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.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules and Vincent, two dim-witted hit men, work for gangster Marsellus Wallace. Vincent tells Jules that Marsellus has asked him to take care of Mia, his attractive wife. When it's time to work, you both need to "get down to business". His mission: retrieve a mysterious briefcase.

Actors: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime: 154 min

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.6 /10 IMDB Rating 8.9 /10

2. 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 8.5 /10

3. 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 8.4 /10

4. 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 8.4 /10

5. 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 8.3 /10

6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

T.E. Lawrence, a troubled and enigmatic British civil servant, is sent into the desert to take part in a campaign supporting the Arabs against Turkey. He and his friend Sherif Ali will put their souls into this mission. The natives adore Lawrence because he has shown himself to be a lover of the desert and the Arab people.

Actors: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Director: David Lean

Runtime: 228 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.0 /10 IMDB Rating 8.3 /10

7. Good Will Hunting (1998)

Will is a rebellious young man with amazing intelligence, especially for math. The discovery of his talent by the teachers will present him with a dilemma: continue with his usual life - an easy job, good friends with whom to have a few beers - or take advantage of his great intellectual qualities at a university.

Actors: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Director: Gus Van Sant

Runtime: 126 min

Genres: Romance, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.5 /10 IMDB Rating 8.3 /10

8. 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 8.2 /10

9. 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 8.2 /10

10. Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle is an insociable man who barely has contact with others. He lives on Betsy, an attractive blonde who works as a volunteer in a political campaign.

Actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Director: Martin Scorsese

Runtime: 114 min

Genres: Crime, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.1 /10 IMDB Rating 8.2 /10

11. Pan's Labyrinth (2007)

Ofelia and her mother, Carmen, move to a small village. Her new husband, Vidal, is a cruel captain of the Francoist army. Mercedes, the housekeeper, and the doctor live in the area. One night, Ofelia discovers the ruins of a labyrinth.

Actors: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Runtime: 118 min

Genres: Fantasy, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating 8.2 /10

12. Prisoners (2013)

Keller Dover faces his worst nightmare: his six-year-old daughter, Anna, has disappeared with her friend Joy, and as time passes, he panics. Desperate, she decides to take matters into her own hands. But how far is she willing to go to find out the whereabouts of her daughter?

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Runtime: 153 min

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating 8.1 /10

13. Spotlight (2015)

In 2002, a small team of Boston Globe investigative reporters uncovered the decades-long paedophilia scandals committed by priests of the state of Massachusetts. The publication of these facts, which the archdiocese of Boston attempted to conceal, shook the Catholic Church as an institution.

Actors: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

Director: Tom McCarthy

Runtime: 129 min

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 7.3 /10 IMDB Rating 8.1 /10

14. Stand by Me (1986)

In a small town in Oregon, four teenagers venture into the adventure of looking for a missing boy. Playing heroes, the smart Cornie, the rough and sentimental Chris, the extravagant Teddy and the fearful Vern enter into a hostile environment in which they will have to fend for themselves.

Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Director: Rob Reiner

Runtime: 89 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.3 /10 IMDB Rating 8.1 /10

15. Lion (2017)

Saroo Brierley is a five-year-old boy who got lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from his home. After a long journey he ended up being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, with the only help of Google Earth, Saroo will try to find his biological family.

Actors: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Director: Garth Davis

Runtime: 118 min

Genres: Biography, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.3 /10 IMDB Rating 8.0 /10

16. JFK (1991)

It details the actions of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who is charged with investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Garrison is highly suspicious of the official story presented by the FBI and what it says. What he subsequently learns leads him to suspect that there is more to the story than what is being told to the public.

Actors: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon

Director: Oliver Stone

Runtime: 189 min

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

IMDB Rating 8.0 /10

17. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Naina is a serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by happy Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived.

Actors: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan

Director: Nikkhil Advani

Runtime: 186 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical

IMDB Rating 7.9 /10

18. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

A young student discovers that all the books she has chosen in the library have been previously chosen by the same person. When she discovers who he is, she meets the young man who is learning the art of making violins.

Actors: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô

Runtime: 111 min

Genres: Animation, Anime, Drama, Family, Romance, Musical

Filmaffinity Rating 7.3 /10 IMDB Rating 7.9 /10

19. Jab We Met (2007)

A rich, depressed businessman and a happy, carefree young woman embark on an unexpected, life-changing journey.

Actors: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Tarun Arora

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Runtime: 138 min

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

IMDB Rating 7.9 /10

20. Wonder (2017)

A 10-year-old boy born with a facial deformity that has forced him to have surgery 27 times, strives to fit into his new school.

Actors: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Runtime: 113 min

Genres: Drama, Family

Filmaffinity Rating 7.1 /10 IMDB Rating 7.9 /10