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1. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 310,155 | Gross: $163.96M

2. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandiwe Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 365,938 | Gross: $166.11M

3. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of his brain's abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with many dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 548,941 | Gross: $79.25M

4. Long Weekend (2021)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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53 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck struggling writer, meets an enigmatic woman who enters his life at the right time.

Director: Steve Basilone | Stars: Steve Basilone, Jennifer Irwin, Jess Jacobs, Finn Wittrock

Votes: 801

5. Stuck in Love. (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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49 Metascore

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 86,331 | Gross: $0.08M

6. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 25,604 | Gross: $19.44M

7. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 25,159 | Gross: $0.06M

8. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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30 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 27,571

9. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute. Meanwhile, Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones

Votes: 45,064 | Gross: $3.25M

10. The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Whit Baldwin, Vanessa Wasche, Enid Graham

Votes: 19,821

11. Martin Eden (2019)

TV-PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi

Votes: 5,539

12. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's play.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 13,039 | Gross: $19.28M

13. Twenty Bucks (1993)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

Director: Keva Rosenfeld | Stars: Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue, David Rasche

Votes: 3,861

14. The Cool Surface (1993)

R | 88 min | Thriller

4.7
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During a heatwave in a secluded L.A. suburb, an unhinged writer falls for his new neighbor, a gorgeous struggling actress. They form an intense erotic bond, but his psychosis and her ambition turn their relationship dangerously toxic.

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou | Stars: Robert Patrick, Steve Tyler, Teri Hatcher, Cyril O'Reilly

Votes: 1,278

15. Eskimo Nell (1975)

85 min | Comedy

4.6
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Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Terence Edmond, Christopher Timothy, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 360

16. A Fine Madness (1966)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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65 Metascore

Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women, but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist, and his beautiful wife.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 1,375

17. Wives and Lovers (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

Votes: 250

18. BuzzKill (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

4.5
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A struggling writer, Ray Wyatt, acquires fame in an unusual way when a notorious serial murderer, named the Karaoke Killer, steals his car and the newest draft of his script.

Director: Steven Kampmann | Stars: Daniel Raymont, Krysten Ritter, Darrell Hammond, Reiko Aylesworth

Votes: 227

19. La discrète (1990)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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There is an author who has been dumped by his girlfriend and has no inspiration for a next novel. In an attempt to find a solution to both crises, he, along with his publisher friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Judith Henry, Maurice Garrel, Marie Bunel

Votes: 981 | Gross: $0.23M

20. Turning Paige (2001)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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A young would-be writer is forced to confront her past upon the return of her angry, wayward brother.

Director: Robert Cuffley | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Katharine Isabelle, Philip DeWilde, Torri Higginson

Votes: 247

21. Rancid (2004)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Ersgard | Stars: Matthew Settle, Fay Masterson, Currie Graham, Patrik Ersgård

Votes: 1,096

22. Affair with a Stranger (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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When a TV gossip columnist wrongly announces that the marriage between now successful playwright William Blakeley and his wife Carolyn is breaking up, New York friends variously reminisce ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Linda Douglas, Monica Lewis

Votes: 487

23. Novel Romance (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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A successful female editor whose biological clock is ticking and and a struggling writer make a deal to realize her dreams of motherhood and his dreams of literary stardom. But once they get everything they want, are they really happy?

Director: Emily Skopov | Stars: Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 271

24. Je n'aime que toi (2004)

105 min | Romance

5.7
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The unexpected acquaintance with a young prostitute helps the venerable writer to overcome writer's block. Quite shocking story of her life inspires him for a new book.

