Best new indie Drama movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best drama movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Todd Haynes, John Crowley & Ronit Elkabetz our new drama genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Not a genre encompasses as much as the ‘drama film’, in that sense we consider it more to a genre that sets it self apart by not really adhering to any other genre. Although an impossible task, we managed to put together this list of great films, of which we have chosen mainly American indie drama movies. Movies made outside of the studios, or with an independent spirt.

New drama movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Please Stand By

    DIRECTOR: Ben Lewin
    CAST: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve

    Dakota Fanning stars as Wendy, a young autistic. Being a die hard 'Trekkie', she is determined to hand in her 500-pages script at Paramount office in Los Angeles. She decides to run away from her home and embarks on a journey. An often funny character portrayal. Read more

    RATING: 77/100

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Best drama movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 drama movies

Best drama movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated drama movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Mommy

    DIRECTOR: Xavier Dolan
    CAST: Anne Dorval Antoine Olivier Pilon Suzanne Clément

    A widowed woman is having troubles raising his violent, difficult son all by herself but she sees hopes when a mysterious neighbour introduces herself to her household. Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 20th, 2015

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  • Still Alice

    DIRECTOR: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
    CAST: Julianne Moore Alec Baldwin Kristen Stewart

    A linguistic professor's life turns tragic when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease; her family's affection and love for her are tried and tested... Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 20th, 2015

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  • Phoenix

    DIRECTOR: Christian Petzold
    CAST: Nina Hoss Ronald Zehrfeld Nina Kunzendorf

    A woman who survives the holocaust but it unfortunately blemishes her beauty and now she sets out to find that if the man she had loved had really maligned her trust in... Read more

    RATING: 73/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 24th, 2015

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  • Gloria

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
    CAST: Paulina García Sergio Hernández Diego Fontecilla

    The story depicts a middle-aged woman living in Santiago, and the truth of her frivolous and whimsical relationship with a former Navy officer whom she meets at random... Read more

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 31st, 2014

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  • The Immigrant

    DIRECTOR: James Gray
    CAST: Marion Cotillard Joaquin Phoenix Jeremy Renner

    A brilliant magician tries to save an immigrant woman who has been tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville, and unite her with her sister who is held in... Read more

    RATING: 66/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 23rd, 2014

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