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, sincere, melancholic, touching and sexy films and TV shows about / with poetry, poet, friendship, death, mentor, dialogue, life philosophy, society, runaway and unlikely friendships 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), Adult World (2013), Poetry (2010), Howl (2010), Blue Car (2002), The Color of Time (2012), Wit (2001), The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), Testament of Youth (2014).

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, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, literature, teacher, poetry, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, dedicated educator, suicide, philosophy, student, private school ...
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, tragicomedy, sincere
Plot: poetry, everyday life, bus driver, notebook, husband wife relationship, routine, cupcake, drink, beer, dog, dreaming, working class ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey, united states, usa
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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, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: poetry, workplace, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, love, workplace situations, college graduate, pornography, loneliness, creativity, art, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, 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, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, juvenile delinquency, society, 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, gay, society, counterculture, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, 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, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, power relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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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, writer's life, artists and showbiz, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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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, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, emotional, rough
Plot: child prodigy, poetry, kindergarten, child abduction, little boy, teacher, genius, talent, husband wife relationship, school, student, poem ...
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, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, compassion, nursing ...
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, society, rebellion, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, 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: romanticism, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, unrequited love, father son relationship, studying, illness, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence italy, florence ...
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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, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, moscow russia, spain ...
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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, poetry, dancer's life, life is a bitch, stripper, betrayal, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: domestic violence, delusion, stalking, dysfunctional family, high school, cheerleader, criminal, hate, teenage life, social differences, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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When the Weather Is Fine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, dorama, sincere, contemplative
Plot: first love, bookstore, writer's life, winter, village, province, poetry, aunt niece relationship, love and romance, death of father, reunion, mother daughter relationship ...
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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: captivating, atmospheric, scenic, inspirational, factual
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian kiss, women, lgbt, rebellious daughter, female protagonist, poetry, father daughter relationship, anachronism, dream, longing, love ...
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, 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 era, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
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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, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, sexual tension, youth, friendship, friends, gay, mental illness, student life, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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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Everything You Want (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young troublemaker, Alessandro, squanders his days gambling and getting into fights, and he often spends his nights in jail. With few prospects, he begrudgingly accepts a job as a companion to Giorgio, an elderly poet suffering from ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, motivational, thought provoking, light ...
Plot: friendship between men, poetry, friendship, lifestyle change, hopes, human relationship, hidden treasure, loneliness, social differences, life philosophy, treasure hunt, new job ...
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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, poet, brothel, platonic, prostitute
Time: 1600s, 17th century
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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, rise to the top, contests and competitions, on the run, love triangle, village, family relations, fall in love, buddies ...
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, world war two, friendship, 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: 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: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, human nature, fall in love, urban, anti capitalism, poet, society, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: pop culture, poet, poetry, musician, songwriter, marital problem, musician's life, music, performance, love, song, cheating ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
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The Scarlet Worm (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aging killer trains a young hired gun in a plot to assassinate a meek brothel owner performing barbaric abortion acts on his prostitutes.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, assassin, torture, planned murder, body mutilation, fistfight, cowboy, poetry, gunfight, mercenary, abortion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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Mister Sadpants (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: When a peculiar vandal terrorizes Gladwater High with sad poetry, a guidance counselor competes with a newspaper student to solve the mystery.
Style: psychological, humorous, disturbing, suspense, unusual plot structure
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: teacher student relationship, student, teenager, high school, father daughter relationship, depression, teacher, mental health, teen angst, poetry, counselor, sadness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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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, society, hopes, schizophrenic, surgical operation, neurologist, book seller, poetry, jazz singer, voice, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Sea Without Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin-de-siècle. An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short. Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: tragic love, gender, dealing with death, gays and lesbians, poetry, dancing, psychological drama, lesbian, dance
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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