Fiction Writers in Movies/TV Shows

These are shows about real authors who wrote fiction, but the stories themselves may be completely fictional. I have noted which are is in each. In many of them the stores give a fictional or fantastical inspiration for the author's works. The rest are bio-pics and slightly more true to life (and so noted).

Please let me know if there are any others I should watch and add to this list.
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1.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008)
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With a 1920s dinner party turning into a murder mystery, The Doctor and Donna meet Agatha Christie on the eve of her publicized disappearance. (45 mins.)
“ Agatha Christie ” - alden-ash
 
2.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Shakespeare Code (2007)
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The Doctor takes Martha to London in 1599, where William Shakespeare's new play is being used by three witches in an evil plan. (45 mins.)
“ William Shakespeare ” - alden-ash
 
3.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Black Cat (2007)
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The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism... (60 mins.)
“ "Edgar Allan Poe" ” - alden-ash
 
4.
Miss Potter (2006)
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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success. (88 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ Beatrix Potter (bio-pic) ” - alden-ash
 
5.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm ” - alden-ash
 
6.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Unquiet Dead (2005)
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The Doctor has great expectations for his latest adventure when he and Rose join forces with Charles Dickens to investigate a mysterious plague of zombies. (45 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - alden-ash
 
7.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ J.M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle (biopic) ” - alden-ash
 
8.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
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When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. (114 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Arthur Conan Doyle ” - alden-ash
 
9.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ Geoffery Chaucer ” - alden-ash
 
10.
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000 TV Series)
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The fantastic steampunk adventures of the future science fiction writer and his friends, the Foggs and Passepartout.
“ Jules Verne ” - alden-ash
 
11.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2000 TV Movie)
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Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psychoanalytical conference in Vienna... (93 mins.)
“ Ernest Hemingway ” - alden-ash
 
12.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence (1999 Video)
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June 1918. Indiana Jones is working to get Austrian deserters safely to the allies side in the Italian Alps... (97 mins.)
“ Edith Wharton ” - alden-ash
 
13.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm ” - alden-ash
 
14.
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. (99 mins.)
“ Arthur Conan Doyle ” - alden-ash
 
15.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father (1996 TV Movie)
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The globe trotting trip that Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on in the early 1900s next takes him and his family to Russia... (93 mins.)
“ Leo Tolstoy ” - alden-ash
 
16.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (1995 TV Movie)
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Indy is on the trail of a 140-carat diamond that once belonged to Alexander the Great, using a map given to him by a dying soldier. (94 mins.)
Director: Carl Schultz
“ E.M. Forrester ” - alden-ash
 
17.
Shadowlands (1993)
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. (131 mins.)
“ C.S. Lewis (biopic), J.R.R. Tolkien ” - alden-ash
 
18.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Princeton, February 1916 (1993)
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Old Indy meets a man driving a monster truck with the biggest set of wheels he ever saw at the gas station... (45 mins.)
“ George Stratemeyer ” - alden-ash
 
19.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Prague, August 1917 (1993)
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Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call... (45 mins.)
“ Franz Kafka ” - alden-ash
 
20.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (1992)
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Captain Picard and his archaeological curiosity are called upon by scientists from Earth when they find evidence to support beliefs that aliens had visited Earth in the late 1800s. (44 mins.)
“ Mark Twain, Jack London ” - alden-ash
 
21.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Time's Arrow: Part 2 (1992)
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Captain Picard and crew follow Data back to the late 1800s to get him back, only to find the suspected alien visitors killing people of that time. (44 mins.)
“ Mark Twain, Jack London ” - alden-ash
 
22.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Timelash: Part One (1985)
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A time corridor, called Timelash, has been set up to punish dissidents on the planet Karfel, dumping... (45 mins.)
“ H.G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
23.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Timelash: Part Two (1985)
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For his impending confrontation with the mysterious and cloistered Borad, dictator of Karfel, the Doctor... (45 mins.)
“ H.G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
24.
Time After Time (1979)
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ H.G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
25.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
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The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories... (135 mins.)
“ Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm ” - alden-ash
 
26.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales." (112 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Hans Christian Andersen ” - alden-ash
 
27.
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001 Mini-Series)
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds... (265 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
“ H.G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
28.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Elliot ” - alden-ash
 
