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.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The main character will gain the confidence of the director of the centre and the respect of his fellow prisoners. He is convicted of the murder of his wife, after being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Director: Frank Darabont

Runtime : 142 min

Genres: Crime, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 9.3 /10

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

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump suffers a mental retard from young age. But thanks to his tenacity and good heart, he will be the protagonist of crucial events in his country.

Actors: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime : 142 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Filmaffinity Rating 8.2 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.8 /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

Interstellar (2014)

A group of explorers undertakes a mission that may be the most important in human history. They travel beyond our galaxy to discover some planet on another galaxy that can guarantee the future of humanity.

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Director: Christopher Nolan

Runtime : 169 min

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Mystery

Filmaffinity Rating 7.8 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.6 /10

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Children of a japanese navy officer who lives in Kobe, Japan. They fail to reach the bunker where their mother awaits them. When they look for their mother, they find her badly injured in school.

Actors: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Director: Isao Takahata

Runtime : 89 min

Genres: Animation, Anime, Drama, Food

Filmaffinity Rating 8.0 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /10

Back to the Future (1985)

A random mistake leads Marty McFly to 1955, a year in which his parents had not yet met. After preventing his first encounter, he must get them to meet and get married.

Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime : 116 min

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction, Action/Adventure, Romance, Family, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.5 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.5 /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

The Shining (1980)

Jack Torrance suffers personality disorders while staying at a hotel. He suffers strange and creepy paranormal phenomena. His goal is to write a novel, but he is left isolated by snow.

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime : 144 min

Genres: Horror, Cult, Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 8.2 /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, Kerry Washington

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime : 165 min

Genre: Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.4 /10

Das Boot: Director's Cut (1981)

The battle of the Atlantic - german submarines against freighters supplying Great Britain - is underway. We will see relaxation and fun in the port, boredom of the patrol, the stalking convoy tension, and the sheer terror when they become the hunted.

Actors: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Runtime : 150 min

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

IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /10

American Beauty (1999)

Lester Burnham is tired of his work and his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) when he wakes up from his lethargy, he meets his daughter's attractive friend.

Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Director: Sam Mendes

Runtime : 122 min

Genre: Drama

Filmaffinity Rating 7.9 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.3 /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

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

Green Book (2018)

Tony Lip is an italo-American hard-core Bronx man who is hired as a driver of the virtuous black pianist Don Shirley. They will both undertake a tour of concerts in the south of United States, where Tony must keep in mind "the green book" they will have to put aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of their lives.

Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Director: Peter Farrelly

Runtime : 130 min

Genres: Drama, LGBTQ, Comedy, Biography, Musical

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

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

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, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Runtime : 122 min

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Filmaffinity Rating 6.6 /10 IMDB Rating Star 8.1 /10