Top Drama Movies


The Top Drama Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Drama List". Lists are calculated daily.

41. Lawrence of Arabia

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: David Lean
Actors: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Plot: A British officer leads a charge in Africa to discuss politics. While he was once British, is he now part of the African culture he tried to create?

42. Sunset Boulevard

Year of Release: 1950
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson, Erich von Stroheim
Plot: A screenwriter is desperate for a job, when he finds himself in front of a legendary silent film era movie star. He writes script for her, but will it be good enough to make him famous? Or does he even want to be famous?

43. Amadeus

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham ., Elizabeth Berridge, Jeffrey Jones
Plot: Amadeus is an up and coming composer, but the powers that be never allow him to receive recognition, as told by Antonio Salieri, the man who claims he murdered Amadeus.

44. On the Waterfront

Year of Release: 1954
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Elia Kazan
Actors: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger
Plot: A man who is now dock help, used to be a great boxer. As he quarrels with the union bosses

45. Platoon

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker
Plot: A young man is sent to the Vietnam War where he explores the reality of moral dilemmas, friends dying, and searching for a reason for it all.

46. Cool Hand Luke

Year of Release: 1967
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Actors: Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, George Kennedy
Plot: A man who refuses to confrom to prison law is a favorite amongst inmates, but hated by the men who gaurd him.

47. The Pianist

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman
Plot: A Jewish pianist must flee is home country as Germany invades. He is reluctant to flee and struggles to survive because of it.

48. The King's Speech

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Hooper
Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Colin Firth, Timothy Spall
Plot: After his brother abdicates the throne young "Bertie" assumes his place as king, but his stuttering speech lead many to believe he is unfit for the position. Utilizing the talents of speech therapist Lionel Logue, whose unique techniques help him overcome his stuttering, King George VI emerges as a great leader.

49. The Deer Hunter

Year of Release: 1979
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Cimino
Actors: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage
Plot: A bunch of hunting friends must go to Vietnam, who are all from a small town, change, and don't come back the same.

50. Rain Man

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Barry Levinson
Actors: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen
Plot: After his estranged father dies, a young man finds out he has an autistic older brother and takes him on a cross-country journey that will affect both of them.

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