NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on classic literature



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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 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 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 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 The Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon, The
1980 / 104

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 Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's
1961 / 114

Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. Charming chaos follows an eccentric charmer throughout New York City. But is her life just one big cocktail party?

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Netflix box art for The Bridge on the River Kwai Bridge on the River Kwai, The
1957 / 161
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This sweeping epic is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a bridge as a morale-building exercise. Even in war, victory is a battle of wills. But just because you've won the battle, it doesn't mean you've won the war.

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Netflix box art for Cruel Intentions Cruel Intentions
1999 / 3.6 / 97
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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 Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
2009 / 3.2 / 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 Forsyte Saga - Series 1 Forsyte Saga - Series 1, The
2002 / 3.4 / 74
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This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the privileged Forsyte clan through the scandals of the family's patriarch, Soames. A stuffy Victorian Family. Their beautiful daughter. Will sexual repression, scandal and tight corsets destroy her?

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Netflix box art for The Forsyte Saga - Series 2 Forsyte Saga - Series 2, The
2002 / 3.4 / 74
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This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the privileged Forsyte clan through the scandals of the family's patriarch, Soames. A stuffy Victorian Family. Their beautiful daughter. Will sexual repression, scandal and tight corsets destroy her?

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Netflix box art for The Four Feathers Four Feathers, The
2002 / 126
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A British officer resigns before a battle against Mahdi rebels and must redeem himself to his fiancée and friends, who have branded him a coward. A British soldier accused of cowardice wages his own private war. Can he regain his reputation ... and his fiancee?

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Netflix box art for Frankenstein - Season 1 Frankenstein - Season 1
2004 / 3.1 / 88
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Victor Frankenstein, a scientist gone mad, creates the ultimate monster, fashioning a creature out of body parts harvested from corpses.

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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 The Grapes of Wrath Grapes of Wrath, The
1940 / 129
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Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California.

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Netflix box art for The Great Escape Great Escape, The
1963 / 172
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This epic adventure centers on an audacious plan by Allied officers to stage a massive breakout from an ostensibly escape-proof German prison camp. If they want freedom, they'll have to take it. Nothing stands in their way ... except for all of Nazi Germany.

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Netflix box art for Great Expectations Great Expectations
2012 / 128

Fate -- with a little help from a mysterious unnamed benefactor -- whisks young orphan Pip from poverty to a life of unexpected wealth. His life is a classic rags-to-riches story. But all the wealth in the world means nothing if he can't have her.

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Netflix box art for The Great Gatsby Great Gatsby, The
1974 / 143

Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby is obsessed with Daisy Buchanan, who's married to unfaithful Tom, making for a tragic love triangle. On the surface, their lives are beautiful, luxurious, ethereal and perfect. But everything that glitters isn't gold.

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Netflix box art for The Great Gatsby Great Gatsby, The
2013 / 3.9 / 142
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Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy. Don't look too closely at the man who has it all. Under all the money and glamour, he wants what he can't have.

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Netflix box art for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The
2012 / 4.4 stars / 169
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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. Past a forest of secrets, within mountains that walk, a tiny adventurer will confront the very seed of obsession.

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Netflix box art for The Hustler Hustler, The
1961 / 134

Paul Newman scores as pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, who tours the country hustling games -- even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats.

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Netflix box art for The Last Picture Show Last Picture Show, The
1971 / 126
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Small-town high schoolers Sonny and Duane lust after incorrigible flirt Jacy Farrow while trying to chart their uncertain futures in the 1950s. Everyone's growing up or getting older. But in a desolate Texas town that's already a memory, nothing much will change.

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Netflix box art for Les Misérables Les Misérables
1998 / 133
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Ex-convict Jean Valjean tries to build a new life of nobility and compassion, only to find himself relentlessly pursued by a callous police inspector. Seeking justice, a cold-hearted detective obsessively pursues a reformed ex-con ... at great cost to both of them.

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