50 Best Drama Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

40. Lucky Them (2013)

Lucky Them (2013)

Watch on Netflix (96 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.621 IMDB Rating: 6.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold Director: Megan Griffiths

Plot: A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

39. Promised Land (2012)

Promised Land (2012)

Watch on Netflix (106 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.633 IMDB Rating: 6.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.90Actors: Matt Damon, Benjamin Sheeler, Terry Kinney, Carla Bianco Director: Gus Van Sant

Plot: Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.

38. Cake (2014)

Cake (2014)

Watch on Netflix (101 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.634 IMDB Rating: 6.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington Director: Daniel Barnz

Plot: The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

37. Rent (2005)

Rent (2005)

Watch on Netflix (134 min)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance NFB Rating: 6.654 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin Director: Chris Columbus

Plot: This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

36. Big Eden (2000)

Big Eden (2000)

Watch on Netflix (118 min)
Genre: Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 6.729 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.00Actors: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher Director: Thomas Bezucha

Plot: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. Back in Big Eden, Henry must come to terms with his relationship to Dean Stewart, his best friend from high School, as well as the object of his unrequited love. All these years Henry has been pining for a dream image of Dean from back then. This is also the story of Pike Dexter, the shy, unassuming Native American owner of the town's general store, who is as surprised as anyone to find himself falling in love with Henry. The people of Big Eden conspire and attempt to bring Henry and Pike together.

35. Cruel Intentions (1999)

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Watch on Netflix (97 min)
Genre: Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 6.742 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.30Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair Director: Roger Kumble

Plot: Two wealthy step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to de-flower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

34. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Watch on Netflix (112 min)
Genre: Drama, Thriller NFB Rating: 6.817 IMDB Rating: 7.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.40Actors: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell Director: Lynne Ramsay

Plot: Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

33. Paid in Full (2002)

Paid in Full (2002)

Watch on Netflix (98 min)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime NFB Rating: 6.826 IMDB Rating: 7.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Carroll, Esai Morales Director: Charles Stone III

Plot: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. Of course, unfaithful employees and/or rivals conspire to bring about Ace's fall.

32. Melancholia (2011)

Melancholia (2011)

Watch on Netflix (135 min)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi NFB Rating: 6.829 IMDB Rating: 7.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.40Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Brady Corbet Director: Lars von Trier

Plot: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

31. Life of a King (2013)

Life of a King (2013)

Watch on Netflix (101 min)
Genre: Drama NFB Rating: 6.868 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.30Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton, Thurston Hill III Director: Jake Goldberger

Plot: Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.


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