Many believe that light and fluffy movies are the perfect antidotes to the craziness that’s going on in the world right now, and they may be right. However, dramas can be fun as well and drive some diversity. The following Netflix dramas won’t just give you comedy and romance but will also hit your heart in a major way. If you’re looking for a compelling story, a good plot, interesting characters, and angst, check out the list below.
Netflix’s The King
If Timothée Chalamet is not enough for you to watch the movie, know that Robert Pattison makes an appearance as well, and while he’s not in it a ton, he still proves what a great actor he is. As for the movie itself, it’s a modernized version of a group of Shakespeare’s historical dramas, in the right way!
Dolemite Is My Name
Produced by Netflix, Dolemite Is My Name is everything the old, classic Eddie Murphy movies were but updated. Rudy Ray Moore is a singer, actor, comedian, and producer who failed at a lot of this until he struck it big with Dolemite — a character he used in standup comedy and then in blaxploitation films. Even for someone who doesn’t have the historical context, the movie is a great choice, proving how Murphy can carry a film with his energy and charisma.
The King’s Speech
A lovely royal romance and historical piece telling the story of King George VI (the father of Queen Elizabeth II) and how he hated speaking in public. It seems like Colin Firth was the perfect fit for the role of a king with a pervasive shutter, which humiliates him, makes him an object of scorn, and enlists an uncongenial speech therapist. The therapist is played by Geoffrey Rush, another great actor who tells an inspiring tale with a historical buddy comedy that gets better by the second while watching.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Another great production by Netflix, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has everything a romance needs. Lana Condor and Noah Gentineo are so cute that fans are hoping for them to get together in real life. If such a strong relationship play is not enough for you, this is a story with the main character that’s awkward, sweet, and relatable to teens, tweens, and thirty-somethings…
This is the film that made Alicia Vikander a star. The story follows a young man who takes part in a Turing Test to determine if robot Ava comes off as human. The robot is made out of glass and wires, but her human face and soft emotional vulnerability make her lifelike. Even if you’re not into sci-fi and technology-related content, the story is so interesting that you won’t even notice!