What are the best movies about writers?

Since the era of movies began, there have been all sorts of stories written for the big screen that got everyone's attention. Some of these narratives may have been written out of frustration or angst, while some may have sprung out thanks to a writer's outburst of joy. Without the brilliance of a writer's thoughts, who knows how many great screenplays we might have missed or how many award-winning movies never got to where it is. At the end of the day, writers are also heroes of cinema who are ought to be regarded highly just like our favorite actors and actresses. Without them, would we ever get to fully enjoy a movie's message or would we even get to watch a good movie at all?

It is not all the time that movies with writers as part of its story get to shine amongst the Hollywood limelight but there are some flicks that have bravely gone into the path of exploring such geniuses' minds. Some of these movies about writers have garnered critical-acclaim while some have just been slept on, just like the pages of a boring book. From true-to-life biopics to stories of uber-rich music journalists, all these movies give us a sneak peek inside the lives of our heroes who are bound by pen and paper. Not all writers can be Shakespeare but each one has a story waiting to be read. In honor of all those who have shed ounces of ink to create amazing stories, a toast to all of you! And for you who have been fascinated with any sort of written work, we give you this list of the best movies about writers ever made. 

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  1. 17

    #1Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    Barton Fink is a dramatic and comedic thriller motion picture that stars John Turturro, John Goodman, and Judy Davis. It was written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen and premiered on May 18, 1991, in Cannes Film Festival.

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    Amber Delgado
    Written on December 2, 2019
    "Amazing movie that really gets in-depth on what writers can become! Being a writer myself, this is very relatable on a different level. Not all movies about writers are this good"
  2. 12

    #2Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris is a comedy fantasy movie that follows a nostalgic screenwriter who is in France on vacation and who gets lost and finds himself going back to different eras every day at midnight. It was directed by Woody Allen.

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    #3Shakespeare In Love

    Shakespeare In Love

    Shakespeare In Love is a film directed by John Madden. Released in 1998, Shakespeare In Love was distributed by Miramax Films and features Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the lead roles.

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    #4Adaptation

    Adaptation

    Adaptation is a 2002 comedy-drama film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper. It is based on Susan Orlean's book, The Orchid Thief.

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    Yan Fu
    Written on December 2, 2019
    "Nicolas Cage is really epic plus the film's elements are very well done with some dark comedy element which I really love. Cool movie about writers"
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    #5The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.

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    #6Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    Before Sunset is a movie directed by Richard Linklater. The movie was released on July 2, 2004 by Warner Independent Pictures. Before Sunset features Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

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    #7Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    Almost Famous is a comedic adventure motion picture starring Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, and Kate Hudson. It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe and premiered on September 8, 2000, in Toronto International Film Festival.

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Summary

Best What are the best movies about writers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Barton FinkMovies 17 Paid
2Midnight in ParisMovies 12 Paid
3Shakespeare In LoveMovies 7 Paid
4AdaptationMovies 2 Paid
5The ShiningMovies 1 Paid
6Before SunsetMovies 1 Paid
7Almost FamousMovies 1 Paid
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