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, touching, sincere and sexy films and TV shows about / with poetry, poet, death, friendship, dialogue, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, loneliness and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
poetry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as poetry: Dead Poets Society (1989), Paterson (2016), Poetry (2010), Howl (2010), Blue Car (2002), Adult World (2013), The Color of Time (2012), The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), Testament of Youth (2014), The Beat (1987).

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, uplifting, intellectual, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, poetry, literature, boarding school life, teacher, 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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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, philosophical, sincere, tragicomedy
Plot: poetry, bus driver, everyday life, notebook, husband wife relationship, routine, beer, drink, cupcake, bar, dog, working class ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey, united states, usa
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, grandparent and grandchild, old woman, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
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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, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, censorship, gay, mental institution, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, california ...
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, writer's life, family problems, innocence lost, family in crisis, teenage life, teachers and students, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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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, sincere, melancholic, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college graduate, poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, pornography, workplace situations, loneliness, love, creativity, art, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, artists and showbiz, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama
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, sentimental, touching, rough, emotional
Plot: child prodigy, poetry, kindergarten, child abduction, little boy, teacher, genius, art, marriage, talent, husband wife relationship, school ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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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, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, period piece, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, wartime, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, compassion, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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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, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, illness, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, southern italy, florence italy ...
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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, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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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: sincere, psychological, erotic, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strip club, hitman, adoption, pregnancy, female removes her clothes, poetry, dancer's life, life is a bitch, stripper, betrayal, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, scenic, inspirational, factual
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian kiss, women, rebellious daughter, lesbian interest, lgbt, poetry, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, longing, women's rights, sexual orientation, anachronism ...
Time: 19th century
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, delusion, domestic violence, high school, cheerleader, hate, criminal, dysfunctional family, teenage life, social differences, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, 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, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
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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, semi serious, realistic, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, california
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A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery that has endured for centuries. What are the ...
Plot: poetry, countess, shakespeare, gay interest, platonic, prostitute, brothel, poet
Time: 1600s
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, disorder, contests and competitions, on the run, rise to the top, love triangle, village, family relations, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: poet, friendship, world war two, love and romance, bet, hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, teachers and students, poverty, competition, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, fall in love, human nature, urban, society, writer's life, love and romance, poet, anti capitalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: dark humor, captivating, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: teenage protagonist, british asian, coming of age, interracial friendship, father son relationship, father son conflict, college student, poetry, teenager, goth, racism, rock music ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: london, england, america
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Muse (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: sex scene, poetry, ritual sacrifice, good versus evil, supernatural, muse, death, investigation, brutality, crimes, murder, husband wife relationship ...
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Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Plot: corporal punishment, racism, identity, coming of age, boarding school, teenage girl, teacher, book, poetry, school, undressing, library ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Year of the Wolf (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, romantic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, university, epilepsy, romance, student, relationships, health, love triangle, love, age difference, parent child relationship, older man younger woman relationship ...
Place: helsinki finland
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Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France
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, captivating, light, touching, sincere
Plot: autobiography, gay, surrealism, family relations, piano, father son relationship, sex scene, history of chile, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, poet, poetry ...
Time: 1940s
Place: chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile
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Triptych (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted and inspired from the play Lipsynch, Triptyque is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle (Lise Castonguay) a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie (Frédérike Bédard), singer and actress, and Thomas (Hans Piesbergen), a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: destiny, mental illness, hopes, society, schizophrenic, surgical operation, neurologist, book seller, poetry, jazz singer, voice, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Laurence Anyways (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self: a woman.
Style: sincere, emotional, social, romantic, uplifting ...
Plot: transsexual, gender identity, impossible love, lgbt, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, poetry, coming out, gender bending, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
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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: psychological, surreal, art house, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: mysterious character, lone wolves, crimes, crime, african, addiction, murderer, poetry, self control, mind control, character study, traveler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, hippie, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1949, 70s ...
Place: california, usa, paris france, new york, san francisco ...
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