Amazon Prime Video and Netflix’s weekly calendars feature two stunning Indian drama films that will be celebrating their world premiere in the coming days. Amazon Prime Video is released The priest, a Malayalam movie, starring Mammootty, Manju Warrier and Nikhila Vimal, and will debut on Netflix Ajeeb Daastaans, a Hindi anthology film starring Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani. But before the two are available to stream on the respective platforms, we’ll dive deep into the world of drama by watching (or re-watching) the 7 best and highest-rated Hindi and English drama films from IMDb on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
IMDb’s 7 Top-Rated Drama Movies Available to Stream on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix This Week
1. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO | IMDB RATING: 9.3
The Shawshank Redemption (rated 9.3 on IMDb) is the highest rated drama film on IMDb. The 1994 film, directed by Frank Darabont, is based on Stephen King’s 1982 novel “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” and follows the unjust conviction of a banker, Andy (played by Tim Robbins). He is sentenced to life imprisonment in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover. Here he meets Red (played by Morgan Freeman) and forms an incomparable bond of friendship. He also offers to help prison staff with financial problems and eventually becomes part of a much larger, corrupt plan as he plans a daring escape from the hellhole he’s been sent to and meets his kind friend years later.
2. SCHINDLER’S LIST – NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8.9
This Steven Spielberg drama has won seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writer, and is one of the best Hollywood movies ever to go green. The plot, featuring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes others, follows Oskar Schindler (played by Neeson) in his efforts to rescue 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II.
3. FORREST GUMP – NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8.8
Forrest Gump is an American classic that not only tells the very unique story of the titular character, played by Tom Hanks, but also teaches you kindness and empathy through its beautiful frames. The story centers on Gump, an unintelligent man with a low IQ, who inadvertently becomes an important part of several historical events. Especially the upcoming movie by Aamir Khan Laal Singh Chaddha is based on the story of Forrest Gump.
4. FIGHT CLUB – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO | IMDB RATING: 8.8
Directed by David Fincher, Fight club is a thriller-drama starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. It takes you through the creation of a secret underground fighting club and the twisted mind of its founder. A mind that cannot distinguish between thought and reality until the illusion breaks.
5. REQUEST FOR A DREAM – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO | IMDB RATING: 8.3
Requiem for a dream is the most shocking psychological drama you will ever see in your life. This Darren Aronofsky director, released in 2000, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans, follows the journeys of four drug addicts, and how their dependence on narcotics alters their physical and emotional states and leads them to a catastrophic ending.
6. SWADES – NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8.2
Swades tells the life of Mohan Bhargava (played by Shah Rukh Khan), an Americanized Indian scientist, who returns to his hometown to search for the nanny who helped his parents educate. After the unfortunate death of his parents, he is plagued with concern for her nanny and decides to take her to the United States. However, upon his arrival in the small village where she lives, he comes face to face with the reality of how his countrymen are treated based on their caste and the manifold problems that have held back the village’s progress. .
7. PINK – NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8.1
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink tells a gripping courtroom drama starring Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Amitabh Bachchan, Angad Bedi, Tushar Pandey, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee in central roles. The plot follows a sexual assault victim who is wrongly tried for the attempted murder of her attacker after the two and their friends meet at a resort.
IMDb’s 7 Best and Top Rated Drama Movies on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix
When a banker is wrongly or rightly incarcerated for murdering his wife and her lover, he is determined to maintain his dignity despite the humiliation imposed on him by the authorities – all while planning a daring escape.
Why you should watch it: Because even in the darkest hours, a little kindness goes a long way.
Featuring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown
Featuring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Gary Sinise
Release date: June 23, 1994
Featuring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton
Release date: 1999
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Featuring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal
Release date: December 17, 2004
Featuring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Vijay Varma
Release date: 2016
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