Movies About Ernest Hemingway's Life

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Movies About Ernest Hemingway's Life

Several directors have reported on Movies About Ernest Hemingway's Life. Here are 24 of the best ones.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Paul Schrader, starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda
Rated R

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) is a biographical film directed by Paul Schrader, which tells the story of acclaimed Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima. It is told in four distinct chapters, each one focusing on a different aspect of Mishima's life. The first chapter, "Beauty", presents Mishima's pursuit of beauty in art, literature, and his own physical appearance. The second chapter, "Art", explores Mishima's struggle against the traditional Japanese society by using his writing as a means of expression. The third chapter, "Action", focuses on Mishima's failed coup d'état and his subsequent suicide. The fourth chapter, "Harmony of Pen and Sword", is a reflection on Mishima's life, his beliefs, and his death. The film is an examination of Mishima's life, his art, and his struggle to find harmony between his art and his political ambitions.

My Left Foot (1989)

My Left Foot
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jim Sheridan, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan
Rated R

My Left Foot tells the true story of Christy Brown, an Irish writer and artist who was born with cerebral palsy, leaving him with only the use of his left foot. Despite his disability, Christy is determined to live life to the fullest, with the help of his loving family and a devoted doctor. Through sheer determination and courage, Christy eventually learns how to write and paint with his left foot and eventually creates a successful career as an author. The film highlights Christy’s struggles and successes as he overcomes his physical limitations while inspiring those around him with his will to live.

The Postman (1994)

The Postman
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi, starring Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa
Rated PG

The Postman is a 1994 post-apocalyptic drama directed by Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi. The film tells the story of a lone drifter (Troisi) who finds a postman's uniform and decides to bring hope to the isolated people of a small Italian village. Along the way, he meets a young woman (Pamela Villoresi) and begins a forbidden romance with her. As the postman's popularity grows, he finds himself at odds with a tyrannical former postal worker, who believes the postman is a threat to his power. As the two men clash, the postman must decide between his newfound sense of purpose and his desire for freedom. Ultimately, the postman learns that hope can still exist in a chaotic world.

An Angel at My Table (1990)

An Angel at My Table
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jane Campion, starring Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn
Rated R

An Angel at My Table is a 1990 New Zealand biographical drama film written and directed by Jane Campion. It follows the true story of the New Zealand author Janet Frame, as told in her three autobiographies. The film follows Frame from her childhood in a small town in New Zealand to her institutionalization for mental illness and her subsequent success as a published author. The film follows Frame as she struggles to survive in a hostile environment, both in her hometown and in the mental institutions where she's placed. She constantly finds solace in her books and the natural beauty of the New Zealand landscape. Though she is frequently misunderstood, Frame faces her battles with courage, humor, and a strong will to survive. In the end, Frame finds acceptance, success, and a newfound sense of self.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Stevens, starring Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer
Rated Approved

This Boy's Life (1993)

This Boy's Life
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Caton-Jones, starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman
Rated R

Angela's Ashes (1999)

Angela's Ashes
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Alan Parker, starring Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens
Rated R

Quills (2000)

Quills
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine
Rated R

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The Basketball Diaries
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio
Rated R

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Mangold, starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy
Rated R

Julia (1977)

Julia
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell
Rated PG

My Brilliant Career (1979)

My Brilliant Career
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gillian Armstrong, starring Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb
Rated G

Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Sydney Pollack, starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen
Rated PG

Barfly (1987)

Barfly
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Barbet Schroeder, starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance
Rated R

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Shakespeare in Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Madden, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson
Rated R

Wilde (1997)

Wilde
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Brian Gilbert, starring Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle
Rated R

Kafka (1991)

Kafka
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm
Rated PG-13

I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

I Shot Andy Warhol
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Mary Harron, starring Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau
Rated R

Total Eclipse (1995)

Total Eclipse
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Agnieszka Holland, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc
Rated R

Hammett (1982)

Hammett
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Wim Wenders, starring Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear
Rated PG

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alan Rudolph, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher
Rated R

Henry & June (1990)

Henry & June
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant
Rated NC-17

Nora (2000)

Nora
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Pat Murphy, starring Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Andrew Scott, Vinnie McCabe
Rated R

Isn't She Great (2000)

Isn't She Great
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Bergman, starring Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce
Rated R

 



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