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1. Master i Margarita (2006)
125 min | Drama, Fantasy
Interwoven are a satire of the 1930's under Stalin, the inner struggle of Pontius Pilate around the execution of Jesus, and the love story between a writer in Moscow and his lover Margarita.
Yuriy Kara UA
2. Montparnasse 19 (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »
Jacques Becker (1906 - 1960) FR ࿏ starring Gerard Philipe, Lily Palmer
3. The Third Man (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 158,320 | Gross: $0.45M
Carol Reed (1906 - 1976) UK ࿏ starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli
4. Sin (1928)
89 min | Drama
A married writers luck turns when he gets a play produced at Théâtre de Paris. He meets the femme fatale who should play the lead in his play. Passion and conflict occurs.
Gustaf Molander (1888 - 1973) SE
5. Beloved Infidel (1959)
Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
Henry King (1886 - 1982) US ࿏ starring Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr
6. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Londoner Jo and her third husband Jake live with six of her children but the marriage is strained by numerous factors. Her doctor thinks Jo uses childbirth as a rationale for sex. Jo's issues leave her in a fragile mental state.
Jack Clayton (1921 - 1975) UK ("How many others? six a dozen? what does the number matters?")
7. Barfly (1987)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Votes: 18,719 | Gross: $3.22M
Barbet Schroeder IN ࿏ starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway
8. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,016,959 | Gross: $46.84M
Martin Scorsese ࿏ starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
9. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast-living and fast-loving socialite.
Votes: 464,726 | Gross: $42.44M
Martin Scorsese ࿏ starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
10. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 213,577 | Gross: $100.32M
John Madden UK ࿏ starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck
11. The End of the Affair (1999)
R | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A desperate man tries to find out why his beloved left him years ago.
Votes: 21,260 | Gross: $10.66M
Neil Jordan ("The end was just the begining") UK ࿏ starring Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Rea
12. Analyze This (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.
Votes: 145,568 | Gross: $106.89M
Analyze this ࿏ by Harold Ramis ("New York's most poweful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings...") US ࿏ starring Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal
13. Jours tranquilles à Clichy (1990)
120 min | Drama
Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
Based on Henry Miller's novel ࿏ by Claude Chabrol FR
14. Colette (I) (2018)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 19,339 | Gross: $5.14M
"Colette" starring Keira Nightley, Dominic West ࿏ from the life of writer Colette (Trilogy Claudine) by Wash Westmoreland UK
15. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 124,228 | Gross: $41.68M
Based on Virginia Woolf's novel ࿏ by Stephen Daldry UK ࿏ starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman
16. Vita & Virginia (2018)
Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
Votes: 2,549 | Gross: $0.04M
by Chanya Button (The story that inspired Virginia Woolf's "Orlando") UK
17. Sylvia (2003)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Story of the relationship between poets Edward James "Ted" Hughes (Daniel Craig) and Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow).
Votes: 10,310 | Gross: $1.30M
Christine Jeffs ("Life was too small to contain her") NZ ࿏ starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig
18. Infamous (2006)
R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Votes: 16,261 | Gross: $1.15M
Douglas McGrath ("There's more to the story than you know") US
19. Certified Copy (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.
Votes: 21,170 | Gross: $1.34M
Abbas Kiarostami IN ࿏ starring Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
20. Amour Fou (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $0.01M
Jessica Hausner, AT
21. The Program (II) (2015)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Lance Armostrong's story in a book that reveils the role of doping in the awarded 7 times cyclist in Tour of France competition ࿏ "The Program" (Champion hero legend cheat) by Stephen Friars UK ࿏ starring Ben Foster
22. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Wim Wenders DE ࿏ starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-José Crose
23. True Story (I) (2015)
R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.
Votes: 63,698 | Gross: $4.72M
"True Story" by Rupert Goold (Some mysteries are beyond belief) ࿏ starring James Franco, Jonan Will
24. Fathers & Daughters (2015)
R | 116 min | Drama
A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Gabriele Muccino IT ࿏ starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried
25. The Walk (II) (2015)
PG | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Votes: 119,703 | Gross: $10.14M
Robert Zemeckis ࿏ A true story ("Every dream begins with a single step") US
26. Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
106 min | Biography, Drama, History
Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home.
Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $0.08M
Maria Schrader DE ("Stefan Zweig in America")
27. Return to Montauk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
The author Max Zorn, now in his early 60s, is on a promotional book tour in New York when he meets up again with the woman he could never forget. They spend a weekend together. 17 years have passed. Can there be a future for their past?
Volker Schlöndorff (67th Cannes Competion) DE ࿏ starring Nina Hoss ࿏ from the life of writer Max Frisch
28. Stronger (I) (2017)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Votes: 40,465 | Gross: $4.21M
David Gordon Green ("Strength defines us") US ࿏ starring Jake Gullenhaal
TV-14 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Mike Newell UK
30. Following (1998)
R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Votes: 86,776 | Gross: $0.05M
Chrisopher Nolan UK "Following", a neo-noir
31. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 102,388 | Gross: $70.60M
Alan Pacula US ࿏ starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman
32. D'après une histoire vraie (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.
Roman Polanski ࿏ starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green
33. 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: 2,256 | Gross: $1.76M
James Ivory ࿏ starring Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey
34. Wings of Fame (1990)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »
Otakay Votolck "Wings of fame" ࿏ starring Colin Firth, Peter O' Toole
35. In Praise of Love (2001)
PG | 97 min | Drama
An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.
Votes: 2,664 | Gross: $0.25M
"Éloge de l'amour" Jean-Luc Godard
36. The Children of the Century (1999)
135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A story of doomed passion between two genius writers of the 19th century - novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset.
Votes: 1,677 | Gross: $0.05M
"Les enfants du siecle" Diane Kurys ࿏ starring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel
38. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 427,192 | Gross: $169.71M
"The Help" (Change begins with a whisper) ࿏ starring Naomi Watts
39. 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: 28,735 | Gross: $2.99M
"The end of the Tour" (An interview with David Foster Wallace) ࿏ by James Pedshold ࿏ starring Jason Sedel, Jesse Eisenberg
40. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.
Votes: 47,526 | Gross: $43.61M
"Under the Toscan sky" ࿏ starring Diane Lane
41. Rebel in the Rye (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".
Votes: 8,383 | Gross: $0.38M
"Rebel in the rye" ࿏ (Behind every masterpiece is a story) by Danny Strong US ࿏ starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey
42. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Votes: 1,594 | Gross: $0.20M
Martin Ritt (1914 - 1990) US ("At the edge of survival found a world of meaning")
43. The Happy Prince (2018)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Votes: 4,584 | Gross: $0.47M
"The happy Prince" ࿏ (A powerful parable of passion and redemption) ࿏ by Rupert Everett ࿏ starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth
44. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.
Votes: 15,125 | Gross: $18.54M
"An ideal husband" ࿏ (He just doesn't know it yet) ࿏ starring Cate Blanchett, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore