50 Best IMDb Rated Dramas on Netflix

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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 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
IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

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
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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Taxi Driver


Taxi Driver 1976
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1976

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

While looking out for a misguided child prostitute, an unhinged cabbie descends into madness while grappling with society’s moral decline.

Actor(s):   Albert Brooks, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Leonard Harris, Martin Scorsese, Murray Moston, Peter Boyle, Richard Higgs, Robert De Niro, Steven Prince, Victor Argo

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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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Gran Torino


Gran Torino 2008
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   72/100

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
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   73/100

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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The Sixth Sense


The Sixth Sense 1999
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   64/100

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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Taare Zameen Par


Taare Zameen Par 2007
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   tbd

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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The King’s Speech


The King's Speech 2010
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   Tom Hooper

In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.

Actor(s):   Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Portal

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Once Upon a Time in America


Once Upon a Time in America 1984
IMDb:   8.4/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-10-22

Year:   1984

Director(s):   Sergio Leone

Director Sergio Leone's sprawling crime epic follows a group of Jewish mobsters who rise in the ranks of organized crime in 1920s New York City.

Actor(s):   Burt Young, Danny Aiello, Darlanne Fluegel, Dutch Miller, Elizabeth McGovern, James Hayden, James Woods, Joe Pesci, Larry Rapp, Richard Bright, Robert De Niro, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, William Forsythe

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