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, serious, talky, interesting, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with literature, death, mentor, friendship, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, kiss, depression and life philosophy 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: Mary Shelley (2017), Dead Poets Society (1989), Lord of the Flies (1990), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Howl (2010), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Teacher (2017), Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985), Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015).

List of literature movies

 6.4
 6K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
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: based on true events, atmospheric, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, literature, poet, frankenstein, extramarital affair, loss of child, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female writer, love and romance, relationship problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: switzerland, scotland
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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: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, first love, teacher, dedicated educator, youth, professor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, survival, adventure, human nature, isolation, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: offbeat, clever, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, literature, shooting, novelist, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 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, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, freedom, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship, hippie ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957
Place: bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, idaho, arkansas, colorado ...
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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: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, poverty, trial, idealism, single parent, prejudice ...
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, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, first love, dealing with death, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 6.7
 543
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: teacher, school, student, literature, taking a selfie, hidden, teacher student relationship, high school, minister, latin, sleeping, cat ...
Place: versailles, paris france
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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: another dimension, buddhism, cat, literature, philosophy, innocence, friendship, surrealism, anthropomorphism, friendship between boys, space travel, railway ...
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: tuberculosis, literature, writer's life, artists and showbiz, obsession, couple relations, siblings relations, life is a bitch, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, doctor, teacher ...
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, literature, death, small town, village, countryside, midlife crisis, couple relations, parent child relationship, love affair, romance, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, 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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, literature, morgue, coroner, lacrosse, initiation, coffin, lecture, secret, betrayal, murder, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
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 2K
Muse (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: ritual sacrifice, poetry, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, sex scene, muse, good versus evil, death, supernatural, husband wife relationship, murder, brutality ...
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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, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, book, friendship, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, teacher, family relations, doubts and hesitations, reading, literature, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, friendship, prodigy, prejudice, private school, plagiarism, basketball, writer's life, high school, literature, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, scotland, usa, new york yankees, boston
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 7.4
 113K
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: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gay, writer's life, magazine, death, death row, literature, warden, hanging, diary, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alabama, turkey, spain ...
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 7.6
 113K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, clever, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, depression, suicide, writer's life, drowning, housewife, suicidal, mentally unstable, mental illness, literature, party, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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 6.7
 33K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, dull life, age difference, college student, book, literature, singleness, romance, fall in love, reading, unhappiness, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, ohio, usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 32K
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, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, dedicated educator, school, high school, french, education, high school teacher, respect, literature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, caribbean ...
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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: literature, third reich, judaism, exile, husband wife relationship, year 1936, male protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship
Place: brazil
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 7.3
 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, legal investigation, literature, lover, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, romance, sexual relations, singleness, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
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Aoi Bungaku Series (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A theatrical film version of Madhouse's Aoi Bungaku Series anime. The film will re-edit the four episodes based on Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) novel, which have character designs inspired by manga artist and novel ...
Plot: unrequited love, literature, tragedy, suicide, blood, murder, friendship, surrealism, love, death
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The Magic Mountain (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 153 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: literature, german abroad, tuberculosis, sanitarium, hillside
Place: swiss alps
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 6.7
 71K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, passionate interest, erotic thriller, sexual attraction, lover, marital infidelity, crimes of passion, hot and sexy, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Dante (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: "Leave out any hope of salvation, now you're getting in, to never leave again" (Hell - Canto III) It's been years since Beatrice died. Dante, now lonely, has lost control of his life and nothing on Earth is able to help him. Is a ...
Plot: hell, literature, travel, purgatory, paradise
Place: italy
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 6.4
 5K
Albatross (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, masturbation, best friends, small town, marriage crisis, literature, affair, friends, youth, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oxford university
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, adventure, witch, fantasy world, village, dark fantasy, danger, kidnapping, cons and scams, magic, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, hamburg germany, dungeon
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 5.4
 87
Bombal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 81 min.
Story: María Luisa Bombal is an underground writer in the early twenties trying to reconcile her passionate and very sexual lifestyle with her life as a socialite among Santiago's very conservative elite.
Plot: literature, suicide attempt, gay husband, open marriage, fictional biography, female writer, gay sex, infidelity, female full frontal nudity, artist, prison, painter ...
Time: 1930s
Place: santiago de chile, santiago chile, chile
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, England, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: affair, winter, writing, historical event, fire, painting, tuberculosis, woman dressed as man, disease, fainting, writer's life, village ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: france, brussels belgium
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 4.5
 171
Tropic Pathway (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the writer Manuel Puig and the years he spent in Río de Janeiro.
Plot: lgbt, gay, literature, homosexual, exile
Place: argentina, brazil
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