Writer's life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant writer's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, talky, touching and interesting films and TV shows about / with writer's life, writers, artists and showbiz, death, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, adaptation, drinking and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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writer's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's life: Californication (2007), Midnight in Paris (2011), Stuck in Love (2012), Castle (2009), American Splendor (2003), Becoming Jane (2007), The Words (2012), Finding Neverland (2004), Kill Your Darlings (2013), The Ghost Writer (2010).

List of writer's life movies

 8.3
 170K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, dark humor, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, writer's life, lust, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, lifestyle, writers, sexual activity, addiction, family problems, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Style: stylized, witty, feel good, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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 7.2
 82K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, teenage love, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, relationships, love, family life, family, unhappiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
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 8.1
 138K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, police detective, romancing partners, investigation, partners, female detective, writers, murder, law enforcement, unlikely partners, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, self discovery, rising to stardom, lifestyle, social misfits, ambition, new job, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
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 7.0
 57K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love, romance, family relations, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 7.0
 74K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, guilt, ambition, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, fame, lovers, encounter, life turned upside down, tragic event, career, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, student life, sexual tension, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, state affairs, writer's life, political conspiracy, suspicion, war crime, cia, uncover truth, secret, assistant, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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 6.4
 82K
The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, deadly, who done it, riddles and clues, writer's life, murder mystery, poet, murder, track down, unconventional method ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
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 7.5
 122K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "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 ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, suicidal, lesbianism, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, los angeles, new york, usa, europe ...
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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. Although ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, writer's life, love and romance, love triangle, love, american abroad, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, jealous spouse, brazilian ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
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 5.8
 8K
Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, curse, murder, drowning, haunted house, writer's life, mystery, custody, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 6.9
 28K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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A Perfect Man (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, desire for fame, writer's life, hidden identity, ambition, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail, hallucination, dishonesty, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: writer's life, literature, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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 7.3
 51K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, murder, priest, hypocrisy, emperor, rape, french revolution, sadism, crimes, mental institution, eccentricity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 6.9
 52K
The Majestic (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hollywood, small town, amnesia, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, starting over, americana ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: california, usa
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 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, journalism, gossip and rumors, fame, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.4
 16K
Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, life is a bitch, social misfits, estrangement, family relations, family problems, poet, parents and children, down on your luck, misfit, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, poet, writer's block ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, minneapolis minnesota, illinois, minnesota
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, writers, art, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
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 6.5
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, writer's life, family in crisis, teachers and students, teenage life, innocence lost, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, americana, village life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.7
 42K
Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, diary, swimming, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, lifestyle, follow your dream, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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 5.8
 5K
Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, writer's life, estate, rise to the top, ambition, social differences, couple relations, unfulfillment, love, society, rise and fall ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
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