The best drama movies on Netflix of 2021

The Ice Road

The Ice Road
5.6/10
After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
7.4/10
Before he was a protector, Kenshin was a fearsome assassin known as Battosai. But when he meets gentle Tomoe Yukishiro, a beautiful young woman who carries a huge burden in her heart, his life will change forever.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final
7.2/10
In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.

The Guilty

The Guilty
6.3/10
A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

Kingdom: Ashin of the North

Kingdom: Ashin of the North
7/10
Tragedy, betrayal and a mysterious discovery fuel a woman's vengeance for the loss of her tribe and family in this special episode of "Kingdom."

Space Sweepers

Space Sweepers
6.5/10
When the crew of a space junk collector ship called The Victory discovers a humanoid robot named Dorothy that's known to be a weapon of mass destruction, they get involved in a risky business deal which puts their lives at stake.

Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom
6.8/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 21/01/2021
When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.

To All the Boys: Always and Forever

To All the Boys: Always and Forever
6.3/10
Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.

Sentinelle

Sentinelle
4.8/10
Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

Awake

Awake
4.9/10
After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.

Fatherhood

Fatherhood
6.6/10
A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.

Deadly Illusions

Deadly Illusions
3.8/10
A bestselling female novelist, suffering from writer's block, hires an innocent young woman to watch over her twin children. As the novelist dangerously indulges in her new best seller, the line between the life she's writing and the one she's living becomes blurred.

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway
6.6/10
After Char's rebellion, Hathaway Noa leads an insurgency against Earth Federation, but meeting an enemy officer and a mysterious woman alters his fate.

Ride or Die

Ride or Die
5.6/10
Rei helps the woman she's been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.

The Last Letter From Your Lover

The Last Letter From Your Lover
6.7/10
A young journalist in London becomes obsessed with a series of letters she discovers that recounts an intense star-crossed love affair from the 1960s.

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tick, tick...BOOM!
7.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 11/11/2021
On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog
6.8/10
A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother's new wife and her teen son, until long-hidden secrets come to light.

I Care a Lot

I Care a Lot
6.4/10
A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

SAS: Red Notice

SAS: Red Notice
5.3/10
An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether Buckingham and the civilian passengers make it out of the tunnel alive.

Stowaway

Stowaway
5.7/10
A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

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