50 Best IMDb Rated Dramas on Netflix Australia

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Last updated: 2019-05-25

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 IMDb rated 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 IMDb rated drama movies on Netflix Australia below:

Gladiator


Gladiator 2000

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2000

Director(s):   Ridley Scott

Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, a Roman general instead finds himself condemned to die by the late ruler's power-hungry son.

Actor(s):   Connie Nielsen, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Joaquin Phoenix, John Shrapnel, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Tomas Arana

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Schindler’s List


Schindler's List 1993

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1993

Director(s):   Steven Spielberg

Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II.

Actor(s):   Andrzej Seweryn, Beatrice Macola, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Friedrich von Thun, Jonathan Sagall, Liam Neeson, Malgoscha Gebel, Mark Ivanir, Ralph Fiennes, Shmulik Levy

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The Departed


The Departed 2006

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2006

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

To take down Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own men to infiltrate it, not realizing the syndicate has done the same thing.

Actor(s):   Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon

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American History X


American History X 1998

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1998

Director(s):   Tony Kaye

A neo-Nazi gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can he prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps?

Actor(s):   Avery Brooks, Beverly D'Angelo, Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Elliott Gould, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Lien, Stacy Keach

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Reservoir Dogs


Reservoir Dogs 1992

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1992

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

In Quentin Tarantino's raw directorial debut, a botched robbery indicates a police informant, and pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse.

Actor(s):   Chris Penn, Edward Bunker, Harvey Keitel, Kirk Baltz, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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GoodFellas


GoodFellas 1990

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1990

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

This gripping gangster opus follows real-world mobster Henry Hill, who dreamed of making it big but landed in the Witness Protection Program instead.

Actor(s):   Chuck Low, Frank Sivero, Frank Vincent, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Mike Starr, Paul Sorvino, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Tony Darrow

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Trainspotting


Trainspotting 1996

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1996

Director(s):   Danny Boyle

Renton and his mates cope with the gritty realities of heroin addiction. But when Renton gets clean, he can't get away from his friends' nasty habits.

Actor(s):   Eileen Nicholas, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, James Cosmo, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Pauline Lynch, Peter Mullan, Robert Carlyle, Shirley Henderson, Susan Vidler

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Dangal


Dangal 2016

Genre:   Biography, Drama, Sport

Available From:   2017-06-21

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Nitesh Tiwari

A once-promising wrestler pursues the gold medal he never won by training two of his daughters to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Actor(s):   Aamir Khan, Aparshakti Khurana, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ritwik Sahore, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar, Zaira Wasim

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Gran Torino


Gran Torino 2008

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Clint Eastwood

Curmudgeonly Korean War vet Walt confronts his Hmong immigrant neighbors when the family's son tries to steal his beloved 1972 Gran Torino.

Actor(s):   Ahney Her, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Clint Eastwood

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The Imitation Game


The Imitation Game 2014

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-05-20

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Morten Tyldum

During World War II, a brilliant mathematician leads a team of cryptanalysts as they work feverishly to break the Germans' notorious Enigma code.

Actor(s):   Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

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