29.
Warehouse 13 (2009 TV Series)
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After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked... (43 mins.)
“ H.G. Wells (Helena G. Wells)
Recurring Character
Episodes: Times Will Tell, For the Team, Vendetta, Where and When, Buried, Reset, The New Guy, 3... 2... 1..., Stand, Emily Lake ” - alden-ash
 
30.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993 TV Series)
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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities. (46 mins.)
“ H.G. Wells
Recurring Character
Episodes: Tempus Fugitive, Tempus Anyone?, Soul Mates, Lois and Clarks ” - alden-ash
 
31.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. (60 mins.)
“ Laura Ingalls Wilder ” - alden-ash
 
32.
Little House on the Prairie (2005 Mini-Series)
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(95 mins.)
“ Laura Ingalls Wilder ” - alden-ash
 
33.
Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999 Video)
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A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three... (96 mins.)
Director: Marcus Cole
“ Laura Ingalls Wilder (bio-pic) ” - alden-ash
 
34.
“ Laura Ingalls Wilder (bio-pic) ” - alden-ash
 
35.
Becoming Jane (2007)
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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Jane Austen ” - alden-ash
 
36.
The Witches of Oz (2011 Mini-Series)
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Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again. (167 mins.)
“ Frank L. Baum ” - alden-ash
 
37.
Riverworld (2010 TV Movie)
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Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell. (178 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
“ Mark Twain (after his death) ” - alden-ash
 
38.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Murdoch of the Klondike (2012)
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While in a self-imposed exile in the Yukon as a prospector at the end of the Gold Rush, Murdoch prospects for gold as in his absence Crabtree works on a Toronto homicide. (48 mins.)
“ Jack London ” - alden-ash
 
39.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Future Imperfect (2010)
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When Murdoch finds himself invited to a meeting of the local eugenics society, which is committed to research on genetic engineering, a dog shows up with a severed arm. (48 mins.)
“ H. G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
40.
Voyagers! (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Jack's Back (1983)
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Through the efforts of the evil voyager Drake, Phineas is accused of being Jack the Ripper. To save him Jeffery recruits the help of reporter Nellie Bly and author Arthur Conan Doyle. (60 mins.)
“ Arthur Conan Doyle ” - alden-ash
 
41.
Highlander (1992 TV Series)
Episode: The Modern Prometheus (1997)
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Duncan visits Lord Byron and the Shelleys, inspiring Mary Shelley to write 'Frankenstein.' (60 mins.)
“ Lord Byron, Mary Shelley ” - alden-ash
 
42.
Blackadder Back & Forth (1999 Short Film)
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.... (33 mins.)
Director: Paul Weiland
“ William Shakespeare ” - alden-ash
 
43.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ Jack Kerouac ” - alden-ash
 
44.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Belly Speaker (2008)
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When a drunken, philandering wastrel is found dead in his room, having had varnish forced down in his throat, his estranged disturbed ventriloquist son is found in a wardrobe. (48 mins.)
“ Arthur Conan Doyle ” - alden-ash
 
45.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Body Electric (1997)
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Dr. Mike and the townspeople excitedly welcome the famous writer and poet Walt Whitman to Colorado Springs... (60 mins.)
“ Walt Whitman ” - alden-ash
 
46.
From Time to Time (1992 Short Film)
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The Timekeeper has invented the world's first functional time machine and sends his sidekick, a flying robot named 9-Eye... (18 mins.)
Director: Jeff Blyth
“ H. G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
47.
Dreamchild (1985)
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie... (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Millar
“ Lewis Carroll ” - alden-ash
 
48.
The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Bender
“ L. Frank Baum ” - alden-ash
 
49.
The Daydreamer (1966)
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An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise." (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Bass
“ Hans Christian Andersen ” - alden-ash
 
50.
Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000 Mini-Series)
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Horror legend Christopher Lee hosts and narrates a series of four half hour ghost stories all based on stories by M.R... (30 mins.)
Director: Eleanor Yule
“ M.R. James (narrator) ” - alden-ash
 
51.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ William Shakespeare ” - alden-ash
 
52.
Legends of Tomorrow (2016 TV Series)
Episode: The Magnificent Eight (2016)
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The Legends travel back to the Old Wild West and gain the aid of a true legend - a morally ambiguous gunslinger with a penchant for danger named Jonah Hex. (42 mins.)
“ H.G. Wells ” - alden-ash
 
53.
Houdini and Doyle (2016 Mini-Series)
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At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.
“ Arthur Conan Doyle ” - alden-ash