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1.
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
2.
A Case of You (2013)
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A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act. (89 mins.)
Director: Kat Coiro
 
3.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (104 mins.)
 
4.
The Words (2012)
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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. (102 mins.)
 
5.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
6.
Stuck in Love (2012)
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An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
7.
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
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An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career. (111 mins.)
Director: Andrew Wagner
 
8.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
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An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
9.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
10.
Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
Footnote (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
13.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
14.
Finding Forrester (2000)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
15.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
16.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
17.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
18.
The Ghost Writer (2010)
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A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. (128 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
19.
Wonder Boys (2000)
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An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
20.
The Front (1976)
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A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand. (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
21.
My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
22.
American Splendor (2003)
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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. (101 mins.)
 
23.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
24.
Ask the Dust (2006)
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Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm. (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Towne
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
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Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit... (125 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
28.
The World According to Garp (1982)
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer... (136 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
29.
Struck by Lightning (2012)
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A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine. (90 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
33.
The Last Word (2008)
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A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client. (90 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Haley
 
34.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
35.
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
36.
Purple Violets (2007)
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Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer. (103 mins.)
Director: Edward Burns
 
37.
Paper Man (2009)
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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (110 mins.)
 
38.
The Answer Man (2009)
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A reclusive author of spiritual books, is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hindman
 
39.
Infamous (2006)
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While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. (110 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
40.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
41.
Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
42.
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (155 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
43.
The Clink of Ice (2010)
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An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer. (87 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
44.
Wilde (1997)
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of... (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
45.
Author! Author! (1982)
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While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons. (110 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
46.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
47.
Alex & Emma (2003)
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A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
48.
Iris (2001)
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True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
49.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
50.
Bright Star (2009)
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The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
51.
Bonsái (2011)
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A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. (95 mins.)
 
52.
Blue Like Jazz (2012)
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Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America. (108 mins.)
Director: Steve Taylor
 
53.
Black Butterflies (2011)
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In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home. (100 mins.)
 
54.
Being Flynn (2012)
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
55.
Angel (2007)
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
56.
Celebrity (1998)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
57.
Chinese Coffee (2000)
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript. (99 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
58.
The Door in the Floor (2004)
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A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household. (111 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
 
59.
The Family (2013)
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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. (111 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
60.
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
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Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
61.
Love Lasts Three Years (2011)
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage. (98 mins.)
 
62.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
 
63.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
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A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. (113 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
 
64.
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
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Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. (100 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
 
65.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
66.
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
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Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man. (97 mins.)
 
67.
Down with Love (2003)
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Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle. (101 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
 
68.
A Short History of Decay (2014)
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A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Maren
 
69.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
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A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
70.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
71.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)
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A crime novelist whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck must confront his worst fears when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. (100 mins.)
 
72.
The Gambler (2014)
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Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance? (111 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
73.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (124 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
74.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
75.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
76.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
77.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
78.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
79.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
80.
Following (1998)
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A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
 
81.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima... (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
82.
Providence (1977)
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Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives... (110 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
83.
Trumbo (2015)
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. (124 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
84.
Irrational Man (2015)
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A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
85.
The Longest Week (2014)
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Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and... in love. (86 mins.)
Director: Peter Glanz
 
86.
The Rewrite (2014)
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An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there. (107 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
87.
Manhattan Night (2016)
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Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year)... (113 mins.)
 
88.
Genius (2016)
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A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. (104 mins.)
 
89.
Fathers & Daughters (2015)
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A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own. (116 mins.)