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Dramas based on contemporary literature

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Book Thief

Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents.

2013

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

When his family moves from Berlin to Poland, a young boy befriends a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, unaware he's a Jewish prisoner.

2008

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Bright Days Ahead

In her search for new pursuits after retirement, married Caroline unexpectedly finds romance with a flirty hunk who's decades younger.

2013

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Brokeback Mountain

Two sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming become involved in an increasingly passionate affair, but hiding the relationship from their wives proves agonizing.

2005

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Chocolat

A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop during the height of Lent.

2000

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Day of the Falcon

After a long war, two kings declare a large piece of desert to be neutral territory. But when oil is discovered there, one king breaks the treaty.

2011

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Deadline

Following a fateful meeting with an altruistic woman, a young man sets out to solve the long-forgotten murder of a black youth in rural Alabama.

2012

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The Deep End

A teenager's gay lover dies accidentally after an argument, but the boy's mother believes it was murder and scrambles to protect her son.

2001

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Desert Hearts

In 1959, an uptight literature professor heads to Reno, Nev., for a quickie divorce and finds herself drawn to a young, confident lesbian.

1985

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Down to the Dirt

Drug addict Keith longs to clean up his act. Determined to escape both his town and his addictions, Keith seeks solace in his girlfriend, Natasha.

2008

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Eat Pray Love

After deciding to reshape her life after divorce, Liz travels around the world in search of good food, spirituality and true love.

2010

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