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1. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 412,495 | Gross: $25.57M

2. A Case of You (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Kat Coiro | Stars: Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Evan Rachel Wood, Gideon Glick

Votes: 9,628

3. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

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.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 86,001 | Gross: $2.54M

4. The Words (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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37 Metascore

A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 65,505 | Gross: $11.49M

5. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 39,623 | Gross: $2.54M

6. Stuck in Love (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 73,430 | Gross: $0.08M

7. Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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78 Metascore

An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career.

Director: Andrew Wagner | Stars: Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Patti Perkins, Lili Taylor

Votes: 2,948 | Gross: $0.90M

8. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An I.R.S. 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.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 198,304 | Gross: $40.14M

9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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92 Metascore

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.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 94,639 | Gross: $5.99M

10. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 16,515 | Gross: $1.34M

11. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 331,685 | Gross: $56.82M

12. Hearat Shulayim (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack

Votes: 4,969 | Gross: $2.01M

13. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 691,520 | Gross: $44.02M

14. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 76,063 | Gross: $51.80M

15. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 155,155 | Gross: $22.25M

16. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 37,981 | Gross: $10.57M

17. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 310,482 | Gross: $95.86M

18. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 141,280 | Gross: $15.54M

19. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 56,819 | Gross: $19.39M

20. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In 1953, 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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 6,987

21. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 55,412 | Gross: $14.74M

22. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 43,822 | Gross: $6.00M

23. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 97,035 | Gross: $6.15M

24. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,445 | Gross: $0.74M

25. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 188,709 | Gross: $100.32M

26. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Votes: 50,853 | Gross: $18.67M

27. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 3,816 | Gross: $2.14M

28. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Votes: 22,115 | Gross: $29.71M

29. Struck by Lightning (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

A high schooler recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

Director: Brian Dannelly | Stars: Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 13,597 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 183,335 | Gross: $51.68M

31. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 25,265 | Gross: $2.98M

32. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 391,651 | Gross: $17.74M

33. The Last Word (I) (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Geoffrey Haley | Stars: Wes Bentley, Winona Ryder, Ray Romano, Gina Hecht

Votes: 2,797

34. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 64,740 | Gross: $2.85M

35. La tigre e la neve (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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22 Metascore

A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits

Votes: 12,247 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Purple Violets (2007)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.

Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Annette Arnold, Max Baker, Selma Blair, James Biberi

Votes: 2,861

37. Paper Man (2009)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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37 Metascore

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 16,523 | Gross: $0.02M

38. The Answer Man (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

A reclusive author of spiritual books is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab.

Director: John Hindman | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 5,889 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 14,939 | Gross: $1.15M

40. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 355,623 | Gross: $169.71M

41. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

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 them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 221,945 | Gross: $32.53M

42. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II 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.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 7,417

43. The Clink of Ice (2010)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel, Anne Alvaro, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 1,890

44. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 13,087 | Gross: $2.16M

45. Author! Author! (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy

Votes: 4,397 | Gross: $13.11M

46. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,447 | Gross: $1.05M

47. Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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32 Metascore

A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Paymer, Sophie Marceau

Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $14.21M

48. Iris (I) (2001)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 15,547 | Gross: $1.29M

49. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 239,932 | Gross: $148.48M

50. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Votes: 22,771 | Gross: $4.44M

51. Bonsái (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.

Director: Cristián Jiménez | Stars: Diego Noguera, Alicia Fehrmann, Andrés Waas, Nathalia Galgani

Votes: 759 | Gross: $0.02M

52. Blue Like Jazz (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn

Votes: 2,714 | Gross: $0.59M

53. Black Butterflies (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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66 Metascore

In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Graham Clarke

Votes: 1,798

54. Being Flynn (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 14,973 | Gross: $0.53M

55. Angel (2007)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 4,734

56. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

Votes: 21,806 | Gross: $5.03M

57. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,217

58. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,016 | Gross: $3.84M

59. The Family (I) (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

Votes: 96,289 | Gross: $36.92M

60. The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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46 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Emma Fuhrmann

