Poet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant poet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, sexy and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with poet, poetry, writers, friendship, death, drinking alcohol, dialogue, loneliness, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as poet: Kill Your Darlings (2013), Dead Poets Society (1989), Total Eclipse (1995), Little Ashes (2008), Bright Star (2009), Mary Shelley (2017), Howl (2010), The Tiger and the Snow (2005), I'm Not There (2007), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990).

List of poet movies

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, sexual tension, youth, friendship, friends, mental illness, gay, bohemian life, obsession, student life, lifestyle, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1944, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, literature, boarding school life, teacher, poetry, coming of age, poet, suicide, philosophy, dedicated educator, student, boarding school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 6.5
 16K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: serious, sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: poet, gay, lgbt, gay teenager, melancholy, writer's life, mentor, sodomy, gay sex, homoeroticism, older man younger man relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, europe, africa, france, holland ...
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 6.4
 9K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: poet, friendship, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, coming of age, romance, writer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, state affairs, buddies ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, andalusia, barcelona ...
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 6.9
 27K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
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 6.4
 15K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, touching
Plot: literature, poet, forbidden love, young lovers, female writer, father daughter relationship, relationship problems, love and romance, frustration, renegade, tragedy, free love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
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 6.6
 13K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, gay, society, counterculture, mental institution, sexual identity ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1957, post world war two, year 1955 ...
Place: san francisco, arkansas, colorado, denver colorado, idaho ...
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: poet, true love, romance, against the odds, war, ambition, human spirit, wooing, woman in danger, cure, power of love, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, middle east, europe, rome italy ...
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 6.8
 59K
I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: poet, actor, music, african american, vietnam war, musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, hopes, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, woodstock ...
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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: touching, witty, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, tragic love, friendship, love triangle, romance, fall in love, power of love, duel, dishonesty, military, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
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Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, insanity, dark humor, religions or cults, human nature, worldwide chaos, multiple storylines, surrealism, loneliness, insurance ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, russia
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 7.1
 20K
Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, bartender, poet, mentally unstable, human nature, misfit, social misfits, job seeking, bar fight, money, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
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 7.4
 19K
Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, couple relations, bachelor, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, honest ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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 5.5
 22K
The Beach Bum (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
Style: ironic, light, feel good, humorous, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, poet, karma, beach party, marijuana, buddies, adultery, cocaine, entertainment, drugs, misadventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, vietnam, jamaica, kentucky, havana cuba ...
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 6.2
 36K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: libertine, poet, infidelity, alcoholic, love and romance, actor's life, rebel, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage, writers, temptation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: stylized, disturbing, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, betrayal, youth, lifestyle, romance, bohemian life, weekend, celebration, unrequited love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, virginia, tennessee ...
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 7.9
 73K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, disability, cerebral palsy, paralysis, irish, poet, working class, artist, human spirit, painting, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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 7.7
 36K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, native, bohemian life, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, argentina
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You Don't Get Life a Second Time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mumbai-based Kabir Dhiman, who comes from a wealthy building construction family, proposes to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha, much to the delight of both their respective families. He then gets together with one of two of his close friends, Imran ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, extreme sport, friendship, vacation, poet, obsessive quest, free spirited, fall in love, workaholic, escapades, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, intrigue, unfulfillment, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, stylized ...
Plot: poet, world war two, friendship, love and romance, bet, hopes, poverty, lifestyle, follow your dream, teachers and students, competition, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 1K
Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, teenage life, friendship, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, soldier, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, france, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, writer's life, introspection, lifestyle, prodigy, unsuccessful, human nature, crumbling marriage, betrayal, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 62K
Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: middle aged, masseuse, dating, poet, romance, goodhearted, couple relations, single parent, sexual activity, encounter, female protagonist, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, los angeles
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 7.5
 131K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, writers, drowning, suicidal, writer's life, terminal illness, housewife, bipolar disorder, mentally unstable ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: new york, los angeles, england, london, europe ...
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 6.4
 85K
The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, murder investigation, writer's life, unconventional method, police investigation, uncover truth, police detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, paris france
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, artist, gay slur, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, caribbean, new york, havana cuba
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Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues ...
Style: suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: magical creature, poet, emperor, tang dynasty, investigation, supernatural, mysticism, secret, death, black cat, cat, mistress ...
Time: 8th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, humorous, thought provoking, light, captivating ...
Plot: novelist, poet, manipulation, infidelity, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, family problems, love triangle, destructive relationship, drug smuggling, writer's block ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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