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 emotional films and TV shows about / with poetry, poet, friendship, death, love and romance, mentor, dialogue, male nudity, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy 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), Testament of Youth (2014), The Beat (1987), Leopardi (2014), The Mirror (1975).

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: sentimental, intellectual, philosophical, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, boarding school life, poetry, poet, suicide, dedicated educator, literature, professor, teaching the ways of the world, youth, philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 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, social realism, tragicomedy, sincere, philosophical
Plot: poetry, bus driver, everyday life, husband wife relationship, routine, notebook, bar, beer, drink, dog, cupcake, working class ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey
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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, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, old woman, introspection, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, grandparent and grandchild, terminal illness, suicide, bridge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, stylized ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, censorship, gay, hippie, counterculture ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20s, year 1957, year 1955 ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado, idaho, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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
Plot: love and romance, family relations, poetry, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, writer's life, teacher student relationship, suburbs ...
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college graduate, poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, pornography, loneliness, love, creativity, art, sex, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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, captivating, serious, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, youth, idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, crimes, stoners ...
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, poetry, prodigy, writer's life, society, family problems, enlightenment, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, isolation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, florence italy, naples 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, meditative, serious ...
Plot: nature, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, countryside, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis, russian ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, spain, ussr ...
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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: psychological, sincere, erotic, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: strip club, hitman, adoption, pregnancy, poetry, life is a bitch, dancer's life, betrayal, haunted by the past, down on your luck, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: inspirational, captivating, atmospheric, factual, scenic
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, lesbian interest, rebellious daughter, lesbian kiss, poetry, anachronism, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, longing, dream, love, women's rights ...
Time: 19th century
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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, psychological, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, couples, love affair, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, 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, realistic, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love and romance, love affair, infidelity, opposites attract, couples, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, 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, prostitute, brothel, gay interest, poet
Time: 1600s
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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: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, poet, hopes, bet, poverty, teachers and students, follow your dream, lifestyle, friendship, competition, poetry, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, song, leprosy, culture clash, society, poet, human nature, anti capitalism, urban, love and romance, fall in love ...
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: captivating, dark humor, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: father son conflict, coming of age, interracial friendship, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, british asian, college student, poetry, teenager, rock music, racism, neighbor ...
Time: year 1987, year 1988
Place: america, england
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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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: poetry, ritual sacrifice, sex scene, muse, death, good versus evil, supernatural, husband wife relationship, crimes, investigation, brutality, murder ...
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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, based on poem, sentimental ...
Plot: poet, romance, americana, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, poetry, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, detroit, new york
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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: emotional, sincere, romantic, social, uplifting ...
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, lgbt, gender identity, poetry, coming out, reject, standoff, society ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: quebec, montreal 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, crime, crimes, african, murderer, addiction, poetry, self control, mind control, character study, traveler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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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, psychosis, depression, female nudity, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, dancing, flower
Place: portugal
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The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets a prostitute, Ana, with whom he falls in love. Back in ...
Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, poetry, eroticism, couples, romance, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love, unfulfillment, human nature, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina
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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, sea, bow and arrow, waterfall, goat, horse riding, horse, surrealism, male nudity
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, couples, aging, love and romance, writer's life, couple relations, golden years, poetry, disorder, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: semi serious, biting, humorous, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: poetry, tradition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, alcohol abuse, society, culture clash, progress, cultural difference, memoir, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
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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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, theft, waitress, widow, power relations, mysterious character, estrangement, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, poetry, translator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: humorous, realistic, sexual, semi serious
Plot: poetry, friendship, laboratory, wooing, couples, womanizer, romance, obsessive quest, love and romance, friend, babe scientist
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, beating, discipline, juvenile delinquency, orphan, reformatory, fighting the system, teachers and students, punishment, power relations, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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