Movies are a great source of inspiration. We often take for granted the hard work that goes into producing one as we sit and enjoy them for a brief hour and a half. I’ve taken to watching movies as an exercise in what I can learn about being a writer. I’m not talking about great stories that have been filmed, like Lord of the Rings or The Matrix or The Avengers. I’m talking about movies that have something to teach about the art and craft of writing. Here are five that I’ve enjoyed and learned from.