Don’t Worry Darling and the 13 best dramas on Netflix right now (September 2023)

Don't Worry Darling starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, released in theaters September 23, 2022, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Don't Worry Darling starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, released in theaters September 23, 2022, Warner Bros. Pictures. /
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Boy Erased

Boy Erased is a devastating biographical drama film based on Garrad Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name. In his memoir, Conley writes about growing up in a fundamentalist family that enrolled him in a conversion therapy program after he was outed while attending college.

You’d think barbaric practices like conversion therapy would be outlawed in this day and age, but unfortunately, it’s still very much legal in many countries around the world and even in places within the United States. That’s why movies like Boy Erased are important.

Lucas Hedges delivers a stellar performance as a young gay teen named Jared Eamons, the son of conservative parents, including his small town’s Baptist pastor. After being outed, Jared’s parents, played by Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, pressure him into attending a conversion therapy program.

Boy Erased is often heartbreaking, so it’s not a casual movie night pick. It can be overly sentimental at times, but it packs an emotional wallop. Hedges’ outstanding work helps anchor the movie, and he even outshines some of the film’s more famous actors.

How to stream Boy Erased: Watch the movie on Netflix

Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Cherry Jones, Flea, and Russell Crowe