Movies about writers

Movies about writers
List of the best movies about writers selected by visitors to our site: Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Genius, Limitless, Hunger, The Rum Diary, Capote, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Shakespeare in Love, Mirror Mirror, Saving Mr. Banks.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleFascinating, Smart, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Weapon, Art, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, By books, Touching, Intellectual, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden
CharactersWriters
PlotHunger
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Touching

In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00
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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersKillers, Writers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlacePrison, Court
StyleFascinating, Intellectual

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Divorce
StyleRomantic

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

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Psychiatrists, Actors
PlotJealousy, Cheating
PlaceEngland
Time16th century

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersCinderella, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Magic

After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends, Partners, Celebrities, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Poor, Artists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Snow, Fog, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Cemetery, Turkey, New York
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Poland, Serbia
Duration01:29
CharactersArtists, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Art, Political, Freedom
PlaceRussia, USSR, St. Petersburg
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
CharactersWriters
PlotPassion, Love triangle
StyleRomantic

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Duration01:50
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Writers, Terminally ill, Poets
PlotMental disorders, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Intellectual

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotFriendship, Death, Funeral
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Touching, Heartbreaking

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.”

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotTravel, Friendship, Depression, Vacation, Cheating
PlaceCalifornia
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Blonde girls, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Religious, Art, Snow
PlaceSpace, Trains, Hotels, Sweden
TimeFuture
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGeniuses, Jews, Writers, Inventors, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Obsession, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels
TimeWorld War II, Summer
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration01:56
PlotTravel, Passion
PlaceParis
StyleBy books, Atmospheric

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Passion, Love triangle, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceParis
StyleAtmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlotBasketball, Friendship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:47
CharactersBears, Writers, Photographers, Insects
PlotDancing, Money, Jealousy, Birthday, Snow
PlaceTrains, England, Moon
StyleMakes me think

The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:38
CharactersJournalists, Womanizers, Poor
PlotJealousy
PlaceFrance
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Explicit scenes, Serious

Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersWriters
PlotGhosts, Fear
StyleNumbers in the title, Disturbing

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersWriters, Businessmen
PlotSuccess

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersStrong women, Writers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Hunger, Flowers
PlaceIslands, England, Beach, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Touching, 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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersWriters, Singers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Friendship
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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





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