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11 Fine Films about Writers

    This list of fine movies runs the gamut from Biography, to Comedy, to Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Thriller.

    What could be better than movies about writers and writing? This short-list of fine films runs the gamut from Biography, to Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Thriller.

    11 Fine Films about Writers & Writing

    *Ordered by Year with links to IMDB Trailers – Titles links to Wikipedia

    The Infernal Machine – (2022) Mystery, Thriller

    Watch trailer: The Infernal Machine stars Guy Pearce, Jeremy Davies, and Eduardo Frazão, in a gripping game of cat and mouse when an award-winning author gets letters from an obsessive fan.

    Fine Films about Writers
    Fine films about Writers

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – (2018)

    Watch trailer: Lily James stars with Michiel Huisman in the story of a recently engaged writer who exchanges letters with a troubled potato farmer on the island of Guernsey. Her life changes when she forms an endearing bond with the farmer and local islanders struggling in the aftermath of World War II.

    The Man Who Invented Christmas – (2017) Biography Comedy, Drama

    Watch trailer: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce, wrangle in this delightful story-behind-the-story of Dicken’s beloved “A Christmas Carol”.

    This list of fine movies runs the gamut from Biography, to Comedy, to Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Thriller.
    Fine Films about Writers

    Genius – (2016) Biography

    Watch trailer: Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman, the biographic Genius tells of the demanding relationship between 1930s era Scriber’s & Sons editor, Max Perkin’s, and American novelist, Thomas Clayton Wolfe.

    Fathers & Daughters – (2015) Drama

    Watch trailer: Starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul, Fathers & Daughters portrays the loving bond between a widowed writer coping with seizures while raising his daughter, through a series of flashbacks over a thirty year period.

    Fine Films about Writers
    Fine Films about Writers

    Stuck In Love – (2012) Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Watch trailer: Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins, Stuck In Love is about a successful writer and his family as they grow and bond through the difficulties of divorce.

    Midnight in Paris – (2011) Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

    Watch trailer: Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris transports a nostalgic screenwriter struggling with his first novel to 1920s Jazz Age Paris.

    Fine Films about Writers
    Fine Films about Writers

    The Ghost Writer – (2010) Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Watch trailer: Director Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Olivia Williams, revolves around a ghost writer’s biographical manuscript of a former British Prime Minister whose memoir reveals deadly secrets.

    Miss Potter – (2006) Biography, Drama, Romance

    Watch trailer: Starring Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, and Emily Watson. The dramatic and romantic early years of Beatrix Potter come to life as she writes and illustrates The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

    Fine Films about Writers
    Fine Films about Writers

    The World According to Garp – (1982) Comedy, Drama

    Watch trailer: Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow, intertwine their drama’s with that of an unconventional writer, Robin Williams, in The World According To Garp.

    The Shining – (1980) Drama, Horror

    Watch trailer: Brilliant director, Stanley Kubrick undoubtedly took liberties with Stephen King’s horror novel, The Shining, starring Jack Nicolson and Shelly Duval, in creating this terrifying cinematic masterpiece.

    Fine Films about Writers