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Dramas based on classic literature

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime.

1961

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2.8

Brighton Rock

In hopes of silencing a waitress who saw him kill another criminal, a young thug decides to romance her and suss out how much she knows.

2010

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3.5

The Crucible

Playwright Arthur Miller's parable of the 1950s anti-communist crusade receives lush treatment in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation.

1996

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3.6

Cruel Intentions

Quenching a thirst for dangerous games, a promiscuous teen challenges her stepbrother to deflower their headmaster's daughter before summer ends.

1999

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3.2

Dangerous Liaisons

Two experts in seduction, Mo Jieyu and her ex-lover Xie Yifan, decide to entertain themselves with a wager involving the innocent beauty Du Fenyu.

2012

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3.1

The Day of the Locust

This 1975 film made an indelible impression for its portrayal of desperados who ache to make it big in the entertainment industry of the 1930s.

1975

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3.4

The Four Feathers

A British officer resigns before a battle against Mahdi rebels and must redeem himself to his fiancée and friends, who have branded him a coward.

2002

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4.1

The Great Escape

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.

1963

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3.9

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

A destitute samurai asks to commit hara-kiri at the estate of a feudal lord, who begs the samurai to reconsider due to the dishonor it will bring him.

2011

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3.9

The Hustler

Paul Newman scores as pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, who tours the country hustling games -- even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats.

1961

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3.3

I Capture the Castle

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.

2003

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4.0

Jane Eyre

Driven from her post at Thornfield House, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to misty moors.

2011

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3.8

Jane Eyre

In this adaptation of Charlotte Bronté's novel, orphan Jane Eyre rises from a meager life at a boarding school to governess at a sprawling estate.

1996

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3.8

The Long, Hot Summer

Two William Faulkner tales combine in this smoldering drama as a handyman moves to a Mississippi town, where rumors about his past begin to circulate.

1958

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3.8

Mansfield Park

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.

1999

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3.3

The Man Who Laughs

Scarred by his kidnappers as a child, Gwynplaine now makes a living from his disfigurement in a traveling show, where his only friend is blind Déa.

2012

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3.9

Masterpiece Classic: Wuthering Heights - Season 1

Emily Brontë's sweeping tale of romance set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors gets the "Masterpiece" treatment in this lush adaptation. A brooding outsider. A childhood love. A destructive obsession crossing the boundaries of life and death.

2009

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4.2

North & South - Season 1

When her father moves his family to an industrial mill town, the parson's daughter, Margaret Hale, struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings. Passionate romance. Sociopolitical upheaval. Tea and crumpets. There's never a dull moment in this Victorian town.

2004

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3.5

A Room with a View

In this adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, Lucy travels to Florence with her chaperone in tow. There, she falls for a fellow countryman's moody son.

1986

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3.8

The Sand Pebbles

A Navy engineer finds himself mired in conflict when he's assigned to an American gunboat in the Yangtze River during the 1920s Chinese revolution.

1966

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