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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 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 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 August Rush August Rush
2007 / 109

After Lyla and Louis share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart -- and their child is raised by a stranger.

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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 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 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 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
2008 / 94

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
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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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Netflix box art for Braveheart Braveheart
1995 / 177

Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a local English lord's soldiers, which leads to an epic revolt. Love made him a leader. Freedom gave him purpose. And courage made him a legend. But not without a price.

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Netflix box art for Bridegroom Bridegroom
2013 / 4.3 / 79
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This timely documentary tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone, who finds himself without marriage's legal protections when his same-sex partner dies. He lost the love of his life, and now they want to take everything else. Death is hardest on the living.

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Netflix box art for Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain
2005 / 3.3 / 128
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Two sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming become involved in an increasingly passionate affair, but hiding the relationship from their wives proves agonizing. Their love was forbidden. Their passion was real. Their torment took them through a lifetime of joy and bitterness.

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Netflix box art for The Bucket List Bucket List, The
2007 / 97

Two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket. Two feisty old men with cancer opt to go out with a bang. They learn something you're never too old to learn.

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Netflix box art for Catch and Release Catch and Release
2006 / 111

A young woman rebuilding her life after her fiancé's death uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she's mourning a stranger. The man she was to marry is dead. Now all she has is his friends, his house ... and a little surprise from his past.

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Netflix box art for Children of Men Children of Men
2006 / 104
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In a grim future in which humans can no longer reproduce, one woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, and a conflicted bureaucrat fights to protect her. Humans are infertile and on the edge of extinction, yet one woman's belly grows. Hide her before the world goes mad.

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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 The Cure Cure, The
1995 / 98

An 11-year-old with AIDS and his chum head down the Mississippi River on a raft trip after reading about a New Orleans' doctor's cure for the disease. Two neighborhood pals take a river raft trip in search of a cure for AIDS. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn would be proud.

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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 Dear John Dear John
2010 / 3.7 / 103
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While on leave, a U.S. soldier falls for a Southern college student, but when he must reenlist, their handwritten letters hold the lovers together. The romance between a young soldier and a college girl unfolds through time, war and letters. Keep hankies handy.

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Netflix box art for Digging to China Digging to China
1998 / 98
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When an unhappy-at-home 10-year-old girl befriends a mentally disabled man on his way to an institution, their close bond stirs up trouble.

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Netflix box art for Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
2002 / 116

In this Southern-fried comedy, a group of lifelong female friends go through decades of ups and downs, becoming all the stronger for it.

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Netflix box art for Evening Evening
2007 / 112
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With her daughters by her bedside, a terminally ill matriarch recounts a passionate and all-consuming romance that took place 50 years in the past. On her deathbed, mom calls out for the love of her life -- but it isn't dad. A tale of love, loss and regret.

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Netflix box art for Everybody's Fine Everybody's Fine
2009 / 3.3 / 99
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When a recent widower goes on a road trip to connect with his grown children, he learns some truths about himself and his kids. A widower takes a road-trip to tie up loose ends with his children. But reality never ties up neatly. Happy Holidays.

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Netflix box art for Fireflies in the Garden Fireflies in the Garden
2008 / 95
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In the wake of a family tragedy, a novelist confronts his fractured relationship with his father while dealing with painful memories of his mother. Most of his family memories are filled with sorrow. It's about time to start making some new ones.

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