Poetry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant poetry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, touching and weird films and TV shows about / with poetry, poet, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, death, loneliness, art and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
poetry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as poetry: Dead Poets Society (1989), Paterson (2016), The Mirror (1975), Adult World (2013), Total Eclipse (1995), The Postman (1994), Howl (2010), Dickinson (2019), Endless Poetry (2016), Blue Car (2002).

List of poetry 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: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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Paterson (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A week in the life of a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and his supportive wife Laura.
Style: melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, art house, sincere ...
Plot: poetry, bus driver, everyday life, husband wife relationship, notebook, poem, beer, social realism, poet, writers, married couple, chance meeting ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, surrealism, poetry, memory, winter, stream of consciousness, mirror, levitation, life philosophy, russian, life & death ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, tokyo, moscow russia, europe ...
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Adult World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
Style: sexy, melancholic, sincere, funny, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, poetry, workplace, self discovery, coming of age, sex shop, loneliness, creativity, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, teenager, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, melancholy, gay teenager, male nudity, older man younger man relationship, writer's life, sodomy, romance, art, writers ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, paris france, africa, france, london ...
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The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, poet, poetry, love, island, writers, communism, art, letter, postman, bicycle, romance ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, argentina, naples italy, europe
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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: thought provoking, sexy, atmospheric, surreal, sincere ...
Plot: gay, poet, poetry, writers, literature, freedom, courtroom drama, art, lgbt, writer's life, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1955, post world war two, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, new jersey, idaho, colorado, arkansas ...
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Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: scenic, captivating, atmospheric, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: women, female protagonist, lgbt, lesbian interest, poetry, lesbian, rebellious daughter, lesbian love, poet, sexual orientation, lgbtq, dream ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Style: sexy, surreal, mind bending, captivating, light ...
Plot: surrealism, gay, father son relationship, poetry, history of chile, poet, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, piano, art, gay interest ...
Time: 1940s, future
Place: chile, santiago chile
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, harsh, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, cheerleading, teachers and students, family in crisis, poetry, high school, youth, power relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, prodigy, poetry, enlightenment, writer's life, romanticism, society, family problems, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, writers ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, rome italy ...
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, nurse, poetry, chemotherapy, dying, philosophy, doctor, hopes, medical, regret, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, love triangle, deportation, revolution, war, rape, train, poet, wartime, betrayal, love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: poet, romance, poetry, parent child relationship, americana, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, art, professional ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, friendship, youth, obsession, friends, sexual tension, coming of age, mental illness, writers, murder, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1944, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: poet, writers, romance, love, art, poetry, friendship, letter, tragedy, couple relations, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, australia, rome italy
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The Limits of Control (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his ...
Style: art house, psychological, talky, stylized, psychedelic ...
Plot: poetry, mysterious character, tai chi, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), murderer, addiction, african, mind control, self control, character study, traveler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, africa, madrid
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Style: suspense, touching, sentimental, rough, emotional ...
Plot: child prodigy, teacher, kindergarten, poetry, little boy, genius, poem, student, school, art, husband wife relationship, talent ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, stoners, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.
Style: sexy, erotic, melancholic, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, pregnancy, strip club, hitman, dancing, adoption, poetry, bdsm, dancer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, usa
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Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: bartender, ambition, love, betrayal, college, love and romance, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, teenager, stereotypes, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, caribbean
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Bab'Aziz (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, road movie ...
Plot: spirituality, desert, human spirit, religions or cults, destiny, self discovery, adventure, mysterious place, lost, poetry, granddaughter, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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What's Up with Love? (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A popular high school girl strains her relationship with her close-knit clique when she begins falling for a reclusive, lower-class schoolmate.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: love, high school, poetry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic relationship, love triangle, relationships, love story, male female relationship, love and romance, moral dilemma, couple relations ...
Place: indonesia
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When the Weather Is Fine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: After a series of unfortunate events, Mok Hae-won quits her job in Seoul and goes back to Bookhyun Village, in Gangwon Province, where she briefly lived when she was in high school. There, she meets again her former classmate and neighbor, Im ...
Style: dorama, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, first love, bookstore, poetry, village, winter, province, love and romance, aunt niece relationship, sister sister relationship, bullying, small town life ...
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: scenic, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, poetry, love, culture clash, parallel universe, women, honest, philosophy, catastrophe, leprosy, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new jersey, asia, saigon
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Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, sweet, intense, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, destiny, fall in love, writers, honest, love story, loneliness, extramarital affair, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, barcelona, california
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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, inspirational, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, drugs, on the road, infidelity, friendship, adventure, marijuana, youth, hitchhiker, bisexual ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1950 ...
Place: nebraska, usa, arizona, mexico city, alabama ...
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Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: bounty hunter, native americans, wilderness, gunfight, cowboy, transformation, journey, murder, hallucination, existentialism, death, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, road trip, friendship, romance, hip hop, gangsters, on the road, self discovery, starting over, homecoming, urban ghetto life, going straight ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, south central los angeles
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: talky, clever, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, hotel, friendship, addiction, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, adaptation, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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