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1. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

2. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

4. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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81 Metascore

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.

Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

5. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

6. Nine (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella, Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston, Mario Fratti | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sandro Dori

7. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

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.

Writer: Zoe Kazan | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

8. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Writers: Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

9. Sex and Lucia (2001)

R | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Writer: Julio Medem | Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Elena Anaya

10. The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Writers: Emilio Estevez, Jack Hitt | Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

11. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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67 Metascore

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.

Writer: Zach Helm | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

12. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

13. Sliding Doors (1998)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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59 Metascore

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.

Writer: Peter Howitt | Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

14. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

15. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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40 Metascore

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 »

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

16. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, Diane Thomas | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focás

17. Paper Man (2009)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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37 Metascore

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney | Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow

18. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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45 Metascore

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Writers: Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff

19. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

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.

Writers: François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Sionann O'Neill | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

20. Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.8
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50 Metascore

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.

Writer: Larry Doyle | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein

21. 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.

22. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ryan Murphy, Augusten Burroughs | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

23. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

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.

Writers: Robert Towne, John Fante | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

24. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

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.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

25. October Road (2007–2008)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Geoff Stults

26. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

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.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

27. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

This is 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.

Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, James St. James | Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

28. Sylvia (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Writer: John Brownlow | Director: Christine Jeffs | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Lucy Davenport, David Birkin

29. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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54 Metascore

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.

Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

30. I Capture the Castle (2003)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

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.

Writers: Dodie Smith, Heidi Thomas | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy, Sophie Stuckey

31. Russian Dolls (2005)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

Writer: Cédric Klapisch | Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

32. We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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66 Metascore

An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages.

Writers: Andre Dubus, Larry Gross | Director: John Curran | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause, Naomi Watts

33. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, Moss Hart | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

34. Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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32 Metascore

A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Writer: Jeremy Leven | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Paymer, Sophie Marceau

35. 1776 (1972)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Writers: Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

36. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

37. Croupier (1998)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Writer: Paul Mayersberg | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

38. Shadows in the Sun (2005)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

Writer: Brad Mirman | Director: Brad Mirman | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani, Giancarlo Giannini, Joshua Jackson

39. Half Light (2006)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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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.

Writer: Craig Rosenberg | Director: Craig Rosenberg | Stars: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Nicholas Gleaves, James Cosmo

40. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

41. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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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 »

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

42. Luster (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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40 Metascore

Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »

Writers: Dennis Cooper, Everett Lewis | Director: Everett Lewis | Stars: Justin Herwick, B. Wyatt, Shane Powers, Pamela Gidley

43. Maybe Baby (2000)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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46 Metascore

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Writer: Ben Elton | Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester

44. Post Coitum (1997)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

Writers: Santiago Amigorena, Philippe Le Guay, Jean-Louis Richard, Brigitte Roüan, Guy Zilberstein | Director: Brigitte Roüan | Stars: Brigitte Roüan, Patrick Chesnais, Boris Terral, Nils Tavernier

45. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Writers: Eric Hodgins, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

46. Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

R | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

Writer: Tiffanie DeBartolo | Director: Tiffanie DeBartolo | Stars: Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston, Mackenzie Astin, Michael Landes

47. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls ... See full summary »

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

48. The Prize (1963)

TV-PG | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Irving Wallace | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker

49. Naked in New York (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Algrant, John Warren | Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh

50. Crashing (2007)

R | 79 min | Drama

5.7
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Having been kicked out of his house by his wife, writer Richard McMurray crashes on the couch of two sexy co-eds where he just might find the inspiration to complete his second novel.

Writers: Gary Walkow, Alain Silver | Director: Gary Walkow | Stars: David Cross, Caleigh White, Campbell Scott, Alex Kingston