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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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    Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Tom Snyder

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

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

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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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    Liza Minnelli, Leslie Caron, Michael York

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    Life Itself

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

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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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    Charles Dickens's England Derek Jacobi

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    Harto The Borges Osvaldo Bayer

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

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

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    Sacred Poet

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    Escapade romaine

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August Margaret Atwood

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

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    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Margalo Gillmore

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    Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

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

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    In the Wake of the Flood Margaret Atwood

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    Finding Farley

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    Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen

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    José Saramago, Fernando Meirelles

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

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    Over the River...Life of Lydia Maria Child, Abolitionist for Freedom

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    Svetlana about Svetlana

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    Stay More: the World of Donald Harington

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

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    Rwanda pour mémoire

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