Top Drama Movies


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

41. There Will Be Blood

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor
Plot: During the early oil discovery days, a Texas farmer discovers oil only to be swallowed by its greed.

42. Rashômon

Year of Release: 1950
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura
Plot: A crime is told from four different points of view, through different people - but which version is the truth?

43. Lawrence of Arabia

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.2 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?

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. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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.

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. 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.

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