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, talky, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with writer's block, writing, book, love and romance, writer's life, dialogue, novelist, adaptation, female nudity and writers plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France 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), The Romantic Englishwoman (1975), October Road (2007), One False Step (2000), Duplex (2003), Mother! (2017), The Shining (1980), Moulin Rouge! (2001).

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, sincere, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, family relations, odd, artists and showbiz, twins, uptight character, loneliness, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, 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, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: writer's block, fall in love, publisher, love and romance, workplace romance, power relations, overnight success, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, romance, writer's life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, shakespeare, forbidden love, theater, writer's life, lovers, hidden identity, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, love and romance, theatre play, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, humorous, light, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: poet, novelist, manipulations, family problems, dishonesty, love triangle, lifestyle, destructive relationship, romance, drug smuggling, writer's block, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 4K
October Road (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: When Nick Garrett was 18, he packed up his truck and said goodbye for a summer road trip that turned into 10 years of being away. He has since become a literary celebrity in New York, living off the fame and fortune of his best-selling novel and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, old friend, hometown, love and romance, mystery, homecoming, parenthood, success, family relations, writer's life, teacher, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
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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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, alter ego, screenwriter, femme fatale, humiliation, businessman, 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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, real estate agent, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, old woman, unlikely criminals, parrot, falling down stairs ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mine, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 6.6
 161K
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, psychological, absurd, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: surrealism, cannibalism, uninvited guest, cult, pregnant woman, poet, death of son, brutality, nameless character, family argument, husband wife relationship, baby ...
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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, hotel, psychic, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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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, terminal illness, jealousy, cabaret, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, love story, bohemian life, french ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
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, scary, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, screenwriter, writer's block, slasher, deadly, gory, crimes, mystery, forces of nature, serial killer, psychopath, axe ...
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: witty, talky, clever, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's block, midlife crisis, suffering, ex couple relations, artists and showbiz, heaven and hell, writer's life, postmodernism, glory, human nature, alienation ...
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: clever, tense, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, cons and scams, crime, neo-noir, writer's block, bet, debt, power relations, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, couple relations, fictional reality, writer's life, supernatural romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: publishing, mobile phone, novelist, writer's block, poem, police station, book, bomb, malayalam
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 7.0
 143
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: road trip, lapland, philosopher, independence day, runaway bride, class differences, writer's block, shotgun, winter, philosophy, car trouble, taxi driver
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: realistic, psychological, sexual, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, obsession, ghost, violence, rape, sadism, revenge, murder, secretary, country house, lesbian sex ...
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: bleak, suspenseful, meditative, disturbing, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, female friendship, novelist, mysterious character, obsessed fan, friendship between women, loneliness, based on a novel, poisoning, deception, book signing ...
Place: paris france
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The Beach Bum (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
Style: ironic, light, feel good, humorous, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, buddies, poet, misadventure, drugs, pool party, entertainment, boots, sex in public, literary agent, golf cart ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Black Butterfly (2017)
Genre: Mystery, 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, isolation, murder, dangerous friend, writers, dating show, fear, recluse, abduction, renovation, alcoholic, literature ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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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, publisher, debt, child labor, father son relationship, poverty, wife husband relationship, novelist, literary agent, fog, snow, safe ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, year 1943, 1800s
Place: turkey, new york
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 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, dog, village, guitar, anthropomorphism, musician, cat, furry, bird, betrayal, bear, fame ...
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 4.2
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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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: possession, supernatural ability, murder, supernatural, americana, vampire, reincarnation, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural romance, danger, in the woods ...
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, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: millionaire, cat, fashion, broken engagement, romance, looking for love, love triangle, love and romance, free spirited, jazz, opposites attract, social climbing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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 6.6
 97
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: jail cell, absurdism, death of father, loss of father, rat, father son relationship, flashback, world war two, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arrested, writer's block ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
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The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, friendship, best man, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, reunion, couples, buddies, couple relations, love and romance, romance, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Whore and the Whale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Spanish writer finds an old coffer with photographs of an Argentine man who fought and died in the Spanish Civil War, and of a woman. Her quest for answers brings Vera to the Argentine Patagonia.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: tango, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, love affair, couples, society, human nature, friendship, danger, couple relations, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 2000s, 1930s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, europe, patagonia
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 4.8
 492
The Surrogate (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A married couple, struggling to have a child, hires a young woman to be their surrogate, but soon discovers she has a bizarre and deadly agenda.
Plot: inheritance, stalker, surrogate mother, murder, obsession, professor, flashback, hunting rifle, realtor, writer's block, novelist
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 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, disagreement, introspection, college graduate, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, friends, unsupportive friend, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
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