NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on classic literature



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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 Bel Ami Bel Ami
2012 / 102

A manipulative journalist climbs from abject poverty to the height of Parisian society, taking up with a variety of beautiful women along the way. Youthful beauty plus insatiable greed. It's a recipe for riches for this impoverished young man.

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Netflix box art for The Bridge on the River Kwai Bridge on the River Kwai, The
1957 / 162
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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 Chéri Chéri
2009 / 2.9 / 92
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When French courtesan Madame Peloux sets up her pampered son, Chéri, with a middle-aged fellow courtesan, she never expects them to fall in love.

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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 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The
2008 / 3.7 / 166
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David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button, a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by. A New Orleans baby is born an old man. An old man dies a tiny baby. In between is an unbelievable life.

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Netflix box art for Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
2009 / 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 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 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
1996 / 91

Inspired by Victor Hugo's novel, this Disney film follows a gentle, crippled bell ringer as he faces prejudice and tries to save the city he loves. A deformed bell ringer falls for a beautiful gypsy girl and lives happily ever-after? Hey, it could happen.

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Netflix box art for The Hustler Hustler, The
1961 / 134
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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 I Capture the Castle I Capture the Castle
2003 / 113

To save the crumbling castle in which he resides, a writer tries to marry off his daughters to two wealthy Americans who've arrived to take ownership.

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Netflix box art for In Harm's Way In Harm's Way
1965 / 167

This epic World War II tale focuses on the effect the Pearl Harbor attack had on the lives of officers, wives and lovers as America entered the war. He put his country ahead of his family, but he didn't follow the rules. Now he has a second chance to be a hero.

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Netflix box art for Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
2011 / 3.8 / 120
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Driven from her post at Thornfield House, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to misty moors. A shy orphan finally finds love, but the elusive man who steals her heart harbors a deadly secret.

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Netflix box art for Les Misérables Les Misérables
1998 / 134

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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Netflix box art for Little Women Little Women
1994 / 118

Four sisters and their mother battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict. Growing up can be hard. But these four sisters make the tough times easier with laughter, imagination and love.

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Netflix box art for The Man in the Iron Mask Man in the Iron Mask, The
1998 / 132
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In this star-studded swashbuckler, the fabled Musketeers hatch a scheme to replace callous King Louis XIV with his unjustly imprisoned twin brother. They've had their day. They're past their prime. But their nation is in peril, and only the Three Musketeers can save it.

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Netflix box art for Masterpiece Classic: Pride and Prejudice - Season 1 Masterpiece Classic: Pride and Prejudice - Season 1
1995 / 4.2 / 53
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An all-star cast, stately homes and beautiful countryside combine to capture the romance, drama and wit of Jane Austen's novel in the 1995 adaptation. A 19th-century woman refuses an aristocrat's proposal. He's pompous; she's headstrong ... they're made for each other.

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Netflix box art for Maya Memsaab Maya Memsaab
1992 / 121

A beautiful, wealthy woman’s insatiable appetite for romance leads to tragedy and a police investigation.

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Netflix box art for Midnight Cowboy Midnight Cowboy
1969 / 113

To earn cash as a freelance sex stud, a hayseed hustler heads to New York City -- where an unlikely friendship blossoms when he meets a seedy con man.

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Netflix box art for On the Road On the Road
2012 / 139

At the height of the Beat era, New York writer Sal Paradise, his freewheeling buddy Dean, and Dean's wife set out on a journey of self-discovery. A writer takes to the highways of America in search of pure experience. What happens when the journey ends?

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Netflix box art for The Painted Veil Painted Veil, The
2006 / 125
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Shunned by a husband who's more interested in his scientific research than his marriage, simpleminded Kitty Fane embarks on a quest for fulfillment. Their environment is vast, deadly ... and coursing with passion. A loveless marriage can twist many ways.

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Netflix box art for Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe
1997 / 3.3 / 90
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After killing a man in a duel over a woman, Robinson Crusoe flees his homeland on a trade ship and ends up marooned on an uncharted island. After a shipwreck, a man survives on a remote island. But will human ambition spoil this tropical paradise?

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Netflix box art for The Scapegoat Scapegoat, The
2012 / 3.9 / 107
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After meeting his doppelgänger, schoolteacher John Standing is duped into taking the man's place at the head of an aristocratic but troubled family. Finding out you have a doppelganger is pretty cool. Learning he's more like an evil twin? Not so much.

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