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

Educating Rita (1983)

What can bring Michael Caine’s alcoholic, underinspired academic and Julie Walters’ zesty, undereducated student (the eponymous Rita) together in a mutually beneficial meeting of minds? Books, of course. And lots of musing on the supposed link between class and happiness.