NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on real life



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Netflix box art for 127 Hours 127 Hours
2010 / 93
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From director Danny Boyle comes this harrowing tale of a real-life mountain climber who literally cuts himself loose from danger. He's an adventurous rock climber who finds himself alone, lost and pinned by a boulder. Now what?

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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 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 8 Mile 8 Mile
2002 / 110

Aspiring hip-hop artist Jimmy views his home, Detroit's 8 Mile district, as a psychological line that separates him from where and who he wants to be. He had no confidence, no credibility. But he had talent enough to challenge the best rappers this side of 8 Mile Road.

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Netflix box art for 9th Company 9th Company
2005 / 133
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An eclectic group of Soviet soldiers ships off to fight in Afghanistan, where they must endure hellish conditions and dangerous mujahedeen forces.

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Netflix box art for Allende Allende
2014 / 90
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This film dramatizes the final seven hours of socialist Chilean president Salvador Allende, who died during a military coup on Sept. 11, 1973. His death represented one of the most controversial points in Chilean politics. Some called it the death of Chile.

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Netflix box art for Amazing Grace Amazing Grace
2006 / 117
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Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of an 18th-century English politician who fought for the abolition of slavery.

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Netflix box art for Amistad Amistad
1997 / 154

Steven Spielberg directed this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising's tragic aftermath. They left Spain as property. Now, on American soil, a slave crew's bloody mutiny may lead to freedom.

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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 Anne of the Thousand Days Anne of the Thousand Days
1969 / 145

When King Henry VIII decides to divorce his first wife, Katherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn, he ignites religious and political drama.

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Netflix box art for Anthropoid Anthropoid
2016 / 120
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In this fact-based war drama, two brave Czech soldiers train for the seemingly impossible feat of assassinating Nazi Gen. Reinhard Heydrich.

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Netflix box art for Any Day Now Any Day Now
2012 / 98

Rudy and Paul take in their neighbor's teenage son Marco, who has Down syndrome, when his neglectful mother throws him out of her apartment. In 1979, two gay men made a promise to their disabled neighbor. To help him, they must be true to themselves.

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Netflix box art for At Close Range At Close Range
1986 / 115

Reunited with his criminal father, Brad has found his ticket to an exciting life of crime, only to find his dad is more vicious than he ever imagined. A criminal father. A naïve son. Violence isn’t just born. It’s bred across generations. Based on a true story.

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Netflix box art for At the Sinatra Club At the Sinatra Club
2010 / 3.2 / 85
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Mafia gangster John Gotti schemes and murders his way to the top in this biopic told from the perspective of Sinatra Club owner Salvatore Polisi.

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Netflix box art for The Aviator Aviator, The
2004 / 3.5 / 170
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Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by building Hollywood and aviation empires. A talented movie producer and visionary businessman is blessed with an extraordinary mind. And cursed by it.

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Netflix box art for A Barefoot Dream Barefoot Dream, A
2010 / 119

A former South Korean soccer player heads to the fledgling country of East Timor, where he teaches poor children how to play ball.

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Netflix box art for Barry Barry
2016 / 104
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A young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student. Long before he sought the presidency in Washington, D.C., he was a college kid in New York in search of himself.

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Netflix box art for Battle of Britain Battle of Britain
1969 / 131

This star-studded epic re-creates the 1940 air battle over England, as the Royal Air Force fended off a Nazi attack in the early days of World War II. In 1940, World War II took to the skies. Lives were lost, heroes were made and history changed forever.

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Netflix box art for Beginning of the Great Revival Beginning of the Great Revival
2011 / 119
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This historical propaganda epic tells the story of the Chinese Revolution and the events leading up to the creation of the Chinese Communist Party. Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai come alive in a Chinese government film marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party.

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Netflix box art for Beneath Hill 60 Beneath Hill 60
2010 / 122
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A World War I-era Australian engineer sent to the Western Front becomes part of a plan to detonate an explosive charge under the German front lines. The most explosive moment of World War I didn't take place on the battlefield. He went even deeper.

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Netflix box art for Berlin 36 Berlin 36
2009 / 3.6 / 96
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At the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, a Jewish high jumper is barred from competition by the Nazi party in spite of international protest. Berlin Olympics, 1936. A triumph planned by the Nazis. Until two athletes with dangerous secrets make other plans.

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Netflix box art for Bernie Bernie
2011 / 100
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An affable mortician befriends his small town's wealthiest widow, but it's not long before he gets fed up with her neediness and sour attitude. A rich old lady and a friendly mortician. They're two peas in a pod -- until one of the peas just won't shut up.

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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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