These are the geniuses who, even within the most minuscule acts of the universe, find a story worth telling. Which makes their own stories cinema-worthy ones. Even among the artistic fraternity, writers command a fascination of their own, partly because of their generally reclusive nature (Capote and Fitzgerald being some mighty exceptions) and partly due to the enigma about writing itself. Right from the profound poets and to stellar screenwriters, the society has always been in awe of the people who put their pens to pads (or fingers to keys) in search of a masterpiece.
As an aspiring (read: wannabe) writer, till I find my own masterpiece to chase after, the least I can do is marvel about some cinematic gems focusing on writers, real or fictional, and daydream a little (except about the Number 10 entry!). Here is the list of top movies about writers ever. You can watch several of these best writer movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Misery (1990)
Every writer’s worst nightmare; a delusional fan. This 1990 psychological thriller is based on a 1987 novel of the same name penned by the maestro Stephen King. A psychotic fan holding her favorite author captive and making him write stories as she wants them is chilling enough to hear, but Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for her role) ups the tempo with her eccentric rendition. In a scene. she gasps “God I love you!” right after she slams the writer’s ankle with a sledgehammer to keep him from escaping, showing obsession and mania in equal measure. A film which can make any writer paranoid about someone saying “I’m your number one fan!”
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9. Moulin Rouge (2001)