There Will Be Blood is a drama set at the turn of the 20th century that follows a ruthless oilman named Daniel Plainview, played by Day-Lewis in an Oscar-winning performance. — Adam Chitwood, Cast: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and John Slattery, Winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 2015, Spotlight is a tremendous achievement and a magnificent example of the tightrope walk many filmmakers must do when tackling touchy or controversial subject matter. But beware; some of these may require a tissue or seven. Netflix and third parties use cookies and similar technologies on this website to collect information about your browsing activities which we use to analyse your use of the website, to personalize our services and to customise our online advertisements. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Desmin Borges, and Denis O’Hare. He's been working for Collider for over a decade, and in addition to managing content also runs point on crafts interviews, awards coverage, and co-hosts The Collider Podcast with Matt Goldberg (which has been running since 2012). Watch now for free, DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, The House of Flowers Presents: The Funeral, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend. Netflix supports the Digital Advertising Alliance Principles. It also happens to be one of the most rewatchable movies ever made. It’s also got a gorgeous soundtrack by Arcade Fire and warm, tactile cinematography by Christopher Nolan’s DP Hoyte van Hoytema. It’s a gorgeous, somewhat haunting film and one of the most striking love stories in recent memory. Rarely has a director and screenwriter pairing been so better matched, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin elevating each other’s best instincts and dampening each other’s worst. I know this sounds like a million other “teen” movies out there, but trust me, this one is the goods. High Flying Bird is a thrilling, delightful drama set in the world of sports that takes place over the course of one 48-hour period as a sports agent (Holland) attempts to find a way to end a basketball lockout that has himself (and many players) hurting for cash. But sometimes it’s hard to beat a genuinely great drama, and boy does Netflix have a wealth of options in this particular genre. – Matt Goldberg, Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. Connor, Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the best filmmakers in history and Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the best actors in history, and the duo’s first ever collaboration resulted in one of the best films ever made. Sheeran (Robert De Niro) tells us his life story of being friends with mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) and how these friendships converged into deadly consequences with Frank stuck in the middle. But this movie also just absolutely slaps/rules/slays so hard. Set in the near future, Joaquin Phoenix plays a quiet, somewhat awkward man who unexpectedly falls in love with his new operating system, which has been built with the ability to personalize and evolve to better anticipate its user’s needs. Effective on any sized screen, Roma is Netflix’s best original film to date. The story is fairly straightforward, but the film is anything but. This cool, incisive drama is far more than a “Facebook” movie, as it uses the dramatic “origin story” of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg to tell a much larger story about what happens when the people running the world’s largest companies are barely out of college. When they learn that their only chance is an egg donor, they decide they want it to be someone they know, and land upon their wayward niece (not blood-related) Sadie (Kayli Carter), a well-meaning if slightly flighty young woman in her mid-20s to be their donor. Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, who won an Oscar for Gravity and has pushed the boundaries of cinema with films like Children of Men and even Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, digs deep into his soul for this new drama, which recreates his childhood as told through the eyes of a domestic worker named Cleo. Komödie von Michael Showalter mit Kumail Nanjiani und Issa Rae. Instead, it’s a mature, bittersweet, and powerful look at the end of marriage from both sides. – Matt Goldberg, Cast: Andre Holland, Zazie Beets, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, and Bill Duke, What do you get when you combine Oscar-winning Moonlight co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney with genius filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and an A-list cast? 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There are movies from big, well-known filmmakers on this list, and there are also films from up-and-comers that are absolutely worth checking out. Broadly speaking, Joaquin Phoenix plays a wiry, untamed WWII veteran who becomes enamored of a charismatic man named Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the leader of a philosophical movement in its early stages. If you want to get your action fix on, you are free to do so. - Adam Chitwood, Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp, If you’re in the mood for a great poker movie with a crackerjack script, look no further than Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta, You should prepare yourself for some emotional heavy lifting, but Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is far from a grind. If you’re in the mood for something exciting, cerebral, and refreshing, give this one a go. Based on a true story, the film stars Jessica Chastain as a woman who became the target of an FBI investigation after the underground poker empire that she runs for Hollywood celebrities is exposed. By clicking accept, you accept the use of all cookies and your information for the purposes mentioned above. It’s an incredibly engaging and compelling story of good people trying to do a good thing, and all the challenges that come with standing up to a massive superpower. Martin Scorsese’s epic about the life of Teamster and hitman Frank Sheeran flies by as it morphs from entertaining mob story to a powerful mediation on life, age, and regret. Or none of the above. We've assembled a list of bold, independent films currently available to stream. