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, melancholic, talky, touching, dramatic and clever films and TV shows about / with literature, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, catastrophe, runaway, life philosophy, friendship and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as literature: Lord of the Flies (1990), Mary Shelley (2017), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Dead Poets Society (1989), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Howl (2010), Finding Forrester (2000), Capote (2005), The Hours (2002).
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The Fault in Our Stars
Drama, Romance
USA
126 min.
 7.8
Dead Poets Society
Comedy, Drama
USA
128 min.
 8.1
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Ville Neuve
Animation
Canada
76 min.
The Big Sick
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
120 min.
 7.6

List of literature movies

Lord of the Flies
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, literature, isolation, coming of age, innocence lost, violent, brutality, social relations, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 6.4
 4K
Mary Shelley
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: serious, atmospheric, based on true events, stylized, touching
Plot: poet, literature, extramarital affair, young lovers, forbidden love, female writer, love and romance, relationship problems, frankenstein, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, loss of child ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: switzerland, scotland
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The Fault in Our Stars
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, romantic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, life philosophy, cancer, terminal illness, support group, hospital, relationships, teenage love, teenagers, book, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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Dead Poets Society
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, literature, teacher, poetry, friendship, suicide, philosophy, mentor, idealism, professor, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Stranger Than Fiction
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: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: literature, death, destiny, love, professor, schizophrenia, writer's life, postmodernism, dying, existentialism, storytelling, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Jane Austen Book Club
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, book, romance, literature, infidelity, teacher, jane austen, lesbian, drugs/alcohol, divorce, marriage, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
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 6.8
 12K
Howl
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: poetry, literature, homosexuality, censorship, courtroom, writer's life, sex, society, gay, insanity, surrealism, death ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1955
Place: new jersey, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, idaho ...
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Finding Forrester
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, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
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 7.4
 113K
Capote
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, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: writer's life, journalism, murder, literature, death, death penalty, writing, prison, manipulation, drinking, loneliness, book ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alabama, turkey, spain ...
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 7.6
 113K
The Hours
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: stylized, intellectual, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: depression, suicide, mental illness, aids, literature, tragedy, drowning, lesbian, friendship, homosexuality, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 33K
Liberal Arts
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, romance, literature, depression, dull life, mentor, relationships, fall in love, life philosophy, loneliness, dialogue, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, ohio, usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 32K
The Class
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: high school, teacher, school, french, literature, teachers and students, dedicated educator, realism, teenager, hardcase students, mentor, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, latin america, california, caribbean ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 26K
In the House
Genre: Comedy, 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: tense, suspense, serious, enigmatic, intellectual ...
Plot: teacher, high school, french, obsession, art, literature, voyeurism, writing, teachers and students, manipulation, secrets, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita
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, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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 6.4
 12K
Possession
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, betrayal, investigation, literature, marriage, poetry, love story, infidelity, writer's life, relationships, adultery, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 58K
Wonder Boys
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, midlife crisis, adultery, redemption, coming of age, marijuana, college, mentor, friendship, writing, literature, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 15K
Shadowlands
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, cancer, literature, marriage, british, introspection, death, love, love story, philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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Testament of Youth
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: emotional, touching, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, romance, death, period piece, literature, hospital, wartime life, wartime, women, beautiful scenery, love and romance, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, flanders ...
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The Hotel New Hampshire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, incest, literature, death, couple relations, pornography, book, adaptation, male nudity, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, europe, new england, new hampshire, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 1K
A Merry War
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, book, writing, literature, money, fall in love, poetry, artist, life philosophy, working class, writer's life, drinking ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 37K
Anonymous
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, factual ...
Plot: politics, shakespeare, rebellion, betrayal, conspiracy theory, literature, murder, writer's life, intrigue, royal court, political intrigue, british ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, manhattan new york city ...
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Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: love, family, island, orphan, coming of age, teacher, friendship, imagination, book, golden years, literature, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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The History Boys
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: clever, witty, intellectual, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, boarding school, high school, friendship, teachers and students, school, teacher, homosexuality, dedicated educator, literature, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, year 1983, renaissance
Place: england, europe, london, yorkshire, northern england ...
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The Unbelievable Truth
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: redemption, obsession, fall in love, literature, greed, small town, high school, drinking, friendship, prison, crimes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, long island, harvard university ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 31K
Emma
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, clever, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: jane austen, romance, friendship, matchmaking, looking for love, literature, period piece, love, british, adaptation, estate, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, london, britain
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Renaissance Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: military, underdog, soldier, teachers and students, teacher, unemployment, literature, mentor, self discovery, shakespeare, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, parents and children, sacrifice, literature, suicide, small town, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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84 Charing Cross Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, romance, book, love, human nature, literature, loneliness, love story, unlikely friendships, relationships, fall in love, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 17K
Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: serious, romantic, talky, sexy, gothic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, adaptation, relationships, love, love affair, prejudice, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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