Director: Chris Power | Star: Rob Beckett Each contender will have to decide whether to bid for the help of members of the talent pool or go it alone. Native American cultures have a rich history of oral literature.

The following 30 movies, all available to stream on Netflix in the U.S., were adapted from books, whether novels or works of non-fiction. Top 100 American Literature Titles Listed below are the top 100 titles for the American literature classroom, ranked in order of popularity, chosen by American literature teachers from across the country. Subjects challenging today's contenders include American literature, astronomy, the royal family, sports champions and twins. Another 1950s period drama, this one centering on one very troubled marriage, but also on the very troubled promise of the American dream. Mayan books from as far back as the 5th century are known, and it is believed that the Maya started writing things down centuries before that. Literature has existed in the Americas for as long as the people who lived there have been telling stories. Many of the books that get turned into movies are classics—English books that are known and read by many. These movies make excellent learning tools for English learners, especially when the books they’re based on are very old or difficult to read. American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. So we have put together a list of 15 essential classic English books you can also watch.