Movies about Writers and Writing

Looking for a good movie? I was updating my Netflix today, and I was thinking about movie themes. Here is my list of films about writers and writing.

  1. Absence of Malice
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Barton Fink
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  5. Capote
  6. Deconstructing Harry
  7. Finding Forrester
  8. Finding Neverland
  9. Gothic
  10. Hannah and Her Sisters
  11. Julie and Julia
  12. Marley and Me
  13. Midnight in Paris
  14. Misery
  15. Moulin Rouge
  16. Naked Lunch
  17. Romancing the Stone
  18. Shadowlands
  19. Shakespeare in Love
  20. She-Devil
  21. Sideways
  22. Sunset Boulevard
  23. Sylvia
  24. The Ghost Writer
  25. The Help
  26. The Hours
  27. The Jewel of the Nile
  28. The Shining
  29. The World According to Garp
  30. Throw Momma from the Train
  31. Tom & Viv
  32. Under the Tuscan Sn
  33. Wonder Boys

What else would you add?

RVA Ties

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have been spotted around Richmond, VA recently. They're scouting out sites for an upcoming movie. The Richmond Times-Dispatch did an article this morning on movies that were filmed in RVA.

We have some ties to a few of them. My husband was an extra in Hannibal. He got paid for three days of work, and they fed them well. After all that time filming, he's in about four seconds at the beginning of the movie.  Asunder was filmed at the building where I work, but that was before I got there. My neighbor's son had minor role in Charlie Sheen's Shadow Conspiracy, and the movie rented his car for several scenes. We went down and watched this one being filmed. And my uncle's National Guard unit appeared quite a lot The Jackal.

Here are some other movies filmed in and around here:

  • Doc Hollywood
  • True Colors
  • Rollercoaster
  • Asunder
  • Shadow Conspiracy
  • Dave
  • GI Jane
  • The Jackal
  • Hannibal
  • Cold Mountain
  • Evan Almighty
  • John Adams
  • Lincoln
  • Killing Kennedy

The Richmond area has quite a few famous folks who were born or lived here. These are a few of the writers, athletes, actors, and musicians:

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Tom Wolfe
  • David Baldacci
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Lanny Wadkins
  • Ralph Sampson
  • Shawn Barber
  • James Farrior
  • Willie Lanier
  • Denny Hamlin
  • Justin Verlander
  • Tim Hightower
  • Chris Copeland
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Aimee Mann
  • Pat Benatar