Top 20 drama movies on Netflix

Drama genre is intended to be a serious genre mixed with intense sensations. A good drama movie can blossom sensations and feelings if you aim to watch series with your partner or alone. Here there are the best drama movies you can watch today in Netflix to have a really intense time.

Schindler's List (1993)

Liam neeson stars as a businessman who seeks to gain the sympathy of the Nazis. The film is based on a true story about a man whose job it is to gain sympathy for the nazis. It's also a satirical film about the life of a nazi.

Actors: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime : 195 min

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 8.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.9 /10

Fight Club (1999)

A young man tired of his gray and monotonous life struggles with insomnia. He meets a charismatic soap salesman who holds a very particular theory: perfectionism is a matter of weak people. Both decide then to found a secret club of fight, where to vent their frustrations and their rage.

Actors: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

Director: David Fincher

Runtime : 139 min

Genres: Cult, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.1 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.8 /10

Seven (1995)

Two homicide detectives are on the hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins." The seasoned detective Sommerset investigates each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind.

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

Director: David Fincher

Runtime : 127 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

IMDB Rating Star 8.6 /10

Gladiator (2000)

In the year 180, the Roman Empire dominates the known world. After a great victory over the barbarians of the north, the old emperor Marco Aurelio decides to transfer power to Maximus. His son, who aspired to the throne, does not accept it and tries to murder Maximus.

Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Director: Ridley Scott

Runtime : 155 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /10

The Pianist (2002)

A pianist sees a gradually change of Warsaw as World War II begins. He is forced into a ghetto in Warsaw, but later he isseparated from his family during Operation Reinhard.

Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

Director: Roman Polanski

Runtime : 150 min

Genre: Drama

IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /10

3 Idiots (2009)

Rancho is a boy with a passion for studying and learning. He will become friends with Raju and Farham who will end up becoming his two best friends. When they graduate they lose contact and their two friends decide to find him.

Actors: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Runtime : 170 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Django Unchained (2012)

King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) promises a black slave to release him if he helps him catch assasins. He accepts, then wants to go find his wife, a slave in a plantation of landowner Calvin Candie.

Actors: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime : 165 min

Genre: Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Early in the 20th century. David Aaronson meets Max in the suburbs of Manhattan, willing to go far by any method. Among them is born a great friendship and they form a band that quickly prospers, becoming, in the times of the Dry Law (1920-1933), an important mafia.

Actors: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern

Director: Sergio Leone

Runtime : 229 min

Genres: Crime, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.3 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /10

1917 (2019)

In the crudest of World War I, two young soldiers will have to cross enemy territory. In a race against the clock, they'll have to deliver a message that will prevent a deadly attack.

Actors: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays

Director: Sam Mendes

Runtime : 119 min

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.7 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /10

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

In the second world war, Shosanna Dreyfus witnessed the execution of her family. After fleeing to Paris, she adopted a new identity as the owner of a cinema. Lieutenant Aldo Raine trained a group of Jewish soldiers ("The Basterds") to attack concrete targets.

Actors: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime : 153 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /10

There Will Be Blood (2007)

A story about family, greed and religion. Daniel Day-Lewis plays a wealthy magnate in a miserable city. Years later, he tries to seize a new site, he has to face preacher Eli Sunday.

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Runtime : 158 min

Genre: Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Swades: We, the People (2004)

NASA employee Mohan Bhargav comes to India to take his grandmother with him. He comes across various social problems that villagers face and decides to take a stand.

Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Runtime : 189 min

Genre: Drama

IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Shutter Island (2010)

Judicial agents Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule investigate the disappearance of a dangerous killer. They will soon discover that the center keeps many secrets and that the island hides something more dangerous than patients.

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo

Director: Martin Scorsese

Runtime : 138 min

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Z.N.M.D. (2011)

Three friends decide to go on a singles trip to Spain to enhance their bond. One of them is getting married. What will they learn about themselves and each other during the adventure?

Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol

Director: Zoya Akhtar

Runtime : 166 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Travel, Romance

IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Into the Wild (2007)

In the early 1990s, the young and idealistic Christopher McCandless, adopted the name Alexander Supertramp, left his possessions and savings to charity, and left the civilized world for wild Alaska to come into contact with nature and discover the true meaning of life.

Actors: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

Director: Sean Penn

Runtime : 148 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Biography, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Haider (2014)

Haider is a young man who returns to his home in Kashmir after receiving the news of the disappearance of his father. Upon his arrival, he discovers that his father has been detained by the security forces and that his mother has a relationship with her own uncle.

Actors: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Runtime : 150 min

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 7.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Three young guys are close friends, but their tastes and characters are completely incompatible. When Siddharth falls in love with a much older woman, he widens the division between the trio.

Actors: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna

Director: Farhan Akhtar

Runtime : 183 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

The Handmaiden (2016)

A young woman, Sookee, is hired as a maid to a rich Japanese woman, Hideko, who lives in a large mansion. Sookee keeps a secret, and with the help of a con man who pretending to be a Japanese earl, she plans something for Hideko.

Actors: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong

Director: Park Chan-Wook

Runtime : 145 min

Genres: Drama, LGBTQ, Romance, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Solomon tells the story of a black musician cult who lived with his family in New York. After having a drink with two men, Solomon discovers he has been drugged and kidnapped. He decides not to give up and wait for the right time to regain freedom.

Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender

Director: Steve McQueen

Runtime : 134 min

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 7.3 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Warrior (2011)

A Vietnam veteran leaves mixed martial arts to work in a steel foundry. He decides to train his youngest son (Tom Hardy) for a tournament. His older brother (Joel Edgerton) will also participate.

Actors: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Runtime : 140 min

Genres: Drama, Sport, Action/Adventure

Filmaffinity Rating 7.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10