Most Popular Playwright Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Votes: 220,718 | Gross: $174.34M
2. La La Land (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 478,241 | Gross: $151.10M
3. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 240,167 | Gross: $50.93M
5. About Time (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Votes: 285,274 | Gross: $15.32M
6. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 344,595 | Gross: $11.29M
8. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Votes: 27,488 | Gross: $4.54M
10. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.
Votes: 381,170 | Gross: $218.08M
14. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
Votes: 108,724 | Gross: $124.73M
15. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 209,237 | Gross: $100.32M
19. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Votes: 39,792 | Gross: $19.38M
20. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Votes: 48,722 | Gross: $27.37M
21. All About Eve (1950)
Passed | 138 min | Drama
A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 115,882 | Gross: $0.01M
22. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 109,388 | Gross: $6.15M
23. The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.
24. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Votes: 17,003 | Gross: $5.25M
26. Love the Coopers (2015)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?
Votes: 19,486 | Gross: $26.28M
28. Colette (I) (2018)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 17,445 | Gross: $5.14M
29. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 64,146 | Gross: $33.02M
30. Somewhere in Time (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
Votes: 25,872 | Gross: $9.71M
31. She's Funny That Way (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Votes: 23,556 | Gross: $0.09M
32. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 24,218 | Gross: $101.30M
33. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.
Votes: 23,060 | Gross: $1.74M
34. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama
A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Votes: 26,538 | Gross: $1.81M
36. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 14,206 | Gross: $13.99M
37. The Libertine (2004)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Votes: 34,202 | Gross: $4.84M
38. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama
An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.
Votes: 11,129 | Gross: $2.08M
40. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.
Votes: 11,250 | Gross: $1.59M
41. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 86,063 | Gross: $4.45M
42. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 21,177 | Gross: $0.54M
43. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 38,753 | Gross: $4.46M
46. Upstart Crow (2016– )
TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy, History
Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
48. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 22,381 | Gross: $4.66M
49. Old Acquaintance (1943)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.