This weekend, immerse yourself in a cathartic cry with five essential heartwrenching drama films on Netflix.
Netflix houses plenty of emotionally charged stories that tug at the heartstrings. The recently released Good Grief by Dan Levy is just the latest addition to this collection. So, we have curated this list of gutwrenching dramas in our ongoing essential binges series.
You get to navigate the spectrum of love, loss, and life with these films that stand out as both raw and relatable. So, grab your tissues, settle in, and let the tears flow as you immerse yourself in these unforgettable tales about the resilience of the human spirit.
Here are five essential heartwrenching drama films to binge on Netflix this weekend.
Five essential films to binge on Netflix this weekend:
Good Grief (2023)
Directed by Dan Levy, Good Grief follows the story of an artist mourning the loss of his husband. He embarks on a soul-searching journey to Paris with his two closest friends. Directed and written by Levy in his feature directorial debut, Good Grief delves into the complexities of grief, unravelling messy secrets and hard truths.
Starring Levy himself, along with Ruth Negga and Himesh Patel, the film explores the healing power of friendship amidst profound loss.
Kapoor & Sons (2016)
Directed by Shakun Batra, Kapoor & Sons is a family drama that delves into the intricacies of relationships and the facade of perfection. As the Kapoor family reunites after years, buried conflicts resurface, and hidden wounds reopen.
The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Rajat Kapoor. It is a poignant reflection on the dynamics of family ties.
Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is an intense exploration of the pursuit of greatness in the world of music. The film follows the tumultuous relationship between a talented young drummer (Miles Teller) and an uncompromising music instructor (J.K. Simmons).
Through its electrifying performances and riveting storyline, Whiplash captures how the relentless pursuit of perfection and the sacrifices made in its name can leave a profound impact on who we are.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Swades is a soul-stirring drama that follows an NRI (Shah Rukh Khan) who returns to India in search of his roots.
The film explores the challenges faced by rural communities and the transformative power of individual actions. Swades, starring Shah Rukh Khan, is a heartfelt journey of self-discovery and the greater purpose we search for in life.
Three of Us (2023)
Three of Us is an Indian drama directed by Avinash Arun. The film revolves around Shailaja Desai (Shefali Shah), diagnosed with dementia, as she embarks on a poignant journey to revisit her childhood and confront a traumatic past.
Travelling with her husband (Swanand Kirkire), she meets her childhood sweetheart (Jaideep Ahlawat) in Vengurla, a small town along the Konkan coastline, in her quest to find forgiveness and closure.