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The Best Streaming Services for Dramas

agoodmovietowatch is a film and TV recommendation website. We aggregate what we call "highly-rated but little-known" titles, in other terms, movies and shows that you haven't yet seen that you will like. 

Naturally, many dramas fall into this category. People often dismiss films that seem sad or sentimental for comedies and easily digestible action films. 

But if like me you are always on the hunt for a good drama, here are the streaming services you should consider subscribing to. 

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With approximately 800 feature films, documentaries, and shorts available on the Library at one time, and a very consistent refreshing of the library in the Now Showing section, Mubi is one of the go-to services for dedicated film buffs who want to be surprised.

Price: $10.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV.

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There's no shortage of big-name Hollywood movies on SHOWTIME. Original programming is all available on-demand, including shows like Homeland, Californication, and Shameless, to name but a few.

Price: $10.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Anrdoid TV, Apple TV, LG TV, Playstation TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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Without about 2,000 films in its collection going as far back as the 1900s, the Criterion Channel is definitely one for the fans of classic and art-house cinema in general. The collection reportedly features movies from 55 different countries, across six continents. Each month, the on-demand library is reorganised with a freshly handpicked set of films becoming available on rotation.

Price: $10.99 per month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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shot from the movieThe Great Beauty (2013)The Great Beauty is a film of superlatives! Originally titled La Grande Bellezza, this movie by Italian star director Paolo Sorrentino is so replete with lush, opulent cinematography, it sometimes borders on sensory overload. Having won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA award […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movie4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)How far would you go to help a friend? The answer to this question might turn out quite differently after you have lived through the 2-hour squalor of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Set in the bleak late-1980s reality of Communist Romania, under the ironclad rule of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Anamaria Marinca […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movieIn the Mood for Love (2000)Called a masterpiece by many and featured on many best-of-the-21st-century lists, Director Wong Kar-wei has created a thing of singular beauty. Every frame is an artwork (painted, as it were, with help of cinematographer Christopher Doyle) in this meticulously and beautifully crafted film about the unrequited love of two people renting adjacent rooms in 1960s […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movieFallen Angels (1995)Wong Kar-wai’s dreamlike masterpiece is a perfect portrayal of the wilderness of a city at night. A hitman trying to get his job done, a woman hunting the prostitute who stole her boyfriend, and a mute who loves his father’s cooking: each of the characters in Fallen Angels is eccentric and interesting in their own […]ON Criterionchannel
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Anyone looking for a solid selection of big-name TV shows and new movie releases probably won't be disappointed.

Starz has an agreement to run all of Sony Pictures' movies as they come out. The platform also has thousands of other movies from a variety of studios including blockbuster action, comedy and drama.

TV shows range from classics with categories including Throwback Cartoons, to Bingeable Series covering thousands of titles.

Price: $8.99 per month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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If you’re a fan of the many great AMC series, you’ll find them all here, as well as additional library content from sister networks BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV, and the complete collections of fellow AMC Networks streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. So it’s safe to say that if you like independent film and award-winning shows, you won’t be disappointed with this bundle.

Price: $8.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Roku.

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shot from the movieVictoria (2015)Much like Berlin’s infamous nightlife, which serves as the backdrop to the plot, this daring German real-time drama will eat you up and spit you out. After leaving a nightclub at 4am, Victoria, a runaway Spanish girl, befriends a gang of four raucous young men, climbing rooftops and drinking beers among the city’s moon-lit streets. […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movieI, Daniel Blake (2016)Revealing the gaps in the social safety net, I, Daniel Blake, is a tale centered around a blue collar worker navigating the welfare system in England. At a time where class and social mobility could not be more politically salient, this film calls into question the notion of the “citizen” and exposes the inaccessibility to […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movieAfter the Wedding (2006)Danish films somehow have a unique approach to emotions that are rarely matched and this Susanne Bier-directed drama is no exception. Its protagonist is Jacob Peterson, a driven idealist played by Mads Mikkelsen, who runs a fledgling orphanage in India. Close to giving up, Peterson returns to Copenhagen to meet a billionaire, who is offering […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movie4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)How far would you go to help a friend? The answer to this question might turn out quite differently after you have lived through the 2-hour squalor of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Set in the bleak late-1980s reality of Communist Romania, under the ironclad rule of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Anamaria Marinca […]ON Amazonamcplus

With shows from other networks from Cartoon Network to CNN, there's a good chance you'll find something that's worth watching. While HBO Max has a lot more to offer than what you'd get on the HBO channel, it also provides all the hits, like Game of Thrones, The Wire or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Price: $14.99 per month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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shot from the movieBlue Valentine (2010)Legend has it that director Derek Cianfrance had the co-stars and co-executive producers Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling live together in the same house for a month in preparation of their roles. The fictional couple they play in Blue Valentine lived in the same house. True or not, this created the harsh proximity, intensity, and […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieYou Can Count on Me (2000)Written and directed by Academy-Award-winning Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York), you can certainly count on the qualities of this subtle, beautiful, and moving drama about two siblings growing apart and reuniting later in life. An Academy-Award-nominated Laura Linney plays Sammy, a single mother in a small town who is extremely […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieSuccessionSuccession centers in on a global mega-corporation called Waystar RoyCo (based loosely on Disney) and the Roy family that runs it, who might also evoke parallels to other well-known real-world dynasties. Following the declining health of Logan Roy, the pater familias played by Brian Cox, the company’s heir apparent Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) sees himself […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieIn the Mood for Love (2000)Called a masterpiece by many and featured on many best-of-the-21st-century lists, Director Wong Kar-wei has created a thing of singular beauty. Every frame is an artwork (painted, as it were, with help of cinematographer Christopher Doyle) in this meticulously and beautifully crafted film about the unrequited love of two people renting adjacent rooms in 1960s […]ON Hbomax
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With over 100 live TV channels, including ESPN and BeIN, Fubo TV is first and foremost for sports fans. But as it expands, it's including channels and movies that appeal to a wider audience.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Channels available: 93 channels

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku.

Hulu with Live TV is an obvious choice if you already have Hulu On-Demand, as you'll get to keep all your payment information and history, interact with a similar interface, and get a Live TV service without much effort.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Channels available: 74 channels

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Xbox.

If you like recording your shows, AT&T does not give you unlimited DVR like Youtube TV, but it gives you the almost next best thing: 500 hours of storage. Also, if you live with a big family, AT&T allows up to 20 streams at the same time. If you get the box, having a custom remote allows for an easier and faster navigation.

Price: $59.99 per month

Channels available: 68 channels

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV.

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If you're a fan of TV shows, then Hulu has a lot to offer, with a pretty comprehensive list of popular shows from major networks, including classic sitcoms, as well as children's programs like Sesame Street. Hulu is also acclaimed for its ace original programming, with hit shows from comedies like The Mindy Project to dystopian dramas like Handmaid's Tale.

Price: $5.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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