〘Tell it in a book〙

by angeliki_spatki | created - 28 Sep 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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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.

Director: Yuriy Kara | Stars: Viktor Rakov, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Nikolay Burlyaev, Mikhail Ulyanov

Votes: 567

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 »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Lilli Palmer, Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty

Votes: 1,323

Jacques Becker (1906 - 1960) FR ࿏ starring Gerard Philipe, Lily Palmer

3. The Third Man (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

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.

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Lars Hanson, Elissa Landi, Anita Hugo, Gina Manès

Votes: 32

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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert, Philip Ober

Votes: 938

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.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

Votes: 2,051

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

70 Metascore

Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Votes: 18,719 | Gross: $3.22M

Barbet Schroeder IN ࿏ starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway

8. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

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

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

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

87 Metascore

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.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

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

65 Metascore

A desperate man tries to find out why his beloved left him years ago.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather-Jay Jones

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

61 Metascore

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri

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.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Nigel Havers, Barbara De Rossi, Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta

Votes: 570

Based on Henry Miller's novel ࿏ by Claude Chabrol FR

14. Colette (I) (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh

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

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

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

43 Metascore

It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Director: Chanya Button | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones

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

56 Metascore

Story of the relationship between poets Edward James "Ted" Hughes (Daniel Craig) and Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow).

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

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

68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

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

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 21,170 | Gross: $1.34M

Abbas Kiarostami IN ࿏ starring Juliette Binoche, William Shimell

20. Amour Fou (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

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 »

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $0.01M

Jessica Hausner, AT

21. The Program (II) (2015)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 16,318

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

32 Metascore

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?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: James Franco, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain

Votes: 5,857

Wim Wenders DE ࿏ starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-José Crose

23. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

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

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger

Votes: 24,147

Gabriele Muccino IT ࿏ starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried

25. The Walk (II) (2015)

PG | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc

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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Cristina do Rego, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Brandt

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?

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bronagh Gallagher, Nina Hoss, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 1,037

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

76 Metascore

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.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 40,465 | Gross: $4.21M

David Gordon Green ("Strength defines us") US ࿏ starring Jake Gullenhaal

29. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, War

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 34,859

Mike Newell UK

30. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

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

84 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

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

43 Metascore

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green, Vincent Perez, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 5,729

Roman Polanski ࿏ starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green

33. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

65 Metascore

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 »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

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 »

Director: Otakar Votocek | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 727

Otakay Votolck "Wings of fame" ࿏ starring Colin Firth, Peter O' Toole

35. In Praise of Love (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

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

59 Metascore

A story of doomed passion between two genius writers of the 19th century - novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset.

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci

Votes: 1,677 | Gross: $0.05M

"Les enfants du siecle" Diane Kurys ࿏ starring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel

37. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

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.

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

Votes: 18,236 | Gross: $6.20M

38. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

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

82 Metascore

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.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

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

52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

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

46 Metascore

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".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

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

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson

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

67 Metascore

London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 15,125 | Gross: $18.54M

"An ideal husband" ࿏ (He just doesn't know it yet) ࿏ starring Cate Blanchett, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore

45. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty