Drama 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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Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese
Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Recruited by a malicious Commandant (Idris Elba), a child soldier (Abraham Attah) is trained to fight in a West ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh
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The Fundamentals of Caring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez
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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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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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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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ARQ Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson
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The Most Hated Woman in America Melissa Leo Peter Fonda, Sally Kirkland, Rory Cochrane
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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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Imperial Dreams John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palme
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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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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Like Father is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen
Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving ...more
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The Highwaymen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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IO is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston
IO is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert. With the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet, a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley) must decide whether to journey to ...more
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Roma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies
Roma Yalitza Aparicio

Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.