Best Drama Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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US directors Ethan (L) and Joel Coen hold their Oscars for Achievement in Directing as well as Adapted Screenplay for ‘No Country for Old Men’ at the 80th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
US directors Ethan (L) and Joel Coen hold their Oscars for Achievement in Directing as well as Adapted Screenplay for ‘No Country for Old Men’ at the 80th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images) /

No. 7 – No Country for Old Men (2007)

Written by: Joel and Ethan Coen (screenplay)/Cormac McCarthy (novel)

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen

Starring Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Woody Harrelson, and Kelly Macdonald

Taking place in Texas in the 1980s, No Country for Old Men follows Llewelyn Moss (Brolin), who finds a briefcase full of money and what looks like a drug deal gone bad in the middle of the desert. Llewelyn soon finds out that he’s being hunted by a hitman (Bardem) sent to retrieve the money, and a sheriff (Jones) trying to get to the bottom of the murders. Llewelyn begins to play a dangerous cat and mouse game with his two adversaries, all the while trying to get he and his wife (Macdonald) to safety.

This is a break from the usual Coen brothers movie, with a much darker tone and story to tell. However, this is arguably their best film to date, and a must-watch for those looking for an excellent crime drama. The movie is great just from the directing and acting skills of Brolin and Jones’ characters, but it’s shot into the stratosphere of all-time movies with Javier Bardem’s Oscar-winning performance as the hitman, Anton Chigurh. Your eyes are glued to his performance throughout, and this movie couldn’t be recommended any higher for those looking for a taught thriller with an intriguing idea. Be prepared for some serious twists.