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1. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 171,455 | Gross: $61.28M

2. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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63 Metascore

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 78,023 | Gross: $76.57M

3. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 48,049 | Gross: $75.97M

4. Paperback Hero (1999)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An Australian truck driver writes romance novels. His engaged, tomboyish, crop duster best friend's name, Ruby Vale, is unasked used as author. Complications arise when his novel takes off. Will they remain friends or...?

Director: Antony J. Bowman | Stars: Claudia Karvan, Hugh Jackman, Angie Milliken, Andrew S. Gilbert

Votes: 1,950

5. Angel (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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: 4,995

6. Carolina (I) (2003)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Randy Quaid

Votes: 3,870

7. Girls on Top (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England.

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 241

8. High Society (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Smart, Mary McDonnell, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo

Votes: 148

9. For the Hopeless Romantic (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A student writer struggles to find a happy ending for her romantic story when her own real life romance falls apart.

Director: Andoy Ranay | Stars: James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Julia Barretto, Inigo Dominic Pascual

Votes: 129

10. Oh Madeline (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Madeline Wayne craves excitement in her mundane life leading her to try every fad, dragging her friend Doris along. Her husband Charlie, a romance novelist, watches things unfold with his buddy Robert, Doris's ex.

Stars: Madeline Kahn, James Sloyan, Louis Giambalvo, Jesse Welles

Votes: 73

11. Love Between the Covers (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.7
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In LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Emmy Award Winning director Laurie Kahn turns her insightful eye towards another American pop culture phenomenon: the romance industry.

Director: Laurie Kahn | Stars: Len Barot, Melanie Bernier, Mary Bly, Celeste Bradley

Votes: 104

12. Hierarchy (2009)

R | 125 min | Drama

6.5
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A washed-up boxer, a struggling writer, a Hollywood producer and a just-fired engineer cross paths.

Director: Michael Fredianelli | Stars: Anthony Spears, Maggie VandenBerghe, Brian Gallegos, Ronald Kaplan

Votes: 38

13. Age of Indiscretion (1935)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Paul Lukas, Madge Evans, Helen Vinson, May Robson

Votes: 121

14. Mothers&Daughters (2008)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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A comedic exploration of the turbulent lives of three very different women and the complex relationship each has with her daughter.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Babs Chula, Gabrielle Rose, Tantoo Cardinal, Camille Sullivan

Votes: 52

15. In Love with Barbara (2008 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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In the 1970s we see the redoubtable and eccentric Barbara Cartland, prolific author of hundreds of romantic novels, being interviewed on television, where she expresses anti-feminist views.... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whitby | Stars: Julie Barclay, India Skye Beale, Sarah Buckland, Tom Burke

Votes: 36

16. Forbidden Siren 2 (2006 Video Game)

Horror

7.8
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New Siren game takes place on a small island town in rural Japan. The town is quiet, and peaceful, until one night evil invades, and it's dark history surfaces.

Director: Keiichiro Toyama | Stars: Kiyokazu Ebina, Seiko Iwaidô, Erina Moribayashi, Hideo Nakaizumi

Votes: 104

17. Beyond Words: Sylvia Day (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

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Beyond Words follows bestselling novelist Sylvia Day on a grueling world tour to launch "One with You," the final book in the blockbuster Crossfire series. Through fly-on-the-wall footage, ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Huneke | Stars: Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, Christine Green, Hilary Sares

18. Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (2004 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery, Romance

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew visits Shadow Ranch and investigates the mysterious accidents that follow sightings of a ghostly horse.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Abby Murray, Patty Pomplun, Wayne Rawley

Votes: 73

19. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Ai no i ka 'ape he mane'o no ko ka nuku. (2019)

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

7.9
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Tani and Junior go under cover at a gym to track down a deadly batch of steroids; Danny and MacGarrett work as bodyguards for Danny's high maintenance ex-mother-in-law, a famous romance novelist with whom he has never gotten along.

Director: Eagle Egilsson | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath

Votes: 228

20. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: Dramatic License (1996)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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Carolyn Marsh is a romance author whose latest book features the exploits of a hero named Duncan MacLeod and a villain named Terence Coventry, the name of another Immortal who Duncan knows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ellis | Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 108

21. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart's Desire (1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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The Harts are unwillingly involved in a deranged fan's fantasy after Jennifer agrees to help her old professor by impersonating as the author of his novel

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Hank Adams

Votes: 55

22. Angie Tribeca (2016–2018)
Episode: Organ Trail (2016)

TV-14 | 20 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Atkins assigns Geils and Tribeca a romance novelist to help in their attempt to bust an organ thief at a local hospital.

Director: Dan Beers | Stars: Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole

Votes: 132

23. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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Famous inventor Lamont Franklin suddenly withdraws from the world and starts holing up in his shed, playing incessantly with his toy trains. So why would someone kill him? A clue at the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Arthur Godfrey, David Hedison

Votes: 73

24. Home Movies (1999–2004)
Episode: Writer's Block (2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Brendan, suffering from writer's block, becomes increasingly anxious as the school Writer's Fair nears. Meanwhile, his mother works on her own work - a romance novel - and Coach McGuirk, ... See full summary »

Director: Loren Bouchard | Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Janine Ditullio

Votes: 51



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