Top Drama Movies


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

61. Nuovo cinema Paradiso

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Italian
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Actors: Marco Leonardi, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli
Plot: A movie buff falls remembers his past when he spent time with his towns projectionist.

62. The Night of the Hunter

Year of Release: 1955
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Charles Laughton
Actors: Robert Mitchum, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Lillian Gish
Plot: Two young children who are basically left alone meet a killer posing as a preacher who is after their stack of their father's cash.

63. Heat

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Mann
Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore
Plot: As two men face each other on opposite sides (one a thief, one an officer) they battle for ground as they explore the streets of L.A.

64. Pan's Labyrinth ( laberinto del fauno, El )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Actors: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Plot: A WWII inspired story of an imaginative young girl who is forced to move onto a small military outpost with her mother. She creates a world of fairies and fawns to escape the unhappiness in her life.

65. Room

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Actors: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus
Plot: Explores the relationship between a mother and son as she raises him while confined to a 10x10 room and what happens when they finally get out.

66. Ben-Hur

Year of Release: 1959
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet
Plot: A Prince is accused of a crime he didn't commit and is betrayed by the ones he knows as he is sent into slavery. He rises to the top to gain his revenge.

67. Hunt, The ( Jagten )

Year of Release: 2013
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Danish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Alexandra Rapaport
Plot: A lonely teacher, struggling to gain custody of his son, finds his entire world crashing down around him after being accused by a student of sexual molestation and finds everyone in his life turning against him.

68. Slumdog Millionaire

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Actors: Mia Drake, Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto
Plot: An orphan from the slums is one question short of winning 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" when he is whisked away by police who suspect him of cheating. By telling the story of his life, he explains every answer he has given - but there is much more than money on his mind.

69. The Graduate

Year of Release: 1967
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mike Nichols
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton
Plot: A young man, entering the real world meets the sultry wife of his father's business partner, only to fall in love with her daughter.

70. The Help

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tate Taylor
Actors: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard
Plot: In 1960s Mississippi, a young woman returns to her small town determined to make it as a writer but when she begins interviewing black women who have spent their lives working for prominent families, it causes an uproar in the community.

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