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The Best Documentaries About Writers

List Criteria: Documentary films about authors, journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights, and any other types of writers

There are many documentaries out there today that look at writers throughout history, specifically with a focus on their personal lives, struggles, inspirations, and motivations in the artistic arena. This list of the best documentaries about writers will shed light on the life and craft of many different writers and authors.
 
The films featured on this list have been ranked by the community as the best documentaries that feature the stories of writers, their personal lives, struggles, and accomplishments. These films address the historical aspects of what shaped their lives in the early years, the successes and failures of their careers, what influenced their personal stories, awards they received, and how they made an impact on society through their works.

 What are the best documentaries about writers? This list has them all, including: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, Charles Dickens’s England, Dreams With Sharp Teeth, Finding Farley, An Impression with John Steinbeck: Writer, In the Wake of the Flood, and Breakfast with Hunter. Vote up for your favorite writer documentary or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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    Breakfast with Hunter

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    The Charles Bukowski Tapes

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    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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    The Art of Catching Lobsters

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    102 Years in the Heart of Europe: a Portrait of Ernst Jünger

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    Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Sharon Gless

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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    Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Tom Snyder

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    new! Liza Minnelli, Leslie Caron, Michael York

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    added by looksharp Salinger Gore Vidal, Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Bartleby en coulisses

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    Dominick Dunne: After the Party Joan Didion, Robert Evans, Griffin Dunne

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    Charles Dickens's England

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    Harto The Borges Osvaldo Bayer

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

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    Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Robert Downey Jr., Lou Reed, Ellen Burstyn

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August Margaret Atwood

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    Escapade romaine

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    Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry

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    Sacred Poet

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    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, William S. Burroughs

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    Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

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    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

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    Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    From No. 37

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    Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

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    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Margalo Gillmore

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    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Finding Farley

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    In the Wake of the Flood Margaret Atwood

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    José Saramago, Fernando Meirelles

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    Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen

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    An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer Henry Fonda, Peter Haskell

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    Stay More: the World of Donald Harington

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    Mère-Bi

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    Life Itself

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    The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche Severn Thompson, Jordyn Negri, Deborah Hay

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    Leuchtturm Des Chaos

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    Rwanda pour mémoire

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    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance Tale

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    Paul Goodman

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    Patti Smith: Dream of Life Patti Smith, Flea, Tom Verlaine

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