Last updated: 2019-07-18It’s hard to beat a genuinely great drama, and Netflix has a lot of options in this particular genre. To narrow down your choices, here's a curated list of 50 best dramas on Netflix Australia right now, from period pieces to relationship dramas to hidden gems. There are movies from big, well-known filmmakers on this list, and there are also films from up-and-comers that are absolutely worth checking out. So peruse through our list of the best drama movies on Netflix Australia below:
Available From: 2018-12-14
Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico's political turmoil of the 1970s.
Actor(s): Carlos Peralta, Diego Cortina Autrey, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Available From: 2019-02-15
After the death of her mother, artist Annie and her family uncover their terrifying legacy and grapple with malevolent forces beyond their control.
Actor(s): Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Christy Summerhays, Gabriel Byrne, Jarrod Phillips, Mallory Bechtel, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette
Genre: Crime, Drama
Available From: 2016-06-22
A team of reporters and editors at the Boston Globe relentlessly investigate a shocking child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church.
Actor(s): Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Paul Guilfoyle, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Available From: 2019-02-22
After he's diagnosed with terminal cancer, middle-aged Michael asks his neighbour friend Andy to help him end his life before the disease does.
Actor(s): Alexandra Billings, Kadeem Hardison, Mark Duplass, Matt Bush, Ray Romano, Sierra Fisk
High Flying Bird
Genre: Drama, Sport
Available From: 2019-02-08
When an NBA lockout sidelines his big rookie client, an agent hatches a bold plan to save their careers and disrupt the league's power structure.
Actor(s): Andre Holland, Bill Duke, Bobbi A Bordley, Farah Bala, Kyle MacLachlan, Melvin Gregg, Michelle Ang, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beetz
La La Land
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Available From: 2017-11-08
Career aspirations run up against bittersweet romance in modern-day Los Angeles, as two artists face a heartbreaking dilemma.
Actor(s): Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, John Legend, Meagen Fay, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling, Sonoya Mizuno
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Genre: Drama, Western
Available From: 2018-11-16
Ranging from absurd to profound, these Western vignettes from the Coen brothers follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier.
Actor(s): Brendan Gleeson, Clancy Brown, David Krumholtz, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan
Genre: Anime, Drama
Available From: 2017-12-06
A bored girl in the countryside starts sporadically waking up in the body of a city boy who's living the exciting life she'd always dreamed of.
Actor(s): Aoi Yuki, Etsuko Ichihara, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani, Masaki Terasoma, Masami Nagasawa, Mone Kamishiraishi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Ryo Narita, Ryunosuke Kamiki
Available From: 2017-01-13
The final holdout in her historic beachside building in Brazil, a retired music critic refuses to sell her apartment to developers bent on demolition.
Actor(s): Buda Lira, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrao, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Sonia Braga, Zoraide Coleto
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
Available From: 2015-08-02
A washed-up Hollywood actor, who once played a famous superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play.
Actor(s): Emma Stone, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Kenny Chin, Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis
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