50 Best Dramas on Netflix Canada

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

It’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 Canada 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 Canada below:

ROMA


ROMA 2018
IMDb:   8.0/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-12-14

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

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

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Shoplifters


Shoplifters 2018
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2019-06-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Hirokazu Koreeda

Poor but close-knit, the Shibatas steal to survive. Rescuing a young girl from her family puts them on a collision course with the rest of society.

Actor(s):   Akira Emoto, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kairi Jyo, Kengo Kora, Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyu Sasaki, Moemi Katayama, Naoto Ogata, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu, Yoko Moriguchi, Yuki Yamada

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Hereditary


Hereditary 2018
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   87/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2019-02-15

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ari Aster

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

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A Quiet Place


A Quiet Place 2018
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2019-01-02

Year:   2018

Director(s):   John Krasinski

Cut off from the rest of the world, a tight-knit family lives in constant fear of making any sound that will attract terrifying alien creatures.

Actor(s):   Cade Woodward, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Leon Russom, Millicent Simmonds, Millie Simmonds, Noah Jupe

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Spotlight


Spotlight 2015
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2016-06-22

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Tom McCarthy

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

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Paddleton


Paddleton 2019
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2019-02-22

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Alex Lehmann

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

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High Flying Bird


High Flying Bird 2019
IMDb:   6.4/10

Metacritic:   78/100

Genre:   Drama, Sport

Available From:   2019-02-08

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Steven Soderbergh

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

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Burning


Burning 2018
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Drama, Mystery

Available From:   2019-04-29

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Chang-dong Lee, Lee Chang-dong

An aspiring writer goes to the airport to pick up a high school friend returning from a trip to Africa but is disheartened to see her with another man.

Actor(s):   Ah In Yoo, ChoI Seung-ho, Jong-seo Jun, Jun Jong-seo, Kim Soo-kyung, Moon Sung-keun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in

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La La Land


La La Land 2016
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Drama, Music, Romance

Available From:   2017-11-08

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Damien Chazelle

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

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Eighth Grade


Eighth Grade 2018
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2019-03-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Bo Burnham

Despite her social isolation and fears about high school, a shy eighth grader musters up optimism to make it through the last week of middle school.

Actor(s):   Catherine Oliviere, Daniel Zolghadri, Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Jake Ryan, Josh Hamilton, Luke Prael, Nora Mullins

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