Documentary The Best Documentaries About Writers  

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List Rules 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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Life Itself is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

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Dreams with Sharp Teeth Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison

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Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen Sam Waterston, Len Cariou, Elmore Leonard - Explores author Ernest Hemingway's 20-year friendship with actor Gary Cooper.

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102 Years in the Heart of Euro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

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

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The Best Writer Biopics 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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Looking for Richard Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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

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The Art of Catching Lobsters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

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Chris & Don: A Love Story Liza Minnelli, Leslie Caron, Michael York

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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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The Greatest Novelist Characters in Film 80 Great Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener

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The Ten-Year Lunch Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Margalo Gillmore

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

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The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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In the Wake of the Flood Margaret Atwood

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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon

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Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road William S. Burroughs, Hal Willner, John Giorno

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