Top Drama Movies


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

51. City of God ( Cidade de Deus )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva
Plot: Growing up in the same town, two boys take life differently in Rio de Janeiro. One becomes a successful photography and the other a drug dealer while their lives continue to pass as they grow older.

52. Bicycle Thieves ( Ladri di biciclette )

Year of Release: 1949
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Actors: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda
Plot: An unemployed man of 2 years is finally given a job which requires a bicycle. He pawns his way to receive a bicycle only to have it stolen on his first day of work.

53. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wes Anderson
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan
Plot: Between WWI and WWII, Gustave H works as a legendary concierge at one of Europe's finest hotels. During his tenure he creates a life-long friend in a lobby boy, Zero Moustafa.

54. The Dark Knight Rises

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
Plot: Eight years after the fall of The Joker and Harvey Dent, Gotham City is quiet, peaceful - but all that is about to change. Bane has arrived and plans a campaign of terror that will push the city to its limit. Batman will once again take the mantle of hero in order to save his city.

55. Paths of Glory

Year of Release: 1957
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready
Plot: During World War I, soldiers refuse to fight as it appears certain death. The superior military decides to make an example out of them while one man (Douglas) defends them.

56. Lives of Others, The ( Leben der Anderen, Das )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Actors: Ulrich Mhe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Martina Gedeck
Plot: Focuses on the spying aspect of the former East Germany

57. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Year of Release: 1939
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Frank Capra
Actors: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold
Plot: A young man is appointed to the US Senate where he battles for what he knows is right, although it brings him down mentally.

58. A Beautiful Mind

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Ed Harris
Plot: A genius mathematician takes a job as a code breaker during the cold war where he recluses himself to those around him, including his wife.

59. Seventh Seal, The ( Det Sjunde inseglet )

Year of Release: 1958
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Fantasy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Inga Landgre, Bengt Ekerot
Plot: During the black plague a man is introduced to the Grim Reaper where he questions the existence of God and life in general.

60. Life is Beautiful ( vita bella, La )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roberto Benigni
Actors: Nicoletta Braschi, Roberto Benigni, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
Plot: A man uses his humor to try and break the ice with his son in a Nazi death camp.

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