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 captivating, touching, realistic, thought provoking, interesting and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with literature, death, writers, dialogue, mentor, drinking, drinking alcohol, kiss, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
literature movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as literature: Dead Poets Society (1989), Midnight in Paris (2011), Mary Shelley (2017), Bungo Stray Dogs (2016), The Bookshop (2017), Capote (2005), Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015), The Hours (2002), Howl (2010), Hyouka (2012).

List of literature movies

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
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, literature, poetry, teacher, coming of age, poet, dedicated educator, suicide, philosophy, student, private school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, stylized, witty, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, bohemian life, literature, writer's life, painter, french, nostalgia, weirdo, writers, fall in love, midnight, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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, serious, stylized, touching, based on true events
Plot: literature, poet, female writer, father daughter relationship, forbidden love, relationship problems, young lovers, loss of child, sister sister relationship, free love, love and romance, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, switzerland, scotland
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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, mysterious, captivating ...
Plot: super strength, literature, supernatural ability, friendship, battles, group of criminals, mafia, supernatural, fight, mysticism, rivalry, gunfight ...
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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: thought provoking, tense, sincere, captivating
Plot: bookstore, literature, small town, shopkeeper, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, platonic relationship, independent woman, furnace ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
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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: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, loneliness, murder, crimes, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, kansas, new orleans, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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: intellectual, psychological, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, housewife, drowning, suicidal, writer's life, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, europe, usa ...
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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, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, gay, society, counterculture, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, empire state building manhattan new york city, kansas ...
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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
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, romance, literature, high school, school club, slice of life, conversation, secret identity, art, school life, escapades ...
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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: entertaining, sexy, humorous, feel good, sex comedy ...
Plot: school club, coming of age, literature, slice of life, friendship, romance, bullying, high school, sexual humor, school life, feminism, school ...
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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, light, humorous, captivating, absurd
Plot: literature, high school life, art, school club, romance, school, sexual humor, school life, first love, friendship, teenage boy, teenager ...
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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: humorous, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: teacher, literature, school, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, teenage love, school principal, classroom, teaching the ways of the world, kiss, selfie, school expulsion ...
Place: paris france, versailles
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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, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, literature, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, countryside, village, midlife crisis, baker, bakery, infatuation, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy, london
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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, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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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, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, book, love and romance, infidelity, break-up, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, breakup, reading, teacher, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
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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, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, professor, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, death, professor, dying, writer's life, publisher, human nature, paranoia, literature, life turned upside down, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, brooklyn new york city ...
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Yao (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To ...
Style: road movie, humorous, sweet, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: literature, cultural icon, fan, actor playing himself, obsessive quest, child, fandom, celebrity, african american, village, 13 year old, african american protagonist ...
Place: africa
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: writers, literature, writing a book, exile, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist, jewish, third reich, female director, conference, double suicide ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942, year 1941, year 1936
Place: brazil, new york, buenos aires argentina
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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: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, hopes, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, inheritance, political intrigue, lifestyle, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, writer's life, desire for fame, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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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: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, life is a bitch, tragic hero, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
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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, sentimental, melancholic, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, literature, art, novelist, politics, pregnant woman, actress, infidelity, novel, divorced man, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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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, adventure, survival, coming of age, social relations, isolation, human nature, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Brecht (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: nazism, portrait of an artist, world war one, playwright, german culture, poet, literature, nazi, german, life, nazis, female nudity ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany
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Love and Fury (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1980's Helsinki, a city about to burst with young energy and rebellion, two young writers determined to conquer the world fall madly in love. For Inka, the love affair puts everything in motion: she finds her own voice, publishes her first ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: love story, novelist, writers, love, writer's block, literature, depression, writing, insanity, love and romance, male female relationship, romantic relationship ...
Time: year 1996, 80s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
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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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, compassion, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, college, lacrosse, secret, betrayal, initiation, life is a bitch, investigation, college life, police corruption, uncover truth, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
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