50 Best IMDb Rated Dramas on Netflix

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Last updated: 2019-05-19

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 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 below:

Pulp Fiction


Pulp Fiction 1994

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Actor(s):   Laura Lovelace, Samuel L. Jackson

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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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Silence of the Lambs


Silence of the Lambs 1991

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1991

Director(s):   Not Available

FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal.

Actor(s):   Anthony Heald, Anthony Hopkins, Brooke Smith, Charles Napier, Diane Baker, Frankie Faison, Jodie Foster, Kasi Lemmons, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter

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Apocalypse Now


Apocalypse Now 1979

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-06-03

Year:   1979

Director(s):   Francis Ford Coppola

During the Vietnam War, Capt. Willard is sent to Cambodia on a top-secret mission to terminate Col. Kurtz, who's gone completely insane.

Actor(s):   Albert Hall, Aurore Clément, Christian Marquand, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, G.D. Spradlin, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Sam Bottoms

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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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The Sixth Sense


The Sixth Sense 1999

Genre:   Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1999

Director(s):   M. Night Shyamalan

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Actor(s):   Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Olivia Williams, Toni Collette

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Lion


Lion 2016

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2017-05-30

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Garth Davis

An Indian man who was separated from his mother at age 5 and adopted by an Australian couple returns home, determined to find his birth family.

Actor(s):   Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

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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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City of God


City of God 2002

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2002

Director(s):   Katia Lund

Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography.

Actor(s):   Alexandre Rodrigues, Phellipe Haagensen

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Taare Zameen Par


Taare Zameen Par 2007

Genre:   Drama, Family

Available From:   2017-12-08

Year:   2007

Director(s):   Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte

When daydreamer Ishaan is sent to boarding school, an unconventional art teacher tries to help the imaginative student discover his true identity.

Actor(s):   Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Girija Oak, M.K. Raina, Sachet Engineer, Tanay Chheda, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

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