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 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 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 Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's
1961 / 115

Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. Charming chaos follows an eccentric charmer throughout New York City. But is her life just one big cocktail party?

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Netflix box art for The Bridge on the River Kwai Bridge on the River Kwai, The
1957 / 161

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 / 88
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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 A Christmas Carol Christmas Carol, A
1999 / 89

In this yuletide classic, the spirits of Christmas past, present and future visit skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge to help him see the error of his ways.

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Netflix box art for Coriolanus Coriolanus
2011 / 122
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A modern update of Shakespeare's tale about a general who is banished by the republic he protected, provoking him to align with former foes.

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Netflix box art for Cruel Intentions Cruel Intentions
1999 / 93
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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 / 165
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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 / 112
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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 Effi Briest Effi Briest
2009 / 112

A 17-year-old who marries an older, politically ambitious baron, becomes bored with her life until she meets a military man who stirs her emotions.

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Netflix box art for Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind
1939 / 220

Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out. The winds of war destroy her family, her home and her way of life. But this headstrong belle refuses to be broken.

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Netflix box art for The Grapes of Wrath Grapes of Wrath, The
1940 / 129

Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California.

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Netflix box art for The Great Escape Great Escape, The
1963 / 172

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
2013 / 142

Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy. Don't look too closely at the man who has it all. Under all the money and glamour, he wants what he can't have.

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Netflix box art for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The
2012 / 169
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Beloved hobbit Bilbo Baggins is back in a visually spectacular sequel tale inspired by The Lord of the Rings and likewise directed by Peter Jackson. Past a forest of secrets, within mountains that walk, a tiny adventurer will confront the very seed of obsession.

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Netflix box art for The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
1996 / 91
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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 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 Ivanhoe Ivanhoe
1982 / 142
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Saxon knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe fights to restore the throne of Richard the Lionheart in this made-for-TV adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's epic tale.

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Netflix box art for Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
2011 / 3.8 / 115
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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 / 133

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 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 Mansfield Park Mansfield Park
1999 / 112
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A poor heroine is sent to live with wealthy relatives in 1800s England, where her wit and writing talent find the room, and circumstance, to grow. Born into poverty. Raised in wealth. A double-edged sword for an independent woman in a time when it mattered most.

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