50 Best Drama Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

50. Jackie & Ryan (2014)

Jackie & Ryan (2014)

Watch on Netflix (90 min)
Genre: Drama, Music NFB Rating: 6.444 IMDB Rating: 5.80 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.40Actors: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall, Emily Alyn Lind Director: Ami Canaan Mann

Plot: A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician, and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.

49. Horns (2013)

Horns (2013)

Watch on Netflix (119 min)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.456 IMDB Rating: 6.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.30Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple Director: Alexandre Aja

Plot: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.

48. The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist (2004)

Watch on Netflix (101 min)
Genre: Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.477 IMDB Rating: 7.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian Director: Brad Anderson

Plot: Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don't associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people - probably one or some of his coworkers - are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to Ivan's schemes and whereabouts, Trevor may come to a true understanding of what has caused his insomnia.

47. Great Expectations (1998)

Great Expectations (1998)

Watch on Netflix (111 min)
Genre: Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 6.484 IMDB Rating: 6.80 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.40Actors: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Plot: Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

46. Boy Culture (2006)

Boy Culture (2006)

Watch on Netflix (87 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.510 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.10Actors: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens Director: Q. Allan Brocka

Plot: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

45. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

Watch on Netflix (91 min)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.530 IMDB Rating: 6.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.60Actors: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez Director: Gregg Araki

Plot: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...

44. Perfect Sense (2011)

Perfect Sense (2011)

Watch on Netflix (88 min)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi NFB Rating: 6.538 IMDB Rating: 7.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.60Actors: Eva Green, Lauren Tempany, Ewan McGregor, Connie Nielsen Director: David Mackenzie

Plot: A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

43. Basic Instinct (1992)

Basic Instinct (1992)

Watch on Netflix (128 min)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.554 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.90Actors: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn Director: Paul Verhoeven

Plot: A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt.

42. The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

Watch on Netflix (104 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.574 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.00Actors: Chiara D'Anna, Kata Bartsch, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn Director: Peter Strickland

Plot: A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover.

41. Standing Up (2013)

Standing Up (2013)

Watch on Netflix (93 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.584 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer Director: D.J. Caruso

Plot: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. What follows is a three day odyssey of discovery and self-discovery.


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