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1. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 350,823 | Gross: $169.71M

2. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 102,225 | Gross: $31.06M

3. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 149,423 | Gross: $20.17M

4. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 84,809 | Gross: $2.54M

5. Maggie's Plan (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 10,889 | Gross: $3.35M

6. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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40 Metascore

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 9,123

7. Zoom (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Director: Pedro Morelli | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alison Pill, Michael Eklund, Mariana Ximenes

Votes: 1,858

8. Angel (2007)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 4,697

9. Daydream Nation (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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57 Metascore

A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Director: Michael Goldbach | Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas

Votes: 11,256

10. The Witches of Oz (2011– )

TV-14 | 167 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again.

Stars: Paulie Redding, Eliza Swenson, Billy Boyd, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 1,749

11. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $0.21M

12. María (y los demás) (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Ever since her mum died, María has taken care of her father and her siblings. That's why her father's announcement of marriage to his nurse brings María's world crashing down around her. At the age of 35, she'll have to change her fate.

Director: Nely Reguera | Stars: Bárbara Lennie, José Ángel Egido, Pablo Derqui, Vito Sanz

Votes: 381

13. L'amour dure trois ans (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage.

Director: Frédéric Beigbeder | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Gaspard Proust, Joey Starr, Jonathan Lambert

Votes: 3,814

14. The Man from Acapulco (1973)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer

Votes: 3,430

15. Gosti iz galaksije (1981)

82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A science fiction writer is gifted with the ability to materialize his thoughts and inadvertently brings a group of aliens to Earth.

Director: Dusan Vukotic | Stars: Zarko Potocnjak, Lucie Zulová, Ksenia Prohaska, Jasminka Alic

Votes: 236

16. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 2,164

17. Vsetko alebo nic (2017)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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The lives of three best friends - Linda, Vanda and Edo - get all tangled by four attractive men.

Director: Marta Ferencova | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Klára Issová, Lubo Kostelný, Pawel Delag

Votes: 157

18. Happy Hour (2003)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Bencivenga | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Stoltz, Caroleen Feeney, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 337

19. Les disparus de St. Agil (1938)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard, Aimé Clariond

Votes: 594

20. Counting Backwards (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Romance

8.2
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For some, the lives we have are not always the lives we wanted. For Joe, a small time guy from the small time town of Sandwich, Illinois, his has not even come close - until now. Faced with... See full summary »

Director: Aprill Winney | Stars: Benjamin Montague, Elaine Robinson, Cliff Chamberlain, Morgan McCabe

Votes: 41

21. Les ambitieux (2006)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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On the one hand you have Judith Zahn, an arrogant, snobbish, bitchy Parisian editor. On the other hand meet Julien Demarsay: an insecure, timid, young bookseller from the East of France who... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Karin Viard, Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 306

22. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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Santa Fe begins where Corti's 1982 film God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore leaves off. In 1940, a ship arrives in New York harbor filled with exhausted Jewish immigrants desperate to begin ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

Votes: 89

23. Dwitiyo Ripu (2015)

Drama

7.9
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Story of a young desperate writer, lost in the world of reality and fiction, who must decide whether to commit a murder or not.

Director: Abhijit Chowdhury | Stars: Bitan Biswas, Biswajit Chakraborty, Debashree Chakrobarty, Kheya Chattopadhyay

Votes: 17

24. A Deadly Case of Writers Block (2015)

6 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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As the night gets longer, a writer struggles against booze and sleep deprivation to keep his mystery novel on the rails but, sometimes, a story can take on a mind of its own with unintended but humorous results.

Director: Jay Spence | Stars: Martin Lopez, Claudia Kastellanos, Ashley Kalina, Paul Sieber

25. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)
Episode: Auction Hero (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Mel volunteers Joe for a school charity auction.

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 83

26. Sol et Gobelet (1968– )
Episode: Des Machines (1970)

Comedy, Family

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Stars: Marc Favreau, Luc Durand, Suzanne Lévesque, Bernard Assiniwi

27. New Girl (2011– )
Episode: Eggs (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

7.7
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When Sadie tells Jess and Cece they only have so many eggs available for having children, Jess is worried and insists she and Cece get tests done. Schmidt tries to find confirmation for his sexual prowess. Nick finishes writing his book.

Director: Neal Brennan | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 627

28. Any Human Heart (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The elderly Logan Mountstuart recalls his life as recorded in his many journals. In 1926, as an Oxford student, he is keen to race his friends Peter and Ben to losing their virginity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Conor Nealon, Matthew Macfadyen, Sam Claflin

Votes: 58

29. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Episode #7.8 (2005)

Crime, Drama

7.5
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Di's set on adopting Sheena's baby despite Jim's opposition. Grayling promotes Kevin to acting senior officer.

Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Jack Ellis, Tracey Wilkinson, Liz May Brice, Rebecca Hazlewood

Votes: 10

30. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Episode #7.9 (2005)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Jim threatens to kill Di if she doesn't keep her mouth shut. Phyl and Bev make an unplanned break for it disrupting Buxton's day release. Sylvia and Malcolm are on their honeymoon in Spain.

Director: Lance Kneeshaw | Stars: Tracey Wilkinson, Jack Ellis, Stephanie Beacham, Orlessa Altass

Votes: 9

31. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Ghost Writer (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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An out of work writer accepts a well-paying offer from a mysterious man to help ease the burden on his wife. Soon, however, he becomes increasingly disturbed as the incidents he writes about begin to occur in real life.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Gaby Rodgers, Murray Matheson, Harry Mehaffey

Votes: 32

32. Crackanory (2013– )
Episode: Living with a Lie (2017)

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A frustrated writer invents an elderly relative as an excuse to get time off work so that he can start work on his novel. When the doorbell rings and he comes to face-to-face with "Aunt Janet" he discovers that his lie has come to life.

Director: Richard Pengelley | Stars: Ann Akin, Sheridan Smith

33. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Milagro (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A strange writer infatuated with Scully moves in next door to Mulder and proceeds to slowly bewitch her through his writing. Mulder investigates the man and realizes that he may be behind a series of killings involving psychic surgery.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Hawkes, Nestor Serrano

Votes: 2,084

34. Hiccups (2010–2011)
Episode: Novel Idea (2011)

Comedy

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Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Nancy Robertson, Laura Soltis, David Ingram, Emily Perkins

35. Four Seasons (2008– )
Episode: Summer (2008)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Endellion, the magnificent country seat of the aristocratic Combe family, sets the scene for a sweeping saga playing out within one eventful year. At the center are three women of three ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Senta Berger, Franco Nero, Frank Finlay, Paula Kalenberg

Votes: 13

36. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Carrot in the Kudzu (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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When a children's TV show actor is found dead, the Jeffersonian team goes behind the scenes to uncover who murdered everyone's favorite character, "Carrot Bill". But when the team discovers... See full summary »

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor

Votes: 327

37. Four Seasons (2008– )
Episode: Winter (2009)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Senta Berger, Tom Conti, Natalia Wörner, Michael York

Votes: 18