7 drama film based on books you need to see in Netflix

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Best friend of pop culture fans, Netflix has a huge catalog of series, documentaries and films must-see! The streaming service even has a nice selection of hit movies adaptations. Check out a special selection Vix for you.

Movies from Netflix that are adaptations of books

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012)

Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a young man who has trouble interacting in their new school. The story is narrated by this shy and unpopular teenager who describes his life in a series of letters to an anonymous person and explores the difficult stage of adolescence, including drug use and sexuality. Charlie suffers from low self-esteem to the day when two friends, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), start to walk with him.

"Silver Linings Playbook" (2012)

Pat Solatano lost everything: his house, his job, his wife and finds himself living back with his parents after spending eight months in an institution. Pat is determined to rebuild his life. When he meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat win back his wife, but only if he does something very important for her in return. Jennifer Lawrence even won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.

"Strange Luck" (2012)

Sergeant of the US Marine Logan Thibault, back from his service in Iraq with the certainty of one thing that keeps him alive: a picture of a woman who does not know. To find out that her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up and gets a job with her family at the local kennel. Despite the initial distrust, the romance between the two happens giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than just your good luck charm.

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008)

Bruno, eight-year-old is the child protected from a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the whole family to leave their comfortable home in Berlin to go to a remote area where the lonely boy has nothing to do or to play with. He ignores the recommendations not to explore the back garden and heads to the farm where he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who lives a parallel existence on the other side of the barbed wire fence. Bruno's encounter with the boy in the striped pajamas leads him from innocence to a deep reflection and friendship with devastating consequences.

"Rules of Life" (1999)

Based on the novel of the American writer John Irving (1942), the film tells the story of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a young man who lives in an orphanage located in the US state of Maine during the Second World War, whose director Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine), is a practicing physician abortions in secret, finding the sad fate of the orphans a moral justification for the act.

"Revolutionary Road" (2008)

The romantic drama was based on the acclaimed American Revolutionary Road book, written by Richard Yates in 1961. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, directed by Sam Mendes. During the 50s, they form an apparently happy couple, who lives with her two children in a suburb of Connecticut in the United States. April is a housewife who abandoned the dream of being an actress, while Frank has a well-paying job, but tedious. So the couple does not know if going after your true desires or facing the weight of conformity.

"Crossed Histories" (2011)

For those who like movies with strong female characters, this is a must. It tells the story of black maids in the United States during the civil rights struggle. But more than a picture of North American history, the film shows the setting of the time in a more intimate way showing how were the lives of these women.

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