NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on contemporary literature



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Netflix box art for 21 21
2008 / 122

A brilliant group of students become card-counting experts with the intent of swindling millions out of Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack. A broke MIT student takes on Vegas with help from his math professor. When the chips are down, you need more than luck.

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Netflix box art for Addicted Addicted
2014 / 105

With a caring husband, three kids and a great career, Zoe has it all, until she develops an insatiable hunger for sex with other men. She has the life she always dreamed of. But a brush with desire could send it all spinning out of control.

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Netflix box art for Adore Adore
2013 / 111

When lifelong friends Roz and Lil fall in love with each other's teenage sons, they must carry out their affairs in relative secrecy. They've watched each other's sons grow from boys to men. Now, they're getting an even closer look.

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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 Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes
1999 / 145
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This adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir tells the grim story of the author's impoverished childhood in 1940s Ireland.

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Netflix box art for Anita & Me Anita & Me
2002 / 88

A 12-year-old Indian immigrant is so desperate to become part of the British in-crowd that she swears allegiance to the local bad girl. It's hard out there for a Sikh -- especially for a girl who wants to fit in. Step One: Find an English bestie.

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Netflix box art for An Unfinished Life An Unfinished Life
2005 / 3.7 / 107
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A grieving widow and her daughter move in with her estranged father-in-law in Wyoming, where time allows them to heal and forgive. A woman confronts her past as she flees an abusive situation. But old hurts heal slowly, and danger lurks.

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Netflix box art for Beaches Beaches
1988 / 3.7 / 123
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What began as an improbable friendship between two very opposite girls on the Atlantic City boardwalk becomes an unbreakable lifelong bond. The life of a friendship has its ups and downs ... but they'll always have the wind beneath their wings.

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Netflix box art for The Beach Beach, The
2000 / 119

A traveler learns of a secret beach that purportedly exemplifies paradise, and discovers a bohemian community intent on keeping its refuge a secret. Young tourists hike their way to a seaside nirvana in Thailand. But there is MAJOR trouble in paradise.

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Netflix box art for Bicentennial Man Bicentennial Man
1999 / 3.5 / 131
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The Martin family purchases an android to perform menial household tasks. Before long, he begins to experience human feelings and creative thought. A household android with a sense of humanity exceeds expectations. But what to do with a robot who dreams?

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Netflix box art for Big Fish Big Fish
2003 / 125

A reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his tall tales and legends of epic proportions. He blended fact and fiction his entire life. Now that he's dying, can his son separate the man from the myth?

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Netflix box art for Billy Bathgate Billy Bathgate
1991 / 3.1 / 106
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This gangster epic details the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his protégé, Billy Bathgate. You never want to be the enemy of a mob boss, but being his right-hand man isn't necessarily better.

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Netflix box art for Black Friday Black Friday
2004 / 161

This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.

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Netflix box art for The Black Stallion Black Stallion, The
1979 / 117

This adaptation of the children's book follows a boy named Alec, who is encouraged to race his horse after they are rescued from a deserted island.

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Netflix box art for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
2008 / 94
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When his family moves from Berlin to Poland, a young boy befriends a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, unaware he's a Jewish prisoner. The son of a Nazi struggles to make sense of the war. Especially after he meets a mysterious boy in the woods.

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Netflix box art for The Boys Are Back Boys Are Back, The
2009 / 103

Following the sudden death of his wife, Australian sportswriter Joe Warr struggles to cope with his grief and comfort his young son. There's no rule book for single dads. Raising his kids is something he'll have to learn on the fly.

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2005 / 3.6 / 114
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Writer Truman Capote finds himself in a dance with the devil while researching the Clutter family murders for his masterwork, "In Cold Blood." He rubs shoulders with intellectuals and celebrities. Now he's off to hang out with murderers on death row.

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Netflix box art for Congo Congo
1995 / 3.1 / 108
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When eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, they stumble across a race of killer apes and must fight their way out of the dark. Scientists and treasure hunters venture deep into the African jungle, where lost cities and killer gorillas await.

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Netflix box art for The Counterfeit Traitor Counterfeit Traitor, The
1962 / 3.6 / 140
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A Swedish oil trader who's being blackmailed to spy on the Nazis falls in love with a German woman, which could have grave consequences for them both. A Swede pretends to be pro-Nazi while spying for the British. It was easy until he fell for his German contact.

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Netflix box art for A Cry in the Dark Cry in the Dark, A
1988 / 3.3 / 121

An Australian woman finds herself under suspicion of murder after her infant daughter is carried off by a dingo during a family camping trip.

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Netflix box art for Damage Damage
1992 / 111

A government official strays when he meets a beautiful woman, and soon they begin an affair, even though she is engaged to the official's own son. A married man. His son's fiancée. Their desire was a prelude to pure, obsessive passion. And disaster.

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Netflix box art for The Deep End of the Ocean Deep End of the Ocean, The
1999 / 3.5 / 108
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A mother grows desperate when her 3-year-old son disappears, but he turns up -- nine years later in the town where the family has just relocated.

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Netflix box art for Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco
1997 / 3.9 / 126
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When FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover to infiltrate the mob, he starts to identify with the made men he's charged with taking down. He's deep undercover. Is he losing his grip on reality -- or an aspiring mob protègè looking to be made?

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Netflix box art for Downfall Downfall
2004 / 4.0 / 155
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This portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, the young secretary who was with him until his death. Berlin, 1945. Allies are marching. Nazis are fleeing. And Hitler is locked in a bunker, refusing to face the music.

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