Best Written Movies

  • Adaptation

    Adaptation (R, 2002)

    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Tilda Swinton
    Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an A... read morecademy Award nomination for best original screenplay, Charlie Kaufman is plagued by insecurities, both in his career and his personal life. When he is hired to adapt "The Orchid Thief," a nonfiction book about a fanatical orchid breeder, John Laroche, he is completely stumped. Though, on the surface, the book is about Laroche's flower poaching adventures in the Florida Everglades, on another level it's also about the desire in all of us to experience passion. This longing plagues the book's author, Susan Orlean and, Charlie realizes, himself as well. Charlie's twin brother, Donald Kaufman, only makes things worse when he moves in with Charlie and announces he's going to be a screenwriter too. As Charlie battles his severe case of writer's block, Donald cheerily types away on a script about a serial killer with multiple-personality disorder. Donald's script immediately sells, making him the "hot" new writer in town. Then, one day, Charlie has a last ditch inspiration. He'll use his own dilemma as a framework for the script about Laroche and Orlean. But as the words start to flow, and the story takes shape, Charlie inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events impacting on the lives of all the characters.
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      fb1077523731: I've never written a screenplay, but I can only imagine the challenge Charlie Kaufman faced when trying to adap
      Reviewed 48 days days ago
    • spiderausban
      spiderausban: An incredibly well written, directed, and acted film that will make your head spin with brilliance
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb505927115: . Charlie Kaufman is an amazing screenwriter; he's written "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and "Being John
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting (R, 1997)

    Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Stellan Skarsgård
    Matt Damon, who created the title character and wrote the script with costar Ben Affleck, gives a st... read morear-making performance as a working class genius with a chip on his shoulder.
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      fb100001078299208: career best performances from Matt Damon and Robin Williams as well as Affleck and Damon's tightly written screenplay, Good Will Hunting is a raw look at life in the most misleading and compelling wa
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1603451596
      fb1603451596: . Hats off to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for penning one of the best scripts ever written, in addition to their great individual performances.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb1295384244
      fb1295384244: More deserving of the best picture winner than Titanic; Good Will Hunting is an extremely well written and acted movie with academy award winning performances. Well worth 2 hours if your time.
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2 (PG-13, 2004)

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris
    Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's... read more blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
  • Closer

    Closer (R, 2004)

    Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Colin Stinton
    Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four stranger... read mores--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
    • murphmann93
      murphmann93: . Weird and unusual but the film is well written. A must see!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • MovieDude1893
      MovieDude1893: . The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber based on his play and it is some of the best writing for film in the last
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • nicholsonisgod
      nicholsonisgod: . This film is so originall and wonderfully written. The actors/actresses seem to have no problem discussing the attributes of vivid and rounchy
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Sideways

    Sideways (R, 2004)

    Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke
    A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he a... read morend Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Emerging from a haze of pinot noir, wistful yearnings and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality.
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      fb1218488021: well written and Giamatti runs the show very well. Thomas Haden Church was also well presented.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • originalmara
      originalmara: . Very well written and portrayed. Everyone should see this.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • redxdress
      redxdress: Enjoyable little film- I actually thught the dialogue was well-written without seeming artificial. Liked it more than I expected!
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity (R, 2000)

    John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Lisa Bonet
    In a biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, wher... read moree he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. He's a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his two employees, Dick and Barry. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene, it's of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura, walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.
    • closedmouth
      closedmouth: . It's enjoyable, and there's a particular scene towards the end that I found to be remarkably well-written, but not much more than that.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • mangokamaboko
      mangokamaboko: . I can't believe it was based on a book written by the same guy who wrote "About a Boy" and "Fever Pitch."
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • azdw
      azdw: Review will be written when/if re-watched (Probability: Low).

      First viewing: 13.02.2001
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Last Kiss

    The Last Kiss (R, 2006)

    Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Michael Weston
    A successful 30-year-old (Zach Braff) with a the perfect girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) and a lucrativ... read moree outlook on life struggles with the increasing pressures of adulthood as he weighs the merits of settling down with the woman who loves him against risking it all to be with a comely co-ed (Rachel Bilson) in director Tony Goldwyn's remake of Gabriele Muccino's 2001 comedy drama. Crash and Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis adapts a script originally penned by Italian filmmaker Muccino, and Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, Eric Christian Olsen, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • GlenTheRinger
      GlenTheRinger: This film was written by Paul Haggis, the same guy who wrote the 2006 Oscar winning best picture Crash. This is qu
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • AndyWall
      AndyWall: . This is neither romantic nor comedy. Nothing happens. I could have written this story. There basically is no story, I don't understand why this film was even made. W
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • charliebuttermann
      charliebuttermann: a beautiful piece of work. Written so so well, its warming and wrenching at the same time. Paul Hag
      Reviewed 7 years days ago