netflix The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant  

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List Rules Must be dramatic movies available on Netflix Instant in the United States.

Hey, are you sitting at home looking for the best drama movies on Netflix Instant? Great news! All the good drama films available on Netflix streaming are listed right here in one convenient place to help you make the best of your Netflix service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix Instant, so you can catch up on new hit dramatic movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

Since the Netflix streaming list changes rapidly, with movies added and some removed, it can be hard to find the best dramas and there are many hidden gems. To help you decide which ones are worth watching, the crowd has voted for their favorite dramas available on Netflix below. You'll find Best Picture Oscar winners like as well as new classics. Featuring Braveheart, Good Will Hunting, and No Country for Men, this list has all the must-see dramas streaming on Netflix. 

What are the best Netflix Instant drama movies? What is available on the Netflix streaming drama selection? Are there new dramas on Netflix Instant? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best Netflix streaming drama movies has to offer. This is supposed to be complete list of what's available, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix Instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best dramas on Netflix Instant. If a particular drama currently isn't available for streaming, then don't add it.

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Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

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Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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Short Term 12 Brad William Henke, Keith Stanfield, Adam Shapiro

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No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano

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The Big Short Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Finn Wittrock

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Spotlight Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

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Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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Changeling Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

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Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

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Jane Eyre Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska

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The Way Back Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris

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Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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Bonnie & Clyde Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger

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Dope Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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Get the Gringo Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan

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Frank Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson

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Fish Tank Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Anthony Geary

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Beasts of No Nation Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan

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The Magic of Belle Isle Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Kenan Thompson

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Filth James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell

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The Immigrant Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner

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Mr. Nobody Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Juno Temple

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The Book of Esther Jen Lilley, Joel Smallbone, Thaao Penghlis

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Two Days, One Night Marion Cotillard, Christelle Cornil, Fabrizio Rongione

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The Suicide Theory Nicolas G. Cooper, Leon Cain, Todd Levi

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Valhalla Rising Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater

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Melancholia Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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Empire State Dwayne Johnson, Emma Roberts, Liam Hemsworth

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The Hunter Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor

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Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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The Dirties Matthew Johnson, Jay McCarrol, Alen Delain

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Upstream Color Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Brina Palencia

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Man From Reno Pepe Serna, Yuki Matsuzaki, Kazuki Kitamura

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky

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Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End David A.R. White, Brian Bosworth, Ray Wise

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf

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How I Live Now Saoirse Ronan, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay

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Devil's Knot Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer

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The Killer Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee

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Force Majeure Kristofer Hivju, Johannes Kuhnke, Clara Wettergren