25 best movies about books

With the London Book Fair in full swing, we’ve compiled a compendium of cinema’s best celebrations of the original physical media

Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Will Ferrell plays a relatively muted role as a tax auditor who hears a narrative to his life. Why? Because he’s a character from a book. Or is he? And if he is, then who is writing his fate? Stranger than Fiction manages to avoid bogging itself down in pseudo-philosophy and concentrate on being a light-hearted, intelligent comedy. And there aren’t many Will Ferrell films you could say that about.

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