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Dramas based on Books

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12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

With the holidays around the corner and a dog orphanage in grave danger, a determined teenager and her best friend rally to save it.

2012

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12 Years a Slave

The autobiography of a black man who was abducted from New York and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s serves as the basis for this historical drama.

2013

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21

A brilliant group of students become card-counting experts with the intent of swindling millions out of Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack.

2008

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2 Jacks

A filmmaker spends an eventful night in Hollywood raising money for a new project; years later, his son repeats the process to make his first film.

2012

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7 Khoon Maaf

Spiced liberally with black comedy, this Bollywood drama follows the lethal love life of a woman who marries numerous men -- only to find them flawed.

2011

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Adam Resurrected

Circus entertainer Adam Stein is confined to a mental institution where he encounters a young boy being held like a dog in the hospital's basement.

2008

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All Our Desires

A young judge hides her inoperable cancer so she can focus the last stage of her life on fighting for the poor against predatory credit agencies.

2011

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The American

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.

2010

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An Education

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.

2009

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Anywhere but Here

Flighty Adele heads to Hollywood with dreams of snagging a rich husband and making her daughter, Ann, into a movie star, but Ann has other ideas.

1999

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Appaloosa

When a malicious, land-hungry rancher has the marshal and deputy of Appaloosa killed, two gunmen blow into town to restore law and order.

2008

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Back to 1942

At the height of World War II, millions of rural Chinese refugees embark on a desperate journey to escape a widespread provincial famine.

2012

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The Bad Mother's Handbook

Moonstruck sixth-form misfit Daniel Gale woos mouthy schoolmate Charlotte Cooper but soon finds himself swapping bouquets for baby advice.

2007

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The Beautiful Person

The beautiful new girl at school soon finds herself falling for an Italian teacher already entangled in secret affairs with a pupil and colleague.

2008

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Bel Ami

A manipulative journalist climbs from abject poverty to the height of Parisian society, taking up with a variety of beautiful women along the way.

2012

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The Bicycle Thief

The same day Antonio gets his bicycle back from the pawnshop, someone steals it, prompting him to search the city in vain with his young son.

1948

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Big Miracle

After a reporter writes about whales trapped in the Arctic Circle, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. team up to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events.

2012

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Black Friday

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.

2004

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Black Hawk Down

When U.S. forces attempt to capture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties.

2001

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Bloodworth

An aging musician returns to his hometown to make amends with the family he abandoned 20 years ago, only to find their lives are a troubled mess.

2010

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