Literature movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant literature movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, captivating, serious, sexy and dramatic films and TV shows about / with literature, writers, mentor, dialogue, runaway, death, art, kiss, storytelling and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
literature movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as literature: Midnight in Paris (2011), Dead Poets Society (1989), Mary Shelley (2017), In the House (2012), The Bookshop (2017), Bungo Stray Dogs (2016), Capote (2005), Finding Forrester (2000), The Hours (2002), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007).

List of literature movies

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, surreal, stylized, witty, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, magic realism, bohemian life, painter, fall in love, writers, nostalgia, love and romance, writer's life, art history, art ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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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, art house, gothic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, relationship problems, love and romance, renegade, frustration, tragedy, social misfits, female writer, writers ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
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In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, teacher, high school, school, literature, student, art, obsession, voyeurism, privacy invasion, stalking, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, sincere, art house ...
Plot: small town, literature, bookstore, narrow mindedness, widow, independent woman, storekeeper, platonic relationship, death, society, rivalry, women ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: germany
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Bungo Stray Dogs (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his ...
Style: exciting, emotional, humorous, tense, mysterious ...
Plot: investigation, supernatural ability, literature, battles, group of criminals, friendship, super strength, supernatural, murder investigation, teamwork, mafia, gunfight ...
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, prison, loneliness, crimes, literature, murder, murderer, investigation, eccentricity, manipulation, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, europe, new orleans ...
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, prejudice, mentor, literature, friendship, teacher, basketball, coming of age, writers, writer's life, prodigy, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, scotland, usa ...
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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, captivating, depressing, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, mental illness, aids, depression, writers, lesbian, bipolar disorder, writer's life, literature, poet, women, housewife ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, usa ...
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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: literature, friendship, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, loneliness, love, happy ending, multiple storylines, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: england, california, usa
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O Maidens In Your Savage Season (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, ...
Style: humorous, sexy, feel good, entertaining, ecchi ...
Plot: romance, literature, slice of life, school, jealousy, sexual humor, high school life, art, coming of age, school club, friendship, feminism ...
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Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, writers, tuberculosis, family relations, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, infidelity, convict ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, guilt, romance, literature, love, relationships, survival, love story, life philosophy, life, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, realistic, intense, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, maid, family relations, literature, village, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: normandy, france, london, europe, switzerland
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Hyouka (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Oreki Houtarou is a minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister's request. There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into ...
Style: captivating, romantic, touching, light
Audience: kids
Plot: romance, high school, slice of life, amateur detective, mystery, literature, school club, conversation, schoolgirl, private investigation, investigation, uncover truth ...
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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, professor, love, wedding, literature, self discovery, friendship, starting over, university ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, paris france, manhattan new york city
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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, art, lgbt, writer's life, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1955, post world war two, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, new jersey, idaho, colorado, arkansas ...
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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, betrayal, political intrigue, writers, medieval, poet, incestuous sex, lifestyle, literature, incest ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, new york ...
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Lost Illusions (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taking place between the years 1837 and 1843, Balzac’s classic novel focuses on the young poet Lucien de Rubempré, who leaves Angouleme for Paris in the pursuit of becoming an author.
Plot: media manipulation, literature, hashish, prostitute, theater, male nudity, ambition, female nudity, journalist, art, death of loved one, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: paris france, france
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The Distinguished Citizen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting ...
Style: parody
Plot: literature, dark humor, magic realism, writers, nobel prize winner, hometown, painting, prize, hunting, award, memory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: argentina, barcelona
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Senryu Girl (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, captivating, absurd
Plot: literature, art, school club, high school life, school, sexual humor, romance, young love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, teenage girl, male female relationship ...
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, coming of age, adventure, isolation, innocence lost, death, bullying, literature, brutality, stranded on an island, survival, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: talky, witty, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, troubled marriage, teacher, teacher student relationship, literature, professor, self discovery, university, social differences, infidelity, hopes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, stylized, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, wartime, war, aspiring writer, women, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, death, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: england, oxford university, london, flanders, europe ...
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Non-Fiction (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain and Léonard, a writer and a publisher, are overwhelmed by the new practices of the publishing world. Deaf to the desires of their wives, they struggle to find their place in a society whose code they can no longer crack.
Style: psychological, melancholic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: novelist, divorced man, husband wife relationship, literature, art, politics, pregnant woman, actress, infidelity, sexuality, affair, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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The Teacher (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough ...
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, touching, social
Plot: teacher, school, literature, teenage love, teenage boy, school principal, teaching the ways of the world, legal, school expulsion, ministry, cat, party ...
Place: paris france, versailles
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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, bdsm, sex, sex scene, erotica, billionaire, dangerous attraction, sex toy, rich man poor woman, sexual relations, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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Gemma Bovery (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, ...
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, lyrical, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: literature, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, couple relations, cheating wife, baker, infatuation, mysterious girl, neighbor neighbor relationship, summer, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france, london
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Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, fairy tale, dark fantasy, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: adventure, wizards, fictional reality, adventurer, young heroes, family, family relations, parents and children, fantasy becomes reality, writers, father daughter relationship, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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