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, realistic, interesting, intellectual and sexy films and TV shows about / with writers, writer's life, storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, mentor, drinking alcohol, literature, friendship and writing plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
writers movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as writers: Castle (2009), Genius (2016), The Words (2012), Capote (2005), As Good as It Gets (1997), Nocturnal Animals (2016), The Hours (2002), Midnight in Paris (2011), In the House (2012), Californication (2007).

List of writers movies

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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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, inspirational, melancholic, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, genius, book editor, life philosophy, obsession, destiny, writer's life, creativity, eccentricity, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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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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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: intellectual, captivating, dark, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, prison, journalism, loneliness, crimes, literature, murder, manipulation, investigation, murderer, friendship, gay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1959, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new orleans, turkey, europe ...
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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: sweet, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: dog, friendship, writers, mental illness, gay, older man younger woman relationship, neighbor, unlikely friendships, age difference, waitress, romance, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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: neo noir, suspense, psychological, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: revenge, rape and murder, ex husband ex wife relationship, writers, husband wife relationship, loss of family, abortion, rape, flashback, infidelity, ex husband, loss of wife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, los angeles, new york
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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: touching, sincere, romantic, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, writers, german occupation, nazi occupation, marriage proposal, letter, nazi, friendship, german soldier, fiance fiancee relationship, female writer, strong female character ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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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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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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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, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, high school, writers, school, literature, student, art, obsession, teacher student relationship, voyeurism, privacy invasion, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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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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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
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, inspirational, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, hopes, racial issues, writers, social relations, racial segregation, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 50s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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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: romantic, melancholic, sentimental, sweet, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: sister sister relationship, writers, sisters, love, female protagonist, generosity, women's rights, american civil war, mother daughter relationship, friendship, coming of age, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: paris france, massachusetts, new york, france, usa
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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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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, investigation, murder, writers, mystery, riddles and clues, elderly, amateur detective, crimes, trap, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, maine, new york
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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: captivating, unusual plot structure, exciting, light
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, librarian, writers, society, magic, adventure, friendship, fictional country, fantasy world, body swapping, sister sister relationship, teenage girl ...
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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: touching, captivating, thought provoking, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, world war two, recluse, name calling, writer's life, obsession, genius, friendship, father son relationship, teenage boy, isolation, spirituality ...
Time: year 2010, 20th century, year 1946, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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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: lyrical, meditative, captivating, melancholic, non-linear ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, disappearance, abusive parent, investigator, best friends, girlfriend, publisher, classmate, arson, hallucination, recovery, fire ...
Time: contemporary
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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, 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, inspirational, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, drugs, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, marijuana, friendship, hitchhiker, adventure, threesome, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1950, year 1951, year 1948 ...
Place: mexico, nebraska, usa, arizona, virginia ...
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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: romantic, feel good, sweet, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writers, unlikely couple, romance, gambling, love, love triangle, workplace romance, casino, disappearance, lie, love affair, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: boston, switzerland, massachusetts, philadelphia
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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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, survival, hotel, insanity, trapped, fear, isolation, evil, paranoia, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, philosophical, twists and turns, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, loneliness, obsession, satire, filmmaking, thief, loser, writer's block, siblings relations, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, new york
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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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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, twists and turns, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, drifter, isolation, dating show, murder, recluse, kidnapping, dangerous friend, serial killer, fear, realtor, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: philosophical, clever, captivating, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, rise to the top, life turned upside down, prodigy, superhuman powers, drug abuse, rags to riches, overnight success, experimental drug, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: captivating, inspirational, intellectual, lyrical, social ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian relationship, female protagonist, novelist, bisexuality, female writer, writers, lesbian, infidelity, lesbian sex, woman, open marriage, nobel prize ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, victorian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, algeria, louisiana, france, marseille
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Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: touching, tricky, enigmatic, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, friendship, superhero, imaginary friend, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, small town, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic ocean, long island
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, sexual, sexy, witty ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, writers, hypocrisy, gay lead character, male nudity, lgbt, homosexual, gay relationship, obsession, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 90s
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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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, surreal, dark, stylized ...
Plot: libertine, writers, infidelity, poet, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional marriage, depression, alcoholic, lust, sexual attraction, male nudity, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, europe
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