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, interesting, talky, serious, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with literature, mentor, dialogue, death, drinking, storytelling, runaway, friendship, adaptation and unlikely friendships plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as literature: Dead Poets Society (1989), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Mary Shelley (2017), The Hours (2002), Capote (2005), Educating Rita (1983), Anonymous (2011), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

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: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poetry, teacher, poet, teaching the ways of the world, youth, suicide, philosophy, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: humorous, witty, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: death, dying, professor, writer's life, literature, human nature, destiny, paranoia, self discovery, life turned upside down, love and romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: stylized, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, literature, midnight, bohemian life, past, love and romance, painting, encounter, vacation, french, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris, 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
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
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 6.4
 9K
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, touching, stylized
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, father daughter relationship, loss of child, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, love and romance, female writer, relationship problems, frankenstein ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: switzerland, scotland
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 7.5
 118K
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, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, human nature, introspection, literature ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 50s, 20s, contemporary ...
Place: england, new york, europe, london, los angeles ...
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 7.3
 118K
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, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, europe, turkey ...
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 7.2
 11K
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, opposites attract, couples, infidelity, romance, hopes, society, social differences, university, literature, troubled marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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 6.9
 38K
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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, inheritance, political intrigue, lifestyle, play, queen, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, desire for fame, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, wales, ireland, italy ...
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, makeover, mathematics, looking for love, fall in love, professor, self discovery, university, starting over, friendship, literature ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, paris france
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 6.7
 12K
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: stylized, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, poet, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, society, writer's life, artists and showbiz, sexual identity ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20s, year 1957, year 1955 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, colorado, california, kansas, new york ...
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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, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, coming of age, social relations, human nature, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, aspiring writer, compassion, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 6.7
 705
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 ...
Plot: school, teacher, student, literature, teenage love, snowing, hospital, teenage boy, teenager, latin, kiss, party ...
Place: paris france, versailles
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Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading ...
Plot: buddhism, cat, philosophy, anthropomorphism, surrealism, innocence, literature, another dimension, friendship, railway, outer space, train ...
Place: japan
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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, psychological, gloomy, captivating
Plot: tuberculosis, literature, writer's life, obsession, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, siblings relations, female nudity, death, female full frontal nudity, death of brother ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 6.4
 5K
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village, countryside, midlife crisis, infidelity, small town, death, literature, love affair, unfulfillment, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, college, murder, coroner, lecture, secret, morgue, coffin, initiation, lacrosse, literature, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
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Winter Love Story (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When new author Cassie is paired with successful author Elliot on a promotional book tour, she learns to believe in her talent. She also finds truth in the old adage “you can’t judge a book by its cover” as she falls for the guy she once ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, entertaining, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female writer, love story, woman, literature, book, on the road, interview, destiny ...
Place: usa
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, coping, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, fighting illness, human relationship, cancer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 5.4
 3K
Muse (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered in a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: poetry, female full frontal nudity, sex scene, ritual sacrifice, muse, death, good versus evil, supernatural, crimes, husband wife relationship, investigation, brutality ...
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The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family business, introspection, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, dealing with death, love and romance, workplace intrigue, human nature ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
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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, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mentor, friendship, dedicated educator, basketball, age difference, african american, father figure, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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 6.7
 34K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: age difference, college, dull life, college student, romance, thirtysomething life, college life, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, adulthood, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, ohio, usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 33K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, french, high school life, high school, school, respect, student, education, high school teacher, dedicated educator, literature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, caribbean, paris france, morocco ...
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Atop the Fourth Wall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Linkara is a witty, sarcastic young adult who reviews comic books of very poor detail, ranging from bad artwork to bad writing. Occasionally, characters from the comics as well as the comics themselves come to life and terrorize Linkara. Not only ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky
Audience: teens
Plot: objects come to life, disorder, literature, gun, hat, anger
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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Reading Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Reading Rainbow was an American children's television series that aired on PBS from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged reading by children. The public television series garnered over 200 broadcast awards, including a ...
Plot: reading, literature, critic, family, celebrity guests, youth, intelligence, little girl, book, educational program, little boy
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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: based on true events
Plot: third reich, literature, year 1936, husband wife relationship, judaism, exile, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist
Place: brazil
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 7.2
 1K
The Reader (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, couples, teenage life, nanny, power relations, singleness ...
Time: 80s
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