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 / 134
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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 / 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 25th Hour 25th Hour
2002 / 134
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Monty Brogan has 24 hours to spend with his two best friends and his girlfriend before he's sent to prison for seven years for dealing drugs. With only a day until prison, he has a lot on his mind. Guilt, regret, love. After 9/11, there's a lot to think about.

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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 Achtste-groepers huilen niet Achtste-groepers huilen niet
2012 / 99

When a fiercely competitive teenage soccer whiz is diagnosed with leukemia, her best friend comes up with a plan to raise her spirits. Leukemia takes her out of the game. But she's a tough kid, and she's not going down without a fight.

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Netflix box art for The Adventures of Huck Finn Adventures of Huck Finn, The
1993 / 3.4 / 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 Alex Cross Alex Cross
2012 / 97
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Detective/psychologist Alex Cross faces off against a disturbing serial killer in this exciting action thriller based on James Patterson's novels. A cop at a career crossroads has his life upended by a sadistic predator who ruthlessly tortures his victims.

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Netflix box art for American Loser American Loser
2007 / 90

A romance between an alcoholic with multiple learning disabilities and a woman who has her own set of problems puts them both on an unexpected path. Just your average dyslexic alcoholic with Tourette's syndrome. But at least he's kept his sense of humor!

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Netflix box art for The American American, The
2010 / 2.7 / 100
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Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him. A hit man finds something to live for while on retreat in Italy. Unfortunately, he also finds his next assignment.

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Netflix box art for An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for... An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for...
2012 / 3.8 / 93
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An up-and-coming gymnast is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off track in school, where she's struggling to keep up.

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Netflix box art for The Andromeda Strain Andromeda Strain, The
1971 / 131

When a satellite crashes in New Mexico, it unleashes a deadly alien virus that kills all but two residents of a small town. Small-town USA is ground zero for a new kind of terror. A brave team of scientists marches into the invisible storm.

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Netflix box art for An Education An Education
2009 / 3.7 / 100
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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 An Invisible Sign An Invisible Sign
2010 / 91

When a puzzling disease devastates her beloved father, mathematics prodigy Mona Gray isolates herself and turns to the world of numbers for comfort. This math whiz is hiding from life in her numbers. Will needy kids and a cute colleague draw her out of her head?

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Netflix box art for Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Season 1 Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Season 1
2012 / 4.1 / 92
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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 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 Battle of Britain Battle of Britain
1969 / 131
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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 Beaches Beaches
1988 / 123
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What began as an improbable friendship between two very opposite girls on the Atlantic City boardwalk becomes an unbreakable lifelong bond. The life of a friendship has its ups and downs ... but they'll always have the wind beneath their wings.

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Netflix box art for The Beach Beach, The
2000 / 119

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 The Bears and I Bears and I, The
1974 / 88
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When a Vietnam vet adopts three orphaned bear cubs, he angers an Indian tribe that regards bears as brothers. But soon, they all face a bigger threat. A kind man just wants some peace and quiet. But adopting three little bears winds up creating big trouble.

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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 / 123

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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Netflix box art for The Beautiful Person Beautiful Person, The
2008 / 3.0 / 93
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The beautiful new girl at school soon finds herself falling for an Italian teacher already entangled in secret affairs with a pupil and colleague. The greatest love can be merely an illusion. A beautiful high school girl can't fight love -- or the direction it takes.

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