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, humorous, melancholic, talky and stylized films and TV shows about / with writer's block, storytelling, dialogue, writing, writers, obsession, mentor, artists and showbiz, creativity and writer's life plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as writer's block: Shakespeare in Love (1998), Duplex (2003), Mother! (2017), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), One False Step (2000), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Evil Eyes (2004), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Croupier (1998), Adaptation. (2002).

List of writer's block movies

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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, theater, cross dressing, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, forbidden love, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.9
 51K
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, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, unlikely criminals, neighbor neighbor relationship, couple relations, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, old woman, writer's block, parrot, farce ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 142K
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, psychological, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: cannibalism, surrealism, uninvited guest, cult, pregnant woman, death of son, brutality, poet, nameless character, vandalism, baby, death ...
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, publisher, writer's block, writer's life, romance, 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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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, car thief, film producer, humiliation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, businessman, femme fatale, film within a film, filmmaking, comeback, buddy, deadpan ...
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 7.6
 246K
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, stylized, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, performer's life, showbiz, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, absinthe, bohemian, dance hall, duke ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: europe, paris france, france, india
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 3.5
 438
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: screenwriter, writer's block, pregnancy, gory, serial killer, slasher, mystery, psychopath, crimes, deadly, forces of nature, rubik's cube ...
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: writer's block, psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, 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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 7.2
 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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, croupier, writer's block, crime, neo-noir, femme fatale, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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 7.7
 160K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: offbeat, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, twins, siblings relations, writer's block, alligator, orchid, writer's life, filmmaking, swamp, thief, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
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 7.9
 397
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, publishing, mobile phone, novelist, writer's block, poem, book, bomb
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 6.9
 141
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: independence day, runaway bride, philosopher, lapland, road trip, class differences, writer's block, shotgun, winter, taxi driver, philosophy, car trouble
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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 7.1
 472
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, writer's block, writer's life, artists and showbiz, partners, disorder, down on your luck, showbiz, neighbor ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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 6.1
 3K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: divorce, alcohol, condom, womanizer, bar, self discovery, farce, couple relations, romance, writer's block, extramarital affair, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
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 5.7
 221
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, suicide attempt, niagara falls, writer's block, panties
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 6.1
 67K
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, disappearance, young heroes, book, heroes, kidnapping, eavesdropping, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
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 5.3
 758
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, knife murder, ghost, country house, secretary, rape, lesbian sex, sadism, violence, murder, revenge, danger ...
Time: 70s
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 8.4
 736K
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: atmospheric, psychological, scary, tense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, danger, ghost, hotel, insanity, snow, evil, psychic, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado
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 7.2
 89K
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, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, wish come true, novelist, dream, looking for love, romance, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: offbeat, clever, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, literature, shooting, novelist, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 164K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 7.2
 32K
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: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, lust, lesbian, strong sexual content, sex, island, hopes, pornography, waitress, masturbation, fondling, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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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: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, poet, estrangement, writer's life, doctors and patients, prodigy, artists and showbiz, power relations, lifestyle, adultery, writer's block, patronizing ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 101K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: dark humor, surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, showbiz, neo noir, serial killer, murder, writer's life, screenwriter, hollywood, new job, loner, corpse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 96K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, talky, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: adultery, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, filmmaking, childhood, traffic jam, mistress, director, dancer, actress, priest, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, copenhagen denmark, england, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 4.5
 690
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: artsy, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, art house
Plot: fatal attraction, noir, femme fatale, storytelling, sexy woman, manipulation, crime, love triangle, seduction, female nudity, sex scene, female removes her clothes ...
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 4K
Rock Dog (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: China, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.
Plot: rock, musician, guitar, village, anthropomorphism, dog, fame, cat, rock band, tour bus, night cityscape, tied up ...
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 327
The Sacred (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fresh off the success of her first horror novel, Jessie is revered by the literaly world as the next Stephen King. While her editor anxiously awaits her next novel, she is suffering from writer's block. Out of fear of becoming a one-hit ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: possession, in the woods, ghost, curses spells and rituals, cabin, spirit, haunted by the past, murder, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, looking for love, broken engagement, love triangle, romance, love affair, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 46
Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name ...
Style: absurd, avant garde
Plot: arrested, gulag, clock, freak, poet, repression, writer's block, publisher, jail cell, flashback, father son relationship, dating ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
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