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1. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 303,231 | Gross: $166.11M

2. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 246,905 | Gross: $163.95M

3. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 453,393 | Gross: $79.24M

4. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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29 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 19,231

5. 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: 72,232 | Gross: $0.08M

6. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute. Meanwhile, Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones

Votes: 38,936 | Gross: $3.25M

7. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 9,714 | Gross: $17.39M

8. Twenty Bucks (1993)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

Director: Keva Rosenfeld | Stars: Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue, David Rasche

Votes: 3,255

9. BuzzKill (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

4.7
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A struggling writer, Ray Wyatt, acquires fame in an unusual way when a notorious serial murderer, named the Karaoke Killer, steals his car and the newest draft of his script.

Director: Steven Kampmann | Stars: Daniel Raymont, Krysten Ritter, Darrell Hammond, Reiko Aylesworth

Votes: 163

10. Novel Romance (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.3
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Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Skopov | Stars: Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 200

11. Rancid (2004)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Ersgard | Stars: Matthew Settle, Fay Masterson, Currie Graham, Patrik Ersgård

Votes: 988

12. Affair with a Stranger (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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When a TV gossip columnist wrongly announces that the marriage between now successful playwright William Blakeley and his wife Carolyn is breaking up, New York friends variously reminisce ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Linda Douglas, Monica Lewis

Votes: 320

13. Turning Paige (2001)

109 min | Drama

7.2
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A young would-be writer is forced to confront her past upon the return of her angry, wayward brother.

Director: Robert Cuffley | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Katharine Isabelle, Philip DeWilde, Torri Higginson

Votes: 217

14. La sposina (1976)

77 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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Director: Sergio Bergonzelli | Stars: Antiniska Nemour, Carlo De Mejo, Tiberio Murgia, Magda Konopka

Votes: 26

15. Moving Malcolm (2003)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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Over a year after bit actress Liz Woodward leaves him at the altar, comedy writer Gene Maxwell is still having trouble dealing with the situation and his life. Writing "Fear Knot", a novel ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Ratner | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Ben Ratner, John Neville, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 159

16. Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.1
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Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his ... See full summary »

Directors: Darren Curtis, Pat Kiely | Stars: Darren Curtis, Kristin Adams, Matt Silver, Pat Kiely

Votes: 180

17. Dian ying ya (1999)

Comedy

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Director: Shu-Kai Chung | Stars: Eric Tsang, Pak-Cheung Chan, Suki Kwan, Gallen Lo

Votes: 25

18. Lunatics, Lovers & Poets (2010)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A struggling novelist on the verge of his first sale, must find redemption from his estranged Scottish Shakespearean reciting Homeless Father before it's too late.

Director: John Scoular | Stars: Maria-Elena Laas, Leif Gantvoort, Cotter Smith, Jeremy Robinson

Votes: 35

19. Dwitiyo Ripu (2015)

Drama

7.9
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Story of a young desperate writer, lost in the world of reality and fiction, who must decide whether to commit a murder or not.

Director: Abhijit Chowdhury | Stars: Bitan Biswas, Biswajit Chakraborty, Debashree Chakrobarty, Kheya Chattopadhyay

Votes: 17

20. Pedestrian (2000)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A comic feature film about an underachieving writer who sets out to write his masterpiece, but is confounded when one of its characters steps into his real life and introduces him to a life of sin and corruption.

Director: Jason Kartalian | Stars: Jeffrey Stubblefield, Melissa Lewis, Joe Seely, Krikor Satamian

Votes: 55

21. Tong ju (1975)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Hua Tsung, Chen Chi Lin, Ying Cheung, Kai Kang

22. Klíc k urcování trpaslíku podle deníku Pavla Jurácka (2002)

58 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A Czech director wrestles with problems personal and political during the Prague spring of 1969.

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Marek Juracek, Edita Leva, Julie Ritzingerova, Sárka Dvoráková

Votes: 87

23. Voices (II) (2012)

6 min | Short, Thriller

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A struggling writer goes to check when he hears noises coming from the room next door, but finds what he does not wish.

Director: Quais Waseeq | Stars: Benjamin Scott, Jackson Saunders

24. Rozprávky z Hollywoodu (1992 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Stanislav Párnicky | Stars: Emil Horváth, Milan Bahúl, Jela Buckova, Vlado Cerný

25. Rozcarování (1982 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Jirí Adamec | Stars: Ludek Munzar, Rudolf Hrusínský, Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Kodet

26. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Cell Block 13 (2004)

Drama, Crime

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Director: T.W. Peacocke | Stars: Joel Keller, Kari Matchett, Benz Antoine, Tracy Waterhouse

27. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Children's Book Writer (2004)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Morgan is overwhelmed by visions of death while trying to help a children's book writer save his soul.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Chris Kramer, Carly Pope, Ellen Dubin, Shawn Macdonald

Votes: 12

28. Being Erica (2009– )
Episode: What Goes Up Must Come Down (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The Cold War at River Rock Publishing between Brent and Julianne continues. Erica, editor of "The None" - Katie's new book - is falling on Julianne's side of the war, despite not wanting to... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Tyron Leitso, Vinessa Antoine, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 49