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.

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Country
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Fate, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Horses, Poets
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon, Border, Snow
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:19
CharactersTerminally ill, Poets, Grandparents
PlotLoneliness
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Weapon, Art, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, By books, Touching, Intellectual, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Neighbors, Lovers, Artists
StyleFancy, By books, Womens in main roles

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Writers, Losers, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden
CharactersWriters
PlotHunger
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryMexico, USA, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration02:56
CharactersFamily, Poets
PlotRelationship, Jealousy

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersStrong women, Family, Pregnant, Fathers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Death, Love triangle, Jealousy, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Cemetery, Scotland, Mansions
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:20
CharactersWriters, Poets, Writers
PlaceEngland
Time16th century
StyleLight

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceBoarding school
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Canada
CharactersImmortals, Students, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotDancing, Slavery, Wedding, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceCemetery
Time19th century

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleFascinating, Smart, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersGay, Writers, Poets, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Death
PlaceParis, London
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00
CharactersGangsters, Writers, Journalists, Friends, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Passion, Money, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Light, By books, Fancy

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryAustria, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:36
CharactersWriters, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Loneliness, Depression, Hypnosis
PlaceGermany
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:58
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Blonde girls, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Religious, Art, Snow
PlaceSpace, Trains, Hotels, Sweden
TimeFuture
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Poets
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Birthday
PlaceParty
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Black humor, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Wedding

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends, Partners, Celebrities, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersKillers, Writers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlacePrison, Court
StyleFascinating, Intellectual

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersCinderella, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Magic

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...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, detective, biography, history
CountryChina, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:03
CharactersDemons, Lovers, Poets, Cats, Emperors
PlotKung Fu, Investigation, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceChina
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMaids, Poets, Parents, Good people
PlotLoneliness, Divorce
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart

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...

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Divorce
StyleRomantic

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Poets, Partners, Artists
PlotMusic, Uprising
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly
Duration02:23
CharactersWriters, Poets
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Volcanoes, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly, The Universe, Beach
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Serious

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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