Most Popular "Literature" Titles
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2. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 310,482 | Gross: $95.86M
4. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 280,084 | Gross: $1.20M
5. Back to School (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Votes: 23,311 | Gross: $91.26M
6. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 198,304 | Gross: $40.14M
7. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 64,740 | Gross: $2.85M
9. Solaris (1972)
PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
10. Testament of Youth (2014)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Votes: 19,713 | Gross: $1.82M
12. Orange County (2002)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.
Votes: 43,185 | Gross: $41.03M
13. Renaissance Man (1994)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training.
Votes: 14,800 | Gross: $24.33M
15. The Thorn Birds (1983– )
460 min | Drama
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »
17. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 36,344 | Gross: $4.46M
18. The Bookshop (2017)
110 min | Drama
Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
19. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
Votes: 56,819 | Gross: $19.39M
20. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.
Votes: 12,275 | Gross: $41.25M
21. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
Votes: 11,939 | Gross: $2.31M
22. The History Boys (2006)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
Votes: 18,679 | Gross: $2.71M
23. Dans la maison (2012)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.
Votes: 25,164 | Gross: $0.35M
24. El ciudadano ilustre (2016)
118 min | Comedy, Drama
A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.
25. Shadowlands (1993)
PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.
Votes: 14,377 | Gross: $25.84M
27. War and Peace (1956)
PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
Votes: 7,489 | Gross: $12.50M
29. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
R | 102 min | Drama
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.
Votes: 4,889 | Gross: $1.73M
30. A Promise (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
31. South Central (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.
Votes: 3,899 | Gross: $1.37M
32. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 11,500 | Gross: $0.62M
35. Gemma Bovery (2014)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,530 | Gross: $0.19M
37. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Votes: 6,964 | Gross: $5.10M
38. Educating Rita (1983)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins the literature course in an ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,459 | Gross: $14.65M
39. Possession (2002)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
Votes: 12,020 | Gross: $10.10M
41. Little Ashes (2008)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Votes: 7,811 | Gross: $0.48M
45. Good (2008)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War
The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Votes: 6,060 | Gross: $0.02M
46. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.
Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.55M
47. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)
Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
48. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
R | 94 min | Drama, History, War
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »
Votes: 4,997 | Gross: $0.60M
50. Carrington (1995)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.
Votes: 4,650 | Gross: $3.24M