17 OF THE BOOK NERD MOVIES WE CAN ALL ENJOY! Sharing a few movies about books that follow bookish characters or characters in publishing. Text © Rissi JC

17 OF THE BOOK NERD MOVIES WE CAN ALL ENJOY!

October 10, 2021 4 Comments

Around this space, I think one thing we can safely say about most of us is that we’re all readers. Or at least we enjoy a good book now and again. This is why it surprises me to realize that I have not curated a list of films we, as bookworms, may enjoy. This epiphany hit me one night while watching a rom-com (with a book angle) with my mother. Needless to say, I knew this would need a remedy and thus this movies about books or films with bookworm characters is born.

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This list is varied, like anything, and includes more serious drama as well as lighter fare, which as we all likely know, is my favorite. There’s bookworms, editors and even authors on this list. All of whom are in stories that range from historical depression to lighter romantic comedies. Either way, hopefully, there’s something for any interested viewer.


17 MOVIES ABOUT BOOKS

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1: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD (1987)

Someone told me about this one when I was asking about bookish titles. I honestly cannot remember who (sorry!) but it may have been Courtney. The plot follows a “trans-Atlantic romance.” Find 84 Charing Cross Road digitally on Amazon Video

2: ALL FOR LOVE

Love this darling Hallmark film with Sara Rue. It’s all kind of sass and fun and features Rue as an author forced to work with a retired military man in order to infuse her story with more realism. Find All for Love digitally on Amazon Video

3: BECOMING JANE
17 OF THE BOOK NERD MOVIES WE CAN ALL ENJOY! Sharing a few movies about books that follow bookish characters or characters in publishing. Text © Rissi JC

Tells the story of the iconic author Jane Austen so naturally, despite its bittersweet story, I kind of have to include it. Find Becoming Jane digitally on Amazon Video

4: THE BOOKSHOP
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17 OF THE BOOK NERD MOVIES WE CAN ALL ENJOY! Sharing a few movies about books that follow bookish characters or characters in publishing. Text © Rissi JC

I have not seen this film, but with a title like this, it has to be a winner, right? It also has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon with a four-star average rating. Find The Bookshop digitally on Amazon Video

5: BRIDGET JONES DIARY

Never seen any of these movies and honestly, I don’t have plans to. They follow a shy publishing employee that’s addicted to Austen, and the plot mirrors a kind of modern Pride & Prejudice re-telling. (Please note: this is R-rated.) Find digitally on Amazon Video

6: THE DATING LIST
‘THE DATING LIST’: A FRESH TAKE ON THE ROM COM. A review of the 2020 film which debuted on UPtv. All text © Rissi JC

I’m not sure where this Canadian (where it’s produced) film originally made its debut, but in the U.S., it aired on UPtv. The story is of the lighter variety and is REALLY quite cute. Abby is a would-be junior book editor on the verge of possibly landing her dream job at a popular publishing house. All she has to do is find the perfect man for her would-be boss! Simple, right? Find The Dating List digitally on Amazon Video (with an UPtv add on)

7: FUNNY FACE (1957)

It’s been years, but at one time, I did see this. I don’t remember it honestly, but the synopsis tells me it’s about a photographer and the shy bookshop owner he meets. Although I’m sure the bookstore part is slim. Find Funny Face digitally on Amazon Video (at publication, it’s with Prime)

8: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

This is a newer movie, but it’s a classic. There’s just something about it that I adore plus it has letters and a book that plays an important role to inspire the letters. Find ‘Guernsey’ streaming on Netflix

9: THE JANE AUTEN BOOK CLUB

Been a while since I watched this. It’s definitely more on the adult side of content, but it’s an entertaining film if you don’t mind wading through that. Find The Jane Austen Book Club digitally on Amazon Video

10: LITTLE WOMEN (2019)
little women (2019)

I’ll be honest, it kind of hurts adding this one to the list. Not because I don’t like the Little Women story, but because I don’t care for this version. However, I’m unusual as I think most people love it (it has high average star rating reviews on Amazon) and it also, in my mind, has the most “author-ly” portrayal of Jo March. Find Little Women (2019) digitally on Amazon Video

11: LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT

A Hallmark film (again), normally I wouldn’t add Hallmark to lists like this, but this (and All for Love) are cute. Sarah Lancaster stars as a struggling novelist in this fun rom-com who gets her life in quite a mix up! Watch for possible encore shows on the Hallmark Channel

12: LIBERAL ARTS

Never seen this one, but on Amazon, it seems to have good reviews. I’m a bit on the fence as to whether or not it’d be good (it follows a 19-year-old and a 30-something) however if it’s your vibe, you may like seeing Elizabeth Olsen in this dramedy. (PG-13, likely for plenty of adult content) Find Liberal Arts digitally on Amazon Video

13: MISS POTTER

Another bittersweet story with Renee Zellweger playing the iconic Miss Beatrice Potter. Find Miss Potter digitally on Amazon Video

14: NOTTING HILL
‘NOTTING HILL’: ONE AMERICAN CHARACTER IN A BRITISH ROMANCE. Julia Roberts plays Anna, an actress looking to escape the spotlight. Hugh Grant co-stars. © Rissi JC

Finally watched this Julia Roberts (90s) romantic drama this year. It’s good though not an all time favorite. The plot follows an American actress and a British book shop owner. Find Notting Hill digitally on Amazon Video

15: PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES

Unlike Funny Face, this is one Hepburn film I haven’t seen. It sounds funny though about a director’s assistant who helps a screenwriter act out his story to help his writer’s block. Different than a book or bookshop, yes, but it sort of still applies. Find Paris When it Sizzles digitally on Amazon Video

16: THE PROPOSAL
best boss characters

One of my ALL time favorite romantic comedies, this one follows Sandra Bullock as an editor and Ryan Reynolds as her overworked assistant who is looking to get a book published. Only what he doesn’t plan on is playing fiancé to his BOSS! Find The Proposal digitally on Amazon Video

17: YOU’VE GOT MAIL

This has never been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’m not fond of everyone in the cast, but one cannot deny that it has quite the bookish angle. It’s heroine, Kathleen Kelly is a book shop owner who deeply appreciates novels. Tom Hanks’ Joe is a man quite the opposite who isn’t above putting the “little guy” out of business. Find You’ve Got Mail digitally on Amazon Video or at publication, Hulu

BONUS MENTION! PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)

I have to mention this one just because this adaptation shows a lot of scenes of Lizzie walking and some with her nose in a book, plus there’s the whole reading conversation in most if not all of the adaptation. Oh, yes, and you guys know how highly I think of this one. Find Pride & Prejudice (2005) digitally on Amazon Video

What are some of your top movies about books? Have you seen any of these? Do you like any of these? Do you have any re-watch classics? Comment all of your favorites down below.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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