I’ve even written whole journal entries about some of them in the past! The Ghost Writer checks all the boxes of a great thriller, with Ewan McGregor’s performance as the centerpiece. | Biography, Drama. Rose also co-hosted the DC Movies Podcast, and has guested on other nerd and entertainment podcasts over the past five years. With his wife and son (who has “the shining,” a psychic gift) staying in the hotel with him, Jack starts to go mad, eventually feeling compelled to murder his family. hitman. The story unfolds as Joe becomes accustomed to her money, even as he knows that her script will never be sold. Michael Lee Gogin, Votes: A rom com with a magical twist, Midnight in Paris stars Owen Wilson as Gil, a successful screenwriter who dreams of being a novelist and a true artist. | | Gross: Director: Stars: An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. Writing can be an incredibly frustrating, madness-inducing process. Paul Giamatti, In an attempt to avoid this list being cliché, I’ve picked films you may not have seen before, and ones which may have slipped from your memory. 43. Other favourites are The Words with Bradley Cooper, Something’s Gotta Give starring Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets, again with Jack Nicholson, Limitless, again with Bradley Cooper (the initial scenes especially), and there’s a new one out with Melissa McCarthy I want to see. Writing for local underground publications, he manages to connect with a band through one of their groupies, and convinces the editor of Rolling Stone to let him go on tour with the band to write an article about it. Spike Jonze $6.15M, R Woody Allen | $16.00M, PG-13 Anyway, this post puts together my ultimate movie list of the 10 best movies with writers and/or about the process of writing. Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression. Brenda Fricker, $44.02M, R Virginia Madsen, $14.74M, PG The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. Judy Davis, | Gross: | Gross: Students can be asked to write essays on movies from any genre. The Best Movies about Writing By Bhalachandra Sahaj. $1.34M, R Writing is many things, but dramatic isn’t often one of them. 146 min Writing about your life to your closest friend. Starring the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman as the one and only Truman Capote, Capote looks at the years that the celebrated author and playwright spent researching and writing "In Cold Blood" Often called the first non-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood" was inspired by a newspaper article about an unsolved murder in a small town in Kansas, and Capote headed there along with his friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) to investigate. Adventure, Comedy, Drama. | | Biography, Comedy, Drama. Chow Mo-Wan learns that when something happens at the wrong time, it can leave traces of bitterness behind. Stars: Terry Gilliam Movies have a part in influencing the masses and so are a great way of spreading information about things that affect the world. $6.00M, R | Scatman Crothers, Votes: Patricia Arquette, Votes: Rose Moore has been writing about film, TV and comics since 2013, when she began writing for a local print magazine in Vancouver, BC. | He hopes to pursue his true passion of writing, but an evil presence lurks in the hotel. A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. The movie industry has become the largest industry with millions of employees, and producers have started to earn enourmous amount of money from the movies that they made . 91 min Director: 9. Stranger Than Fiction tops my list of movies about writers because it's such a unique story. $48.02M, R Cranston has an excellent supporting cast behind him that helped bring this tale to life, including Alan Tudyk, Helen Mirren, John Goodman and Louis CK. Donald has decided to follow in his brother’s footsteps and become a screenwriter as well, but he is the polar opposite of Charlie. Johnny Depp, So it’s funny how many movies there are about writers. Peter Weir Curtis Hanson $10.68M, PG-13 $71.50M, R $11.90M, Not Rated The writing industry has played such an important part in the Hollywood blockbuster industry. Possibly the most famous writer of all time, Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is the central figure of this fictionalized account of the Bard’s life. $32.53M, PG Here you should examine different aspects of the movie`s elements such as lightning, editing, mise-en-scene, sound etc. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Rob Reiner | There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. While it’s not necessarily an accurate portrayal of journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a gloriously uninhibited two hours of madness. Biography, Comedy, Crime. 