Movies about poets

Movies about poets
List of the best movies about poets selected by visitors to our site: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Neruda, Poetry, Dead Poets Society, Genius, Shirley, Limitless, Cyrano, My Love, Hunger, Our Time.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Neruda (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:00

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.

Poetry (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:19

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 class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson's shocking wrongdoing.

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

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.

Genius (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

Shirley (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Limitless (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Cyrano, My Love (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Hunger (1966)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden

In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride.

Our Time (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryMexico, USA, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration02:56

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable to control his jealousy.

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Mary Shelley (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Upstart Crow (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:20

Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tolkien (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

A Quiet Passion (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Canada

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:05

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.

The Happy Prince (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration02:17

In 1895, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was the most famous writer in London, and Bosie Douglas, son of the notorious Marquess of Queensberry, was his lover. Accused and convicted of gross indecency, he was imprisoned for two years and subjected to hard labor. Once free, he abandons England to live in France, where he will spend his last years, haunted by memories of the past, poverty and immense sadness.

The Rum Diary (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

Amour Fou (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryAustria, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:36

A "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811.

Becoming Astrid (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58

When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

Blinded by the Light (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France

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.

The Pokrovsky Gates (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20

Stories from the lives of the tenants of the Moscow's communal apartment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is Margarita Khobotov's new fiancé. All these people live in one apartment and their lives constantly touch each other's.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Capote (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Colette (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Mirror Mirror (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46

After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil...

Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, detective, biography, history
CountryChina, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:03

During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues to reveal a history of truths leading to the events.

Enough Said (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.

When You're Strange (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists —drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison— made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

Leopardi (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly
Duration02:23

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.




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