Director: Claude Fournier | Stars: Michel Forget, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Dorothée Berryman, Jean-Nicolas Verreault

Votes: 95

25. Moving Malcolm (2003)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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Over a year after bit actress Liz Woodward leaves him at the altar, comedy writer Gene Maxwell is still having trouble dealing with the situation and his life. Writing "Fear Knot", a novel ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Immanuel | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Ben Immanuel, John Neville, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 191

26. Cohabitation (1975)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Chung Sun | Stars: Hua Tsung, Chen-Chi Lin, Ying Cheung, Kai Kang

Votes: 7

27. Pedestrian (2000)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A comic feature film about an underachieving writer who sets out to write his masterpiece, but is confounded when one of its characters steps into his real life and introduces him to a life of sin and corruption.

Director: Jason Kartalian | Stars: Jeffrey Stubblefield, Melissa Lewis, Joe Seely, Krikor Satamian

Votes: 60

28. Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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A failed artist attempts to market his best friend's novel by creating the persona of KK Downey to replace him as the author.

Directors: Darren Curtis, Pat Kiely | Stars: Darren Curtis, Kristin Adams, Matt Silver, Pat Kiely

Votes: 203

29. The Young Bride (1976)

77 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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A shop assistant in a record shop falls in love with a young writer, who loves classical music but can not find a publisher who publishes his first novel.

Director: Sergio Bergonzelli | Stars: Antiniska Nemour, Carlo De Mejo, Tiberio Murgia, Magda Konopka

Votes: 34

30. Lunatics, Lovers & Poets (2010)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A struggling novelist on the verge of his first sale, must find redemption from his estranged Scottish Shakespearean reciting Homeless Father before it's too late.

Director: John Scoular | Stars: Maria-Elena Laas, Leif Gantvoort, Cotter Smith, Jeremy Robinson

Votes: 41

31. Vzkrísení (2018 TV Movie)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Directors: Ondrej Kepka, Michal Vajdicka | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Václav Neuzil, Matej Hádek, Veronika Kubarová

Votes: 6

32. Dwitiyo Ripu (2015)

Drama

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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: 28

33. Rozprávky z Hollywoodu (1992 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

5.8
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Director: Stanislav Párnicky | Stars: Emil Horváth, Milan Bahúl, Jela Buckova, Vladimir Cerny

Votes: 12

34. Rozcarování (1982 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Jirí Adamec | Stars: Ludek Munzar, Rudolf Hrusínský, Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Kodet

35. Scar Tissue (2021)

Short, Drama | Filming

A struggling writer deals with rejection and the pressures of his home life. As his mental state continues to decline, his relationship and well-being are being negatively affected.

Director: Christian Sanchez | Stars: Olivia Nash, James Drake Coleman, Stephanie Slayton, Mick Primmer

36. The Key for Determining Dwarfs or The Last Travel of Lemuel Gulliver (2002)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.4
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A Czech director wrestles with problems personal and political during the Prague spring of 1969.

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Marek Juracek, Edita Leva, Julie Ritzingerova, Sárka Dvoráková

Votes: 109

37. Voices (II) (2012)

6 min | Short, Thriller

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A struggling writer goes to check when he hears noises coming from the room next door, but finds what he does not wish.

Director: Quais Waseeq | Stars: Benjamin Scott, Jackson Saunders

38. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Cell Block 13 (2004)

Drama, Crime

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Director: T.W. Peacocke | Stars: Joel Keller, Kari Matchett, Benz Antoine, Tracy Waterhouse

39. SMPFilms (2005– )
Episode: Damn, I'm getting old. (2010)

3 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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Director: Cory Williams | Star: Cory Williams

40. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Children's Book Writer (2004)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Morgan is overwhelmed by visions of death while trying to help a children's book writer save his soul.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Chris Kramer, Carly Pope, Ellen Dubin, Shawn Macdonald

Votes: 16

41. Being Erica (2009–2011)
Episode: What Goes Up Must Come Down (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The Cold War at River Rock Publishing between Brent and Julianne continues. Erica, editor of "The None" - Katie's new book - is falling on Julianne's side of the war, despite not wanting to... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Tyron Leitso, Vinessa Antoine, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 75



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