5 Movies about Real-life Writers

Tolkien (2019)

Tolkien is a 2019 American biographical drama film.

It is about the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as notable academic works.

Plot: Tolkien is a storyteller and part of a tight group of artists from whom he draws inspiration for his work. However, his work and relationship with Edith, his lover, is threatened during WWI.

Shirley (2020)

Biographical drama film, based upon the 2014 novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell, which formed a "largely fictional story" around novelist Shirley Jackson's real life during the time period she was writing her novel Hangsaman.

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Famous for:

- The Haunting of Hill House

- We Have Always Lived in the Castle

- The Lottery

Mary Shelley (2017)

Mary Wollstonecraft's family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other. The family is horrified when it finds that the couple has eloped, accompanied by Mary's half-sister, Claire. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel "Frankenstein."

Becoming Jane (2007)

British-Irish biographical romantic drama film about the early life of the British author Jane Austen and her lasting love for young, middle class Irishman Thomas Langlois Lefroy.

Famous for:

- Pride and Prejudice

- Emma

- Sense and Sensibility

- Love & Friendship

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016)

The Brontë sisters face a bleak future, with their father half-blind and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. This is the story of the sisters' great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition.

Famous for:

- Jane Eyre , Villette (Charlotte)

- Wuthering Heights (Emily)



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