Writer's block movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant writer's block movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, cerebral, interesting, psychological and humorous films and TV shows about / with writer's block, storytelling, dialogue, writing, writers, adaptation, writer's life, mentor, creativity and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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writer's block movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's block: Adaptation. (2002), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Shakespeare in Love (1998), One False Step (2000), Duplex (2003), The Shining (1980), Mother! (2017), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Evil Eyes (2004), Deconstructing Harry (1997).

List of writer's block movies

 7.7
 164K
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: talky, witty, twists and turns, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, writer's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, family relations, odd, twins, loneliness, uptight character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, writer's block, publisher, romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, overnight success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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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: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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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
Plot: writer's block, humiliation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, screenwriter, femme fatale, alter ego, filmmaking, film within a film, car thief, film producer, buddy, deadpan ...
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 5.9
 52K
Duplex (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, neighbor neighbor relationship, couple relations, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, old woman, parrot, farce, falling down stairs ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, danger, hotel, insanity, ghost, evil, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, maze, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 6.6
 151K
Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, macabre, absurd, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, cannibalism, surrealism, uninvited guest, pregnant woman, brutality, death of son, poet, nameless character, vandalism, baby, death ...
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 7.6
 250K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, showbiz, performer's life, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, seduction, bohemian life, french, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
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 3.5
 444
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, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: screenwriter, pregnancy, serial killer, gory, writer's block, slasher, mystery, psychopath, crimes, deadly, forces of nature, movie making ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, writer's block, midlife crisis, insanity, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, heaven and hell, alienation, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 17K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crime, neo-noir, cons and scams, femme fatale, writer's block, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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 7.9
 426
Kaiyoppu (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A amateur writer who seems to have nothing to live for, finds himself as the only hope of three people.
Plot: police station, poem, writer's block, publishing, mobile phone, novelist, book, bomb, malayalam
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 7.0
 142
Linnan juhlat (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 2017 Finland celebrates 100 years of independence. The famous philosopher Bruno is curing his writers' block in Lapland, when he gets an invitation to the President's Grand Ball in Helsinki. The railway systems are frozen and he misses ...
Style: road movie
Plot: lapland, runaway bride, independence day, road trip, philosopher, writer's block, shotgun, class differences, philosophy, car trouble, taxi driver, winter
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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 5.7
 222
Dead by Monday (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dead by Monday is a darkly comic tale of love and death... but not necessarily in that order. Julie is a sweet, vulnerable young woman who lacks confidence and is obsessed with the memory of her dead husband whom she idealizes. Alex is an angry ...
Style: road movie
Plot: suicide pact, niagara falls, suicide attempt, writer's block, panties
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 5.4
 787
Trauma (1976)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A paranoid writer is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary and then his troubles really begin.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: psychopath, ghost, country house, sadism, lesbian sex, violence, rape, murder, revenge, secretary, danger, knife murder ...
Time: 70s
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Based on a True Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, meditative, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, obsessed fan, mysterious character, friendship between women, loneliness, novelist, female friendship, deception, poisoning, based on a novel, book signing ...
Place: paris france
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 7.2
 90K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, dream, novelist, romance, wish come true, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.1
 488
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, writer's life, artists and showbiz, partners, disorder, down on your luck, showbiz, writer's block, neighbor ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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 6.1
 4K
Skin Deep (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hard-drinking novelist Zach Hutton spirals out of control after his wife and mistress both leave him. Alone and crippled by a bad case of writer's block, Zach slips in and out of casual relationships and one-night stands, while his drinking ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: condom, divorce, alcohol, womanizer, bar, self discovery, farce, couple relations, romance, extramarital affair, midlife crisis, obsession ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 68K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, serious, fairy tale, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, family, imaginary, parents and children, book, disappearance, young heroes, eavesdropping, heroes, kidnapping, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, romance, vampire, fall in love, unlikely couple, showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france, england
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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: clever, offbeat, 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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 6.6
 168K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, psychology, divorce, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
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 7.2
 33K
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, sex, island, strong sexual content, hopes, waitress, starting over, love of one's life, extramarital affair, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, 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: clever, suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: intelligence, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, superhuman powers, success, drug abuse, addiction, rags to riches, ambition, murder, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 904
Hav Plenty (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: screwball, social differences, unemployment, romance, verbal byplay, writer's life, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, college, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
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A Fine Madness (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, poet, estrangement, writer's life, prodigy, artists and showbiz, power relations, lifestyle, doctors and patients, adultery, writer's block, job seeking ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 12K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: writing, eavesdropping, painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, depression, human nature, friendship, self discovery, regret, extramarital affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas ...
Plot: christmas, child labor, publisher, debt, father son relationship, novelist, literary agent, poverty, wife husband relationship, writing, pregnancy, troubled past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, year 1943, 1800s
Place: turkey, new york
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London Fields (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer... The film is based on a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, artsy, sexy, art house
Plot: femme fatale, fatal attraction, noir, storytelling, female nudity, seduction, sexy woman, manipulation, love triangle, crime, infidelity, man kills a woman ...
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