Drama Movies The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked  

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Here are the best 90s drama movies streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for crime dramas, Oscar winners, or Hollywood classics, this list of 90s drama films currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular films. What are the best 90s dramas to watch on Netflix? 

Some good 90s drama movies on Netflix include Casino, Eyes Wide Shut, Boogie Nights, and Schindler's List.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his ...more

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who tries to ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more

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Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino Jackie Brown is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch, the first adaptation from Tarantino, and stars Pam ...more

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How to Make an American Quilt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more

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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton, Aaron Jeffery The Interview is a 1998 Australian thriller film from writer-director Craig Monahan, and is the first of two films directed by Monahan. Almost the entire film takes place in a police ...more

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Daughters of the Dust is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bahni Turpin, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, Cora Lee Day Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash; it is the first feature film by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more

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Life Is Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his ...more

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Beautiful Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Rosie O'Donnell Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg, starring Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie ...more

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A Dangerous Woman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more

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class of '61 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
class of '61 Christien Anholt, Andre Braugher, Dan Futterman

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Sex, Shame & Tears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Demián Bichir, Angélica Aragón, Susana Zabaleta Sexo, pudor y lágrimas is a Mexican film, the second of the so-called New Era of the Cinema of Mexico. It was the first film directed by Antonio Serrano. The film is based on the ...more

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Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more

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Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton Menace II Society is a 1993 drama/hood film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. Set in South Central Los Angeles, the film follows the life of a hoodlum named ...more

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Unspeakable Acts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Unspeakable Acts Jill Clayburgh, Brad Davis, Sam Behrens

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54 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum, Donald Trump 54 is a 1998 American drama film written and directed by Mark Christopher, about Studio 54, a world-famous New York City disco club, the main setting of the film. It stars Ryan Phillippe, Salma ...more

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Head On is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, William Zappa Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the acclaimed novel Loaded written by Christos Tsiolkas, it stars Alex Dimitriades as a young, repressed gay man of ...more

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Quiz Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford, and written by Paul Attanasio, based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From ...more

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That Night is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Katherine Heigl, Eliza Dushku, Juliette Lewis That Night is a 1992 coming-of-age romantic drama film written and directed by Craig Bolotin, and starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis. It is based on the novel of the same name by Alice ...more

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Howards End is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions ...more

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Triumph of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Triumph of the Heart Mario Van Peebles, Susan Ruttan, Lane R. Davis

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Boys on the Side is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg Boys on the Side is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It stars Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Mary-Louise Parker as three friends on a cross-country road trip. The ...more

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The Power of One is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, John Gielgud The Power of One is a 1992 American drama film based on Bryce Courtenay's 1989 novel of the same name. Set in South Africa during World War II, the film centers on the life of Peter Philip ...more

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Heavy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Liv Tyler, Debbie Harry, Shelley Winters Heavy is a 1995 independent American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, and Deborah Harry. The plot focuses on an ...more

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Drop Dead Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley This film is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy, and Amy ...more

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The Last Days of Chez Nous is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Miranda Otto, Bruno Ganz, Bill Hunter The Last Days of Chez Nous is an Australian drama film, directed by Gillian Armstrong and written by Helen Garner. Made in a style that emphasizes naturalism over melodrama, the film centres on ...more

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Phenomenon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick Phenomenon is a 1996 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Jon Turteltaub, written by Gerald Di Pego, and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, and ...more

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In Defense of a Married Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 90s Drama Movies On Netflix, Ranked
In Defense of a Married Man Judith Light, Michael Ontkean, Jerry Orbach