Lion (2016)


Netflix rating: 8.1
Metacritics rating: 69.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85.0%

Is Lion on Netflix United States?

Yes! Lion (2016) is available on Netflix United States.

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. An Indian man who was separated from his mother at age 5 and adopted by an Australian couple returns home, determined to find his birth family. In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

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IDMB rating
8.0 (187199 votes)
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Metacritics rating
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Garth Davis
Divian Ladwa, Sunny Pawar, Khushi Solanki, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

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