10 Films with Writers and Writing

After reading a few brilliant blogs on this, after I’d thought of it, I realise that I haven’t seen a fraction of the brilliant films on writers and writing that are out there… But a few months ago at the cinema, as we watched the trailers there was one for ‘The Help’ and Mickey said “Not another film about a WRITER!” I laughed cause I hadn’t realised that I do love those kind of films.

10. The Help

LOVED the book and the film didn’t disappoint. I can usually hold back the tears in the cinema. Not this time.

9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Okay, taking liberties here but this is possibly my favourite film ever and Joel is scribbling in his journal a lot. LOVE the contrast in Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) it’s like they’ve swapped places. Love story with lots of twists.

8. One Day.

Emma is meant to be a writer and stuff keeps getting in her way…namely Dexter. Love Anne Hathaway even though she got slated for her accent in this.

7. The Hours.

Nicole Kidman playing Virginia Woolf writing ‘Mrs Dalloway’, Meryl Streep playing a modern Mrs Dalloway, Julianne Moore READING Mrs Dalloway, clever. Deep.

6. Dan in Real Life.

This is super cute. I love Steve Carrell. He is a columnist. It does count.

5. Music and Lyrics.

“A washed up singer is given a couple of days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he’s never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.” IMDB Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore singing together…

4. Shining.

I just scared myself watching the trailer.

3. Secret Window.

Mickey bought me this film for my 17th birthday!  Aw. I absolutely loved it, not just because it has Johnny Depp. Scary but brilliant. “You stole my story.”

2. Misery.

Not intentional having 3 Stephen King stories in a row, here. He does seem to write almost solely about writers… The film equally as good as the book. Terrifying edge of your seat stuff. Kathy Bates is such a good baddy.

1. Stranger than Fiction.

I really, really love this film. It always makes me cry. Harold Crick starts hearing a voice narrating his life. (Will Ferrell, usually don’t like him but he is brilliant in this, trust me.) Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) is writing a book about him in which she is figuring out how to kill him. He tries to find her and stop her.

There you go. I know I need to watch ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ and Shakespeare in Love and I see ‘Adaptation’Barton Fink’ and ‘Sideways‘ popping up a lot too… Can you suggest/recommend any more?

Author: Fiona @ lifelyricslemoncake


3 thoughts on “10 Films with Writers and Writing”

  1. LOVE this blog post! I love films that have to do with writing as well 🙂 I’m trying to think of any I’d add to the list but I’m coming up blank. Shall have a think.

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