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, witty, semi serious, talky, clever and melancholic films and TV shows about / with writer's life, storytelling, dialogue, writers, mentor, life philosophy, artists and showbiz, destiny, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
writer's life
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writer's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's life: Castle (2009), Finding Neverland (2004), Californication (2007), Sex and the City (1998), Becoming Jane (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Muse (1999), Episodes (2011), Kill Your Darlings (2013).

List of writer's life movies

 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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, writer's life, partners, murder investigation, crimes, resourceful, riddles and clues, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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: writer's life, friendship, parents and children, actor, human nature, single parent, widow, artists and showbiz, death, funeral, friends, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 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, cynical ...
Plot: womanizer, lust, sexual relations, writer's life, strong sexual content, addiction, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, family life, sexual activity, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, 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, witty, stylized, sentimental, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, looking for love, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, love and romance, casual sex, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
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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, judge, letter, unfulfilled love, irish, romance, pianist, poverty, family, social differences, new love, empowerment ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
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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: obsession, writer's life, depression, actor, theater, director, self fulfillment, fantasy world, schizophrenic, therapist, alienation, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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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: cross dressing, shakespeare, theater, 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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 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, captivating ...
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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 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: witty, realistic, 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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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, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, bohemian life, columbia university, gays and lesbians, student life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: usa, campus, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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: writer's life, haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, twins, sibling relationship, flashback, storytelling, aging, 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, self fulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, life changing experience, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship, mentor ...
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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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, midnight, past, painter, back in time, romance, doubts and hesitations, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
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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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, adventure, master villain, escapades, wizard of oz, writer's life, danger, rivalry, childhood flashback, family, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, female detective, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, princess, island, goofy hero, fish out of water, royal court, getting home, imaginary kingdom, forbidden love, escapades, disorder, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: dungeon
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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, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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, serious, clever, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, drowning, writer's life, mental illness, housewife, suicidal, mentally unstable, literature, party, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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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: murder, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, crime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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 7.8
 157K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, kidnapping, torture, escape attempt, rage, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, 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, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, coming of age, love, love and romance, youth, family relations, teenage life, family, casual sex, first love, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: How did Sarah and Victor get along for more than 45 years? Who was this enigmatic woman living in the shadow of her husband? Love, ambition, betrayals and secrets feed the story of this extraordinary couple, as they experience both the large and ...
Style: realistic, witty, tragicomedy, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: up and down relationship, life philosophy, opposites attract, love, fall in love, family life, writer's life, supportive spouse, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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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, literature, writer's life, novelist, human nature, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity, self sacrifice ...
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, semi serious, touching, 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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 6.5
 15K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, genius, writers, book, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: lesbian, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, gay, brazilian, artists and showbiz, couples, lesbian couple, foe turned friend, jealous spouse, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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: aging, nun, artist, party, journalist, high society, art, writer's life, flamingo, giraffe, 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: obsession, murder, friendship, writer's life, 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, captivating ...
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, year 1964, 1960s, year 1961
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
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