BOOKSTORES IN FILM: A list of movies with at least one scene set in a bookstore. Books and bibliophiles.by marsblack333 | created - 10 Sep 2013 | updated - 11 Nov 2017 | Public
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6. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 6,696 | Gross: $1.08M
7. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $1.20M
8. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 35,464 | Gross: $3.49M
9. The Big Sleep (1946)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
10. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
R | 107 min | Drama
James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.
12. Turtle Diary (1985)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »
Votes: 663 | Gross: $2.16M
13. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 60,403 | Gross: $40.08M
14. Fanny and Elvis (1999)
111 min | Comedy
Yorkshire writer Kate finds out her biological clock is ticking down the same day that her husband leaves her. To get over the financial crisis this creates she takes in car-dealer Dave. ... See full summary »
15. Young Adult (2011)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Votes: 72,337 | Gross: $16.31M
16. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 799,239 | Gross: $34.40M
17. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 119,280 | Gross: $45.70M
18. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Votes: 85,639 | Gross: $75.98M
19. Free Enterprise (1998)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Romance
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.
Votes: 3,016 | Gross: $0.03M
20. The Fisher King (1991)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Votes: 71,857 | Gross: $41.90M
21. Stay (I) (2005)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.
Votes: 69,055 | Gross: $3.63M
22. Agata and the Storm (2004)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
In Genoa, Agata runs her bookstore and, without meaning to, causes light bulbs and appliances to burn out. At the same time that a younger man declares his attraction to her, her brother ... See full summary »
23. Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,321 | Gross: $0.23M
24. The Love Letter (1999)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The power of words and images to open hearts. Helen runs, miles a day, to burn off energy: she's an emotional celibate. Going through the post at her shop, she finds a romantic and poetic ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,792 | Gross: $8.28M
26. Falling in Love (1984)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,082 | Gross: $10.60M
28. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.
Votes: 473,614 | Gross: $261.99M
29. The Ninth Gate (1999)
R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Votes: 151,333 | Gross: $18.66M
32. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 309,259 | Gross: $3.20M
33. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 278,689 | Gross: $73.86M
34. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 162,834 | Gross: $112.49M
35. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 201,164 | Gross: $5.79M
37. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 172,562 | Gross: $92.82M
39. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
Votes: 52,992 | Gross: $20.50M
40. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.
Votes: 353,413 | Gross: $109.45M
41. Greetings (1968)
X | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »
42. Slacker 2011 (2011)
105 min | Drama
Directors: Miguel Alvarez, Bradley Beesley, John E. Bryant, Bob Byington, Michael Dolan, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Jay Duplass, Chris Eska, Paul Gordon, Amy Grappell, Duane Graves, Carlyn Hudson, Rusty Kelley, Clay Liford, Berndt Mader, Geoff Marslett, Justin Meeks, Scott R. Meyers, Spencer Parsons, PJ Raval, Bob Ray, Elisabeth Sikes, Karen Skloss, Ben Steinbauer, Jonny Stranger, David Zellner | Stars: Bob Ray, Marc Wiskemann, John Chisholm, Sarah Kihls
44. Breaking Up with Rosie (2013)
82 min | Comedy
A recently divorced romance novelist, with the help of one of his good friends, schemes to keep his success a secret to avoid sharing the earnings from his novels with his ex-wife.
45. Wagons East (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western
In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.
Votes: 4,468 | Gross: $4.36M
46. Blue Like Jazz (2012)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.
Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $0.59M
47. The Little Traitor (2007)
TV-PG | 88 min | Drama
A coming of age tale of the unlikely bond between a kindly British soldier and a spirited Jewish boy set against the backdrop of the birth of the State of Israel.
Votes: 752 | Gross: $0.40M
48. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror