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1. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Writers: Stephen King, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

2. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Writer: Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

3. A Thousand Words (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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26 Metascore

After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.

Writer: Steve Koren | Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke

4. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

5. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Writer: Michael De Luca | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, David Warner

6. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

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.

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

7. The Object of My Affection (1998)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Writers: Stephen McCauley, Wendy Wasserstein | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell

8. Mr. Woodcock (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.1
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41 Metascore

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert | Directors: Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler

9. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Jesse meets Ethan, someone she could finally fall in love with, but then she meets Troy, and now she has a dilemma.

Writers: Daryn Tufts, Benji Smith | Director: Daryn Tufts | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano, Michael Landes, Carol Kane

10. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Writers: Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, David Gerrold | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

11. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Writers: John Irving, Tony Richardson | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

12. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Stahl, David Veloz | Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

13. Tenebre (1982)

X | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Writer: Dario Argento | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

14. Losing Control (1998)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

4.5
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Kim is suffering from writer's block. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger opens her to a world of risky sexual experimentation. However, she becomes worried when he refuses to say anything about himself.

Writer: David Keith Miller | Director: Julie Jordan | Stars: Kira Reed Lorsch, Doug Jeffery, Anneliza Scott, Clay Greenbush

15. A Dog Year (2009)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A guy suffering from a midlife crisis takes in a dog that's crazier than he is.

Writers: George LaVoo, Jon Katz | Director: George LaVoo | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose, Lois Smith, Domhnall Gleeson

16. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

17. 11-11-11 (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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26 Metascore

After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.

Writer: Darren Lynn Bousman | Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes, Wendy Glenn, Benjamin Cook

18. Delta of Venus (1995)

NC-17 | 102 min | Drama

4.4
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.

Writers: Anaïs Nin, Elisa M. Rothstein, Patricia Louisianna Knop | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Audie England, Costas Mandylor, Eric Da Silva, Raven Snow

19. The Killing Floor (2007)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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A literary agent moves into a penthouse apartment. Soon after the move, he receives crime scene photographs that seem to have taken place in his new apartment. Next he receives a series of stalker videotapes that document his every move.

Writers: Ryan Swanson, Gideon Raff | Director: Gideon Raff | Stars: Marc Blucas, Joel Leffert, Shiri Appleby, Jeffrey Carlson

20. Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000 Video)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.3
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Writer: John Cork | Director: John Cork | Stars: Ian Fleming, Patrick Macnee, Andrew Lycett, Kate Grimond

21. Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.

Writers: Yolande Turner, Charles Finch | Director: Charles Finch | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Tom Sizemore, Sharon Stone, Ron Karabatsos

22. The Substance of Fire (1996)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.0
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54 Metascore

Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Robin Baitz | Director: Daniel J. Sullivan | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton, Tom McDermott

23. The Dying Gaul (I) (2005)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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62 Metascore

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.

Writer: Craig Lucas | Director: Craig Lucas | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, Ryan Miller

24. Blind Revenge (2009)

88 min | Thriller

5.4
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Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

Writer: Gilbert Adair | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Tom Conti, Daryl Hannah, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Paige

25. Twisted Obsession (1989)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Frank, Manolo Matji, Fernando Trueba | Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson, Anémone, Daniel Ceccaldi

26. Drift (I) (2000)

86 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

5.5
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59 Metascore

At his agent's party, Ryan, a young screenwriter, and Joel, Ryan's boyfriend, meet Leo, an aspiring novelist and a college student. During an intense conversation about serial killers, Ryan... See full summary »

Writer: Quentin Lee | Director: Quentin Lee | Stars: Reggie Lee, Andy Steinlen, Jonathon Roessler, Desi del Valle

27. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.1
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A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Writer: Amos Kollek | Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Deborah Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

28. Look at Me (2004)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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79 Metascore

A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Writers: Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri | Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Grévill

29. Wives and Lovers (1963)

103 min | Comedy

6.1
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A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Jay Presson Allen | Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

30. Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A young writer strikes up a relationship with his daughter's swimming instructor.

