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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. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
Votes: 70,508 | Gross: $24.99M
4. Insomnia (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Votes: 218,076 | Gross: $67.26M
5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 131,142 | Gross: $20.17M
6. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 438,322 | Gross: $124.98M
7. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.
Votes: 133,387 | Gross: $117.73M
10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 175,288 | Gross: $4.24M
12. All Good Things (2010)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.
Votes: 41,097 | Gross: $0.58M
13. Sex and Lucia (2001)
R | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Votes: 29,430 | Gross: $1.49M
14. The End of the Tour (2015)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Votes: 16,882 | Gross: $2.99M
15. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 186,660 | Gross: $40.14M
16. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama
A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Votes: 17,542 | Gross: $1.81M
18. 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: 78,582 | Gross: $2.54M
20. Romancing the Stone (1984)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.
Votes: 63,909 | Gross: $74.90M
22. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.
23. Sliding Doors (1998)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.
Votes: 52,718 | Gross: $11.88M
24. The Human Stain (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.
Votes: 25,480 | Gross: $5.38M
25. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his ... See full summary »
26. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute as Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.
Votes: 36,025 | Gross: $3.25M
27. Swimming Pool (2003)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Votes: 34,997 | Gross: $10.11M
28. Betty Blue (1986)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day Betty ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,362 | Gross: $2.00M
29. Orange County (2002)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.
Votes: 41,466 | Gross: $41.03M
30. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 82,854 | Gross: $16.76M
31. 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.
32. The World According to Garp (1982)
R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama
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, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »
34. Pola X (1999)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée
Votes: 3,428 | Gross: $0.17M
36. Twixt (2011)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
37. Iris (I) (2001)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 14,753 | Gross: $1.29M
38. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.
39. The Staircase (2004 TV Mini-Series)
Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary, Crime
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In ... See full summary »
40. Insomnia (1997)
Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.
Votes: 10,117 | Gross: $0.22M
41. Nim's Island (2008)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Votes: 28,060 | Gross: $48.01M
43. White Noise (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Votes: 41,706 | Gross: $55.87M
44. Death on the Nile (1978)
PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
47. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
48. Before Night Falls (2000)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama
Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, ... See full summary »
Votes: 20,817 | Gross: $4.22M
49. Bag of Bones (2011 TV Mini-Series)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.
50. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »
Votes: 39,511 | Gross: $65.60M