50 Best IMDb Rated Dramas on Netflix UAE

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Last updated: 2019-06-18

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 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 IMDb rated drama movies on Netflix UAE below:

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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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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Schindler’s List


Schindler's List 1993

IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   93/100

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 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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Whiplash


Whiplash 2014

IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Drama, Music

Available From:   2015-06-09

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Damien Chazelle

Driven by his demanding music teacher, drummer Andrew is determined to succeed as a jazz musician even if it destroys his personality.

Actor(s):   Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, J.K. Simmons, Max Kasch, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller, Nate Lang, Paul Reiser, Suanne Spoke

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Full Metal Jacket


Full Metal Jacket 1987

IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1987

Director(s):   Stanley Kubrick

Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in this grim drama.

Actor(s):   Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Dorian Harewood, Ed O'Ross, John Terry, Kevyn Major Howard, Kieron Jecchinis, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Reservoir Dogs


Reservoir Dogs 1992

IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   79/100

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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Dangal


Dangal 2016

IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   tbd

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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Donnie Darko


Donnie Darko 2001

IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2001

Director(s):   Richard Kelly

Incessant sleepwalking, family drama and visions of a menacing 6-foot-tall, doomsday-prophesying rabbit plague a troubled teenager.

Actor(s):   Arthur Taxier, Ashley Tisdale, Beth Grant, Daveigh Chase, Drew Barrymore, Holmes Osborne, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Duval, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze, Seth Rogen, Stuart Stone

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