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1. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 168,163 | Gross: $22.25M

2. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.7
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 13,186 | Gross: $11.80M

3. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Biography, Comedy

6.8
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55 Metascore

In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O'Toole, Harry Groener

Votes: 11,618

4. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 50,430 | Gross: $27.81M

5. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

Votes: 36,494 | Gross: $5.01M

6. The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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51 Metascore

An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Whit Baldwin, Vanessa Wasche, Enid Graham

Votes: 17,249

7. Grace of My Heart (1996)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, Sissy Boyd, Christina Pickles

Votes: 3,415 | Gross: $0.62M

8. Promises..... Promises! (1963)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Director: King Donovan | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Mickey Hargitay

Votes: 352

9. Between Your Legs (1999)

115 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Miranda is a crew member of a nightly radio programmme. She and her husband Felix, a cop, are parents of a girl. Miranda's daily dog walking strolls are excuses to pursue sexual encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira | Stars: Victoria Abril, Javier Bardem, Carmelo Gómez, Juan Diego

Votes: 2,616

10. Three Little Words (1950)

Passed | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $2.80M

11. Every Day (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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48 Metascore

A comedy about a New York City couple (Schreiber and Hunt) in romantic and family crises.

Director: Richard Levine | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino, Ezra Miller

Votes: 3,227

12. Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

5.8
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After selling the rights of his book to a movie production company, a writer finds himself fighting the many egos and varying views around him.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 2,473 | Gross: $14.21M

13. Luck by Chance (2009)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 9,005 | Gross: $0.36M

14. I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest

Votes: 836 | Gross: $6.97M

15. Truth About Men (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mads, a 34-year-old scriptwriter, goes through a crisis in life when a close friend of his has a stroke and ends up in a coma. Mads breaks up with his girlfriend for ten years and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Tuva Novotny, Rosalinde Mynster, Signe Egholm Olsen

Votes: 1,221

16. George Lucas in Love (1999)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Martin Hynes, Lisa Jakub, Jason Peck, Jeff Wiens

Votes: 3,724

17. True West (2002 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

6.0
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Filmed play about two very different brothers, one a criminal and the other a screen-writing family man who becomes appalled by his wayward brother's relationship with a producer.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Chad Smith, Andrew Alburger, Danielle Kennedy

Votes: 172

18. Just Write (1997)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.

Director: Andrew Gallerani | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jeremy Piven, JoBeth Williams, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 923

19. Deadline (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A screenwriter begins to lose the ability to distinguish between his fantasies and reality, with disastrous results. As he thinks about what this could mean, he begins to lose his grip on ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 250

20. Chump Change (2000)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Rags to riches to rags comedy loosely based on the director Steve Burrows' actual experiences while writing screenplays in Los Angeles. Burrows (aka "Milwaukee Steve") finally makes it big ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Burrows | Stars: Stephen Burrows, Tim Matheson, Traci Lords, A.J. Benza

Votes: 362

21. A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon (1992)

R | 90 min | Drama

4.7
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Helen, a divorced, attractive twenty-something Los Angeles office worker, has just broken up with her possessive boyfriend Paul. Living beyond her means, Helen soon loses her car and her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Sibay | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Lance Edwards, Grant Show, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 186

22. The Saxon Charm (1948)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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In order to get his way, New York producer Matt Saxon manipulates and controls everyone around him but his latest protégé, novelist Eric Busch, finally stands-up to him.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Susan Hayward, John Payne, Audrey Totter

Votes: 134

23. Hit and Runway (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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48 Metascore

Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.

Director: Christopher Livingston | Stars: Michael Parducci, Peter Jacobson, Judy Prescott, Kerr Smith

Votes: 470 | Gross: $0.08M

24. Dawson's Creek: Behind the Scenes (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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A look at the making of the popular WB drama. Including interviews with the stars and makers as well as footage from the show's taping.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 100

25. Amor sin maquillaje (2007– )

60 min | Drama

5.1
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Stars: Lucía Méndez, César Évora, Marlene Favela, Sergio Goyri

Votes: 22

26. Meeting Woody Allen (1986)

26 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Revolutionary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard conducts a twenty-five minute interview with influential and acclaimed American director Woody Allen on the cultural radiation, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Jean-Luc Godard, Annette Insdorf

Votes: 895

27. Invisible Eyes (2009)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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After a glamorous career as a successful model, Gaby must start a new life, away from the catwalk and the limelight. But she cannot bring herself to accept that the peak of her career is ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Cohen | Stars: Pia Mechler, Simon Merrells, Michael Mears, Mark Tintner

Votes: 29

28. Screamplay (1985)

92 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the slayings that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.

