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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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    Harlan Ellison, Tom Snyder, Ronald D. Moore

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    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

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    The Charles Bukowski Tapes

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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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    The Art of Catching Lobsters

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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 Robert Downey Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Lou Reed

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    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Laurie Anderson, Gus Van Sant, Iggy Pop

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

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    Life Itself

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

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    Alec Baldwin, Larry Bryggman, Kevin Spacey

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    Christopher Isherwood, John Boorman, Leslie Caron

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

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    Bartleby en coulisses

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    Charles Dickens's England Derek Jacobi

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    Harto The Borges Osvaldo Bayer

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    Sacred Poet

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    From No. 37

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August Margaret Atwood

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    Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

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    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Heywood Hale Broun

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Sharon Gless

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    Finding Farley

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    In the Wake of the Flood Margaret Atwood

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    Escapade romaine

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

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    Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen

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    Mère-Bi

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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 Flea, Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty

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