The 13 Best Movies Based on Poems

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Since humans could communicate, they would tell stories, sing songs, and recite poetry. The best poetic adaptations take the source material and do it justice. This could mean a faithful retelling with accurate details or, more likely, an interpretation of the original that still preserves the essence of the piece. Here we've compiled some of the best films inspired by poetry.

Dr. Seuss's unique take on illustrated children's literature using meter and rhyme scheme resulted in timeless catchy poetry that is still a favorite for kids years after its original publishing. Shakespeare is, of course, another favorite whose works are adapted into film all the time.

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