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.

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Mathilda is a 12-year-old girl with a drug dealer as a father, who does business with Stan, a corrupt D.E.A. agent. One day, while Mathilda is in a supermarket, Stan kills his family. She then takes refuge in the house of Léon, a lonely and mysterious neighbor who turns out to be a hit man.

Actors: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman

Director: Luc Besson

Runtime : 111 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /10

The Intouchables (2011)

A millionaire aristocrat who has been left quadriplegic because of a paragliding accident, hires an immigrant from a marginal neighborhood just out of prison, as a caretaker at home.

Actors: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Runtime : 113 min

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /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

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

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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: Drama, Fantasy

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.2 /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

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

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

PK (2015)

An alien named PK (Aamir Khan) lands on Earth, where he will have to get used to living with humans while fixing his spaceship.

Actors: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Runtime : 153 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Science fiction

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /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

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Runtime : 157 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, History

Filmaffinity Rating 6.3 /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

Rush (2013)

It tells of the rivalry between two great Formula 1 drivers, British James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, especially in 1976, when Lauda suffered a very serious accident that nearly cost him his life.

Actors: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde

Director: Ron Howard

Runtime : 123 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Kahaani (2012)

Vidya Bagchi, seven months pregnant, steps off the plane from London. Her husband, Arnab, came to India for a work assignment but there is no trace of him at the guest house or her workplace.

Actors: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Runtime : 122 min

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 6.6 /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

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

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Frankie Dunn runs a gymnasium with the help of Scrap, a former boxer who is also his only friend. One day, Maggie Fitzgerald enters his gym, a volunteer girl who wants to box and who is willing to fight hard to get it. Frankie rejects to train her but Maggie does not give up.

Actors: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

Director: Clint Eastwood

Runtime : 132 min

Genres: Sport, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

The Invisible Guest (2016)

Adrián Doria, a successful young businessman, wakes up in a hotel room next to the corpse of his lover. Accused of murder, he decides to hire the services of Virginia Goodman, the best witness trainer in the country.

Actors: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado

Director: Oriol Paulo

Runtime : 106 min

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.7 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Barfi! (2012)

A boy with hearing and speech problems falls in love with Shruti. Despite his deep affection for the boy, Shruti gives way to social pressure to marry a "normal" man. Fate will make them meet again.

Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ileana D'Cruz

Director: Anurag Basu

Runtime : 151 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Filmaffinity Rating 7.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10

Magnolia (1999)

The film consists of nine parallel plots: a child prodigy, the host of a television contest, a former child prodigy, a dying child, his lost son, the wife and nanny of the dying man. They are apparently independent stories, but they have a strange relationship between them.

Actors: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Runtime : 189 min

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.0 /10