NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on contemporary literature



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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 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 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 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 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 Bicentennial Man Bicentennial Man
1999 / 131

The Martin family purchases an android to perform menial household tasks. Before long, he begins to experience human feelings and creative thought. A household android with a sense of humanity exceeds expectations. But what to do with a robot who dreams?

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Netflix box art for Black Friday Black Friday
2004 / 161

This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.

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Netflix box art for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
2008 / 4.1 / 5673
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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.

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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 A Bridge Too Far Bridge Too Far, A
1977 / 176
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This wartime drama details a pivotal day in 1944 when an Allied task force tried to win World War II by seizing control of key bridges in Holland. It was the perfect plan to move the Allies quickly into Germany. But the Germans had plans of their own.

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Netflix box art for Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain
2005 / 3.3 / 134
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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 Capote Capote
2005 / 3.6 / 114
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Writer Truman Capote finds himself in a dance with the devil while researching the Clutter family murders for his masterwork, "In Cold Blood." He rubs shoulders with intellectuals and celebrities. Now he's off to hang out with murderers on death row.

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Netflix box art for Charlie St. Cloud Charlie St. Cloud
2010 / 99

Ben Sherwood's intriguing novel is the basis of this ghost story about Charlie, who is devoted to his brother, Sam, even after Sam's death. Is he talking to ghosts or is he just crazy? He's falling for a girl who might help him find out ... but at what price?

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Netflix box art for Chocolat Chocolat
2000 / 3.7 / 121
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A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop during the height of Lent. A town forgotten by love's sweetness. A wise stranger with a lush passion. To embrace life, they just need one taste.

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Netflix box art for A Clockwork Orange Clockwork Orange, A
1971 / 136

A young man spends his time stealing, raping and beating innocent people in nihilistic orgies of violence, all in an attempt to get his nightly kicks. The government thinks it has the cure for his sadistic hobbies. But it's hard to keep a good sociopath down.

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Netflix box art for Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas
2012 / 171
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In this star-studded drama, six seemingly disparate stories explore the complicated links that humanity shares through the generations. From ancient killer to hero in a primal future. When time shapes the soul, yesterday's gesture is tomorrow's revolution.

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Netflix box art for The Constant Gardener Constant Gardener, The
2005 / 3.4 / 128
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Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. A diplomat in Africa suspects that his wife was murdered because she knew too much. Now he does too.

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Netflix box art for Deadline Deadline
2012 / 95

Following a fateful meeting with an altruistic woman, a young man sets out to solve the long-forgotten murder of a black youth in rural Alabama. Years ago, a black youth was killed in Alabama. No one's solved it. One driven reporter is about to find out why.

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Netflix box art for Defiance Defiance
2008 / 136

In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II. Four brothers defend a forest refuge harboring hundreds of Jews fleeing the Nazis. It was impossible, yet it's all true.

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Netflix box art for Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco
1997 / 3.9 / 126
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When FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover to infiltrate the mob, he starts to identify with the made men he's charged with taking down. He's deep undercover. Is he losing his grip on reality -- or an aspiring mob protègè looking to be made?

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Netflix box art for Downfall Downfall
2004 / 4.0 / 155
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This portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, the young secretary who was with him until his death. Berlin, 1945. Allies are marching. Nazis are fleeing. And Hitler is locked in a bunker, refusing to face the music.

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