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Dramas based on contemporary literature

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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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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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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. A lifelong bond. Law and order. The future of a territory. It's all up for grabs when a beautiful widow arrives in town.

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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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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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. The son of a Nazi struggles to make sense of the war. Especially after he meets a mysterious boy in the woods.

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. Some call it black gold. To one Saudi family, an oil boom is power, respect and immortality. And an epic war.

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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Defiance

In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II. Four brothers defend a forest refuge harboring hundreds of Jews fleeing the Nazis. It was impossible, yet it's all true.

2008

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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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The English Patient

Ralph Fiennes stars as a horribly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending to him in this World War II-era drama.

1996

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Eye for an Eye

Grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when the man who raped and murdered her daughter is freed on a technicality.

1996

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The Fat Boy Chronicles

Taunted by classmates at his new school, overweight teenager Jimmy Winterpock resolves to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams.

2010

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