NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on classic literature



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Netflix box art for Angel Angel
2007 / 128

Romola Garai plays Angel Deverell, a grocer's daughter who writes her way to success as a romance novelist and then falls for a libertine nobleman. Bodice-ripping novels make her dreams come true. For a while. She can't keep rewriting her own life's chapters, can she?

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Netflix box art for As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying
2013 / 110
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In a sobering story based on William Faulkner's novel, a poor Southern clan fulfills the family matriarch's last wish to be buried in a distant town. They don't have much, but what they do have is their word. They'll have to risk everything to keep it.

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Netflix box art for Atlas Shrugged: Part I Atlas Shrugged: Part I
2011 / 96
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Fiercely independent railroad tycoon Dagny Taggart determines to use innovative technology to revive her business, no matter the personal cost. Businessmen treated like criminals. Progress is a relic of the past. A day of reckoning is coming.

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Netflix box art for Atlas Shrugged: Part II Atlas Shrugged: Part II
2012 / 111
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With the world's economy in dire straits, corporate protagonist Dagny Taggart searches for a solution amid the rubble of a long-abandoned factory. Big Business has its hands tied. The economy is failing. And the only people who can save it keep disappearing.

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Netflix box art for Bel Ami Bel Ami
2012 / 102
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A manipulative journalist climbs from abject poverty to the height of Parisian society, taking up with a variety of beautiful women along the way. Youthful beauty plus insatiable greed. It's a recipe for riches for this impoverished young man.

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Netflix box art for Big Sur Big Sur
2013 / 81

In the wake of his literary success, Beat writer Jack Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur to try and sort out his life. Fame can be lonely when mixed with alcohol and depression. Not everyone is meant to be successful.

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Netflix box art for The Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon, The
1980 / 3.1 / 104
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Two shipwrecked children, stranded for years on a deserted island, fall in love as teenagers and attempt to forge a life in the isolated paradise. Two teens grow up and discover love on a deserted tropical island. But even paradise has its pitfalls.

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Netflix box art for The Bridges at Toko-Ri Bridges at Toko-Ri, The
1954 / 103
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A naval reserve officer called back to service during the Korean War puts his life on the line to bomb five bridges of strategic importance.

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Netflix box art for Brighton Rock Brighton Rock
2010 / 110
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In hopes of silencing a waitress who saw him kill another criminal, a young thug decides to romance her and suss out how much she knows. Some marriages are built on a foundation of true love -- others, over a dead body. No couple's perfect.

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Netflix box art for The Crucible Crucible, The
1996 / 123
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Playwright Arthur Miller's parable of the 1950s anti-communist crusade receives lush treatment in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation.

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Netflix box art for Cruel Intentions Cruel Intentions
1999 / 97

Quenching a thirst for dangerous games, a promiscuous teen challenges her stepbrother to deflower their headmaster's daughter before summer ends. Bored and rich, two stepsiblings spend their summer destroying hearts and reputations. But who will save theirs?

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Netflix box art for Daniel Deronda - Season 1 Daniel Deronda - Season 1
2002 / 3.8 / 90

An aristocrat's illegitimate son falls for a woman in need in this Victorian melodrama based on George Eliot's novel about a love triangle gone awry.

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Netflix box art for Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
2009 / 107
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When a London artist paints a portrait of a beautiful young man, the subject is so taken with his own image that he sells his soul to keep his looks. Suave and hot as a fox. A cryptic Londoner has it all. But a portrait in the attic hides the ugly truth.

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Netflix box art for The Education of Little Tree Education of Little Tree, The
1997 / 3.7 / 115
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After his parents pass away, a young Cherokee boy is sent to live with his grandparents in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the 1930s.

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Netflix box art for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
1992 / 3.4 / 106
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This film adaptation of Emily Brönte's novel follows the doomed affair of two lovers, and how their relationship resonates through the generations.

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Netflix box art for Focus Focus
2001 / 3.3 / 106
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After a spineless New Yorker is demoted because his new eyeglasses make him "look Jewish," he can no longer ignore the anti-Semitism all around him.

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Netflix box art for The Friends of Eddie Coyle Friends of Eddie Coyle, The
1973 / 3.5 / 102
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With jail hanging over his head, a small-time hood begins serving two masters: the cops (as a snitch) and his criminal cohorts (as an arms supplier).

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Netflix box art for Goodbye, Columbus Goodbye, Columbus
1969 / 3.0 / 101
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A romance between a poor, Bronx-born librarian and an upper-class Jewish-American princess makes for a touching satire on class, race and religion.

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Netflix box art for Great Expectations Great Expectations
1998 / 111
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Unattainable to Finn since her youth, Estella holds his fascination. He soon becomes obsessed with being a successful artist to gain her love. A decaying mansion, an obsessive love and an odd legacy. What a 19th century lad needs to learn could fill a book.

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Netflix box art for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The
2012 / 4.4 / 10174
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Beloved hobbit Bilbo Baggins is back in a visually spectacular sequel tale inspired by The Lord of the Rings and likewise directed by Peter Jackson.

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Netflix box art for The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
1996 / 90

Inspired by Victor Hugo's novel, this Disney film follows a gentle, crippled bell ringer as he faces prejudice and tries to save the city he loves. A deformed bell ringer falls for a beautiful gypsy girl and lives happily ever-after? Hey, it could happen.

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Netflix box art for I Capture the Castle I Capture the Castle
2003 / 108

To save the crumbling castle in which he resides, a writer tries to marry off his daughters to two wealthy Americans who've arrived to take ownership.

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Netflix box art for Islands in the Stream Islands in the Stream
1977 / 104
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A jaded American sculptor lives in self-imposed exile on the island of Bimini until his sons visit before the outbreak of World War II.

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Netflix box art for Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough
1975 / 2.8 / 7294
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Learning that her washed-up movie producer father has married into money, January Wayne finds a fitting distraction in charismatic writer Tom Colt.

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