The Greatest Movies About Writers, Ranked

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Vote up the best films about authors, biographers, novelists, poets, screenwriters, and any other type of writer who puts pen to paper (or fingers to typewriter).

Are you looking for some inspiration and motivation to get your creative juices flowing? If you’re a budding writer, there are plenty of films out there that explore the craft and the live of novelists, screenwriters, poets, and English teachers. From biopics about famous authors (like Truman Capote) to fictional stories about writers in love (As Good as It Gets) or struggling with their work (The Shining), these cinematic gems will not only entertain but also give insight into the often complex worlds of literature, creativity, and even writer's block.

This list ranks the greatest movies about writers set throughout history. Whether it's an exploration into the mind of a genius like William Shakespeare or an insight into creative struggles as presented through the filter of Stephen King, these films have something for everyone who loves the written word and values the way it influences the world. 

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