Poetry Movies

Here we collected the best poetry movies in order of popularity
Song for a Raggy Boy

Song for a Raggy Boy

6
2003
William Franklin, a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States, lost his job in 1939 because of his political views. Franklin is a non-cleric instructor. The school is run by Broth...
The Hours

The Hours

6.75
2002
Three women are searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place because of their desires and fears. Their stories come together in a moment of shared recogniti...
A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale

5.27
2001
When a knight dies suddenly, William Thather gets a chance at glory. William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion, assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.
Love Beats Rhymes

Love Beats Rhymes

2017
A young woman dreams of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents want her to finish her degree. She dutifully completes her education, but her spoken word makes a difference in the class...
Lemonade

Lemonade

2016
She takes a look at racial issues and feminist concepts through a sexualized, satirical, and solemn tone in her second visual album.
Leopardi

Leopardi

1
2014
The story of the celebrated Italian poet, essayist and philosopher, Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortality while struggling with a disease.
World's Greatest Dad

World's Greatest Dad

2009
Lance has the greatest opportunity of his life after a freak accident. If he can only remember how he got there, he won't face the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity.
Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

2015
Robert Bly's journey from Midwestern farm boy to global troubadour is chronicled in A Thousand Years of Joy.
The Doors

The Doors

2
1991
Jim Morrison was the lead singer of the famous 1960s rock band.
Return Journey

Return Journey

1999
Bob Kingdom plays Dylan Thomas in a recreation of his last tour of America. Anthony Hopkins made his directorial debut with a recorded version of the show. Dylan Thomas was a great poet. He died in Ne...
Notre musique

Notre musique

2004
Godard wrote about war, violence and defeat. The film has three parts. "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven" are the segments. There are war images in the first segment. Two women are at a European arts c...
The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

1959
A group of beatniks harbor a rapist. A cop chases him after his wife is attacked.
The Counselor

The Counselor

1
2013
A lawyer tries to get involved in drug traffickers.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

1977
The film was made possible by a grant from The National Endowment of the Arts because of a poem by Larry Jordan, which is dedicated to the late Wallace Berman.
Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer

1991
There is an indictment.
The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

2018
Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is devoted to her students. She risked her family and freedom to nurture her five-year-old's talent when she discovered he was a genius.
Elsa the Rose

Elsa the Rose

1966
There are pictures of Louis Aragon and his wife. Aragon's recollection of when he was younger was the subject of the commentary.
Guys Reading Poems

Guys Reading Poems

2016
A boy uses poetry to survive when his mother locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.
In Custody

In Custody

1994
A subject close to Merchant's heart, the Urdu language of Northern India is in danger of extinction as political trends and modernization obscure its contributions to Indian culture. Merchant's treatm...
Hedgehog's Home

Hedgehog's Home

2017
A animal is in a forest. He is respected by the other animals. A cunning fox, an angry wolf, a gluttonous bear, and a muddy pig are some of the beasts that annoy and mystifies Hedgehog. A tense and pr...
Little Noises

Little Noises

1992
A writer tries to get fame and fortune by stealing poems from his friend.
Carmel

Carmel

2009
Amos Gita made a film about the history of armed conflict in Israel.
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats

A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats

2016
A biography of the poet W. B. Yeats and his contribution to the Irish independence movement as a Protestant nationalist.
A Child's Garden of Poetry

A Child's Garden of Poetry

2011
Poems by some of the greatest writers of all time are brought to life through animation and readings by some of today's most respected performers.
2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020
A short film written by Hussain Manawer about 2020 and mental health.
The Art of Tripping

The Art of Tripping

1993
Based on the idea that drugs have influenced some of our greatest minds (Poe, Baudelaire etc.), this film documents just how influential drug experiences have been on the minds of great writers, poets...
Gentle Dragonfly

Gentle Dragonfly

2018
A film about the Swiss Italian poet Fabio Pusterla and his creative poetic process, his struggle to find an honest language, one which adheres to the personal experience and is able to unfold a hidden...
Julia, toda en mí

Julia, toda en mí

2002
A poetic journey about a Puerto Rican poet.
Between Pudukkottai & Singapore

Between Pudukkottai & Singapore

2017
N Rengarajan is a migrant worker from India who practices poetry while working in the construction sector in Singapore. The film tries to mirror the rhythm and tone of his writing. The poet's illumina...
X's & O's

X's & O's

2007
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 ho...
The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning

2009
Ponders the possibilities of what awaits us at the end of our life.
Adult World

Adult World

2013
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 a writer.
Softness of Bodies

Softness of Bodies

2018
An American poet living in Berlin hopes to win a prestigious grant while dealing with her past relationships, a rival poet and her own penchant for stealing things.
The Inner Scar

The Inner Scar

1972
There are images in a composition.
Wife! Be Like a Rose!

Wife! Be Like a Rose!

1935
Kimiko is a white-collar working girl who lives with her mother. Kimiko wants to marry her boyfriend but needs her father to act as the go-between and negotiate the marriage. Kimiko's father is living...
Bocage, the Triumph of Love

Bocage, the Triumph of Love

1997
The film follows Manuel Maria du Bocage, 18th-century poet, as he travels through the world from orgy to orgy and from excess to excess.
Pull My Daisy

Pull My Daisy

1959
Pull My Daisy is a film that typifies the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation; Kerouac also p...
Three Seasons

Three Seasons

1999
Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversity, recovering from traumas, and looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French i...
The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth

2011
An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling quickly on hard times.
These Heathen Dreams

These Heathen Dreams

2014
Once described by the press as "one of the most controversial figures on the Australian art scene", avant-garde poet and playwright Christopher Barnett achieved a level of notoriety in the Melbourne u...
A Line a Day Must Be Enough!

A Line a Day Must Be Enough!

2008
In a film bursting with lyrics, pictures, and music, the director shows us a way into the peculiar universe of Troddur, and the artist gives us a glimpse of his thoughts on art, God, life and death.
Burns in the USA

Burns in the USA

2017
Robert Burns was well aware of the revolution taking place across the Atlantic as he grew up. The poet was inspired. And America was to be inspired by him. From Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Douglass, ...
Revenge

Revenge

1989
A teacher killed a young female student. A boy is bred to avenge his sister's death over the years.
Catalan Poets

Catalan Poets

1970
At underground film of the 1st Popular Festival of Catalan Poetry filmed in the Proce Theater in Barcelona on May 25, 1970, in solidarity with political prisoners. The participating poets were: Agustí...
Moss-Covered Asphalt

Moss-Covered Asphalt

1983
A boy-poet from the village enrolls at the elementary school in the nearest city, but the other kids reject him for not being one of their own. The values emerge at the surface.
I Will Dance

I Will Dance

2015
Follows the young people of Selma, Alabama's RATCo (Random Acts of Theatre Company) as they journey to New York City to share their story of hope, resilience, and overcoming.
Howl

Howl

2010
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 Gin...
A Farra do Circo

A Farra do Circo

2013
This documentary shows the evolution of Brazil's Circo Voador venue from a homespun artists' performance space to a national cultural institution.
Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death

Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death

2015
Documentary exploring Ted Hughes, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, focusing on how his life story influenced his work and vision.
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