180,110 | 89 min The film takes an in-depth look at the life of a writer, and Hoffman won an Oscar for his work on it. 9. Bent Hamer When Christian (Ewan McGregor) comes to Paris to write, he finds himself drawn into the world of the Moulin Rouge, as a writer of a play the famous cancan hall intends to put on. A one-stop shop for all things video games. So many of our most treasured and inspirational films have revolved around the concept of writing and have, in turn, stolen the hearts of millions. Stars: Nick Reding, Let us know in the comments. 101 min | Based on director Cameron Crowe’s experiences touring with rock bands, Almost Famous takes us back to the '60s, as high school student William Miller (Patrick Fugit) dreams of being a rock and roll journalist. | 128 min Director: Nicholas Ball, A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism. | | Gross: Some films simply include the job of writing as an element of a character, but many more make the writing process integral to the plot. 118 min An introverted garbageman writes his thoughts in a notebook after Henry Fool, writer and ex-con, rents the basement and gives him a notebook and the idea. | | Dustin Hoffman, Kirsten Sheridan, Votes: Director: Tobey Maguire, Although Duke does make an attempt to cover both the race and (hilariously) a narcotics convention, these are side notes compared to the manic trips that he and his friend Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) go on, hallucinating orgiastic lizards, trashing hotel rooms, and generally behaving more like a rock star than a journalist. His desire to become a writer is only a minor element in all the supernatural terror, although it is instrumental for one of the most famous scenes, where Jack’s wife looks at his “manuscript,” where only one line is written over and over on hundreds of pages: "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." 115 min | Martin Landau, This is difficult since descriptive essays about movies require in-depth knowledge of the movie. Tobey Maguire, Tilda Swinton, Votes: A romanticized look at the life of a writer during the Belle Epoque in Paris, this musical extravaganza in the inimitable style of Baz Luhrman is a love story, but also a story about the world of the bohemian. A Critical Analysis of a movie includes analysis, critical thinking and research. Votes: | A story of love and inspiration, the film is a beautiful historical drama about the joys of the muse. Jocelyn Quivrin, Under various pseudonyms, he continues to write, producing some of the most beloved films of the era, including Roman Holiday and Spartacus. | Gross: Robert Downey Jr. Maria Porter, Votes: But always writing (and eating). | Gross: Any good movies about writing would you recommend? After reading his latest book, she reveals that no one knows where he is, and she intends to keep him there until he writes a new book, exactly the way she wants it. John Turturro, Marisa Tomei, Danny Lloyd, 94 min Didier Flamand, Votes: Director: WhatCulture About Team Advertise Contact. In honor of every person who puts pen to paper (or fingertips to keys), we’ve collected fifteen of the best films that feature writers and their work. Emma Thompson, I started watching movies about writers years before I decided that writing was something I seriously wanted to do in life. Director: Stars: Biography, Comedy, Drama. | Gross: Comedy, Romance. | The film tracks Julie as she writes, and cooks. Adventure, Comedy, Drama. September 24, 2018 // by Caroline Ervin. 252,052 Spotlight covers one investigation, into the systemic issue of child abuse in the Catholic church, and the role of the Archdiocese in the cover-up, which would go on to become one of the biggest scandals in modern history. At the same time, it travels back in time to follow Julia herself (played by Meryl Streep) as she learns to cook and tackles the cookbook that Julie is following. | | Stars: 178,138 Benicio Del Toro, | An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel. Professor Gocsik previously taught first-year writing at Dartmouth College, where she was also Executive Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program. Sure, there are many other great films about the subject, and please share them in the comments below. | Josh Charles, Votes: Stars: Stars: Consider this worst case scenario in the back of your mind if you ever decide to date a writer. 113 min | Gross: 61,154 | An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. | Gross: Those great movies about the trials and tribulations of putting pen to paper. Moulin Rouge follows Ewan McGregor as he arrives in Paris to follow his dream of writing. The movie purposely breaks some of Hollywood’s screenwriting “rules” as presented by guru Robert McKee (played by Brian Cox). Most of us could recite the plot of Independence Day more easily than we could recite the Declaration of Independence. Set in 1950s Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard is the story of a hack screenwriter desperate for cash and a has-been actress desperate for a comeback. Hi everyone! Financed by an evil Duke (Richard Roxburgh) and starring their most beautiful dancer, Satine (Nicole Kidman), the play becomes an on-stage version of Christian and Satine’s off-stage love affair. 