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Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu 

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Updated February 10, 2020 1k votes 162 voters 15.6k views 35 items

Searching Hulu for a good drama film?  Look no further. This is a list of dramas on Hulu and Hulu Plus, as ranked by movie lovers like you. With this list, your votes determine the best drama films streaming on Hulu.

Which familiar movies will you find on this Hulu dramas list? There are drama classics like Fatal Attraction and Days of Wonder. There are also more recent drama hits on Hulu, like The Age of Adaline and Carol.

Check out the full list to find the movie that brings the most drama, and vote up your favorite dramatic films. Vote down the films that aren't great. If you've seen them all, then rerank to create you own version of the best Hulu dramas.

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The Miracle Season is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean McNamara

The Miracle Season is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Sean McNamara. After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls ...more
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Downsizing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. After scientists discover a safe yet permanent procedure to shrink humans, everyman Paul (Matt Damon) ...more
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If Beale Street Could Ta... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin. A woman in Harlem (Kiki Layne) desperately scrambles to prove her ...more

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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Wonder is a 2017 American family comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio. With the help of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), a boy ...more

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Stronger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Stronger is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by David Gordon Green, based on the memoir by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. After losing his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, Jeff ...more
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Still is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Still
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The Escort is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Escort Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Doneger, Bruce Campbell

Directed by: Will Slocombe

The Escort is a 2015 romantic film directed by Will Slocombe. Recently fired journalist Mitch Cooper (Michael Doneger) is single, broke, addicted to having sex with strangers from a mobile app, ...more
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28 Hotel Rooms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Chris Messina, Marin Ireland, Robert Deamer

Released: 2012

Directed by: Matt Ross

28 Hotel Rooms is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Matt Ross.
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The Next Three Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul Haggis

The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was ...more
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Acrimony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Tika Sumpter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film directed by Tyler Perry. Tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent), a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) becomes enraged when it ...more
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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Detroit is an American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal based on the 1967 Detroit riot. A police raid in Detroit in 1967, called the Algiers Motel ...more
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The Commuter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

The Commuter is a 2018 psychological thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. While on his daily commute home, an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) is offered $100,000 if he ...more
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Ben Is Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ben Is Back Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Ben Is Back is a 2018 drama film directed by Peter Hedges. When the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve, his mother ...more
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The Frozen Ground is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent

Released: 2013

Directed by: Scott Walker

The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more
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The Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

The Nightingale is a 2018 Australian period thriller film directed by Jennifer Kent. In 1825 Tasmania, a young convict (Aisling Franciosi) seeks out revenge against the one who killed her
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The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei. ...more
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Anthropoid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon

Released: 2016

Directed by: Sean Ellis

Anthropoid is a 2016 epic war film directed by Sean Ellis.

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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I, Tonya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
I, Tonya Margot Robbie, Caitlin Carver, Sebastian Stan

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical sports black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie. The film tells the story of the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan orchestrated by Tonya ...more

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Terminal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Terminal Margot Robbie, Max Irons, Thomas Turgoose

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vaughn Stein

Terminal is a 2018 drama thriller film directed by Vaughn Stein. Two hitmen agree to take on a high risk mission for a mysterious employer, but along the way, they encounter a woman (Margot ...more
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Gone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Heitor Dhalia

Gone is a 2012 thriller film written by Allison Burnett and directed by Heitor Dhalia.
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Wild Card is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Wild Card is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Kim Yoo-jin.
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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Andrew Davis

This film is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee ...more

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Fighting with My Family ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu
Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work ...more