Movies about writers

Movies about writers
List of the best movies about writers selected by visitors to our site: Hemingway & Gellhorn, Genius, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Henry & June, The Garden of Eden, Capote, Rebel in the Rye, Infamous, Quiet Days in Clichy, Miss Potter.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.

Genius (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:05

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Henry & June (1990)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:16

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.

The Garden of Eden (2008)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain

A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

Capote (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

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.

Infamous (2006)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration01:56

Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.

Miss Potter (2006)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

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Kafka (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.

Finding Forrester (2000)
Duration02:11

Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

Finding Neverland (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37

Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”

Julia (1977)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Nora (2000)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany
Duration01:46

In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job with Berlitz. Over time, Nora pulls him through phobias, tolerates his drinking, takes in his brother Stan, and bests Joyce at 'the writin' game' to bring him back to Italy from Dublin where he's gone to open a cinema. But his sexual jealousy threatens the relationship and sends her back to Galway with the children. Is there any way to tame Jim's green-eyed monster? And, will the lad ever get his stories published?

Colette (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37

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.

Daphne (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Daphne is a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, she is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life.

Total Eclipse (1995)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Belgium
Duration01:51

Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

The Last Station (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Russia
Duration01:53

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her husband's loyal disciple, whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people.

His Wife's Diary (2000)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:00

A tragic story of love and loneliness - this is the unknown life of the great Russian writer Ivan Bunin. The confused love story that involved Bunin, his wife Vera, the young poet Galina Plotnikova, opera singer Marga Kovtun and literary man Leonid Gurov. A work of great honesty and piercing psychology.

Becoming Astrid (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58

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.

Agatha (1978)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

England, 1926. An American journalist looks for mystery writer Agatha Christie when she suddenly disappears without explanation, leaving no trace.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

The Wife (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
Duration01:40

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Iris (2001)
Duration01:31

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:01

A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

The Admirer (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:42

A story based on love between Anton Chekhov and a young writer Lidiya Avilova.

Envelope (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:17

Evgeniy's hobby is to send fake letters to real countries. He has collected a letter from every country except New Zealand, and he sends a letter there. Things turn worst when he actually receives a letter from someone there.

Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:06

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.




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