NETFLIX Genre: Critically-acclaimed Dramas



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Netflix box art for 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
1968 / 148

While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, two astronauts battle their ship's intelligent computer system. Being stranded in deep space isn't a game; it's survival of the fittest. And their computer is ready to evolve.

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Netflix box art for 50/50 50/50
2011 / 95
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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 / 3.7 / 95
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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 The Artist Artist, The
2011 / 4.0 / 100
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Winner of five Oscars, this black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era legend on a downward spiral and a rising starlet. He's on a downward spiral. She's on the rise. These silent film stars are caught up in the talkies tornado.

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Netflix box art for Baadasssss! Baadasssss!
2003 / 3.2 / 104
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Mario Van Peebles honors his father, Melvin, by playing him in this account of how the famed director made his opus Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

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Netflix box art for The Big Combo Big Combo, The
1955 / 3.3 / 87
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A tenacious cop obsessed with nabbing a cunning crime boss will do anything to nail the gangster -- which includes getting immersed in the underworld.

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Netflix box art for Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
1997 / 155
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A well-endowed busboy is taken in by a tight-knit group of 1970s porn actors and transforms himself into skin flick celebrity Dirk Diggler.

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Netflix box art for Born Free Born Free
1966 / 3.7 / 95
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Born Free is a truthful adaptation of Joy Adamson's book about Elsa, the lion Adamson raised from a cub and then rehabilitated back into the wild. They've done all they could to raise this lion properly. Now, it's time to see if they were good parents.

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Netflix box art for Circumstance Circumstance
2011 / 3.2 / 102
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Two Iranian girls discover their burgeoning sexuality, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed on them by their culture. In a culture where laws are so easily broken, their pursuit of pleasure will blaze a notorious trail.

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Netflix box art for Compliance Compliance
2012 / 2.8 stars / 86
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This tense drama unfolds as a prank caller pretends to be a cop and convinces a restaurant manager to interrogate her teenaged employee about a theft. A fast food manager gets a phone tip from a police officer about a thief on her staff. But the cop has some odd requests.

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Netflix box art for The Counterfeiters Counterfeiters, The
2007 / 3.8 / 94
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A Jewish master forger is shielded from the atrocities of the concentration camps by agreeing to create counterfeit currency for the Nazis. To save his life, a Jew helps Nazis forge counterfeit British money. But what will his survival truly cost him?

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Netflix box art for Crash Crash
2004 / 3.8 / 110
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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 Dangerous Liaisons Dangerous Liaisons
1988 / 119

Two privileged and bored French aristocrats make a bet focusing on the corruption of virginal Cécile de Volanges and the virtuous Madame de Tourvel.

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Netflix box art for Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society
1989 / 128
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An unconventional teacher inspires students through poetry -- and when the school fires him, his devastated students rally behind him. He taught his students to follow their dreams. He was a hero to them, but a troublemaker to others.

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Netflix box art for The Departed Departed, The
2006 / 4.1 / 151
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To take down Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own men to infiltrate it, not realizing the syndicate has done the same thing. A crooked cop tries to get the life he always wanted ... while an undercover cop just tries to stay alive.

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Netflix box art for Ed Wood Ed Wood
1994 / 3.4 / 126
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Ed Wood, a grinning goof with a sunny disposition, is heralded as the worst director of all time -- and certainly made the movies to prove it. He's a cross-dressing, sweet-natured, schlock director of inexplicably awful movies. And a legend in his own mind.

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Netflix box art for Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket
1987 / 4.1 / 116
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Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in this grim drama. A hardened unit of soldiers in Vietnam closes in on an unseen enemy with deadly aim. Can this battle be won?

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Netflix box art for The Godfather Godfather, The
1972 / 4.4 stars / 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 Gomorrah Gomorrah
2008 / 3.3 / 131
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The intertwining tales of a delivery boy, a tailor, a businessman and two teenagers form the fabric of this gritty examination of the Neapolitan mob.

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Netflix box art for Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind
1939 / 233
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Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out. The winds of war destroy her family, her home and her way of life. But this headstrong belle refuses to be broken.

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Netflix box art for GoodFellas GoodFellas
1990 / 145
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This gripping gangster opus follows real-world mobster Henry Hill, who dreamed of making it big but landed in the Witness Protection Program instead. A guy who grew up idolizing gangsters dives into the mob lifestyle. Rule No. 1: Never rat on your friends.

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Netflix box art for Gravity Gravity
2013 / 3.7 stars / 90
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When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth. Tumbling through the vacuum of space really puts life on Earth in perspective ... literally. What a view.

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Netflix box art for The Ides of March Ides of March, The
2011 / 100
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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 Incendies Incendies
2010 / 130
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Twins Jeanne and Simon journey to the Middle East to find their father and brother and attempt to reconstruct their family's hidden history.

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