Writers & Writingby holyspacemonkey | created - 29 Mar 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Not definitive—all of my lists are works in progress!
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1. Possession (2002)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
Votes: 12,405 | Gross: $10.10M
2. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
TV-PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
3. Henry & June (1990)
NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,663 | Gross: $11.57M
56 min | Documentary, Biography
Dangerous Intimacy reveals how Mark Twain, after his wife's death, enjoyed the attentions of Isabel Lyon, his flirtatious and calculating secretary. With the help of Twain's assistant, ... See full summary »
5. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.
6. The Last Station (2009)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
Votes: 17,011 | Gross: $6.62M
7. Black Harbour (1996–1999)
Katherine and Nick return to her childhood home in Nova Scotia after her mother becomes ill. Nick is a struggling screenwriter while Katherine a partner in a successful Los Angeles eatery. ... See full summary »
9. You Can't Buy Everything (1934)
Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance
Hannah is so tight with her money that she takes her son, Donnie, to the charity ward a week after he hurts his leg. But she has always hoarded her money since her late husband wasted most ... See full summary »
10. Happy End (2003)
98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Val is 23 years old and full of dreams. She travels to New York to become an actress. She is lonely in a strange country, in a strange city, with little money and no friends. In her path, ... See full summary »
11. The Leading Man (1996)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his ... See full summary »
12. Shadowlands (1993)
PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham from the U.S.
Votes: 15,793 | Gross: $25.84M
13. South Riding (1938)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, ... See full summary »
19. Story of a Love Story (1973)
110 min | Drama
Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality ... See full summary »
20. Cry Freedom (1987)
PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
Votes: 11,652 | Gross: $5.90M
21. Nickelodeon (1976)
PG | 121 min | Comedy
A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »
24. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.
25. Who Was That Lady? (1960)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »
26. Black Like Me (1964)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin to experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.
27. Critic's Choice (1963)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy
Parker Ballantine is a New York theater critic and his wife writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Parker must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage.
28. Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.
Votes: 10,394 | Gross: $0.11M
29. The Sky Is Falling (1999)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to... See full summary »
30. Stay Cool (2009)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.
31. The Witches of Oz (2011– )
TV-14 | 167 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
32. Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012)
PG | 101 min | Action, Family, Fantasy
Children's author Dorothy Gale makes a decent living continuing her grandfather's series of Oz books. When a new agent enters the scene, Dorothy moves to New York City. In the midst of a ... See full summary »
33. Lady on a Train (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.
34. Mad About Music (1938)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she... See full summary »
35. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.
37. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
38. Oscar Wilde (1960)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
Playwright Oscar Wilde's homosexuality is exposed when he brings a libel action against his lover's father, leading to his own prosecution.
39. Wilde (1997)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,885 | Gross: $2.16M
41. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("... See full summary »
42. Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary
Documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde. 150 of Wilde's finest lines, epigrams and verses are spoken on camera by 150 public figures.
44. Slipstream (2007)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.
Votes: 4,474 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 208,282 | Gross: $40.14M