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, talky, clever and touching films and TV shows about / with poetry, friendship, death, dialogue, mentor, life philosophy, catastrophe, brutality, runaway and male nudity 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 poetry: Dead Poets Society (1989), Testament of Youth (2014), Paterson (2016), Poetry (2010), Howl (2010), Fall (1997), Three Seasons (1999), The Limits of Control (2009), Muse (2017), The Color of Time (2012).

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: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teaching the ways of the world, poetry, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, coming of age, friendship, philosophy, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Testament of Youth (2014)
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: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, based on memoir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, nurse, love affair, poetry, aspiring writer, nursing, compassion, war injury, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 7.4
 53K
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, social realism, sincere, tragicomedy, philosophical
Plot: poetry, bus driver, husband wife relationship, routine, everyday life, bar, dog, drink, beer, cupcake, notebook, dreaming ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey
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 7.8
 8K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, poetry, loneliness, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, golden years, human nature, introspection, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
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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, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: arkansas, colorado, oklahoma, bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 6.1
 2K
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, semi serious, sexual, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: poetry, supermodel, romance, singleness, destiny, voyeurism, extramarital affair, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 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: touching, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, urban, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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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: surreal, psychological, art house, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: mysterious character, lone wolves, crime, assassin, addiction, poetry, african, self control, mind control, character study, traveler, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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 5.4
 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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological
Plot: ritual sacrifice, sex scene, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, poetry, death, muse, supernatural, good versus evil, murder, brutality, investigation ...
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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: serious, realistic, touching, based on poem, sentimental ...
Plot: poet, romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, parent child relationship, americana, couple relations, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, poetry, wife husband relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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 6.2
 16K
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: college graduate, poetry, friendship, workplace, store, twentysomething life, young adult, workplace situations, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 7.1
 476
The Inner Scar (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A collage of dreams. Garrel made a name for himself with this film as a new Jean Vigo. With Nico (Velvet Underground). A poetic and painterly film that has been described as 'a collage of dreams'. The film was shot without a script, but ...
Plot: poetry, desert, surrealism, male nudity, sea, bow and arrow, horse riding, horse, goat, waterfall
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 6.9
 2K
Will (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: suspense, epic, suspenseful, exciting, satirical
Plot: betrayal, medieval, heroes, couples, poetry, escapades, rivalry, friendship, father daughter relationship, prostitute, murder, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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 6.6
 448
Florbela (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Shaken by a divorce in the 1920s, Portuguese poetess Florbela Espanca uses her writing to deal with her tumultuous relationship with men, eroticism and love.
Plot: poetry, marriage, depression, psychosis, female nudity, flower, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, dancing
Place: portugal
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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, memory, poetry, mistaken identity, couples, friends, golden years, writer's life, aging, couple relations, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.1
 311
In Custody (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ismail Merchant's feature directorial debut addresses a subject close to his heart: the expressive Urdu language of Northern India, in danger of extinction as political trends and modernization obscure its contributions to Indian culture. ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: tradition, poetry, writer's life, artists and showbiz, progress, alcohol abuse, culture clash, society, unfulfillment, ex husband ex wife relationship, publisher, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
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 6.8
 2K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological, romanticism
Plot: poetry, poet, writer's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy, society, family problems, male nudity, pubic hair, singing, female full frontal nudity, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, naples italy, florence italy ...
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The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.
Style: serious, twists and turns, tense, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: waitress, stuffed toy, letter, widow, theft, poetry, translator, divorce, monitor, femme fatale, mystery, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 5.0
 259
X's & O's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Relationship issues arise between a researcher with a theory to explain away all his failed dating experiments, a player who wants out of the game, a deejay whose head spins with thoughts of God, a hoodrat with no street cred, a poet ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: poetry, wooing, laboratory, romance, love and romance, couples, womanizer, obsessive quest, friendship, friend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: boarding school life, beating, poetry, reformatory, discipline, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, orphan, gory, clergy, school, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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 6.4
 179
Little Noises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A struggling writer steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.
Plot: mute, friendship, poetry, plagiarism
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 6.9
 156K
A Knight's Tale (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: knight, jousting, game, tournament, poetry, torture, impostor, duel, church, adventure, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, paris france, france, dungeon ...
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 7.2
 77K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, mentally unstable, lsd, hippie, sex, poetry, airplane, hallucination, music, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, miami, venice beach california ...
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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: erotic, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hitman, strip club, poetry, adoption, pregnancy, dancing, dancer's life, parents and children, club, secret, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 5.4
 162
The Beat (1987)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: gang, poetry, college life, college, teenage life, high school, teenager, urban, crimes, bank, society, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 91K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, lawyer, neo noir, red dress, poetry, femme fatale, crime gone awry, crime, nihilism, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, arizona, chicago illinois
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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, delusion, domestic violence, stalking, notebook, poetry, gossip, hate, therapy, delinquent, neighbor, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: politics, human nature, poetry, anti war, movie business, society, marines, weekend, journalist, hell, purgatory, embassy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
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