50 Best Dramas on Netflix UAE

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Last updated: 2019-08-25

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 UAE 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 UAE 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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Call Me by Your Name


Call Me by Your Name 2017
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2018-10-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Luca Guadagnino

In the summer of 1983, 17-year-old Elio forms a life-changing bond with his father's charismatic research assistant Oliver in the Italian countryside.

Actor(s):   Amira Casar, Antonio Rimoldi, Armie Hammer, Elena Bucci, Esther Garrel, Marco Sgrosso, Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothee Chalamet, Vanda Capriolo, Victoire Du Bois

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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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Gravity


Gravity 2013
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

Actor(s):   Amy Warren, Basher Savage, Ed Harris, George Clooney, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma, Sandra Bullock

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Drama, Western

Available From:   2018-11-16

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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

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Room


Room 2015
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-12-14

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Lenny Abrahamson

Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape.

Actor(s):   Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy

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Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance


Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance 2014
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-08-02

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Alejandro Gonzalez Innarritu

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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Carol


Carol 2015
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2017-01-01

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Todd Haynes

A wealthy married woman and a female department store clerk begin a forbidden affair in the 1950s that leads to both heartache and liberating joy.

Actor(s):   Carrie Brownstein, Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kevin Crowley, Kyle Chandler, Nik Pajic, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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The Revenant


The Revenant 2015
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Drama, Western

Available From:   2016-09-03

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In the 1820s, a fur trapper struggles for survival to exact retribution against a ruthless mercenary who left him to die along the Missouri River.

Actor(s):   Arthur Redcloud, Christopher Rosamond, Domhnall Gleeson, Duane Howard, Fabrice Adde, Forrest Goodluck, Joshua Burge, Kristoffer Joner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Melaw Nakehk'o, Paul Anderson, Robert Moloney, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

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