NETFLIX Genre: Critically-acclaimed Movies



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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 After Tiller After Tiller
2013 / 87
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This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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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 Battle Royale Battle Royale
2000 / 4.0 / 113
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The Japanese government introduces a system whereby randomly chosen schoolchildren are taken to an island and forced to fight each other to the death. Three days. One deserted island. Forty-two students must kill to survive. One hell of a school voucher program.

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Netflix box art for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
2011 / 4.1 / 76
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Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows the career of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster Elmo.

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Netflix box art for Bill Cunningham New York Bill Cunningham New York
2010 / 84
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Photographer Bill Cunningham tirelessly records what people are wearing in New York City -- both out on the sidewalk and in the salons of the wealthy. Harvard dropout to New York photographer. A shutterbug that celebs and street fashionistas can't help loving.

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Netflix box art for The Blair Witch Project Blair Witch Project, The
1999 / 2.9 / 80
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Three student filmmakers march into the woods to make a documentary about a fabled witch credited with a string of murders dating back 200 years. Film students get lost in the woods searching for a legendary witch. It's the scariest all-nighter of their lives.

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Netflix box art for Born into Brothels Born into Brothels
2004 / 83

This humorous and heartfelt story portrays the resilience of children and the magic of art to transform the lives of youth in Calcutta's brothels. Born to prostitutes in Calcutta’s worst slums. A camera's-eye view of impoverished yet amazingly uplifting children.

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Netflix box art for Bound Bound
1996 / 108

When a female ex-con has an affair with her neighbor, the two women concoct a plot to steal the mob money the neighbor's boyfriend has stashed away. A gangster's girl with her eyes on the prize turns the tables on her crooked boyfriend ... in more ways than one.

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Netflix box art for Brave Brave
2012 / 93
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When a fiery Scottish princess angers three powerful lords and is granted a poorly conceived wish, she must go on a quest to repair the damage. A magical land. A fiery girl with her trusty bow and arrow. She's got two days to pierce a beastly curse.

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Netflix box art for Casting JonBenet Casting JonBenet
2017 / 80
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Local actors from JonBenet Ramsey's hometown offer multiple perspectives on her 1996 murder as they vie to play roles in a dramatization of the case. A mystery enveloped in myth and memory. And countless voices weighing in on what "really" happened.

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Netflix box art for Computer Chess Computer Chess
2013 / 2.8 / 91
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This comedic period piece portrays a 1980s chess tournament in which human competitors get their first crack at vying against a machine. In the epic battle of man versus machine, no one really comes out a winner. These chess nerds need to lighten up.

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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 Creep Creep
2014 / 77

When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind. A freelance cameraman can't be fussy about his assignments. But this one could go way beyond his comfort zone.

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Netflix box art for Deliver Us from Evil Deliver Us from Evil
2006 / 103

This unsettling Oscar-nominated documentary examines the life of pedophile Father Oliver O'Grady and exposes corruption inside the Catholic Church.

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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 Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove
1964 / 94
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When a fanatical U.S. general launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a "doomsday device." The President's a pacifist, the General's deranged and the War Room's filled with idiots. Great day for nuclear war.

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Netflix box art for The English Surgeon English Surgeon, The
2007 / 3.8 / 82
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This documentary follows British surgeon Henry Marsh as he works in a Russian hospital, battling bureaucracy to treat patients with brain tumors. It's tough to be in the business of saving lives when an entire medical system is working against you.

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Netflix box art for George Harrison: Living in the Material... George Harrison: Living in the Material...
2011 / 208

Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage. The Fab Four's quiet one left a legacy beyond his music. A thoughtful portrait of a thoughtful man.

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Netflix box art for Ginger Snaps Ginger Snaps
2000 / 108

On the night of Ginger's first period, she's bitten by a werewolf and quickly develops several new traits -- including an aggressive sexual appetite.

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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 In the Line of Fire In the Line of Fire
1993 / 128

A twisted yet ingenious killer torments a veteran Secret Service agent who's haunted by his failure years ago to save President John F. Kennedy. A secret service agent lets it get personal with a presidential assassin. Now he and his boss are both targets.

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