Writers movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant writers movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, visually appealing, interesting, clever, realistic and cerebral films and TV shows about / with writers, storytelling, writer's life, mentor, dialogue, life philosophy, drinking, drinking alcohol, obsession and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as writers: Castle (2009), Genius (2016), As Good as It Gets (1997), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Little Women (2019), The Help (2011), Capote (2005), Californication (2007), The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017), Midnight in Paris (2011).

List of writers movies

 8.1
 143K
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, riddles and clues, female detective, romancing partners, murder, police investigation, investigation, homicide detective, writers, partners, law enforcement, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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 6.6
 18K
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, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, genius, eccentricity, creativity, book editor, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, writers, unlikely friendships, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, looking for love, age difference, artist, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological thriller, neo noir, psychological, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: revenge, ex husband ex wife relationship, rape and murder, writers, symbolism, loss of family, rape, murder of family, novelist, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past, vigilantism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, texas
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 7.8
 157K
Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, sister sister relationship, women's rights, sister, sibling relationship, friendship, love, generosity, romance, jealousy, rivalry, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, paris france, massachusetts, usa
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 8.0
 435K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, storytelling, racial issues, interracial relations, social relations, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
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 7.3
 127K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york, new orleans, brooklyn new york city ...
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 8.3
 173K
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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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.
Style: meditative, captivating, lyrical, melancholic, non-linear
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, disappearance, investigator, search, novel, girlfriend, best friends, abusive parent, book burning, hallucinations, hallucination, publisher ...
Time: contemporary
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, romantic
Plot: reading a book, nazi occupation, female writer, letter, world war two, german occupation, fiance fiancee relationship, writers, friendship, love, strong female character, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946, post world war two
Place: london
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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, french, painter, 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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 7.5
 127K
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, writer's life, suicidal, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, contemporary, 20s ...
Place: england, new york, los angeles, london, usa ...
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 7.7
 182K
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: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, weirdo, mentally unstable, filmmaking, lookalikes, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
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 6.1
 40K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, hitchhiker, post war, marijuana, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, americana, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two, year 1950 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, north carolina, mexico city ...
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 7.4
 31K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, teen angst, privacy invasion, writers, student, school, teacher student relationship, stalking, manipulation, high school life, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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 7.9
 146K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, philosophical, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, introspection, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
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Black Butterfly (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paul is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.
Style: suspense, exciting, melancholic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drifter, writers, isolation, murder, dating show, dangerous friend, fear, recluse, renovation, confined, abduction, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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 6.8
 259K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, haunted house, isolation, survival, fear, insanity, paranoia, trapped, supernatural, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 536K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, cerebral, philosophical ...
Plot: intelligence, ambition, superhuman powers, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, life changing experience, overnight success, greed, drug abuse, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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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 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, emotional, psychological, contemplative, 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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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, friend, isolation ...
Time: year 1946, 20th century, year 2010, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new york ...
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 5.6
 13K
Alex & Emma (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gambling, unlikely couple, writers, love triangle, romance, disappearance, casino, lie, workplace romance, love affair, love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: boston, philadelphia, switzerland, massachusetts
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 7.3
 62K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, professor, writers, adultery, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
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Ascendance of a Bookworm (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian as she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, light, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, magic, body swapping, fictional country, librarian, writers, adventure, society, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, friendship, fantasy world ...
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 7.5
 182K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, wine, friendship, golf, writers, midlife crisis, vacation, on the road, depression, fall in love, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
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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, family relations, filmmaking, disney, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964, year 1961 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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 6.6
 110K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, trapped, masked killer, deafness, murder, murderer, brutality, violence, deaf mute ...
Place: california
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 5.9
 647
Fixing Pete (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Award-winning sports columnist Pete is quite pleased with his slightly sleazy frat boy image and frolicking life style. Alas, the owner forces him to allow ambitious TV fashionista Ashley, who is used to perfectly-groomed fiancé Christopher, to ...
Plot: writers, magazine, arrogance, teacher student relationship, sexist, journalist, student, fall in love, teacher, makeover, brunette, date ...
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