivid, so human, that a whole world grows around him, a story so inspiring that changed the meaning of Christmas forever.

Love's Complicated (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Happiness, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Leah thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. In the class, Leah finds herself locking horns with a handsome, radio talk-show host who thrives on making waves. Through the course, Leah develops new friendships, an inner strength she never knew she had and discovers real love should never mean settling for the easy and predictable.

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:15
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events

Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker.

Salinger (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersWriters, Hermits
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his life and work, his relationships with very young women, his obsessive writing methods, his many literary secrets.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:03
CharactersRich, Writers, Terminally ill
PlotTango, Jealousy, Seduction, Freedom, Music
PlaceParis, France, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

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.

Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceFrance
StyleMakes me think

How did Sarah and Victor get along for more than 45 years? Who was this enigmatic woman living in the shadow of her husband? Love, ambition, betrayals and secrets feed the story of this extraordinary couple, as they experience both the large and small moments of the last century's history.

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.




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