Movies About Writing

Movies about writing or being an author have always served as an inspiration to anyone who uses the proverbial “pen” to express himself. Here are a few flicks for writers.

Finding Forrester

Renowned author William Forrester (Sean Connery), famous for having written one bestselling book Avalon Landing, meets a talented high school student from the “hood” named Jamal Wallace upon his friends’ dare.

mentors a boy from the “hood” who had an uncanny writing ability aside from being a talented sports star. With stellar performances by Sean Connery, 


A novel in 4 days? A struggling author (Bradley Cooper) takes a wonder drug that makes him a prolific writer, among other things.

Almost Famous

A rock journalist in his teens can’t be this good. William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is given the assignment of his dreams: interviewing and going on the road with a rising rock band. This won Best Screenplay in the Oscars too!

Ghost Writer

Writing for a politician is as dangerous as it sounds. Tasked to write the biography of the British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan), a successful ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) finds himself entangled in a web of political treachery.

Young Adult

Washed out ghost writer Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) visits an old flame while writing her last novel.

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