50 Best IMDb Rated Dramas on Netflix Japan

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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 IMDb rated dramas on Netflix Japan 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 Japan below:

The Shawshank Redemption


The Shawshank Redemption 1994
IMDb:   9.3/10

Metacritic:   80/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Frank Darabont

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.

Actor(s):   Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg, Mark Rolston, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler

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The Godfather


The Godfather 1972
IMDb:   9.2/10

Metacritic:   100/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1972

Director(s):   Francis Ford Coppola

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Actor(s):   Al Lettieri, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Marley, Marlon Brando, Richard Castellano, Richard Conte, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden

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Forrest Gump


Forrest Gump 1994
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump, a friendly, simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s.

Actor(s):   Gary Sinise, Haley Joel Osment, Hanna Hall, Michael Conner Humphreys, Mykelti Williamson, Rebecca Williams, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Tom Hanks

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Interstellar


Interstellar 2014
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   74/100

Genre:   Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-09-11

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

With humanity teetering on the brink of extinction, a group of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of another inhabitable planet.

Actor(s):   Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Ellen Burstyn, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Mackenzie Foy, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley

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Saving Private Ryan


Saving Private Ryan 1998
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   91/100

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1998

Director(s):   Steven Spielberg

Eight U.S. Army Rangers penetrate German-held territory during World War II to find and bring home a soldier whose three brothers have been killed.

Actor(s):   Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Dennis Farina, Dylan Bruno, Edward Burns, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Max Martini, Paul Giamatti, Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Vin Diesel

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Gladiator


Gladiator 2000
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   67/100

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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The Prestige


The Prestige 2006
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   66/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2006

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

Desperate to reveal each other's secrets, two rival magicians begin to perform increasingly risky tricks which soon turn deadly.

Actor(s):   Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Samantha Mahurin, Scarlett Johansson

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   87/100

Genre:   Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2002

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Frodo and Sam head to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

Actor(s):   Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, John Bach, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sala Baker, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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Seven


Seven 1995
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   65/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Mystery

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1995

Director(s):   David Fincher

A seasoned homicide detective and his new partner are on a desperate hunt for a killer whose gruesome crimes are based on the Seven Deadly Sins.

Actor(s):   Andrew Kevin Walker, Brad Pitt, Daniel Zacapa, Morgan Freeman

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The Departed


The Departed 2006
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   85/100

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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