218,727 Frances McDormand, Votes: With the memoirs half-finished by the previous ghost writer, it should be an easy job, but the writer soon discovers that the book contains some seriously sensitive material. Misery is probably my all-time favourite movie about writing/writers. Joel Coen, "Celes, I was reading one of your articles and noticed a reader mentioning the movie 'Yes Man' in his comment. Charlie Kaufman is one of the best screenwriters on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that he’s written one of the greatest films about writing. | Related to Movies About Writers – A Serious Man [2009]: Facing the Elusive, Malevolent Unknown 8. Stars: Director: A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. Along with another Depp-starring Thompson adaptation (The Rum Diary), it’s a film that represents the idea of the artist addict in all his glory. | Wes Anderson A film about several writers all at once, Adaptation follows Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage), as he struggles to create a screenplay adaptation of "The Orchid Thief." $52.29M, R After all, we all “know” movies. As an author, I put together a list of my favorite movies about writing and/or writers. Drama, Thriller. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. | Paul Giamatti, An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. Stars: 164,762 Here are 10 great movies about writers and the creative writing process that will entertain and inspire you. Wil Wheaton, Comedy, Drama, Thriller. Director: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, 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. Robin Williams, I had never heard of this movie and only found it because … | Close. 362,605 George Clooney, Stars: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. | Kate Hudson, This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Alexander Morton, Votes: Will Ferrell, | Stars: Patrick Mille, He discovers that he can now travel to the past, and in amongst the love triangles and life lessons, he talks romance and philosophy with the greats of literature and arts in the ‘20s, including Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. Frances McDormand, 113,006 Hal Hartley $95.86M, R Daniel Day-Lewis, | Gross: | 251,482 6,879 $2.54M, R After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. | Gross: Marc Forster Stars: Director: Thomas Jay Ryan, Queen Latifah, Votes: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. 13,865 | So here they are, at long last, in no particular order and mostly spoiler-free. Director: | The movie is guided by a stellar performance by Hoffman, as Capote struggles to connect with the people that he interviews, and as he becomes fascinated by the life story of one of the murderers. 122 min | Director: 10 Great Movies About Writing. Director: Rob Reiner Stars: Director: Amara Karan, Votes: | What's your favorite film centered in the world of writing? An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), in which he purports to have been a C.I.A. Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. | Gross: Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, this classic horror set in a haunted hotel stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, an ex-teacher who takes a job as the caretaker of an empty hotel for the winter. | Stars: Tony Roberts, 83,584 Adventure, Comedy, Drama. Robert Pulcini Kathy Bates, 47,013 With a phenomenal cast who balance each other out wonderfully, Spotlight is an absolutely riveting drama that very much earned the numerous awards (including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay) it was awarded. Since then, Rose has written for Horror Honeys, Moviepilot and Quirkbooks as well as Screenrant, increasingly focusing on comic books and live-action comic adaptations, as well as diversity and representation on screen. Comedy, Drama. Richard Lewis, Votes: A film about the impact that writing can have on the world, The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, as a young woman sets out to write something of great importance. Karen Gocsik is director of the Warren College Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches first-year composition and a graduate-level training course for the program’s teaching assistants. | Comedy, Drama. Any writer’s worst nightmare brought to life on the screen, this toe-curlingly terrifying thriller begins when renowned romantic novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is involved in a car crash on a lonely road. | Returning home from college to find that her friends are all getting married and having babies, Skeeter (Emma Stone) wants to be a writer instead. Drew Barrymore, Writing about your crazy experiment to perfect strangers. ), and since then has had an on-again, off-again love affair with not just Marvel, but DC and indie comics as well. After reading the comment, I watched the movie and really felt a positive change in me. Director: All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. $40.14M, R Directors: 127 min The Top 6 Best Movies About Writing. Johnny Depp, | A stunning drama covering the stand that screenwriter Dalton Trumbo took in the 1940s, Trumbo is a remarkable achievement that earned star Bryan Cranston his first Oscar nomination. 