Votes: 14,898 | Gross: $0.10M

61. L'amour dure trois ans (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage.

Director: Frédéric Beigbeder | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Gaspard Proust, Joey Starr, Jonathan Lambert

Votes: 3,891

62. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 126,199

63. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 39,552 | Gross: $43.61M

64. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri

Votes: 27,484 | Gross: $0.22M

65. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 149,767 | Gross: $61.28M

66. The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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30 Metascore

Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Kristen Hager, Maria Menounos, Mateen Devji

Votes: 8,535 | Gross: $0.00M

67. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 35,345 | Gross: $20.30M

68. A Short History of Decay (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.0
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54 Metascore

A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg, who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has... See full summary »

Director: Michael Maren | Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Linda Lavin

Votes: 380

69. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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63 Metascore

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 69,821 | Gross: $76.57M

70. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 203,262 | Gross: $15.02M

71. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.9
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31 Metascore

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.

Directors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell | Stars: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins

Votes: 12,439

72. The Gambler (III) (2014)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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55 Metascore

Literature 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?

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson

Votes: 54,717 | Gross: $33.63M

73. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 119,750 | Gross: $75.62M

74. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 185,221 | Gross: $5.79M

75. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong

Votes: 44,430 | Gross: $0.26M

76. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 159,835 | Gross: $71.50M

77. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 109,374 | Gross: $41.68M

78. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Votes: 228,508 | Gross: $10.68M

79. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 157,374

80. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Votes: 72,958 | Gross: $0.05M

81. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 5,952 | Gross: $0.44M

82. Providence (1977)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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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. He is a bitter man and he shows, ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner

Votes: 2,541

83. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 61,917 | Gross: $7.86M

84. Irrational Man (2015)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Joe Stapleton

Votes: 44,091 | Gross: $4.03M

85. The Longest Week (2014)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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34 Metascore

Conrad (Jason Bateman) is helped by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and returns the favor by falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde).

Director: Peter Glanz | Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, Tony Roberts

Votes: 9,436

86. The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Whit Baldwin, Vanessa Wasche, Enid Graham

Votes: 14,418

87. Manhattan Night (2016)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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44 Metascore

A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.

Director: Brian DeCubellis | Stars: Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 8,439

88. Genius (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Grandage | Stars: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

Votes: 12,836 | Gross: $1.36M

89. Fathers & Daughters (2015)

R | 116 min | Drama

7.1
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger

Votes: 17,819

90. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

5.5
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32 Metascore

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: James Franco, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain

Votes: 4,824

91. Lila dit ça (2004)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Vahina Giocante, Moa Khouas, Karim Ben Haddou, Lotfi Chakri

Votes: 4,104 | Gross: $0.12M

92. Girlfriend's Day (2017)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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In a city where greeting card writers are celebrated like movie stars, Romance writer Ray used to be the king. In trying to recapture the feelings that once made him the greatest, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Keach, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 2,026

93. Paterson (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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90 Metascore

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie, Rizwan Manji

Votes: 39,840 | Gross: $2.14M

94. The Writer

90 min | Drama | Completed

A brilliant American novelist must make an impossible choice; give up on his epic novel, or lose his beautiful muse who is making it possible.

Director: Marko Sanginetto | Stars: Michael Ming, Sona Houck, Shepard Koster, Paulina Nemcova

95. Black Butterfly (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Thriller

6.1
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43 Metascore

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Goodman | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Antonio Banderas, Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrara

Votes: 6,731

96. Winter Passing (2005)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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56 Metascore

Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has... See full summary »

Director: Adam Rapp | Stars: Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Darrell Larson

Votes: 7,580 | Gross: $0.10M

97. Dans la maison (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 25,164 | Gross: $0.35M

98. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

Director: Rob Burnett | Stars: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Alex Huff

Votes: 37,433