Screenwriter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant screenwriter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, clever and witty films and TV shows about / with screenwriter, filmmaking, writers, artists and showbiz, film within a film, writing, friendship, hollywood, writer's life and storytelling plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as screenwriter: Youth (2015), Barton Fink (1991), Mank (2020), Seven Psychopaths (2012), The Muse (1999), Evil Eyes (2004), Mistress (1992), The Harvest (1992), Trumbo (2015), One False Step (2000).

List of screenwriter movies

 7.3
 73K
Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: screenwriter, composer, adultery, aging, vacation, life, life & death, old friends, friendship, nude swimming, surrealism, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
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 7.7
 115K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: neo noir, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: neighbor, screenwriter, dark humor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, backstage, stranger, trapped ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
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 6.9
 62K
Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: nostalgic, sentimental, intense, inspirational, emotional
Plot: screenwriter, alcoholic, hollywood, movie business, loneliness, friendship, father son relationship, great depression, movie studio, film history, gossip, wealth ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, year 1933, year 1942, year 1937 ...
Place: los angeles, united states, usa, california, mojave desert
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: neo noir, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, crime, crimes, dog, crime gone awry, weirdo, killings, thief, strong violent content, murder, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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 5.7
 11K
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, inspirational ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writers, family, manipulation, writing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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 3.4
 481
Evil Eyes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A screenwriter is plagued by nightmares as he writes a script about a family that was slaughtered years before. Soon, the grisly murders he's writing about starts to actually happen.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: screenwriter, premonition, profanity, crimes, deadly, serial killer, gory, psychopath, writer's block, pregnancy, forces of nature, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, writing, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, film producer, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 5.4
 602
The Harvest (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: beach, murder, screenwriter, crimes, crime, vengeance, writer's life, danger, black market, serial killer, urban legend, organ harvesting ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.5
 78K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, screenwriter, parent child relationship, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
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One False Step (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A comic feature film about an underachieving writer who sets out to write his masterpiece, but is confounded when one of its characters steps into his real life and introduces him to a life of sin and corruption.
Style: neurotic, suspenseful, touching, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: writer's block, aspiring writer, writers, femme fatale, buddy, film producer, screenwriter, filmmaking, desperation, satire, humiliation, film within a film ...
Place: los angeles
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 4.9
 5K
Slipstream (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: aging, self discovery, filmmaking, escape from reality, imaginary, daydreamer, hopes, imagination, screenwriter, hallucination, film within a film, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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 3.6
 1K
Smash Cut (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Television news celebrity April Carson turns to the services of private investigator Isaac Beaumonde to seek her missing sister, a stripper known as Gigi Spot. Carson assumes a role in a horror movie in the process, eventually learning that the ...
Style: slasher, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: sexy nurse, private detective, filmmaking, psychopath, partners against crime, serial killer, gory, violence spree, crimes, deadly, unfulfillment, movie making ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Truth About Men (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mads moves into a house with his lovely girlfriend Marie when a sudden pang of doubt strikes him. Is this the meaning of life? Has he lived out all his dreams? He drops everything, moves away from his girlfriend and throws himself into a desperate ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual, entertaining ...
Plot: love and romance, introspection, looking for love, lifestyle, screenwriter, age difference, nightlife, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, sex, twentysomething life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
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 6.8
 19K
Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: war propaganda, filmmaking, world war two, screenwriter, friendship, lie, london blitz, journalist, romance, agent, female director, bombing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london, america, britain
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, postmodernism, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulation, under the surface, manipulations, artists and showbiz, eating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 7K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: actor's life, sexual harassment, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, starlet, infatuation, movie star, movie studio, dream girl, jealousy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
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The Women's Club (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Patrick is a struggling screenwriter who takes a second job as a male prostitute. He is supposed to write by day and do right by his lonely clientele at night, but he develops writer's block. When Patrick decides to draw from his amorous ...
Plot: gigolo, screenwriter, dominatrix, male prostitute, writers, prostitute, handcuffed man, tied to a bed
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: sexual, depressing, sincere, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, addiction, loneliness, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
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 7.0
 20K
Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, friendship, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, birthday, model, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, english channel ...
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 4.7
 150
French Exit (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Davis meets Zina in a car wreck. Their immediate attraction for one another is put into jeopardy when they learn each is competing for the same writing job.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: writers, car accident, hollywood, screenwriter, regret, love, female director, locked door, rain, telephone call, sex, bar ...
Place: venice california, venice beach california, new york, london, los angeles
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The Lonely Lady (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Style: rough, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, betrayal, writers, screenwriter, mental illness, filmmaking, couples, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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Playing It Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and ...
Style: witty, humorous, romantic, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, wooing, friendship, writers, screenwriter, dialogue, storytelling, kick-butt women, love, fall in love, obsession, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, high school, murder, gore, filmmaking, screenwriter, gory, supernatural, psychopath, who done it, college ...
Time: 80s
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 7.5
 56K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
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 7.6
 30K
Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, sexism, director, filmmaking, jealousy, car accident, screenwriter, new wave, lifestyle, showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.
Plot: screenwriter, terrorist, girlfriend, explosion, homosexuality, pregnancy, bulimia, lesbian, mother son relationship, pregnancy and birth
Place: california
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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, alcohol abuse, hollywood, midlife crisis, struggling actor, screenwriter, human nature, single parent, love and romance, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
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 6.8
 594
Crime Wave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, writers, screenwriter, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, down on your luck, showbiz, self doubt ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, gardener, family relations, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, disorder, farm, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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