The Best Drama Movies

by nathaliebazinga | created - 28 Aug 2017 | updated - 13 Sep 2017 | Public

I am not into drama movies a lot, but when I choose one I choose it for life.

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1. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 101,345 | Gross: $2.53M

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 424,407 | Gross: $17.74M

3. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 46,918 | Gross: $2.27M

4. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

Votes: 32,802 | Gross: $1.03M

5. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 229,914 | Gross: $64.58M

6. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt

Votes: 81,503 | Gross: $1.88M

7. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 124,261 | Gross: $1.74M

8. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 32,808 | Gross: $0.64M

9. Some Dogs Bite (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A 14-year-old leads his two half-brothers (one older, one an infant) on a journey to find and live as a family with his father after their mother dies.

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aaron Taylor, Michelle Asante, Mandeep Dhillon

Votes: 312

10. Tears for Sale (2008)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. ... See full summary »

Director: Uros Stojanovic | Stars: Katarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Stefan Kapicic, Nenad Jezdic

Votes: 2,201

11. Happiness Runs (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

24 Metascore

A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Sherman | Stars: Joni Barth, Kirsten Berman, Mark Boone Junior, Joseph Castanon

Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Citizen Gangster (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

Director: Nathan Morlando | Stars: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross

Votes: 4,026

13. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 19,809

14. Wrecked (2010)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive.

Director: Michael Greenspan | Stars: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins, Adrian G. Griffiths

Votes: 14,360 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,200 | Gross: $3.13M

16. The Road Within (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

31 Metascore

A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

Director: Gren Wells | Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Robert Patrick

Votes: 12,850

17. Matchstick Men (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

Votes: 118,290 | Gross: $36.91M

18. Return to Sender (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

23 Metascore

A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.

Director: Fouad Mikati | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim

Votes: 10,929

19. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 933,166 | Gross: $19.50M

20. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 161,089 | Gross: $5.88M

21. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 289,686 | Gross: $22.86M

22. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 101,984 | Gross: $2.28M



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