50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked


48. Total Eclipse (1995), directed by Agnieszka Holland

Is there anything cuter when an attractive young actor follows up a breakout monster hit with a small indie movie? (Do you remember Robert Pattinson playing Salvador Dalí?) Well, unfortunately the windmills of my mind were inaccurate regarding this film — it was Leonardo DiCaprio, by then an Oscar-nominated, always edgy young actor, making another idiosyncratic choice before he ended up in Titantic. DiCaprio makes a good sadistic young teen poet Arthur Rimbaud, who falls in love with Tom Verlaine. Forbidden romance and tragedy ensues.