10 Tear-Jerking Netflix Dramas To Keep You Hooked This Weekend
Prestige drama is more of an HBO specialty, but don't think for a minute that Netflix got nothing to offer in the tearjerker department!
1. Maid (2021)
Meet Alex, a single mother struggling to make ends meet as a housemaid. Life isn't easy, especially with a young daughter, Maddy, to care for. Alex's journey is a heart-wrenching mix of emotions, as she faces domestic abuse, poverty, and the challenges of motherhood. But in the chaos, there's hope. Friends like Regina, a fellow maid, provide support, and love blossoms in unexpected places. Can Alex find her footing amidst life's ups and downs?
2. After Life (2019-2021)
Life takes you by surprise, and for Tony, a journalist, it's an all-consuming grief after his wife's death. All he has left? Footage of her, asking him to be kind. But Tony's kindness is a tough facade, masking pain. In the quaint town of Tambury, quirky colleagues and a dog named Brandi force Tony to reevaluate life. There are layers to Tony's story, each peeling back to reveal the heart of a man learning to live again.
3. Virgin River (2019-present)
Nurse practitioner Mel Monroe seeks solace and escape in the remote town of Virgin River. A fresh start? Perhaps, but it's not that easy. Romance with a local bar owner, Jack, and a developing friendship with the curmudgeonly Doc Mullins open doors to new chapters in her life. But the past always catches up, doesn't it? There's heartbreak, secrets, and redemption in this story of a woman finding herself amidst nature's beauty.
4. The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Ready for a haunting tale? Step into the world of Dani, an American au pair, hired to care for two orphans in a grand English estate. Bly Manor, however, is not what it seems. The children, Flora and Miles, exhibit peculiar behavior. From spirits to past traumas, Dani's job is anything but ordinary. What are the secrets of Bly Manor? Tune in to find out, but beware of what lurks in the shadows.
5. Unbelievable (2019)
Real-life stories can be stranger than fiction, and Unbelievable brings one such tale to the screen. Marie, a teenager, reports a rape, but the system fails her. She's accused of lying, and her life unravels. Across states, detectives Grace and Karen connect the dots on a series of assaults. Can they catch the perpetrator and bring justice to the victims? It's a gripping chase that will have you on the edge of your seat.
6. Unorthodox (2020)
Escape is never easy, and for Esther "Esty" Shapiro, it's a journey from a strict Hasidic community in Brooklyn to a new life in Berlin. Esty's path is fraught with challenges: a loveless marriage, stifling traditions, and the weight of expectations. But freedom beckons, and so does a chance at a music scholarship. Her husband, Yanky, and his cousin, Moishe, are hot on her trail. Can Esty find her voice amidst the echoes of her past?
7. 13 Reasons Why (2017-2020)
A high school, a mystery, and a set of tapes that send shockwaves through a community. Welcome to the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who leaves behind cassette tapes explaining the reasons for her suicide. Clay Jensen, a classmate and crush, listens, unravelling the truth piece by piece. Through the tapes, he explores the dark corners of their school and the secrets of its students. Who's on the tapes, and why? There's a reason for every tape, and each one holds a piece of the puzzle.
8. Pieces of Her (2022)
Laura, an ordinary woman in an ordinary town, becomes the unexpected hero when she thwarts a shooting at a diner. But her heroics unearth a dark past, revealing secrets she's kept hidden for decades. Her daughter, Andy, is caught in the whirlwind of her mother's past, facing dangers that were meant to stay buried. Through a series of twists and turns, the mother-daughter duo confronts a violent conspiracy that spans continents. Can they piece together the truth amidst the chaos?
9. The Sinner (2017-2021)
Crimes aren't always what they seem, and The Sinner proves just that. Detective Harry Ambrose delves into complex cases, unearthing the reasons behind heinous acts. From Cora, a seemingly ordinary woman who commits a shocking crime, to Julian, a boy with a troubled past, Ambrose uncovers the darkest corners of human nature. Each season brings a new sinner, a new story, and a new puzzle for Ambrose to solve. But the question remains: why did they do it?
10. BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
BoJack Horseman, a washed-up 90s TV star horse, is living in a world of humans and anthropomorphic creatures. But there's a catch: BoJack is deep in a rut, haunted by his past. Enter Diane, his ghostwriter, to help him pen a memoir. Little does BoJack know, this book will stir up old ghosts. But wait! His agent, Princess Carolyn, and freeloading friend, Todd, bring their own brand of chaos. If you never thought adult animated series can be heart-wrenching, BoJack Horseman is here with a message for you, and it's an angsty one.