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 weird films and TV shows about / with poet, writers, poetry, death, art, drinking alcohol, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
poet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as poet: Total Eclipse (1995), Little Ashes (2008), Dead Poets Society (1989), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Howl (2010), Bright Star (2009), Mary Shelley (2017), Leopardi (2014), The Postman (1994), I'm Not There (2007).

List of poet movies

Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, 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, serious, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: gay, poet, lgbt, melancholy, gay teenager, male nudity, older man younger man relationship, writer's life, writers, art, age difference, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, paris france, africa, france, london ...
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, factual, art film ...
Plot: poet, artist, friendship, gay, gay relationship, painter, political unrest, lgbt, friends, gay love, closeted homosexual, art ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, andalusia, europe, morocco, italy ...
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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, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, mentor, philosophy, poet, youth, dedicated educator, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, obsession, friendship, youth, writers, coming of age, sexual tension, mental illness, murder, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1944, post world war two ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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, sexy, atmospheric, surreal, sincere ...
Plot: gay, poet, poetry, writers, literature, freedom, courtroom drama, lgbt, art, writer's life, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1955, year 1957, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, new jersey, idaho, denver colorado, colorado ...
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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: romantic, touching, sad, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, writers, love, love story, art, poetry, friendship, letter, tragedy, couple relations, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, regency period, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
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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, gothic, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, relationship problems, love and romance, renegade, tragedy, frustration, social misfits, female writer, writers ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1810s
Place: london, switzerland, scotland
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, prodigy, poetry, enlightenment, writer's life, romanticism, family problems, society, writers, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, naples italy ...
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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: sentimental, emotional, romantic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, poet, poetry, love, island, writers, communism, art, letter, postman, bicycle, life & death ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, argentina, naples italy, europe
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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: non-linear, stylized, meditative, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, actor, poet, rock, drugs, art, brutality, african american, drug addiction, artist, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, london, woodstock, harlem ...
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Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France
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, art house, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, loneliness, poet, multiple storylines, dark humor, existentialism, apocalypse, insanity, human nature, religions or cults, worldwide chaos, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, surreal, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: true love, poet, war, against the odds, power of love, cure, woman in danger, wooing, human spirit, ambition, goodhearted, wartime ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: italy, iraq, rome italy, middle east, europe ...
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poet, poetry, parent child relationship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, americana, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, writers, professional, art ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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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: light, ironic, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, poet, cocaine, beach party, karma, buddies, lsd, entertainment, drugs, adultery, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, kentucky, vietnam, jamaica ...
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, deportation, love triangle, revolution, war, train, rape, poet, wartime, imperial russia, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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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: melancholic, atmospheric, dark, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: libertine, writers, decadence, infidelity, poet, alcoholic, depression, dysfunctional marriage, sexual attraction, lust, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, georgian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: psychological, intellectual, depressing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, mental illness, depression, aids, writers, lesbian, bipolar disorder, writer's life, literature, women, poet, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, year 2001 ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, europe ...
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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, melancholic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, bartender, writers, homeless, poet, misfit, drugs, mentally unstable, human nature, social misfits, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
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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: enigmatic, captivating, tense, surreal, psychotronic ...
Plot: magical creature, poet, emperor, investigation, supernatural, mysticism, secret, death, cat, black cat, suspense, ghost ...
Time: 8th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china
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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: romantic, touching, sweet, feel good, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: middle aged, masseuse, dating, loneliness, poet, divorce, relationships, sexual activity, parenthood, goodhearted, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, factual ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: writers, poet, fall in love, marriage, honest, college, death, writer's life, couple relations, terminal illness, melancholy, love story ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, absurd, neurotic ...
Plot: poet, alcoholic, insanity, addiction, arrest, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, drug abuse, teenage life, masochism, beach, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, intense, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: shakespeare, conspiracy theory, politics, writers, betrayal, political intrigue, medieval, poet, incestuous sex, lifestyle, literature, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, new york ...
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, stylized, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, mother daughter relationship, cancer, drugs, incestuous relationship, family in crisis, drug addiction, pills, addiction, funeral ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
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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, stylized, disturbing, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, betrayal, youth, lgbt, lifestyle, celebration, weekend, bohemian life, lgbtq, love triangle ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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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: touching, inspirational, sincere, unusual plot structure, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, handicapped, writers, paralysis, art, poet, painter, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, canada, england, dublin ireland, europe
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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, emotional, witty, atmospheric, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: poet, love and romance, friendship, destiny, love triangle, tragic love, sword fight, fall in love, power of love, disorder, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, england
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, writers, women, art, loneliness, lesbian, recluse, woman, heaven, ecstasy, seminary, death of protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston
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Benediction (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The story of soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, captivating, queer cinema, gay cinema
Plot: world war one, gay, lgbt, poet, soldier, historical figure, writers, conscientious objector, wartime, changing lives, self awareness, writer's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: london
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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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, poet, love and romance, friendship, hopes, bet, poverty, follow your dream, lifestyle, teachers and students, poetry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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