Famous Movies Based on Poems
18 6.9 7.51. Ashik Kerib (1988)
A romantic drama based on the poem of the same name by the great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov.
2 0 62. The Adventure of Sudsakorn (1979)
1402 5.5 6.33. Beowulf (2007)
131 7.8 7.74. The Color of Pomegranates (1968)
The film is based on Sayat-Nova poems. The Armenian film directed by Sergei Parajanov follows the poet's path from his childhood wool-dying days to his role as a courtier and finally his life as a monk.
127 6.5 7.35. El Cid (1961)
Cantar de Mio Cid also known in English as The Poem of the Cid is the oldest preserved Castilian epic poem (epopeya). Based on a true story, it tells of the Castilian hero El Cid, and takes place during the Reconquista, or reconquest of Spain from the Moors.
4201 7.6 8.46. Braveheart (1995)
The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace, also known as The Wallace, is a long "romantic biographical" poem by the fifteenth century Scottish poet Blind Harry probably at some time in the decade before 1488. It commemorates and eulogises the life and actions of the Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace. For several hundred years following its publication, The Wallace was the second most popular book in Scotland after the Bible.
132 7.7 7.67. Gunga Din (1939)
The film is loosely based on the poem of the same name by Rudyard Kipling, combined with elements of his novel Soldiers Three
324 6.9 6.88. Howl (2010)
11 6.5 7.59. The Humpbacked Horse (1975)
The film is based on the poem by Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov, and because of this everyone in the film speaks in rhymes.
3021 7.2 7.410. Mulan (1998)
The film is based on the Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan. In the poem, Hua Mulan takes her aged father's place in the army. She fought for 12 years and gained high merit, but she refused any reward and retired to her hometown instead.
62 6.6 7.211. The Man from Snowy River (1982)
The Australian drama film is based on the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River.The poem tells the story of a horseback pursuit to recapture the colt of a prizewinning racehorse that escaped from its paddock and is living wild with the brumbies (wild horses) of the mountain ranges. Eventually the brumbies descend a seemingly impassably steep slope, at which point the assembled riders give up the pursuit, except the young hero, who spurs his pony down the "terrible descent" to catch the mob.
12 1.5 5.212. The Monkey's Mask (2000)
The film is based on the verse novel of the same name by Australian poet Dorothy Porter.
4252 7.8 8.113. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
176 6.9 6.714. The Raven (1963)
" The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness.
2297 7.4 7.815. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
27 6.8 6.917. Winter Days (2003)
The film is based on one of the renku (collaborative linked poems) in the 1684 collection of the same name by the 17th-century Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō.
103 7.9 7.718. The Set-Up (1949)
The screenplay was adapted by Art Cohn from a 1928 poem written by Joseph Moncure March. The film is about the boxing underworld.
2 0 719. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1984)
The film is an adaptation of the poem of the same name by Alexander Pushkin. There are few words in the film besides those of the poem itself, which is read from beginning to end by the narrator and the voice actors. Some portions of the poem are skipped.
164 6.3 6.220. Pumpkinhead (1988)
The movie was inspired by the following poem by Ed Justin:
However, the producers of the film have not clarified the poem's origin. Neither the poem nor the writer Ed Justin have, so far, been sourced in any pre-existing form.
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