Director: Rufus Butler Seder | Stars: Rufus Butler Seder, Eugene Seder, Cheryl Hirshman, James McCann

Votes: 261

29. Let's Make Music (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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With the size of her classes dwindling each year, Newton High music teacher Malvina Adams is asked to retire. Trying to prove she's still got it, she composes a school fight song which ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Bob Crosby, Jean Rogers, Elisabeth Risdon, Joseph Buloff

Votes: 90

30. Les menteurs (1996)

107 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Daisy uses 'All About Eve' tactics to lie her way into the circle of friends of director Zac. But Zac has been missing for months. When he finally resurfaces, he and Daisy start writing a ... See full summary »

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Lorraine Bracco, Sami Frey

Votes: 81

31. Lass mich am Sonntag nicht allein (1959)

100 min | Musical, Romance

8.1
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Nineteen-fifties musical with a love triangle, set in Germany.

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Heidi Brühl, Georg Thomalla, Violetta Ferrari, Willy Millowitsch

Votes: 12

32. Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

7.0
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The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic Western.

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Bob Benecke, Maria Palacios de Erickson, Chazz Palminteri, John Carpenter

Votes: 139

33. Guts (1999)

90 min | Comedy

5.2
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Director: Ron Termaat | Stars: Viggo Waas, Alice Reys, Rick Engelkes, Victor Reinier

Votes: 192

34. Mairi Mhor (1994)

63 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Mike Alexander | Stars: Alyxis Daly, Catriona-Anna Nic a' Phi, Ceit Kearney, Sim MacCoinnich

Votes: 6

35. Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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This documentary, first shown on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel, tells of the life and career of screenwriter Frances Marion. By the mid 1920s, she was the most respected and ... See full summary »

Director: Bridget Terry | Stars: Uma Thurman, Kathy Bates, Mary Lea Bandy, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 203

36. The Man Who Had Everything (1998 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Louis Bromfield: acclaimed author, dirt farmer.

Director: Brent Greene | Stars: Louis Bromfield, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 15

37. A Warm Reception in L.A. (1987)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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An author seeks fame and fortune in Hollywood.

Directors: Vincent Cafarelli, Candy Kugel

Votes: 16

38. Musikfilmen (1976)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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The film documents the alternative festival, made to protest against the Eurovision Song Contest held in Stockholm 1975. There are many Swedish and international artists on stage, as well ... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Goldman, Dick Idestam-Almquist, Stefan Jarl, Jan Lindkvist, Lennart Malmer, Axel Rudorf-Lohmann | Stars: Bernt Andersson, Styrbjörn Bergelt, Bengt Blomgren, Ingemar Böcker

Votes: 7

39. Cole Rossouw: Angel of Mine (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Cole Rossouw | Star: Cole Rossouw

40. September Song (2016)

60 min

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Director: François Zabaleta | Stars: Carole Lesguillon, François Zabaleta

41. Articolo 8 (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Flavio is a teenager that want to became an actor. His friend Mirco, follow him in a stage for an independent film directed by Melandri, an artist that from 15 years don't find job in the ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Costa | Stars: Antonello Avallone, Eugenio Masciari, Simone Conte, Lorenzo Ait

Votes: 21

42. Zilch (2002)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Bob Dobalina is an award-winning copywriter who really wants to be a screenwriter. After letting his screenwriting software sit on his shelf for three years, he finally has the big idea ... See full summary »

Director: Mickey Strider | Stars: Brian S. Fox, Katie McCall, Chip Smith

Votes: 18

43. Grinders (1996)

85 min | Comedy

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Grinders is a comedy about the fear of existence, the fear of failure and the violence of thwarted artistic ambition. Four people, one house and seventy-five bad screenplays. Passion ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Ellenberg | Stars: Annie Clayton, Sarah DeVincentis, Dan Passer, Todd Simmons

44. Heart: Cole Rossouw (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Cole Rossouw | Star: Cole Rossouw

45. Cole Rossouw: America, God Bless You (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Cole Rossouw | Star: Cole Rossouw

46. The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Marshall Herskovitz (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Talk-Show

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Writer, director, producer MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ is one of the most prominent figures in film and television. With partner Ed Zwick, whom he met while attending the American Film Institute, ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Moldavon | Star: Marshall Herskovitz

47. Närbild (2004– )

28 min | Documentary

5.1
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Documentary series portraying film directors from the Nordic countries.

Stars: Fredrik Sahlin, Pernilla August, Jesper Christensen, Matt Dillon

Votes: 9

48. Rób swoje, ryzyko jest twoje (2002)

95 min | Comedy

3.0
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Director: Marian Terlecki | Stars: Olaf Lubaszenko, Michal Milowicz, Anna Przybylska, Zbigniew Buczkowski

Votes: 185

49. If on a Winter's Night (1999)

13 min | Horror, Short

6.1
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Director: Jeff Lambert | Stars: Michael Boisvert, Darren Klementti

Votes: 33

50. Free: Cole Rossouw (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Cole Rossouw | Star: Cole Rossouw



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