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, talky, clever, melancholic, touching and serious films and TV shows about / with writer's life, writers, storytelling, artists and showbiz, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, life philosophy and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's life: Californication (2007), Castle (2009), Sex and the City (1998), Finding Neverland (2004), Becoming Jane (2007), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Midnight in Paris (2011), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Hours (2002), The Muse (1999).
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Biography, Drama, Family
USA, UK
106 min.
 7.7
Sex and the City (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
30 min.
 7.1
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Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)
Comedy, Romance
France, Belgium
120 min.
 7.3
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Biography, Drama
UK
107 min.
 7.1

List of writer's life movies

 8.3
 160K
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, humorous, witty, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, family problems, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 8.2
 130K
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sexual, erotic, witty, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, casual sex, looking for love, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
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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: touching, sentimental, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, parents and children, actor, human nature, artists and showbiz, friends, family problems, family relations, single parent, widow, death ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.1
 53K
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, judge, letter, irish, romance, pianist, poverty, family, social differences, creativity, new love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, murder, university, bohemian life, gays and lesbians, student life, gender ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: campus, new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 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: witty, talky, clever, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, back in time, doubts and hesitations, magical, midnight, past, painter, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, theater, cross dressing, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, forbidden love, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 113K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, clever, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, depression, suicide, writer's life, drowning, housewife, suicidal, mentally unstable, mental illness, literature, party, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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 5.6
 10K
The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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 7.9
 29K
Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, writer's life, tv show, actor's life, sitcom, culture clash, womanizer, couple relations, producer, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Margaret Lea, a young biographer, attempts to interview writer Vida Winter, whose health is deteriorating. Vida has previously denied access to the secrets of her life and childhood home. Vida tells her story to Margaret, helping Margaret to ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, gothic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, writer's life, family relations, mystery, aging, twins, sibling relationship, storytelling, flashback, teenage life, coming of age, elderly ...
Place: england
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 7.0
 92K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, supportive spouse, obsession, self fulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, life changing experience, chef, blogger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: france, europe, new york, usa, paris france ...
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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, writer's life, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 77K
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, first love, dating, middle aged, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, female detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: offbeat, clever, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, literature, shooting, novelist, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, clever
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, small town, fish out of water, writer's life, dating, village life, social relations, village, hopes, misfit, looking for love, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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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: surreal, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nun, aging, high society, artist, party, journalist, writer's life, art, giraffe, flamingo, church, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 7.1
 15K
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: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, obsession, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
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, semi serious, realistic, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, rehearsal, showbiz, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, parents and children, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1961
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
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 6.7
 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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations, high school ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 15K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: homeless, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, down on your luck, estrangement, urban, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.1
 68K
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: writer's life, writers, aspiring writer, moral dilemma, urban, ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations, cons and scams, haunted by the past, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, paris france
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, university, depression, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 7.2
 17K
Shadow (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, writer's life, murder, chase, gory, mystery, axe, mysterious character, obsession, crime, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, rhode island
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 7.2
 1K
Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: writer's life, tragic hero, war, controversy, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war, holocaust ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, romance, vampire, fall in love, unlikely couple, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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