English literature movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant english literature movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, talky, sexy, melancholic, humorous and semi serious films and TV shows about / with couples, mentor, dialogue, love and romance, catastrophe, culture clash, love, storytelling, adaptation and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as english literature: Uncle Frank (2020), First Love and Other Pains (1999), Liberal Arts (2012), Under the Sand (2000), So Fine (1981), Shadowlands (1993), A Room with a View (1985), The Canterbury Tales (1972), My Bodyguard (1980), Mumford (1999).

List of english literature movies

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Uncle Frank (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank is a famous New York University professor in 1973 who left his small South Carolina town behind him and remained in little contact with his family, especially given his style of life and his relationship with his ten-year partner, the free ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: road trip, male homosexuality, family, funeral, life & death, car breakdown, alcohol abuse, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay lead character, gay relationship, spider ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: south carolina, new york, southern usa
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First Love and Other Pains (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Across the boundaries they find each other... in this post-colonial romance. A cynical English professor discovers love in the form of an admiring student. But is it too late for him to find happiness?
Style: queer cinema
Plot: homosexual, teacher student relationship, gay, older man younger man relationship, gay asian, coming out, teacher student sex, aunt nephew relationship, unconsciousness, professor, school, hospital ...
Place: hong kong
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 6.7
 36K
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, college, thirtysomething life, older man younger woman relationship, 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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The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Treat Williams finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson to the football jocks responsible.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, teachers and students, vengeance, college life, working undercover, sport team, buddies, youth, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
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 5.1
 1K
So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, disco, opera, gangsters, fashion, crime, crimes, disorder, overnight success, couples, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, venice, manhattan new york city, israel ...
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 7.3
 17K
Shadowlands (1993)
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, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, tennis, fall in love, looking for love, couples, kiss, self discovery, novel, travel, female protagonist, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
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The Canterbury Tales (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.
Style: sexy, semi serious, clever, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: burned alive, adultery, marriage, devil, hell, strong sexual content, eroticism, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england
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 7.1
 9K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, hotel, basketball, motorcycle, bodyguard, bully, coming of age, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
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 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, starting over, mysterious character, hidden identity, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
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Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, cargo ship, college, machismo, prostitute, pier, trust, male female relationship, sailor, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, boston, tennessee, england, tokyo ...
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Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, epic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, shepherd, british soldier, countryside, looking for love, social differences, rich and poor, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1860s ...
Place: europe, england
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The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: prison, distopia, couple relations, survival, life is a bitch, journalism, society, writer's life, politics, dealing with death, couples, poetry ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
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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: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, literature, poetry, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, correspondence, bookstore, romance, bittersweet, couple relations, human nature, fall in love, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, teen romance, youth, teenager, teenage love, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: college, workplace intrigue, teachers and students, battle of the sexes, workplace, disorder, buddies, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, campus, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, new england
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Is There Life Out There? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, human nature, college, college life, terminal illness, hopes, youth, love and romance, school, starting over, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
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 6.9
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Butley (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Alan Bates recreates his award-winning stage role in director Harold Pinter's 1974 film verson of Simon Gray's play, about a university professor whose private life is in freefall. The cast also includes Jessica Tandy, Richard ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: college, academy, alcohol abuse, infidelity, university, artists and showbiz, hopes, gays and lesbians, love and romance, opposites attract, gender, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, london
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