What are the best Netflix drama movies?

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    #1To the Bone

    To the Bone

    To the Bone is a 2017 Netflix Original film based on the real-life experiences of writer and director Marti Noxon. The movie shares the story of Ellen and her battle with anorexia. To the Bone was released on July 14, 2017. 


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    Julie Kelley
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "Weird. This is a film about a girl with anorexia. There may be a subset of people who this would interest but not a broad public attraction. Very dramatic topic, that's for sure. "
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    #2Imperial Dreams

    Imperial Dreams

    Imperial Dreams is a drama film written and directed by Malik Vitthal. It was first released in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival and later on Netflix in 2017. This centers on reformed gangster Bambi who is released from prison. 


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    Harry Long
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I didn't like this movie. It seemed really slow and boring. The characters were unoriginal and dull. The acting was not that good."
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    #3Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 Netflix original movie directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. This military drama stars Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, and Kurt Egyiawan. It tells the story of an African guerilla army fighting in their country's civil war.


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    Christine Hoffman
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "I'm not normally a big fan of drama movies but this movie alone is changing my mind on that. It literally kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire way. The acting was amazing. The plot was good.. And the visuals just knocked it right out of the park. Very happy with this movie."
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    #4The Most Hated Woman In America

    The Most Hated Woman In America

    The Most Hated Woman In America is a 2017 drama film by Netflix. It is written and directed by Irene Turner and Tommy O'Haver. The movie was released on March 24, 2017, and stars Melissa Leo, Brandon Mychal Smith, and Juno Temple.


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    Jack Schneider
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "The concept of " The Most Hated Woman In America" is very interesting and it is about important issues which itself should be enough to spend some time on it but I have to say that I failed to finish the movie. The execution is simply atrocious. Cinematography is tiring to say the least as watching shaky camera footage is dominating its run time and makes you eager to quit as soon as possible. "
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    #5First Match

    First Match

    First Match is a 2018 sports drama by Netflix. It is written and directed by Olivia Newman. First Match shares the story of a teenage girl from Brooklyn who decided that join the boys wrestling team. It stars Elvire Emanuelle. 


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    Jeffrey Chavez
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "An excellent inner city drama that kept me interested and emotionally involved. Some great new talent in front of and behind the camera, as the acting and directing is inspired and executed well. Well worth watching. "
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    #66 Balloons

    6 Balloons

    6 Balloons is a 2018 drama movie starring Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco. The Netflix original film was written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan. 6 balloons features the story of a woman who learns her brother is addicted to heroin.


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    Rishika Gavde
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "I don't count 6 Balloons among my favorite Netflix original movies. But it's a well done movie, just serious and depressing and not something you'd want to rewatch. The quality is high in this one, but I'd easily choose others in my favorites list."
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    #7Small Crimes

    Small Crimes

    Small Crimes is a crime film directed by E.L. Katz which premiered first at South by Southwest and released on Netflix in 2017. It is about disgraced former cop Joe Denton who is seeking redemption after a six-year prison sentence. 


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    Madison White
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "A really good set of actors can make for a really good movie. Definitely recommend this!"
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    #8I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a comedy, crime, and drama released in February 2017. It is a Netflix Original and directed by Macon Blair. It features Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey.


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    Jane Robertson
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Very funny realistic comedy with very normal looking characters, which is very refreshing. Melanie Lynskey is wonderful in the lead, as someone who wants people to stop being jerks. It's an interesting idea and the acting is superb and so in the music and atmosphere. Highly recommend on Netflix."


Best What are the best Netflix drama movies
1To the BoneMovies 17 Paid
2Imperial DreamsMovies 14 Paid
3Beasts of No NationMovies 12 Paid
4The Most Hated Woman In AmericaMovies 7 Paid
5First MatchMovies 5 Paid
66 BalloonsMovies 4 Paid
7Small CrimesMovies 1 Paid
8I Don"t Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMovies 0 Paid

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