94 min A roller coaster of emotion, drug-fueled parties and conflicts on the road, it’s a beautifully touching film as well as a glimpse into the kind of rock and roll writer lifestyle that so many dream of. Jean Dujardin, David Koepp 107 min There have been a vast number of films over the years that make writers and the writing process their focus – from true-life biopics to fictitious thrillers, hack journalists to tortured artists, and at home bloggers to uber-rich screenwriters. Michael Douglas, Nicolas Cage, Jack Nicholson, 10 Disney Movies You Can Write a Paper On. A film about the impact that writing can have on the world, The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, as a young woman sets out to write something of great importance. The variety of types of writers in movies surprised me. Stars: | A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. 1 Stranger than Fiction. 18,237 Mike Hodges At first, she takes a job writing a cleaning column for the Jackson Journal, but after speaking with Elaine Stein (a publisher in New York City), she is inspired to write about how the “help” are treated in Mississippi. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. When Cranston's Trumbo, and other writers, are accused of being Communists and blacklisted, he refuses to give in. | | auditor Harold Crick 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. 137 min Maria Bello, 179,131 Stars: Carol Kane, Votes: Directors: | Shari Springer Berman, Bridget Jones’s Diary (memoir) As a New Year’s Resolution, 32-year old Bridget Jones decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary. While all these change were happining, people’s pleasures and trends changed. One of the most demanding professions on Earth, the world of writing was always going to be fertile ground for storytelling. Stars: I myself have experienced all of these feelings — all in the time it took to write this stupid list. 259,314 David Cronenberg John Goodman, Has your roommate ever opened the door to find a Disney movie on the TV and you dancing along (possibly in your underwear) to the final musical sequence and happy-ever after-song? Hunter S Thompson’s lurid, sprawling tale of a journalist’s adventures “covering” a motorcycle race in the Nevada desert has become a cult classic. 115 min Tim Burton 182,093 Burdened with a craft that's essentially uncinematic, writers in the movies are perennially blocked, broke, and insane, simultaneously romanticized and ridiculed for their excesses―from the wise-cracking drunks of "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" to the sticky sweetness of "Shakespeare in Love," the self-regarding self-reflexivity of "Adaptation," and the homicidal madness of "The Shining." Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. / 10 Disney Movies You Can Write a Paper On. | Drama. Stars: Those great movies about the trials and tribulations of putting pen to paper. With Lang at the center of a political crisis and accused of criminal activity, the writer’s life may be in danger, and it seems that the previous ghostwriter may have been killed for what he learned. Ethan Coen | 895,786 | Gross: Diane Keaton, WARNING: Do not watch Barton Fink and Adaptation in the same sitting unless all guns, sharp objects, and alcohol are first removed from the premises. Thanks to Netflix you can always find new movies of the literary sort. Nicolas Cage, I.R.S. Jason Schwartzman, Director: I should also note that they all have original screenplays, which means that someone had to write them. | Gross: Comedy, Drama. 423,816 Naked Lunch (1991) Director: Director: | Gross: Nevertheless, it is emotional and powerful and always notorious, with a script that is peculiar right until the end. Ethan Hawke, 113 min 184,270 Stars: | Corey Feldman, I will be really grateful if you could suggest similar movies that can help me in self-improvement." 6: Basic Instinct | Ian Holm, 127 min Judy Davis, Wong Kar-Wai, the director, takes care of every detail that combines the past and the future of the man we follow in the movie. Director: His writing is overshadowed by the relationships that form and break, but remains a major part of the film – along with the element of wish fulfillment. $19.39M, R Votes: 112,931 | Gross: $6.15M | Julian Sands, ... 10 Great Movies About Writing. A haunting story of madness and obsession, Misery is a tense thriller that will give you nightmares, plain and simple. He writes poetry and Henry helps him along. Stars: | Posted by 5 years ago. $0.81M, R Stars: