Netflix The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies  

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Here are the best Netflix original drama movies currently streaming online on Netflix, ranked from the most popular to the least by the Ranker community. This list shows the most popular Netflix original dramas on Netflix Instant. Also check out the best Netflix original comedies and the funniest Netflix original stand up comedy specials.

The latest and newest Netflix original drama movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars like Idris Elba, Donnie Yen, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Maisie Williams, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Adam Scott, John Boyega, Elijah Wood and more. Must-watch Netflix original drama movies include The Discovery, Beasts of No Nation, The Most Hated Woman in America, and The Fundamentals of Caring.  

Netflix is quickly becoming a successful independent movie studio by producing quality content with A-list actors. Most anticipated Netflix original movies include the adaptation of Japanese anime Death Note and Bong Joon-ho's Okja which stars Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. 

Sometimes there's nothing better than to just binge watch Netflix original drama movies and chill. Which Netflix original drama is the best? From I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore to Imperial Dreams, they're all here for the Ranker community to vote on. If there's a Netflix original drama that you don't see, feel free to add it to the list, but make sure that it's currently streaming on Netflix. Vote up your favorites and vote down the ones you don't think are so good.

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Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more

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Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American war drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Recruited by a malicious Commandant (Idris Elba), a child soldier (Abraham Attah) is trained to fight in the ...more

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Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 American western anthology film directed by the Coen brothers. Six chapters present a different story from the wild frontier.

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Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene, George MadKay Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical by Arthur Darvill and Ché Walker. Simone (Michaela Coel), a single mother, meets and falls in love with ...more

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The Kindergarten Teacher Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo, based on the 2014 Israeli film. A kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in New York becomes obsessed with ...more

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John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich The Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and 1976. The story of a legendary director named J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (John Huston), who returns ...more

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Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf Roma is a 2018 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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The Fundamentals of Caring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez

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The Most Hated Woman in America Melissa Leo Peter Fonda, Sally Kirkland, Rory Cochrane

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Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more

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Tallulah Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard

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Mercy James Wolk, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Lipinski

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ARQ Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh

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Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston To the Bone is a 2017 American drama film, written and directed by Marti Noxon. The film follows a girl named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she battles anorexia.

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Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, James Bloor Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel by William Giraldi. After the deaths of three children suspected to be by wolves, writer Russell ...more

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Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter Private Life is a 2018 American drama film directed by Tamara Jenkins. An author (Kathryn Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her ...more

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Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson, Lyriq Bent Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas. Tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend (Ricky Whittle) to ...more

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The Discovery Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Jesse Plemons

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Imperial Dreams John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palme

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Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, ...more

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Sand Castle Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill

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Coin Heist Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall

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The Siege of Jadotville Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Mikael Persbrandt

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Shannon Purser, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is a 2018 American teen comedy film directed by Ian Samuels, and a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected ...more

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Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by John Schultz, and a sequel to the 2017 film. A year after Amber (Rose McIver) helped Richard ...more

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Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, Sasson Gabai The Angel is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen, based on the nonfiction book by Uri Bar-Joseph. The true story of Ashraf Marwan (Marwan Kenzari), who was President ...more

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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more

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Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh Outlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A David and Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish "outlaw king" Robert the Bruce ...more

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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Thomas Mann The Land of Steady Habits is a 2018 American film directed by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson. Into his mid fifties and newly retired, Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) decides ...more

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Tau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Rohl. When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they ...more

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Next Gen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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Calibre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran Calibre is a 2018 thriller film directed by Matt Palmer. Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip, but nothing could prepare them for ...more

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Burning Sands Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris

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Clinical Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley

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iBoy Bill Mil, ner, Maisie Williams

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Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell Barry is a 2016 American drama film directed by Vikram Gandhi. A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama (Devon Terrell).

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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow

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Rebirth Fran Kranz, Adam Goldberg, Nicky Whelan

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Spectral James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer

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Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips, Brett DeBuono XOXO is a 2016 American drama film directed by Christopher Louie. The lives of six strangers collide during a frenetic night of romance and dream chasing when a young DJ is given a chance to ...more

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Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson

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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

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Tramps Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel

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7 Años Juana Acosta, Àlex Brendemühl