Writers: Giuseppe Piccioni, Federica Pontremoli | Director: Giuseppe Piccioni | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Golino, Sonia Bergamasco, Lidia Vitale

31. The Agent (I) (2008)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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It's all in a day's work for high-flying literary agent Alexander; manuscripts to read, deals to be done, celebrity clients to be taken out to lunch, but first there is an author to deal ... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Wagner | Director: Lesley Manning | Stars: William Beck, Stephen Kennedy, Maureen Lipman, Lucy Bayler

32. 19 Doors (2011)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

2.9
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When a producer suggests that screenwriter Grace Mitchel pen a horror story set in an old hotel, the long-abandoned Lyndora seems the perfect inspiration. The turn-of-the-century hotel is ... See full summary »

Writer: Jacqueline Druga | Director: Bruce Koehler | Stars: Natalie Bail, Norm Wash, Bryan Koehler, John W. Iwanonkiw

33. A Place Among the Living (2003)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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A mediocre pulp novelist is approached by a stranger claiming to be a serial killer with a proposition to chronicle his crimes.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Gattegno, Gilles Morris-Dumoulin, Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Christian Vadim, Thierry Gibault, Valérie Kaprisky, Cécile Bois

34. Love... and Other Reasons to Panic (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.9
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A corpse lies on a living room floor. Our leads, Alex and Sarah are desperately trying to figure out what to do with the deceased Punjabi man Roger. Sarah is in panic, Alex tries to calm ... See full summary »

Writer: Alberto Diamante | Director: Alberto Diamante | Stars: Liam Card, Ana Candia, Eva Redpath, David Bajurny

35. The Age for Love (1931)

81 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Frank Lloyd, Ernest Pascal, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Billie Dove, Charles Starrett, Lois Wilson, Edward Everett Horton

36. Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler (2006 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.9
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Writer: John Cork | Director: John Cork | Stars: Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming

37. Seeking Nirvana (2012)

Not Rated | Drama

5.7
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The story of a literary agent, his best-selling client, and their own individual search for what's really important.

Writers: Evan Marshall, Billy Tooma | Director: Billy Tooma | Stars: Danny Boushebel, Nicky Figueredo, Lori Finkel, Joe Mifsud

38. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Butterfly in Shades of Grey (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Peter Falk, William Shatner, Molly Hagan, Jack Laufer

39. Baantjer (1995–2006)
Episode: De Cock en de moord om het woord (2002)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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De Cock and his team investigate the murder on a writer who was part of a duo. They discover that he and his partner didn't get along as well as one would expect. The final line of a novel written by one of them may hold a vital clue.

Writer: Berend Boudewijn | Director: Anne van der Linden | Stars: Piet Römer, Victor Reinier, Marian Mudder, Martin Schwab

40. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Publish or Perish (1974)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A publisher hires a bomb enthusiast to murder a bestselling author of sex novels. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Mickey Spillane, Mariette Hartley

41. Fear Itself (2008– )
Episode: The Circle (2009)

41 min | Horror

5.8
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A writer heads to a small town to try and recharge his creative juices. Unfortunately for him, the story he's working on seems to be happening to him and his wife, and it seems the darkness itself around their cabin is out to get them.

Writers: Richard Chizmar, Johnathon Schaech, Lewis Shiner | Director: Eduardo Rodriguez | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Ashley Scott, Victoria Pratt, Melanie Nicholls-King

42. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )
Episode: The Road Virus Heads North (2006)

43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A popular but terminally ill horror author returning to his old stomping grounds with an eerie painting in tow is greeted by agitated dogs at every stop and death follows in his wake.

Writers: Peter Filardi, Stephen King | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Marsha Mason, Susie Porter, Marg Downey