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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 2003

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    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens 2004

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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth 2011

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    102 Years in the Heart of Europe: a Portrait of Ernst Jünger 1998

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    Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 1997

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    The Art of Catching Lobsters 2005

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    The Charles Bukowski Tapes 1987

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    Bartleby en coulisses 2010

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams 2009

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    Sacred Poet 1995

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself 2012

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August 1984

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    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 2010

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    Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story 2012

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    Escapade romaine 2010

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    Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey 1990

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    From No. 37 2009

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    The Political Dr. Seuss 2004

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No 1984

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood 1978

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    Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry 1976

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    Charles Dickens's England 2009

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    Dominick Dunne: After the Party 2008

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    Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow 2006

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn 1998

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    Harto The Borges 2000

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    Stay More: the World of Donald Harington 2013

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    Life Itself 2014

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    Leuchtturm Des Chaos 1983

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    The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche 2012

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    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance Tale 2006

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    Mère-Bi 2008

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    Rwanda pour mémoire 2003

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    Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action 2007

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    Over the River...Life of Lydia Maria Child, Abolitionist for Freedom 2008

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    Love Always, Carolyn 2011

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    Svetlana about Svetlana 2008

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