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, touching, visually appealing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with writer's life, writers, artists and showbiz, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, adaptation, death, life philosophy and literature plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's life: Californication (2007), Midnight in Paris (2011), Stuck in Love (2012), Castle (2009), Becoming Jane (2007), American Splendor (2003), The Words (2012), Finding Neverland (2004), Kill Your Darlings (2013), The Hours (2002).

List of writer's life movies

 8.3
 174K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, cynical, witty, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, dark humor, lifestyle, sexual activity, writers, family life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, addiction ...
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: 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: feel good, witty, stylized, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, painter, french, nostalgia, painting, weirdo, writers, fall in love, midnight ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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 7.2
 86K
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: teenage love, writer's life, family relations, youth, 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
 144K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, female detective, riddles and clues, romancing partners, police investigation, investigation, homicide detective, writers, murder, partners, law enforcement, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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 7.0
 60K
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, unfulfilled love, love and romance, love, prejudice, romance, poverty, family relations, social differences, society, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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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: realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere, neurotic ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, self discovery, rising to stardom, social misfits, ambition, lifestyle, new job, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, ohio, new york, cleveland ohio
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 7.0
 76K
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, contemplative, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, 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: touching, sentimental, 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: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, sexual tension, youth, friendship, friends, gay, mental illness, student life, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 7.5
 128K
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, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, housewife, drowning, suicidal, writer's life, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, europe, usa ...
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 7.3
 53K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
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, witty, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, eccentricity, priest, hypocrisy, rape, sadism, period piece, murder, emperor, french revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: writer's block, writer's life, fall in love, publisher, workplace romance, workplace situations, overnight success, romance, power relations, love and romance, workplace, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, serious, atmospheric, tricky, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, political conspiracy, writer's life, state affairs, politics, betrayal, cia, suspicion, writers, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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 6.4
 83K
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, psychotronic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, who done it, riddles and clues, deadly, writer's life, murder mystery, unconventional method, murder investigation, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, paris france
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, love affair, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, couples, romance, charles dickens, secret, scandal ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, american abroad, love triangle, love, couple relations, jealous spouse, couples, artists and showbiz, foe turned friend ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1951 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, new york
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, love and romance, lovers, verbal byplay, hidden identity, unlikely couple, gender, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.8
 9K
Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
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, curse, supernatural, paranormal activity, murder, drowning, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 7.0
 29K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: rabbit, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th 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, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, convict, infidelity, 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, writer's life, writers, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, family relations, disney, disneyland, parents and children, haunted by the past, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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 6.9
 54K
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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 7.1
 17K
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, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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 7.3
 23K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, fall in love, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, age difference, husband wife relationship, estranged father, countryside, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
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 6.4
 17K
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, social misfits, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, poet, family problems, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, 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: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, death, professor, dying, writer's life, publisher, human nature, paranoia, literature, self discovery, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
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, friendship, depression, book, death, fame, poet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, 80s ...
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, new york, minnesota
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Arthur & George (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Arthur & George is a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel about Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle as played by actor Martin Clunes. Set in 1906 in Staffordshire, Hampshire and London the drama follows Sir Arthur and his ...
Style: captivating, clever, enigmatic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, who done it, investigation, private detective, writer's life, mystery, uncover truth, injustice, crimes, writers, servant, priest ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, social relations, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, infidelity, dating, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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