Looking for the best drama movies for teens on Netflix for those nights when you just need a good sappy story or cry? Check out our top picks now streaming!

Top 5 Drama Movies Streaming on Netflix

Looking for the best drama movies for teens on Netflix for those nights when you just need a good sappy story or cry? Check out our top picks now streaming!

Sometimes you just want to chill out on your couch with a box of tissues and have a good cry while watching the best drama movies for teens on Netflix. Hey, we’ve all been there! If you’re feeling the need for girl time with sappy love stories or powerful story lines, check out our picks and fill up your streaming list!

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Best Drama Movies for Teens on Netflix

If I Stay– If I Stay is a 2014 romantic drama film, based on the novel by Gayle Forman, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach and Aisha Hinds. At one point, Mia thought the only hard decision in her life was either to follow her musical dreams or follow a path to be with her true love. After she ends up in coma from a car accident, she has an out-of-body experience. This leaves her with the decision on whether to live or die, which will ultimately decide her future and her fate.

Twilight– Twilight is a 2008 romance fantasy film that is the first of 5 films in the saga: New Moon was in 2009, Eclispe was in 2010, Breaking Dawn Part 1 was in 2011 and Breaking Dawn Part 2 was in 2012. It stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. Bella is a human girl who moves to a small town with her dad. Little does she know how much her life will change when she meets the mysterious Edward. She knows Edward is hiding a secret but has no idea the truth, he is a vampire. While anyone else would have ran the other way, but Bella isn’t afraid. However, the young lovers realize that their relationship won’t be all love and romance.

Footloose- Footloose is a 2011 musical dance film that is a 1984 remake and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid and Miles Teller. Ren moves to Boston with his aunt and uncle after his mother dies. He finds life in a small town much different than Boston. The town forbids dancing since an accident that occurred a few years ago, an accident that killed five teenagers. However, Ren challenges this ban while falling in love with Ariel, the daughter of the minister in town.

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Cyberbully Originally an ABC Family drama movie, Cyberbully is a must-see, especially during National Bullying Awareness Month. The film is part drama, part mystery and centers around a British teen, forced to do the bidding of a hacker or face having compromising photos of herself released to the world. ABC Family actually worked with Seventeen magazine to help make the film, with an overall goal of “deleting digital drama.”

The Pregnancy Project: This teen drama on Netflix tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who made it her senior class project to find out how people treat the subject teenage pregnancy. How? By pretending to be pregnant! It’s an interesting look at how far (or not far) society has come in its treatment of teenagers who find themselves pregnant at young ages. 

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These 5 great drama movies for teens on Netflix are perfect for those nights when you want to sit on your couch and mellow out with your closest friends, or just enjoy a night in alone!

What are your favorite drama movies for teens on Netflix? Tell us in the comments!

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44 thoughts on “Top 5 Drama Movies Streaming on Netflix

  1. I’ve seen every one of these movies, except for the Pregnancy Project…that one doesn’t look familiar to me. ‘If I Stay’ was a tear jerker for me, and made me want to read the books associated with the movie – I haven’t yet, but I want to.

  2. I had no idea there was a Footloose remake. I used to LOVE that movie back in the day, so I will check this one out.

  3. I have always wanted to see “If I Stay”. That one looks good! Footloose (sad to say) that I have not seen yet and really need to!

  4. I swear my niece only invites me to movies that we will cry through, and that’s what I got with If I Stay. It was a great movie though. And I still like the Twilight movies myself.

  5. Drama is one of my favourite movie genres but I havent seen many of these movies! Now have my next few movie nights sorted 🙂

  6. YES YES YES on Twilight!! I may in my early 30’s but that is one of my fave book series/movies!! HA!!

  7. I don’t have teens, yet. Oh boy, I will have to get up to speed soon though because my oldest just turned 10. I am vaguely remembering that a remake of Footloose had been done. I don’t know that anyone could do Kevin Bacon’s role justice though ; )

  8. I’ve been on Tream Netflix for about three months now. I’ve enjoyed the viewing selection and while I don’t have teens the kids have enjoyed the kid options as well.

  9. I’ve never seen any of these movies… what in the world. lol. I guess I need to broaden my horizons!

  10. If I Stay was a good movie. But my favorite by far is Footloose. The original is my fav but the remake was pretty decent.

  11. Twilight! I know I’m no longer a teen, but I love the series and have seen all of them many times. And I don’t think I’ll get tired of watching them over and over again. 🙂

  12. I think I’d like to see Cyber Bully. It’s a great time to be showing it too, since everyone is online.

  13. Oh my goodness our teen daughter is a Twilight fanatic! Whenever I see the first one I know we are in for a few hours of vampires and werewolves. Binge watching the movie series seems like a favorite activity for her and her friends for sure!

  14. I am going to have to see what all are on Canadian netflix. I want to see that cyberbully movie. I think it would be great for my kids to see too.

  15. I don’t have Netflix anymore. I was just thinking the other day that I cannot wait til my daughter is old enough to watch the Twilight movies. I am beyond obsessed.

  16. I’ve read If I Stay and the movie was great too and yes, Twilight of course!! Cyberbully and The Teen Pregnancy Project sounds very interesting, I have to look in these two. I love programs/films that raise awareness.

  17. Cyberbulling is such an important topic. That is a show I would like to watch with our teen. Great list you’ve created here, by the way!

  18. None of my kids are of age yet to watch these. With that being said, my wife would more than likely really enjoy these. Thanks for the list!!

  19. These movies all sound good. I think I’d heard about If I Stay (both the book and movie) but haven’t read or seen it. The Pregnancy Project sounds like such a great movie too.

  20. I will have to tell my older daughter about these. We have seen the pregnancy project but not the other ones.

  21. Last year, I randomly checked out If I Stay at the library. Little did I know at the time that there was a movie in the works! I can understand why, because the book is really good.

  22. I am totally checking out Cyberbully! This is a very pertinent issue with teens these days and I have two of them at home now. The list is a really good resource, thanks!

  23. Is it bad that I’m like 100 years old and I lie all these movies lol… Great list!

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