NETFLIX Genre: Dramas based on Books



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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 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
1968 / 148

While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, two astronauts battle their ship's intelligent computer system. Being stranded in deep space isn't a game; it's survival of the fittest. And their computer is ready to evolve.

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Netflix box art for 5 Flights Up 5 Flights Up
2014 / 92
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A couple finds unexpected drama when, after 40 years of living in the same Brooklyn walk-up, they attempt to sell their apartment and buy a new one. It's been a wonderful relationship: 40 years of Brooklyn bliss. But that was before they tried to sell a home together.

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Netflix box art for 84 Charing Cross Road 84 Charing Cross Road
1986 / 99
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Feisty New York writer Helene mails a note to a small London bookshop, sparking a touching and humorous correspondence with reserved bookseller Frank.

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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 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 Alabama Moon Alabama Moon
2009 / 99

Moon Blake and his two pals escape from reform school to live off the land, but soon begin to question their mistrust of the outside world. He's spent his whole life in hiding, but now he's about to meet the world head-on, for better or worse.

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Netflix box art for Alex Cross Alex Cross
2012 / 3.1 / 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 The American American, The
2010 / 2.7 stars / 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 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now
1979 / 153
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A troubled Army captain goes on a dangerous odyssey into remote Cambodia to assassinate an American colonel who has succumbed to the horrors of war. An Army captain goes on an odyssey into Cambodia to kill an American colonel who has succumbed to the horrors of war.

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Netflix box art for Apollo 13 Apollo 13
1995 / 139

Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in this chronicle of a true story. The true story of how an early moon mission almost turned into America's first outer space tragedy.

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Netflix box art for Awakenings Awakenings
1990 / 120
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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 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 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
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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 Becks letzter Sommer Becks letzter Sommer
2015 / 94
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A failed musician gets a chance to rethink what he wants out of life when he crosses paths with a talented young guitar player. Friendship and second chances come together in unexpected ways for a musician seeking a new start.

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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 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 Black Hawk Down Black Hawk Down
2001 / 4.0 / 138
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When U.S. forces attempt to capture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties. A U.S. military mission to Somalia goes horribly wrong. Without help from above, who will survive on the ground?

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Netflix box art for Blindness Blindness
2008 / 116
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When a plague of blindness overtakes an entire city, a woman who's keeping her sight a secret steps up to lead a group of victims out of quarantine. Among a new society of people mysteriously struck blind, a sighted woman witnesses a disturbing humanity...

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Netflix box art for The Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon, The
1980 / 104

Two shipwrecked children, stranded for years on a deserted island, fall in love as teenagers and attempt to forge a life in the isolated paradise. Two teens grow up and discover love on a deserted tropical island. But even paradise has its pitfalls.

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Netflix box art for Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
2012 / 89

Sparks fly between two high school students with little in common when a mishap during a class trip leaves them stranded on a deserted island. Marooned in the middle of nowhere, two teens turn to each other for survival. And a touch of romance.

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