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, and Kyle Chandler, If you’re in the mood for romance but also maybe want to start getting into the Christmas spirit, I highly recommend Todd Haynes’ 2015 romantic drama Carol. Based on the book of the same name by Richard Ford, Wildlife takes place in 1960 and follows a couple (Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal) and their teenage son as they move to Montana. Viel … In addition to Best Picture, the film also won the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. So peruse through our list of the best drama movies on Netflix below, and get to watchin’. A must-see movie. Soderbergh—whose talents range from the glitz and glam of Ocean’s Eleven to the challenging drug trafficking ensemble Traffic—shot the entire movie on an iPhone, which adds another layer of urgency and intimacy to the proceedings. Look no further than Zodiac, David Fincher’s 2007 chronicle of the hunt for the Zodiac Killer in 1960s and 70s San Francisco. Based on a true story, Pitt plays Bill Beane, a former baseball player and current general manager of the Oakland Athletics who takes a gamble on using statistics instead of scouts to build his team. This being the 50s and all, this same-sex relationship has to be kept a secret, which complicates the lives of both women. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, and Rami Malek, The Master is absolutely not a film for everyone, but if you’re into cerebral, meticulously crafted dramas that are thematically driven and leave much open to interpretation, give it a whirl. It feels absolutely true to life, and you’ll no doubt find plenty to connect to within. Jake Gyllenhaal anchors a phenomenal ensemble as a cartoonist at the San Francisco Chronicle who grows obsessed with figuring out the identity of the serial killer, to the detriment of pretty much everything else in his life. It’s among Scorsese’s best. We all need a little drama in our lives. It follows four Vietnam War veterans who travel back to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen squad leader—as well as a pile of gold they left behind. We see how the events of his life shaped him into the man he became, from his drug-addicted mother to his benevolent but criminal father figure to his first experiences coming to terms with his sexuality. Wir haben die Liste außerdem in Sub-Kategorien wie Action, Teenie oder schwarze Komödie unterteilt. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, and Caleb Landry Jones, The Florida Project is brilliant and human and it will absolutely break your heart. Moreover, the ensemble in this thing is one of the best in recent memory. – Matt Goldberg, Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, and Rashida Jones, The Social Network is a masterpiece. It’s easily one of the best performances of 2018. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack, and Paul Rudd, The Perks of Being a Wallflower—both the movie and the book—should be required consumption for every teen. A triptych in structure, the film is told in three sections each focusing on a different stage of the life of a young black man named Chiron. 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As this middle class family living in 1970s Mexico City falls apart, Cuarón’s unique cinematography positions the viewer as an objective observer. The film chronicles Daniel’s unending thirst for power at the sake of everything—including his young son H.W. It’s absolutely thrilling and Delroy Lindo gives a genuinely Oscar-worthy lead performance. But if you are, then you’re in for a treat. And maybe you’ll even find it cathartic too. From what are now TV classics (like Breaking Bad) to Peak TV gems (Hap and Leonard, Mindhunter), Netflix is … Sorkin doesn’t shy away from the prickliness of Jobs’ personality, and the script downright sings with bombastic dialogue and explosive confrontations. – Adam Chitwood, Writers: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, and Robin Wright, Brad Pitt gives one of the best performances of his career in the 2011 sports drama Moneyball, which went through a fraught development period (Steven Soderbergh was fired from directing three days before shooting was supposed to begin) but came out pretty spectacular on the other end. Jonah Hill earned an Oscar nomination for his dramatic turn as sabermetrics guru Peter Brand, while Philip Seymour Hoffman is unsurprisingly a scene-stealer as the team’s manager who opposes this abnormal method. – Adam Chitwood, Writers: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Cast: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harries, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, and Andre Holland, The 2017 winner of the Best Picture Oscar, Moonlight is a stunning cinematic achievement that is equal parts coming-of-age story and coming-out story. Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti play Rachel and Richard Biegler, a couple in their late 40s who are desperately trying to get pregnant, but despite putting themselves through the fertility grinder, are no closer to having a child. That role becomes more and more heartbreaking as you, the viewer, become more emotionally invested in the lives of these individuals. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, and Marco Graf, Roma is a masterpiece. This is a thematically rich, deep character-driven drama so you kind of have to be in the right mood for it. Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic drama can be viewed as a thinly veiled chronicle of the origins of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard, or a treatise on the base nature of man, or a story about World War II PTSD. Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, the film takes place in 1950s Manhattan and tells the story of a young department store worker and aspiring photographer named Therese (Rooney Mara) who strikes up a secret romance with a charismatic (and married) mother named Carol (Cate Blanchett). Private Life is remarkable for a multitude of reasons, but it demands to be seen for Hahn’s remarkable performance. But it’s also a story that doesn’t rope all lesbians into one basket, so to speak, as Carol and Therese have very different life experiences and very different wants and needs in terms of romantic relationships. Mulligan gives a quietly devastating performance as a single mother doing her best, and Gyllenhaal brings a seething intensity to the role of a man trying to hide his shame. Shortly after arriving, the father loses his job and is forced to take the only work he can – going off and fighting wildfires, leaving his wife and son behind to fend for themselves. Tamara Jenkins’ new movie, Private Life, is a deft balancing act that plunges viewers into the frustration, anxiety, and hardship of a couple struggling to conceive, and yet it never loses sight of the humanity and even moments of odd comedy in their struggle. Sometimes you just need an immersive drama, and thankfully, Netflix delivers. In chronicling the Boston Globe’s investigation into systemic sexual abuse in the Catholic church, Spotlight never relishes in putting down the church itself, nor does it shy away from the horrible crimes perpetrated (and facilitated) by those in power. But it’s also a deeply felt film about humanity and the power of human connection, which may be a little heavy of a theme for the year 2020, but if you can hang with it I cannot recommend it enough. Buoyed by terrific performances from the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., and Anthony Edwards as well as Fincher’s knack for details, the film is an absorbing, darkly funny, and at times terrifying watch that stands as one of Fincher’s best. But they soon find that the wounds they carry run deep, and Lee uses the film to examine issues of family, race, and American Exceptionalism in striking, graphic ways. Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) were not only married, but also worked together in an acting company where she starred and he directed, but their differing priorities have split them apart. In der Krimikomödie Die Turteltauben bei Netflix wird ein Paar in eine bizarre Mordgeschichte verwickelt. Netflix and third parties use cookies (why?). The beauty of Netflix is that the streaming service has a wealth of genre options at your disposal. Like Boyhood this story feels at once individualistic and universal, and Sean Baker’s docudrama-like filmmaking makes the events feel all too real. From offbeat sitcoms to critically-acclaimed series to buddy crime comedies, our collection of the best funny TV shows will keep you laughing. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Sevigny, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, and John Carroll Lynch, In the mood for an impeccably crafted drama from a master filmmaker? Bennett Miller directs the film with a quiet introspection as Beane looks back on his how own past has shaped his best and worst tendencies, and the film works well as a parallel to Pitt’s transition from “Hollywood hunk” to thoughtful performer. This is a deeply emotional and mature family drama that proves Dano is the real-deal behind the camera, and it’s also lowkey one of the best films of the last few years. It goes to some dark places in its latter half, so it's definitely a drama, but in true Sorkin mold it's a wildly entertaining ride. Don’t let the ubiquity of its subject fool you—this is a masterful twist on the biopic genre from Aaron Sorkin with deft work from Danny Boyle and downright phenomenal performances from the entire cast. Writer/director Stephen Chbosky adapts his own coming-of-age novel with this 2012 feature film about a teenager named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who struggles with depression and anxiety through his first year of high school, eventually finding companionship and support through a lovely group of new friends. If you want to get your action fix on, you are free to do so. With reconciliation impossible, they try to navigate the minefield of divorce only to slip into outright hostility in the custody battle over their son. There’s an almost mythic quality to the rise and fall of Zuckerberg here—the “was it worth it in the end?” philosophical questions. For additional recommendations, check out our lists of the best indie movies on Netflix, best comedies on Netflix, best documentaries on Netflix, and best Oscar movies on Netflix. Learn more about our use of cookies and information. It doesn’t talk down to its characters, nor does it offer some adult’s version of what a “teen” is like. Far from “just another mob movie” from Scorsese, The Irishman is a powerful look at your twilight years and reflecting on the choices you’ve made in life. The Oscar-winning score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is an all-timer, the performances are phenomenal, the script is perfect, and the direction is absolutely masterful. Dano directs the whole thing with the care and confidence of a veteran auteur (his handle on shot composition is truly stunning), and the screenplay by Dano and Kazan is assured and poetic. The story tracks their dynamic, push-and-pull relationship buoyed by haunting cinematography, arresting performances, and an unsettling score by Johnny Greenwood. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. The film follows a six-year-old girl named Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) who lives in a motel in Kissimmee, Florida, just around the corner from DisneyWorld. From gritty crime thrillers to heartfelt romances to riveting real-life stories, these dramatic movies pack a punch. And while one may be charmed by the twee premise, make no mistake: this is a movie that goes to some dark places, but it's all the better for it. – Adam Chitwood, Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, Don’t be daunted by the 3.5-hour runtime on The Irishman.