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, Caroline Goodall

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime : 195 min

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 8.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.9 /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, Andrew Kevin Walker

Director: David Fincher

Runtime : 127 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

IMDB Rating Star 8.6 /10

The Green Mile (1999)

A gigantic black man is accused of brutally murdering two nine-year-old sisters. After a naive and childish personality, Coffee hides a prodigious supernatural gift. He is awaiting his imminent execution.

Actors: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Director: Frank Darabont

Runtime : 189 min

Genres: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 7.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.6 /10

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Private James Ryan launched himself with his squadron of paratroopers behind enemy lines. His three brothers have died in the war and the men of Captain John Miller’s patrol must risk their lives to find him.

Actors: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime : 169 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 7.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.6 /10

American History X (1998)

A "skin head" of neo-nazi ideology is imprisoned for murdering a black man. He returns to his neighborhood willing to move away from the world of violence.

Actors: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Director: Tony Kaye

Runtime : 119 min

Genre: Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.3 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /10

The Prestige (2006)

Two young illusionists intend to achieve fame in the end of the 19th century. When the best trick devised by both fails, they become irreconcilable enemies. Each one of them will try by all means to overcome the other and end him.

Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Director: Christopher Nolan

Runtime : 130 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Science fiction, Documentary

Filmaffinity Rating 7.4 /10 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, Sharman Joshi

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Runtime : 170 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Dangal (2016)

Mahavir Singh Phogat is a wrestling coach who trains his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta.

Actors: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Runtime : 161 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport

Filmaffinity Rating 7.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Your Name. (2016)

Two teenagers embark on a search for each other when they magically switch bodies.

Actors: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Runtime : 106 min

Genres: Animation, Anime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana is a cold and relentless Cuban migrant who settles in Miami for the purpose of becoming an important gangster. With the collaboration of his friend Manny Rivera begins a fulgurating criminal career, as a cocaine dealer.

Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Director: Brian De Palma

Runtime : 170 min

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

Filmaffinity Rating 8.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /10

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

The story of a young woman with a curse that gives her the look of an old woman. Sophie decides to ask a magician Howl, who lives in a walking castle, for help.

Actors: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Runtime : 119 min

Genres: Animation, Anime, Action/Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Queen (2013)

The story of a young woman who decides to go on her honeymoon alone. Rani Mehra puts herself in a situation where she finally makes the most unlikely decision of her life.

Actors: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Director: Vikas Bahl

Runtime : 146 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama

IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Swades (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, Smit Sheth

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, Ben Kingsley

Director: Martin Scorsese

Runtime : 138 min

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Drishyam (2015)

Vijay Salgaonkar, a cable operator in the small Goan town lives with his wife and two daughters. His teenage daughter goes to a college camp where he is recorded while showering.

Actors: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Director: Nishikant Kamat

Runtime : 163 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

The Great Escape (1963)

World War II (1939-1945). A group of English and American officers who are imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, intend to organize an escape in which two hundred and fifty prisoners will be involved. To carry out their plan they begin to dig three tunnels.

Actors: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Director: John Sturges

Runtime : 173 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 8.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Sue, an english girl, comes to Mumbai with the idea of filming a documentary based on the diary written by her grandfather, a British officer. She meets disenchanted university students who accompany her in the project.

Actors: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Runtime : 157 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 6.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A brilliant student, John Forbes Nash is a lonely boy. Thanks to his prodigious ability to decipher codes he is recruited to help U.S. in the cold war.

Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Director: Ron Howard

Runtime : 135 min

Genres: Drama, Biography, Romance

Filmaffinity Rating 7.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /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, Jennifer Morrison

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Runtime : 140 min

Genres: Drama, Sport, Action/Adventure

Filmaffinity Rating 7.4 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

In the mid-1980s, Belfort was an honest young man chasing the American dream, but soon at the stock exchange agency he learned that the most important thing was not to win his customers, but to be ambitious and win a good commission. His enormous success and fortune earned him the nickname of "The Wall Street Wolf".

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Director: Martin Scorsese

Runtime : 180 min

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /10