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: Th... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

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    102 Years in the Heart of Euro... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

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

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsy... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said N... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    The Art of Catching Lobsters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    The Art of Catching Lobsters

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    Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Bett... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    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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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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    Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, William S. Burroughs

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    Harto The Borges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Harto The Borges Osvaldo Bayer

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    Joan Didion, Robert Evans, Griffin Dunne

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    Charles Dickens's England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Charles Dickens's England Derek Jacobi

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    Bartleby en coulisses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Bartleby en coulisses

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    Love Always, Carolyn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Love Always, Carolyn

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    From No. 37 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    From No. 37

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    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance Tale

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plim... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    Rwanda pour mémoire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Rwanda pour mémoire

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    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Margalo Gillmore

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    Sacred Poet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Sacred Poet

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    The Political Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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    Finding Farley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Finding Farley

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in Augus... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Margaret Atwood: Once in August Margaret Atwood

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    William S. Burroughs, Hal Willner, John Giorno

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    In the Wake of the Flood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    In the Wake of the Flood Margaret Atwood

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    Escapade romaine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Documentaries About Writers

    Escapade romaine

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    Stay More: the World of Donald Harington

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    Mère-Bi

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