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, sexy, serious, interesting, visually appealing and clever films and TV shows about / with writer's life, writers, artists and showbiz, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, adaptation, destiny, catastrophe and nudity (full frontal - brief) 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), Stuck in Love (2012), Midnight in Paris (2011), American Splendor (2003), Quills (2000), Castle (2009), The Words (2012), The Hours (2002), Becoming Jane (2007), Kill Your Darlings (2013).

List of writer's life movies

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, witty, cynical, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, dark humor, lifestyle, writers, sexual activity, family life, strong sexual content, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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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, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: writer's life, coming of age, teenage love, casual sex, relationships, family, love, family relations, youth, teenager, writers, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, 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: feel good, surreal, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, writers, painter, writer's life, nostalgia, magic realism, fall in love, life philosophy, french, art history ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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, cynical ...
Plot: writer's life, depression, loneliness, artist, antisocial behavior, writers, art, character study, loser, superhero, rising to stardom, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
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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, sexual, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, perversion, priest, rape, sadism, eccentricity, complex characters, french revolution, sex, hospital, emperor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: writers, investigation, partners, romancing partners, female detective, police detective, police investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: suspense, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, aspiring writer, literature, guilt, romance, white male black female relationship, love, love story, survival, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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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, touching, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, mental illness, lesbian, writers, bipolar disorder, aids, writer's life, literature, suicidal, housewife, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, london ...
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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, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: writer's life, love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, prejudice, family, romance, writers, beautiful scenery, women, social differences, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 50s, future ...
Place: england, ireland, london, 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, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, friendship, youth, sexual tension, obsession, friends, mental illness, coming of age, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, year 1944, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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: romantic, sexy, funny, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, writer's life, shakespeare, theater, writers, romance, love, love story, gender disguise, lovers, verbal byplay ...
Time: 16th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, inspirational, clever, sad ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, writers, single parent, writer's life, death, family relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, funeral, actor, coming of age ...
Time: edwardian era, future, 50s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, writer's life, paranoia, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, gay teenager, melancholy, older man younger man relationship, writer's life, romance, sodomy, mentor, poetry, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, paris france, africa, france, london ...
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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, atmospheric, suspense, serious, tricky ...
Plot: writers, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, betrayal, mystery, cia, writer's life, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
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The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, murder mystery, murder investigation, riddles and clues, police investigation, who done it, writer's life, unconventional method, murder, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, paris france
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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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: writer's block, publisher, writer's life, fall in love, workplace romance, power relations, romance, overnight success, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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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: melancholic, touching, emotional, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writer's life, writers, love, life & death, character study, terminal illness, loneliness, understanding, senior citizen, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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, feminist film ...
Plot: charles dickens, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, writer's life, marital discord, celebrity, secret, scandal, father son relationship, actress, forbidden love, introspection ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: sexy, twists and turns, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: swimming, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, self discovery, writer's life, midlife crisis, solitude, crimes, writers, strong sexual content, bdsm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, cote d'azur, europe, south of 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, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, mentor, basketball, prejudice, literature, friendship, teacher, coming of age, writer's life, prodigy, writers, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, scotland, usa ...
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My Salinger Year (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: writer's life, literary agent, aspiring writer, female writer, writers, career, lifestyle, relationship vs career, grownups, life philosophy, new yorker, life ...
Time: year 1995, 90s, year 1963, year 1988, year 1965 ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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When the Weather Is Fine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After a series of unfortunate events, Mok Hae-won quits her job in Seoul and goes back to Bookhyun Village, in Gangwon Province, where she briefly lived when she was in high school. There, she meets again her former classmate and neighbor, Im ...
Style: dorama, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, first love, bookstore, winter, village, province, poetry, aunt niece relationship, love and romance, bullying, small town life, mother daughter relationship ...
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, writer's life, love and romance, love, lgbt, american abroad, couples, couple relations, love triangle, lgbtq, poet ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
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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: tense, stylized, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, paranormal activity, custody, murder, writer's life, drowning, mystery, haunted by the past, writers, novelist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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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, sweet, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, snobbism, painting, artist, friendship, rabbit, family relations, first love, lifestyle, forbidden love, success ...
Time: 18th century, 1910s, 19th century, edwardian era, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: 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: psychological, surreal, philosophical, twists and turns, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, theater, schizophrenic, obsession, writer's life, magic realism, mental illness, writers, actor, director, self fulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cheating wife, infidelity, older woman younger man sex, writer's life, dysfunctional family, masturbation, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, secrets, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: touching, emotional, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, writer's life, romance, melancholy, haunted by the past, coincidence, old friend, memory, destiny, road not taken, introspection, writers ...
Time: future, 60s, 2040s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
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