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, sexy, talky and touching films and TV shows about / with poet, poetry, death, love and romance, friendship, writers, loneliness, dialogue, drinking alcohol and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
poet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as poet: Kill Your Darlings (2013), Bright Star (2009), Dead Poets Society (1989), Mary Shelley (2017), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Songs from the Second Floor (2000), The Tiger and the Snow (2005), Barfly (1987), The Edge of Love (2008), Little Ashes (2008).

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: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, sexual tension, student life, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, gay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, 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, serious, psychological, 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, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
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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, uplifting, intellectual, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, poetry, literature, boarding school life, teacher, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland
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: serious, atmospheric, based on true events, stylized, touching
Plot: literature, poet, female writer, forbidden love, loss of child, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, extramarital affair, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
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Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
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, duel, love triangle, romance, fall in love, power of love, love and romance, military, dishonesty, 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, dark humor, humorous, talky ...
Plot: poet, traffic jam, apocalypse, human nature, religions or cults, worldwide chaos, artist, multiple storylines, surrealism, loneliness, insanity, insurance ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, russia
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 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, human spirit, woman in danger, wooing, power of love, cure, ambition, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, middle east, europe, rome italy ...
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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, poet, bartender, mentally unstable, human nature, social misfits, misfit, drinking alcohol, drinking, profanity, bar fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
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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: captivating, sincere, romantic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, poet, pregnancy, soldier, infidelity, friendship, unfulfillment, intrigue, war, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, dishonesty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
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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, tense, exciting, factual ...
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, student, surrealism, coming of age, writer's life, lifestyle, romance, buddies ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1936, 1930s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, italy, barcelona spain ...
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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, society, censorship, gay, mental institution, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, california ...
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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, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: poet, lgbt, gay, writer's life, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, holland, europe, london ...
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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: serious, disturbing, stylized, rough, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, betrayal, youth, romance, lifestyle, weekend, bohemian life, celebration, friendship between men ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 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, clergy, bishop, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
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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, uplifting, biting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, painting, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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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, exile, communism, postman, romance, bohemian life, friends, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, argentina
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You Don't Get Life a Second Time (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, philosophical ...
Plot: extreme sport, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, vacation, poet, free spirited, obsessive quest, fall in love, workaholic, escapades, wedding preparations and rituals, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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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, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: poet, friendship, world war two, love and romance, bet, hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, teachers and students, poverty, competition, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia
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, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, up and down relationship, family problems, youth, soldier, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, former yugoslavia, france, europe ...
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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, clever, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, introspection, writer's life, lifestyle, prodigy, human nature, unsuccessful, betrayal, crumbling marriage, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york
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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: party, divorced divorcee, dating, poet, romance, goodhearted, couple relations, middle aged, single parent, sexual activity, encounter, masseuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, united states, new jersey, los angeles
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The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, who done it, deadly, riddles and clues, writer's life, unconventional method, murder mystery, police investigation, uncover truth, police detective ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
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Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
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: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: emperor, poet, magical creature, investigation, mysticism, secret, supernatural, death, cat, tang dynasty, mistress, black cat ...
Time: 8th century
Place: ancient china
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Mad Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, romanticism ...
Plot: suicide pact, poet, suicide, love and romance, couples, human nature, writer's life, tragic love, aristocracy, loneliness, playwright, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1700s
Place: germany, europe, prussia
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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, light, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: drug smuggling, poet, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, family problems, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, illness, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, southern italy, florence italy ...
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The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, artists and showbiz, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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Egg (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, offbeat
Plot: poet, love and romance, homecoming, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, small town life, small town, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mystery, dictatorship, revolution, poet, resistance, investigation, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, train ride, generation gap, introspection, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 20th century, year 1974
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal, switzerland, spain ...
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