NETFLIX Genre: Critically-acclaimed Dramas



Netflix box art for 50/50 50/50
2011 / 99
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An otherwise healthy twentysomething has a comically early midlife crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis and a 50-50 chance of survival. A young writer has it all -- including a best bud for comic relief -- until cancer swoops in to test the odds.

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Netflix box art for An Education An Education
2009 / 99

Jenny's Oxford-bound teen life is a bore in 1961 London, until she's immersed in the beguiling but hazardous world of a much-older man. To one so innocent, a lothario's promise is seductive. His world will teach what school never could.

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Netflix box art for Crash Crash
2004 / 107
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In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of people from all walks of life converge during a 36-hour period. L.A. Thirty-six hours. Disparate lives. Strangers don't intersect here; they crash into each other to notice each other.

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Netflix box art for The Dish Dish, The
2000 / 100

An Australian village is thrust into the spotlight when NASA uses its satellite radio dish to serve as a backup transmitter for the 1969 moon mission. A small town with a big telescope and a huge responsibility: Broadcast the first moon landing. They almost missed it.

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Netflix box art for The Godfather Godfather, The
1972 / 4.4 / 177
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When an organized-crime family patriarch barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers. Can an idealistic war hero take over his father's crime empire and make it legit? Not with his family's honor at stake.

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Netflix box art for Half Nelson Half Nelson
2006 / 106

An improbable friendship between drug-addicted educator Dan Dunne and streetwise kid Drey may lead them to deliverance -- or destruction. A crack-smoking teacher seems like an unlikely role model -- especially for a girl with a brother in jail for dealing.

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Netflix box art for The Ides of March Ides of March, The
2011 / 101

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where "victory" is relative. This young upstart needs to learn the lesson that strong character and moral fortitude are handicaps in politics.

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Netflix box art for The Iron Lady Iron Lady, The
2011 / 104
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Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, navigates a career destined to change the rules of leadership and politics. There are women who broke down gender walls. And then there's former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Netflix box art for Jackie Brown Jackie Brown
1997 / 3.7 / 154
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When an aging flight attendant's caught smuggling cash and forced to help with an investigation, she hatches a clever plan to make off with the dough. She's stuck between a gun-lovin' drug smuggler and the Feds. To get the cash, she'll have to play it from both sides.

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Netflix box art for Junebug Junebug
2005 / 106
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When a big-city art dealer travels to North Carolina to meet her new husband's small-town family, their trip gives rise to a multitude of problems.

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Netflix box art for The King's Speech King's Speech, The
2010 / 113

In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue. To calm a nation at war, King George VI must overcome his stutter. What followed was an unlikely friendship.

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Netflix box art for Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
2009 / 105

Visciously abused by her parents, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrolls in an alternative school. Abused, illiterate and pregnant, her life's been nothing but a nightmare. But two women won't give up hope for her.

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Netflix box art for Rabbit Hole Rabbit Hole
2010 / 3.3 / 91
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Each grieving in their own way, Becca and Howie grapple with the realities of life eight months after the death of their 4-year-old son, Danny. A shattered couple works through a tragic loss in vastly different ways. Will the joy of life ever return?

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Netflix box art for Rebellion Rebellion
2011 / 134
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When French freedom fighters take 30 hostages on an island, instigating a political crisis, special forces captain Philippe dives into negotiations. A frantic standoff goes powder keg. When blood is drawn, the hostage takers aren't the only ones with dirty hands.

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Netflix box art for The Squid and the Whale Squid and the Whale, The
2005 / 81

This insightful drama looks at the crumbling marriage between a self-centered novelist -- whose career is waning -- and his up-and-coming writer wife.

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Netflix box art for Stand by Me Stand by Me
1986 / 4.1 / 88
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When four boys seek adventure in the woods while looking for a missing teenager's dead body, they learn some truths about themselves along the way. They're looking for a dead body. But they'll discover a lot more than that on this memorable summer day.

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Netflix box art for Wall Street Wall Street
1987 / 3.8 / 125
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An enterprising young stockbroker falls under the enticing spell of an unabashedly greedy Wall Street arbitrageur with unscrupulous tactics. A stock trader learns how to succeed in business like a pro. He just has to leave his morals at the door.

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Netflix box art for The Wrestler Wrestler, The
2008 / 109
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A retired professional wrestler returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for one last shot at defeating his longtime rival. His career is ending and his life is a shambles. But this battered boxer is determined to go one more round.

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