Most Popular "Best Selling Author" Titles
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1. Castle (2009–2016)
TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
2. Goosebumps (2015)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
Votes: 59,107 | Gross: $80.02M
3. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 84,100 | Gross: $2.54M
4. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 56,420 | Gross: $19.39M
5. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.
Votes: 10,237 | Gross: $55.18M
6. House of Games (1987)
R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller
A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Votes: 17,408 | Gross: $2.59M
7. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
110 min | Comedy, Romance
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.
8. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
9. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.
10. Bless Me, Ultima (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War
A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.
11. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.
12. Edo Porn (1981)
119 min | Biography, Drama, History
The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.
15. Dora Heldt: Wind aus West mit starken Böen (2016 TV Movie)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A researcher returns to her home island Sylt, Germany, in the context of a business trip and is confronted with her past love and her sister.
16. Feberdrømme (2015)
13 min | Short, Horror
A bestselling author is struggling with writing her new book as well as a bad case of fever. Is the mysterious masked man in her dreams the key to her new novel or does he represent something far darker?
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Allegory of Love
TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The fabulously successful Oxford-based fantasy novelist seems to Lewis to be the key to solving the bizarre murder of a beautiful woman with a mirror.
What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode dated 23 October 1955
30 min | Family, Game-Show
Host and moderator, John Daly, asks panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf to don their masks, for fear they might recognize the first contestant. He is ... See full summary »
Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Evil Eye of Egypt
TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Detective Murdoch investigates a series of deaths linked to an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities, Constable Crabtree is convinced a mummy's curse is to blame.
Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
60 min | Crime, Drama
When Trina DeWitt, a best-selling novelist, informs her ne'er-do-well husband she has filed for a divorce, her spouse reacts violently. In the ensuing struggle the man falls on the ice pick... See full summary »
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997–1998)
43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Hammer's new girlfriend is brutally murdered on Halloween. It appears that a satanic cult leader who's doing time for other murders is behind it. But Hammer knows it's never that simple.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the daughter of a retired police officer and a male friend are found beaten to death, Lynley brings in the recently demoted Havers to help.
Maude's New Friend
30 min | Comedy
Maude's new male friend is gay, and Maude thinks she is being very liberal in understanding him. She learns a few truths about herself.
Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)
Murder Is a Parlor Game
47 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
A retired Scotland Yard homicide inspector and author of a best seller on perfect murders is forced to kill in self-defense.
Sex and the Married Detective
98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.
Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Sins of Commission
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Midsomer hosts its 12th Annual Literary Festival, an author is found with his neck broken. More writers will die before the winner of the competition is announced.
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
The Gift of Promise
TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a retired MI5 official writes her best-selling memoirs, a chapter in her book about an unsolved IRA cold case causes consternation and ultimately several murders.
The One with Mrs. Bing
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
Chandler's flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to visit, and Joey catches her kissing Ross. Meanwhile, Monica and Phoebe fight over a guy in a coma.
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)
The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone
23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
At a book signing, celebrated author Dudley Stone is approached by a rival who announces his intention to murder him. Stone turns out to be surprisingly enthusiastic about the idea.