The Best Documentaries About Writers Films

The Best Documentaries About Writers

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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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    Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison

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    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

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

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    Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow

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

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    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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    Adventures of a Brown Man in Search of Civilization
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    Harto The Borges

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    Charles Dickens's England

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    Joan Didion, Robert Evans, Griffin Dunne

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    Love Always, Carolyn

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    From No. 37

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    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance Tale

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    Sacred Poet

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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    Finding Farley

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    In the Wake of the Flood

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August

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