A list of great poetic films



  • 1 Stalker

    Stalker is a Russian movie directed by Andrie Tarkovsky and shot in 1979. It tells the story of an illegal guide who take people to an illegal area called 'The Zone' where all the normal laws of reality no longer exist.

  • 2 Eternity and a day (1998)

    Eternity and a Day is a Greek movie written and directed by Theo Angelopoulos. It's a story of a dying poet who rescued a boy from being sold.

  • 3 The Mirror

    The Mirror was directed by the same director who wrote and directed the movie Stalker. Most of the film's reviews showed how strong the story-line was considering its nonlinear narrative structure. The film tells the story of a dying man in his 40's.

  • 4 The Corridor (1995)

    The Corridor is an experimental Lithuanian drama film, which was shot in 1995 and directed by Sharunas Barthas. The film has no clear narrative and no dialogue. The film is a symbolic documentation of daily life in Lithuania.

  • 5 The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us is a film directed by the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kirostami. It was initially released on October 1st, 1999. The film explores the cultural difference between a man from a village and a man from the city.

  • 6 The Color of Pomegranates

    This film was written and directed by the Armenian Russian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov. He wrote the film based on the poems of the Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. The film mainly explores the life of Sayat Nova from his childhood to his death.

  • 7 Post Tenebras Lux

    Post Tenebras Lux was directed and written by the Mexican filmmaker Carlos Barguín. The film explores the life of a wealthy family that decided to change their life and live in the country side with their children where they meet a lot of people and through them they see how tough rural life is.

  • 8 The Doors

    Oliver stone's 'The Doors' explores the life of Jim Morrison, lead singer of the famous rock blues band 'The Doors'. Considering that Jim Morrison was a poet, Oliver Stone chose this specific genre for his film. 

  • 9 The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life is a 2011 movie in which Terrence Malick tells a story of a 1956 family that lost one of its members in a harsh accident. This film explores Man's response to cruel events in life like death through a verse from the Book of Job.

  • 10 Touki Bouki

    Senegalese film director Djibril Diop Mambety's film Touki Bouki is a 1973 film that explores the life of 2 poor Senegalese who decide to steal money and clothes after getting tired of poverty.

  • 11 Landscape Suicide

    In 1987, James Benning dramatizes two killers: California teenager Bernadette Protti and Wisconsin farmer Ed Gein. The film is an examination of America through the story of those two murderers. 

  • 12 Days of Heaven

    Terrence Malick's movie describes the American life in 1916 poetically through a voice of a child and some very expressive images of nature. The film tells the story of a steelworker that leaves Chicago after fighting with his boss.  

  • 13 In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love is a Chinese movie written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It tells the story of a journalist who moves to Hong Kong with his wife who is too busy with her job. The protagonist meets another women who's as lonely as him and falls in love with her.

  • 14 L'Avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura is a classic Italian story of two women who meet a man in a volcanic island where one of the two girls goes missing and the man and the other woman fall deeply in love.