Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun Friday - Movies about Writers


Yesterday I ran across a movie on TCM I'd never seen before called Youngblood Hawke. It was made in 1964 (when I was just starting high school) and starred James Franciscus and Suzanne Pleshette. Since I was supposed to be writing, I threw in a DVD and hit record, so I haven't watched the whole movie yet.

This got me thinking (I know, bad idea) about all of the films there are about writers, so I did a Google search and discovered this extensive list. If you're looking for something to watch, you can probably get many of them from NetFlix or Amazon. If you want to read more on what each film is about, you can go to IMDB.com.

1. Barrets of Wimpole St. (1934)
2. It Happened One Night (1934)
3. His Girl Friday (1940)
4. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
5. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
6. Woman of the Year (1942)
7. Old Acquaintance (1943)
8. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
9. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
10. The Lost Weekend (1945)
11. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
12. The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
13. I Remember Mama (1948)
14. Call Northside 777 (1948)
15. The Third Man (1949)
16. In a Lonely Place (1950)
17. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
18. Orpheus (1950)
19. Ace in the Hole (1951)
20. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
21. A Face In The Crowd (1957)
22. Some Came Running (1958)
23. Teacher’s Pet (1958)
24. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
25. La Dolce Vita (1960)
26. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
27. Through A Glass Darkly (1961)
28. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
29. Jules and Jim (1962)
30. 8 ½ (1963)
31. Youngblood Hawke (1964)
32. Color of Pomegranates (1968)
33. The Odd Couple (1968)
34. Man of La Mancha (1972)
35. Sleuth (1972)
36. The Way We Were (1973)
37. Front Page (1974, originally 1931)
38. All the Presidents Men (1976)
39. The Front (1976)
40. Julia (1977)
41. Superman (1978)
42. Stevie (1978)
43. My Brilliant Career (1979)
44. Heart Beat (1980)
45. Seems Like Old Times (1980)
46. The Shining (1980)
47. Somewhere in Time (1980)
48. Reds (1981)
49. Rich & Famous (1981)
50. Priest of Love (1981)
51. The World According to Garp (1982)
52. Deathtrap (1982)
53. Author! Author! (1982)
54. My Favorite Year (1982)
55. Missing (1982)
56. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
57. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
58. Cross Creek (1983)
59. American Dreamer (1984)
60. Romancing The Stone (1984)
61. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
62. Just One of the Guys (1985)
63. Out of Africa (1985)
64. Mishima: A Life in 4 Chapters (1985)
65. Heartburn (1986)
66. Stand By Me (1986)
67. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
68. 84 Charing Cross Road (1986)
69. The Singing Detective (1986)
70. Throw Mama From the Train (1987)
71. Barfly (1987)
72. Waiting for the Moon (1987)
73. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
74. Best Seller (1987)
75. Rowing With the Wind (1988)
76. Funny Farm (1988)
77. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
78. Da (1988)
79. Her Alibi (1989)
80. My Left Foot (1989)
81. Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
82. An Angel at My Table (1990)
83. Henry and June (1990)
84. Misery (1990)
85. Closetland (1991)
86. Impromptu (1991)
87. Barton Fink (1991)
88. Naked Lunch (1991)
89. Hedd Wynn (1992)
90. The Player (1992)
91. Basic Instinct (1992)
92. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
93. The Pelican Brief (1993)
94. So I Married An Ax Murderer (1993)
95. The Dark Half (1993)
96. Shadowlands (1993)
97. Poetic Justice (1993)
98. The Paper (1994)
99. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
100. Paperback Romance (1994)
101. Tom & Viv (1994)
102. Little Women (1994)
103. Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
104. Mrs. Parker & The Vicious Circle (1994)
105. Delta of Venus (1995)
106. Total Eclipse (1995)
107. The Flower of My Secret (1995)
108. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
109. Carrington (1995)
110. Delores Claiborne (1995)
111. The Pillow Book (1996)
112. The Whole Wide World (1996)
113. Mother (1996)
114. Hamsun (1996)
115. The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996)
116. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
117. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
118. Henry Fool (1997)
119. Wilde (1997)
120. Chasing Amy (1997)
121. One True Thing (1998)
122. Shakespeare In Love (1998)
123. A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (1998)
124. Eternity and a Day (1998)
125. Permanent Midnight (1998)
126. A Murder of Crows (1998)
127. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
