Most Popular "Writer's Block" Titles
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1. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
2. Limitless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 449,452 | Gross: $79.24M
4. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 185,376 | Gross: $100.24M
5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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: 146,972 | Gross: $20.17M
6. 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: 30,848 | Gross: $1.49M
7. Stuck in Love (2012)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 71,301 | Gross: $0.08M
9. 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: 83,830 | Gross: $2.54M
10. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
An uptight New York City lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Votes: 6,539 | Gross: $0.54M
13. 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: 42,079 | Gross: $65.60M
14. 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: 195,302 | Gross: $40.14M
17. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 94,882 | Gross: $6.15M
18. Nine (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
Votes: 38,822 | Gross: $19.67M
19. 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: 36,671 | Gross: $10.11M
21. Sliding Doors (1998)
PG-13 | 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: 55,109 | Gross: $11.88M
22. The Way (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.
Votes: 24,786 | Gross: $4.43M
24. 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: 21,699 | Gross: $2.99M
26. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 37,049 | Gross: $8.41M
27. 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: 56,341 | Gross: $19.39M
28. Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she ... See full summary »
29. I Capture the Castle (2003)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.
Votes: 6,002 | Gross: $1.17M
30. Her Alibi (1989)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,862 | Gross: $18.70M
31. 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 »
32. Party Monster (2003)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.
Votes: 13,223 | Gross: $0.30M
33. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 37,395 | Gross: $10.57M
34. Running with Scissors (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Votes: 20,491 | Gross: $6.75M
35. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
39. Duplex (2003)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy
A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.
Votes: 48,475 | Gross: $9.65M
40. Hamlet 2 (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Music
In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Votes: 15,511 | Gross: $4.88M
41. Half Light (2006)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.
43. Another Woman (1988)
PG | 81 min | Drama
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.
Votes: 10,686 | Gross: $1.56M
45. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.
46. A Fine Madness (1966)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist... and his beautiful wife.
47. Ask the Dust (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,335 | Gross: $0.74M
48. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 11,321 | Gross: $0.62M
49. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
50. Les poupées russes (2005)
Unrated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Votes: 17,311 | Gross: $0.32M