Writers, Writing, and Write-Themed Moviesby TeraisaWrites | created - 26 Aug 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Any movie about writing both real and fiction
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1. Author! Author! (1982)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.
Votes: 4,683 | Gross: $13.11M
3. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 61,808 | Gross: $36.61M
4. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 148,102 | Gross: $15.54M
Let's Talk English (2014– )
A letter to a friend provides an example for casual writing, and the expression "the pen is mightier than the sword" is explained. Later, a grammar game show describes how to use "still" and "always."
8. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
Votes: 117,106 | Gross: $127.12M
9. Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.
Votes: 169,710 | Gross: $48.02M
10. Bag of Bones (2011)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.
11. Beauty Queen Murders (2013– )
TV-PG | Documentary
Beauty pageants are the stuff of dreams for so many girls who fantasize about being a princess for the day. For these beauty queens, a sash and crown may empower them to reach for the stars... See full summary »
12. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
R | 127 min | Drama
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »
Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $1.76M
13. Based on a True Story (I) (2017)
100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
14. 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: 78,766 | Gross: $0.08M
16. The Rewrite (2014)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
17. Mr. Write (2016 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 84 min | Romance
When the executives at Heartstrings Press wants to drop Michael Rothchild's (Corey Sevier) next romance book, junior editor, Dori Shephard (Charlotte Sullivan), argues her way into working ... See full summary »
18. Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography
The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.
Votes: 967 | Gross: $0.09M
19. Playwright at Work (1961– )
30 min | Talk-Show
This was a weekly series of 10 half-hour programs produced in New York by the National Educational Television and Radio Center (the predecessor of PBS) in the spring and summer of 1961, ... See full summary »
21. Winter Passing (2005)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has... See full summary »
Votes: 7,854 | Gross: $0.10M
22. Kill Your Darlings (2006)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a ... See full summary »
23. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
Votes: 32,545 | Gross: $1.03M
24. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 178,069 | Gross: $75.29M
25. Broadcast News (1987)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.
Votes: 24,698 | Gross: $51.25M
26. Neverwas (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »
27. Genius (2016)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 15,544 | Gross: $1.36M
28. Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy
A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
Votes: 51,464 | Gross: $14.90M
29. True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)
TV-14 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to non-fiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.
31. Black Butterfly (II) (2017)
R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
A hot altercation followed by a gallant rescue gets a lonely screenwriter a front-row seat to a tense backwoods drama when he decides to take in an ex-con drifter. Now, he is bent on making his host a better man. Will this nightmare end?
33. Ink (1996–1997)
30 min | Comedy
Kate and Mike, married journalists working in the same office, have just gotten divorced. To avoid having to continue to work together, Kate goes to her boss to resign and pursue a job ... See full summary »
35. The Adderall Diaries (2015)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.
Votes: 3,569 | Gross: $0.01M
38. 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: 25,859 | Gross: $2.99M
39. Kill the Messenger (2014)
R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
Votes: 41,131 | Gross: $2.45M
40. The Words (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Votes: 70,180 | Gross: $11.49M
41. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Votes: 3,939 | Gross: $1.43M
43. Other People (I) (2016)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
Votes: 7,697 | Gross: $0.09M
44. A Fine Madness (1966)
Not Rated | 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.
45. On the Road (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Votes: 37,839 | Gross: $0.72M
46. Perfect Stranger (2007)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Votes: 42,444 | Gross: $23.98M
47. Shattered Glass (2003)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History
The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.
Votes: 31,547 | Gross: $2.22M
48. Me and Kaminski (2015)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.