Best new indie Drama movies in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest drama movies in 2021 and the best drama movies of 2020 & the 2010's. Top drama movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New drama movies in 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Blue Bayou

    DIRECTOR: Justin Chon
    CAST: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander & Mark O'Brien
    Antonio LeBlanc is a Korean refugee who finds himself being adopted in America. Growing up in the bayous of Louisiana, he tries to make a life for himself and establish a family with his wife, Kathy, and his stepdaughter, Jessie. This American life, however, is threatened when his citizenship is called into question. With the threat of deportation, Antonio finds his mind lingering back to the past where some dark secrets come back to haunt him once more. Written and directed by Justin Chon (Gook, Ms. Purple), this somber drama about the American experience debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and stars Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Linh Dan Pham, Sydney Kowalske, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Emory Cohen. Read more

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  • Nowhere Special

    DIRECTOR: Uberto Pasolini
    CAST: James Norton, Daniel Lamont & Eileen O'Higgins
    John doesn’t have much as a window cleaner and father. While John may only be thirty-five, he doesn’t have long to live. Realizing his time on this planet is limited, he tries to find a place for his three-year-old son. John’s goal is to both find the right family to raise his boy as well as protect his son from learning the truth about his terminal illness. It’s not going to be easy as John struggles to find just the right way to say goodbye. Written and directed by Uberto Pasolini (Machan, Still Life), this somber drama premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and stars James Norton and Daniel Lamont. Read more

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  • The Lost Daughter

    DIRECTOR: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    CAST: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson & Jessie Buckley
    A college professor is hoping for some rest and relaxation on her vacation to the beach in Italy. What she finds instead of a dark confrontation with her own troubled past. Sinister secrets are unearthed when her trip leads to her meeting another woman and her daughter. Early motherhood becomes a painful memory that the professor would rather remain buried. Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, this psychological drama debuted at the 78th Venice International Film Festival where it won the award for Best Screenplay and stars Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen ,Paul Mescal, and Ed Harris. Read more

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  • My Salinger Year

    DIRECTOR: Philippe Falardeau
    CAST: Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver & Douglas Booth
    Joanna (Margaret Qualley) is an aspiring writer of the 1990s who is seeking a means of breaking into the industry while working for literary agent Phyllis Westberg. She may receive the advice of a lifetime when she stumbles onto the agency’s biggest client: J. D. Salinger. Having become involved in answering Salinger’s fan mail, she soon finds herself swept up in the unique world of writing in this intriguing drama based on the memoir of Joanna Rakoff and directed by Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie). Read more

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Best drama movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated drama movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
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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.