NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on real life



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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 17 Girls 17 Girls
2011 / 3.0 / 90
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Seventeen teenage girls at a school in small-town France become pregnant at the same time, baffling the adults -- and the boys -- in their lives. When a teenager becomes pregnant, 16 others follow suit. This pregnancy pact? It's gotten a little out of hand.

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Netflix box art for 50/50 50/50
2011 / 100
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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 The 5th Quarter 5th Quarter, The
2010 / 97
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In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever. A tragic accident claims a teen football player's life. Can his brother walk tall enough to step into his shoes?

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Netflix box art for 8 Mile 8 Mile
2002 / 110
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Aspiring hip-hop artist Jimmy views his home, Detroit's 8 Mile district, as a psychological line that separates him from where and who he wants to be. He had no confidence, no credibility. But he had talent enough to challenge the best rappers this side of 8 Mile Road.

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Netflix box art for 9th Company 9th Company
2005 / 133
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An eclectic group of Soviet soldiers ships off to fight in Afghanistan, where they must endure hellish conditions and dangerous mujahedeen forces.

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Netflix box art for Allende Allende
2014 / 90
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This film dramatizes the final seven hours of socialist Chilean president Salvador Allende, who died during a military coup on Sept. 11, 1973. His death represented one of the most controversial points in Chilean politics. Some called it the death of Chile.

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Netflix box art for Almost Famous Almost Famous
2000 / 123
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In the early 1970s, William Miller writes about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour, learning about friendship and love along the way.

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Netflix box art for Amazing Grace Amazing Grace
2006 / 117
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Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of an 18th-century English politician who fought for the abolition of slavery. A noble man's goal is the freedom he himself has -- for everyone. But freedom doesn't make the fight any easier.

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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 Amistad Amistad
1997 / 154

Steven Spielberg directed this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising's tragic aftermath. They left Spain as property. Now, on American soil, a slave crew's bloody mutiny may lead to freedom.

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Netflix box art for Amour Fou Amour Fou
2014 / 95

Determined to die, a melancholy German writer finds a terminally ill woman to join him in his suicide pact, an act that will inspire a literary era. All this struggling writer wants out of life is to meet a nice woman he can commit suicide with.

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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 Anna Nicole Anna Nicole
2013 / 88

This biopic chronicles Anna Nicole Smith's tabloid-fodder marriage to an elderly billionaire, her battles with drugs, and her death at age 39.

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Netflix box art for Anthropoid Anthropoid
2016 / 120
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In this fact-based war drama, two brave Czech soldiers train for the seemingly impossible feat of assassinating Nazi Gen. Reinhard Heydrich.

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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 Barry Barry
2016 / 104
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A young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student. Long before he sought the presidency in Washington, D.C., he was a college kid in New York in search of himself.

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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 A Beautiful Mind Beautiful Mind, A
2001 / 135
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This Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness. A brilliant mathematician suffers from schizophrenic hallucinations. Will he crack up, or crack the code?

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Netflix box art for Becoming Jane Becoming Jane
2007 / 3.6 / 125
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A passionate romance with roguish barrister Tom Lefroy serves as the inspiration for the works of budding novelist Jane Austen. When a would-be literary legend meets a cute but impoverished lawyer, love -- and inspiration -- blossom.

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Netflix box art for Bernie Bernie
2011 / 99
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In this black comedy inspired by a true story, affable Texas mortician Bernie befriends the small town's wealthiest widow and then kills her. The nicest guy in town has an old lady stashed in his icebox. The only mystery is why he didn't put her there sooner.

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Netflix box art for Black Butterflies Black Butterflies
2011 / 3.5 / 99
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South African poet Ingrid Jonker's exuberant nature is destroyed by the repeated betrayals of her lover and her complex relationship with her father.

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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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