Reading movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant reading movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, realistic, touching, humorous, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with reading, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, book, friendship, mentor, culture clash and family plots mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as reading: The NeverEnding Story (1984), Sesame Street (1969), Inkheart (2008), Ghostwriter (1992), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Reading Rainbow (1983), Read All About It! (1979), Don't Look Now (1973), Norwegian Wood (2010), Nightjohn (1996).

List of reading movies

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, dragon, mythology, magic, good versus evil, gnome, heroic mission, reading, fantasy world, evil force, imagination ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 13K
Sesame Street (1969)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and creativity communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, ...
Style: educational, humorous, feel good, semi serious, 2d animation
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppet, reading, friends, friendship, environmental health, social relations, roommate, childhood, free spirited, family relations, antisocial behavior, puppets ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, sesame street, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 76K
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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, imaginary, parents and children, book, young heroes, family, disappearance, family relations, reading ...
Time: middle ages
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 2K
Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: educational, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: reading, ghost, writing, multiculturalism, friendship, secret, adventure, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, youth, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reading, imaginary kingdom, giant, good versus evil, fantasy world, dragon, empress, invisibility, friendship, fear of heights, sorceress, swamp ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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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Reading Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: educational
Plot: reading, celebrity guests, critic, literature, family, youth, reading a book, little girl, intelligence, book, little boy, educational program
Is relevant ?
Read All About It! (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Read All About It! was a Canadian educational television series that was produced from 1979 to 1983 by TVOntario that aired during the early to mid-1980s; It also aired in repeats in the 1990s. It starred David Craig Collard as Chris, Lydia Zajc as ...
Style: educational
Audience: kids
Plot: reading, alien, newspaper reporter, mystery, newspaper, time travel, writing, conspiracy, sleuth, maze, extraterrestrial, journalism ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 53K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 11K
Norwegian Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: suicide, young man, love triangle, young lovers, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, love affair, love and romance, teenager, reading, first sexual experience ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 387
Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, literacy, teaching, slave, plantation, racism, self discovery, idealism, americana, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 37K
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, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, college, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, college life, fall in love, love and romance, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
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Sesame Street Mexico (1972)
Genre: Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Plaza Sésamo is an educational children's television series for preschoolers, which is the Spanish-language adaptation for Mexico and Latin America of Sesame Street. Both programs are pioneers of the contemporary educational television ...
Style: educational, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, friendship, friends, puppets, personal safety, reading, puppet, best friends, family, youth, children, educational program ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, sesame street
Is relevant ?
The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: old west, friendship, revenge, u.s. marshal, justice, husband wife relationship, friend, storytelling, apology, governor, following someone, hostage ...
Place: montana
Is relevant ?
Private Resort (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack and his buddy Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of gorgeous babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They'll have to outsmart him, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, farce, femme fatale, youth, friendship, goofy hero, love and romance, mistaken identity, looking for sex, teenage life, nothing goes right, prank ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, learning to read, underdog, youth, society, life is a bitch, dealing with death, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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After the Fox (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Criminal mastermind 'The Fox' sets up a phony film production and masquerades as it's director as part of a plan to smuggle a stolen gold shipment into Italy.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, heist, prison, satire, filmmaking, crime, crimes, aging, village, village life, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, egypt, africa, middle east ...
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, childhood, fame, bookstore, playwright, marital problem, winnie the pooh, nanny, maggot, children's book, toys ...
Time: post world war one, year 1934, year 1941
Place: england, new york, london
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: captivating, romantic, contemplative, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, father son relationship, marriage, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, love and romance, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1938, year 1965, year 1937
Place: austria, america
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 353
Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, rugby, private school, high school, rivalry, friendship, emotional abuse, sport team, rugby player, school, student, conspiracy ...
Place: california, san francisco
Is relevant ?
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, gay lead character, gay couple, coming out, prison, homosexual, fall in love, lgbt, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998 ...
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 38K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
Is relevant ?
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, restaurant, cooking, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
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The Flintstones (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, not serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: caveman, dinosaur, friendship, family life, family relations, cavemen, best friend, family, adoption, workplace, buddies, eccentric family ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
Is relevant ?
Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, psychological, humorous
Plot: family gatherings, homecoming, mother in law son in law relationship, parents and children, murder, destiny, reunion, family problems, love and romance, family life, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, arkansas, florida, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 35K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, semi serious, tragicomedy, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, looking for love, loneliness, manipulation, flirting, family relations, musician, rivalry, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 13K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, serial killer, murder, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 14K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, contemplative, serious, sincere ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, family relations, haunted by the past, faith, death in the family, village, relationship vs career, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, borneo, london
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 31K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, audition, deception, warden, stripper, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, teenage boy, neighbor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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