NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on Books



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Netflix box art for 127 Hours 127 Hours
2010 / 93

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 12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave
2013 / 128
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A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup. In America before the Civil War, a free man had nothing to fear. Unless he also happened to be black.

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Netflix box art for 1984 1984
1984 / 3.5 / 110
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This movie adaptation of George Orwell's novel follows the "reeducation" of two people who break the law in a totalitarian state by falling in love.

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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 2010: The Year We Make Contact 2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984 / 115

In this stunning sequel, an ex-NASA chief helms a U.S.-Soviet mission of scientists trying to rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft.

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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 90 Minutes in Heaven 90 Minutes in Heaven
2015 / 121

Some 90 minutes after authorities pronounced him dead at the scene of an accident, a young pastor comes back to life and claims he's been to heaven.

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Netflix box art for Abzurdah Abzurdah
2015 / 90
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A disenfranchised 16-year-old girl connects to an older man on the internet and after a brief one-sided affair descends into obsession and anorexia. She thinks she's found her true love. And she'll do anything to be the perfect girl she thinks he wants.

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Netflix box art for The Adventures of Huck Finn Adventures of Huck Finn, The
1993 / 107
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A mischievous kid and a runaway slave take the ride of their lives down the Mississippi River, meeting lots of interesting people on their adventure. A boy, a runaway slave and the mighty Mississippi. It was one of the great American adventure stories. Still is.

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Netflix box art for The Age of Innocence Age of Innocence, The
1993 / 138

A well-bred New Yorker engaged to an appropriate, cultured woman puts society's mores to the test when her alluring cousin comes along.

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Netflix box art for All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses
2000 / 116
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John and Lacey travel on horseback and stumble upon a hacienda needing cowboys. But trouble follows when John falls in love with the owner's daughter.

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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 Angel Angel
2007 / 113

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 An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband
1999 / 93

A member of Parliament learns his career and marriage will suffer scandal unless he submits to a blackmailer in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play.

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Netflix box art for Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Season 1 Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Season 1
2012 / 89

From the producers of the Millennium Trilogy and "Wallander" comes a series of Scandinavian crime films based on Liza Marklund's best-selling novels. One brave journalist always gets to the bottom of the story ... even if it means getting in over her head.

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Netflix box art for An Unfinished Life An Unfinished Life
2005 / 103

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 The Ark Ark, The
2015 / 88

When he is called upon by God to build a massive wooden ark, even the humble, devoutly faithful Noah and his beloved family question his sanity. The classic Biblical story of a simple man called by God to undertake a seemingly impossible, miraculous task.

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Netflix box art for Atlas Shrugged II Atlas Shrugged II
2012 / 111

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 Awakenings Awakenings
1990 / 120

When a neurologist tests an experimental drug on a catatonic patient, he must come to grips with life as an adult as he awakens from a 30-year coma. Catatonic patients with frozen bodies. His discovery brought them back to life. And they taught him how to live.

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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 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 The Beach Beach, The
2000 / 3.4 / 119
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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 Beasts of No Nation Beasts of No Nation
2015 / 137

When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier. A brutal war took a boy's family. A mercenary commander takes his youth. In this war, the demons come for everyone.

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Netflix box art for Beautiful Creatures Beautiful Creatures
2013 / 118
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Based on the best-selling novel, this supernatural drama focuses on the romance between Ethan and Lena, the enigmatic new girl in his Southern town. He's mortal ... she's not. A poetic teen is drawn to a mysterious girl torn between good and evil.

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