128. Croupier (1998)
129. Slam (1998)
130. Les Enfants Du Si├Ęcle / The Children of the Century (1999)
131. Topsy Turvey (1999)
132. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
133. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
134. Never Been Kissed (1999)
135. The Best Man (1999)
136. The End of the Affair (1999, originally 1955)
137. The Muse (1999)
138. True Crime (1999)
139. Bamboozled (2000)
140. Almost Famous (2000)
141. Before Night Falls (2000)
142. Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)
143. Nora (2000)
144. Pandaemonium (2000)
145. Wonder Boys (2000)
146. Finding Forrester (2000)
147. Quills (2000)
148. Isn’t She Great (2000)
149. Pinero (2001)
150. Iris (2001)
151. Moulin Rouge (2001)
152. The Shipping News (2001)
153. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
154. Bridget Jones Diary (2001)
155. Storytelling (2001)
156. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
157. How to Kill your Neighbor’s Dog (2001)
158. Orange County (2002)
159. Possession (2002)
160. The Hours (2002)
161. Adaptation. (2002)
162. Blue Car (2002)
163. I Capture the Castle (2003)
164. Alex & Emma (2003)
165. Shattered Glass (2003)
166. American Splendor (2003)
167. As Good As It Gets (2003)
168. Sylvia (2003)
169. Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
170. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
171. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
172. The Swimming Pool (2003)
173. Veronica Guerin (2003)
174. The United States of Leland (2003)
175. Notre Musique (2004)
176. Before Sunset (2004)
177. Sideways (2004)
178. The Libertine (2004)
179. Finding Neverland (2004)
180. Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
181. Secret Window (2004)
182. The Door in the Floor (2004)
183. La Tigre E La Neve / Tiger and the Snow (2005)
184. The Dying Gaul (2005)
185. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
186. Capote (2005)
187. The Prize-winner of Defiance Ohio (2005)
188. Factotum (2005)
189. Winter Passing (2005)
190. The Night Listener (2006)
191. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
192. Scoop (2006)
193. The TV Set (2006)
194. The Hoax (2006)
195. Infamous (2006)
196. Half Light (2006)
197. Miss Potter (2006)
198. Ask the Dust (2006)
199. Running with Scissors (2006)
200. Love and other Disasters (2006)
201. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
202. Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
203. Martian Child (2007)
204. Slipstream (2007)
205. Freedom Writers (2007)
206. Becoming Jane (2007)
207. A Mighty Heart (2007)
208. Dan in Real Life (2007)
209. Purple Violets (2007)
210. Moliere (2007)
211. In the Land of Women (2007)
212. Zodiac (2007)
213. Music and Lyrics (2007)
214. 1408 (2007)
215. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
216. Atonement (2007)
217. 27 Dresses (2007)
218. Roman De Gare (2007)
219. Angel (2007)
220. Resurrecting The Champ (2007)
221. Sleuth (2007)
222. The Kite Runner (2007)
223. Nim’s Island (2008)
224. Marley & Me (2008)
225. The Edge of Love (2008)
226. The Stoning of Soroya M. (2008)
227. Me and Orson Welles (2008)
228. Burn After Reading (2008)
229. Sex & The City: The Movie (2008)
230. Good (2008)
231. Funny People (2009)
232. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
233. Julie & Julia (2009)
234. Gentleman Broncos (2009)
235. Bright Star (2009)
236. The Answer Man (2009)
237. 2012 (2009)
238. Motherhood (2009)
239. Broken Embraces (2009)
240. The Soloist (2009)
241. World’s Greatest Dad (2009)
242. The Last Station (2009)
243. Cole (2009)
244. The Boys are Back (2009)
245. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
246. Spoken Word (2009)
247. Tetro (2009)
248. State of Play (2009)
249. Nine (2009)
250. The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
251. The Rum Diary (2010)
252. The Ghost Writer (2010)
253. Howl (2010)
254. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
255. Sex & The City 2 (2010)
256. Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
257. A Closed Book (2010)
258. Peep World (2010)
259. Midnight in Paris (2011)
260. One Day (2011)
261. Limitless (2011)
262. Young Adult (2011)
263. The Help (2011)
264. Twixt (2011)
265. Anonymous (2011)
266. Ruby Sparks (2012)
267. The Words (2012)
268. Writers (2012)
269. Being Flynn (2012)
270. Stuck In Love (2012)
271. Sinister (2012)
272. On The Road (2012)
273. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
274. The Raven (2012)
275. The Master (2012)
276. The Best Bar In America (2013)
277. Before Midnight (2013)

- list from http://christinakatz.com/free/277-movies-about-writers-and-the-writing-life/


                                          

1 comment:

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku said...

Phew! What a lengthy list, including several popular films. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun-filled weekend.