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, clever, semi serious, witty, humorous and talky films and TV shows about / with writer's life, artists and showbiz, writers, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, adaptation, dialogue, destiny and lifestyle plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance 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: Castle (2009), Becoming Jane (2007), Californication (2007), Finding Neverland (2004), Kill Your Darlings (2013), The Raven (2012), The Hours (2002), Midnight in Paris (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Words (2012).

List of writer's life movies

 8.2
 132K
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, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 54K
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: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, romance, poverty, love and romance, social differences, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 8.3
 162K
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, witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, lifestyle, addiction, family life, drugs/alcohol, sexual activity, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, 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, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, parents and children, actor, death, single parent, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, rehearsal, doctor ...
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, serious, captivating, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, murder, writer's life, student life, mental illness, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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 6.4
 79K
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, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, track down, writer's life, deadly, crimes, murder, poet, murder mystery, buried alive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
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 7.6
 116K
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, intellectual, captivating, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, letter, human nature, introspection, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, new york, usa, los angeles ...
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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: stylized, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, midnight, past, love and romance, painting, encounter, vacation, french, bohemian life, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, montmartre paris
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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, serious, factual, emotional ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, childhood, parents and children, hollywood, showbiz, haunted by the past, family relations, disney, rehearsal, celebrity, show business ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1961
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
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 7.1
 70K
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, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, guilt, ambition, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, encounter, career, fame, tragic event, desire for fame, life turned upside down, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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 7.3
 78K
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, love, family life, family, unhappiness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
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 6.9
 49K
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hollywood, small town, amnesia, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, americana, starting over ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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: sincere, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, writer's life, friendship, research, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, journalism, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
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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: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, life is a bitch, social misfits, family relations, estrangement, poet, family problems, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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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, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, writer's life, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, americana, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 5.9
 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: clever, witty, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, estate, social differences, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, love, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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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, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, depression, artist, writer's life, rising to stardom, antisocial behavior, self discovery, new job, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, semi serious ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, actress, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 164K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: talky, witty, sincere, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, artists and showbiz, odd, family relations, twins, uptight character, loneliness, swamp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
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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: cross dressing, shakespeare, forbidden love, theater, writer's life, hidden identity, lovers, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, love and romance, theatre play, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, lesbian, life & death, character study, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, redemption, vacation, alcohol abuse, single parent, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
Genre: Comedy, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, showbiz, dishonesty, filmmaking, love and romance, celebrity culture, friendship, couples, intrigue, artists and showbiz, golden years, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, india, rome italy
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 7.0
 95K
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, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, self fulfillment, supportive spouse, couple relations, life changing experience, writer's life, chef, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 21st century, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: france, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.8
 2K
Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: introspection, writer's life, solitude, mentally unstable, lifestyle, addiction, social relations, solitary, friendship, friendship between men, life is a bitch, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california
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Shortcut to Happiness (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: deal with the devil, moral dilemma, hopes, love and romance, writer's life, wish come true, introspection, lifestyle, desire for fame, imaginary, artists and showbiz, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, sentimental, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, love and romance, everyday life, city life, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.9
 30K
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, actor's life, tv show, womanizer, writer's life, couple relations, producer, sitcom, sexual attraction, culture clash, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Witches of Oz (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: The Witches of Oz follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, entertaining, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, danger, master villain, writer's life, wizard of oz, rivalry, childhood flashback, imaginary, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas
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