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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4. You've Got Mail (1998)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.
Votes: 210,140 | Gross: $115.82M
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: 10,153 | Gross: $1.08M
7. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional couple. They live in the midst chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people and sleep with everybody except each other. Things become interesting when Sammy's father comes to visit.
Votes: 1,441 | 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: 39,432 | Gross: $3.49M
9. The Big Sleep (1946)
Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Votes: 84,707 | Gross: $6.54M
10. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
R | 107 min | Drama
James Penfield (Jonathan Pryce) 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: 782 | 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: 70,988 | 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: 83,905 | 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: 982,328 | 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: 138,922 | Gross: $45.70M
18. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A taxi driver with a penchant for conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of these theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Votes: 99,905 | 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: 3,282 | 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: 84,622 | Gross: $41.90M
21. Stay (I) (2005)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A psychiatrist attempts to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.
Votes: 79,036 | 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 chronically suicidal Wilbur, and his good-hearted big brother, Harbour, are in their thirties when, their father dies and leaves them with nothing but a worn down second-hand bookshop in Glasgow.
Votes: 7,859 | Gross: $0.23M
26. Falling in Love (1984)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
Although they live married lives, two strangers keep running into each other, starting a friendship that could blossom into so much more.
Votes: 14,033 | 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: 616,031 | 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: 179,660 | Gross: $18.66M
30. Desperado (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives at a small Mexican border town after being away for a long time. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon gets entangled with the local drug kingpin Bucho and his gang.
Votes: 184,132 | Gross: $25.63M
32. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former San Francisco police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with the hauntingly beautiful woman he has been hired to trail, who may be deeply disturbed.
Votes: 394,784 | Gross: $3.20M
33. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 319,738 | 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: 203,491 | 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: 257,547 | Gross: $5.82M
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: 214,012 | Gross: $92.82M
39. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
An American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
Votes: 65,737 | 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: 427,924 | Gross: $109.45M
41. Greetings (1968)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
Three friends in New York City discuss how to dodge the draft and Vietnam, JFK's assassination, voyeurism, computer dating, and everything else.
Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $1.00M
42. Slacker 2011 (2011)
105 min | Drama
A re-imagining of Richard Linklater's SLACKER.
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
43. Short Circuit (1986)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi