10 Movies for Writers


I spent part of the holiday weekend catching up on the towering stack of magazines that threatened to fall over and crush my cat. Which would be no small feat since my boy is uhhh, how can I say it politely, big-boned. But in my magazine reading, I came across an interesting article in the November 2007 issue of The Writer.

In the article, Darren Miller presents his entries for the 10 best movies for writers. He points out these are necessarily the greatest works of cinematic arts. But rather that they illustrate useful lessons for all of us afflicted with the writing bug. I won’t give you all the details of the lessons… you should refer to Miller’s article for that. But here are his movie suggestions for writers.

  • Adaptation
  • All the President’s Men
  • Almost Famous
  • Capote
  • Factotum
  • Finding Neverland
  • Frida
  • The Hours
  • Stone Reader
  • Stranger than Fiction

So those are Miller’s suggestions and I’ve definitely updated my Netflix queue. What are your favorite writer movies?

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