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Best Drama Movies

  • Reign Over Me

    Reign Over Me (R, 2007)

    Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows
    A man, who lost his family in the Sept. 11th attacks and has never recovered from his grief, runs in... read moreto his former college roommate who is determined to help his ex-roomie come to grips with his loss.
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      fb100000570202513: . Sandler shows off dramatic acting abilities for the second time (first time was in Punch-Drunk Love, third time being
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb653277564: It's a competent drama that pushes above average thanks to Cheadle and Sandler's chemistry. Sandler pulls a career st
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb1008742212: . Sandler and Cheadle are the greatest dramatic duo I've seen in ages. Jada Pinkett Smith also provided a good supporting part.
      Also, a lar
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • Seven Pounds

    Seven Pounds (PG-13, 2008)

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
    Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret, embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by... read more forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
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      fb602285233: . At times you will feel weaked by its over bearing seriousness.

      Its not exactly a romance or drama but mostly just a story with a strong message and a beautiful meassage. A message of self less
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000438498185: Don't look at the 26% percent from movie critics, this film deserves better than that, a great drama film! Touching!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100004228332889: Will Smith drama. One of his top dramas behind the Pursuit of Happyness! Superb film
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road (R, 2008)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn
    Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Men... read moredes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb629629583: .... The film itself was a good psychological drama. Who likes that will be happy ....
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb566671331
      fb566671331: ... Keeps you expecting things to happen like action or horror movies... Yet it stays as drama .... Originally thought it worth 4 stars, but after seeing the making of; there is a lot in th
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb544798571: . The score is good too and reminiscent of road to perditions great score. Its an all round classy drama that wont exactly leave you feeling smiley and chirpy but there are plenty of films out there
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Life as a House

    Life as a House (R, 2001)

    Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen
    Kevin Kline stars as George, a down-on-his-luck architect in this tearjerker from Irwin Winkler (At ... read moreFirst Sight, Guilty By Suspicion). A disdainful local character who draws disapproval from the community, particularly his neighbor played by Mary Steenburgen, George sets out to change his life after suddenly losing his longtime job and discovering he's terminally ill (he has cancer). Attempting to reconnect with his estranged and troubled son, Sam (Hayden Christiansen), George endeavors to spend the summer they have together building his dream home by the sea. The laborious process leads to the rebuilding of dissipated relationships, the birth of new ones, and all-around healing. ~ Rachel Deahl, Rovi
    • limoradalloway
      limoradalloway: . The characters were too wooden to construct a proper, emotional drama.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • chrisandscruffy
      chrisandscruffy: A moving drama, that can put a tear in almost anyone's eye. This movie made Hayden Christensen a star.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • ambients
      ambients: Great people-in-broken-families drama with the usual "family is all you have" message. Kevin Kline is great and i can actually say t
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Babel

    Babel (R, 2006)

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza
    The tragic aftermath of human carelessness travels around the world in this multi-narrative drama fr... read moreom filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. Richard (Brad Pitt) and Susan (Cate Blanchett) are a couple from the United States who have traveled to Morocco in Northern Africa on a vacation after the death of one of their children has sent Susan into a deep depression. Richard and Susan's other two children have been left in the care of Amelia (Adriana Barraza), their housekeeper. Amelia is originally from Mexico, and her oldest son is getting married in Tijuana. Unable to find someone who can watch the kids, or to obtain permission to take the day off, Amelia takes the children with her as she travels across the border for the celebration. Around the same time, in Morocco a poor farmer buys a hunting rifle, and he gives it to his sons to scare off the predatory animals that have been thinning out their goat herd. The boys decide to test the weapon's range by shooting at a bus far away; the shot hits Susan in the shoulder, and soon she's bleeding severely, while police are convinced the attack is the work of terrorists. In Japan, Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi) is a teenage deaf-mute whose mother recently committed suicide. This despairing, confused girl experiences such rage and frustration that she causes her volleyball team to lose a match, and later yanks her underwear off and begins exposing herself to boys in a crowded restaurant. Chieko's father then struggles to reach past the emotional distance which separates him and his daughter. Babel earned Alejandro González Iñárritu the prize for Best Director at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • amstel
      amstel: 4 dramas em diferentes partes do mundo, conectados pela globalização. A transição de um drama pro outr
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • bohdave
      bohdave: Engaging drama that breaks down the walls of culture, language and race to bring together four different, but
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1201562230
      fb1201562230: very good current event drama as it relates to our rapidly changing society. With very good cultural relativity.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Brothers

    Brothers (R, 2009)

    Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins Jr.
    Jim Sheridan's film, adapted from Susanne Bier's 2004 movie, concerns Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Magu... read moreire), a Marine who receives orders to ship out for yet another tour of duty in Afghanistan. But before he leaves his supportive wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his two elementary-school-age daughters, Sam picks up his black sheep brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finished a prison stretch for robbing a bank. While overseas, Sam's aircraft gets shot down and he's thought dead. Back home, irresponsible Tommy gets his act together in order to be an anchor for Grace and the girls, and the two grow emotionally -- though not physically -- close. As the family finally begins to make peace with their grief, soldiers rescue POW Sam and he returns home. Sam's experiences overseas have caused him such emotional turmoil, he has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life, and soon his fear and paranoia manifest themselves in the form of jealousy for his brother's relationship with his wife. Sam Shepard and Mare Winningham co-star as the brothers' father and stepmother. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb590635421: A trio of great performances carry this war drama. At first, I thought Tobey Maguire was miscast as Sam, a marine captain and family man who lea
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
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      fb1368713598: .
      Nominated for two Golden Globes because of the excellent acting, this drama is one of the best films of 2009.
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
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      fb1069932169: . Many cliches are apparent, but the drama of the story and the incredible acting from everyone (especially the kids) really helps keep t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile (R, 1999)

    Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell
    Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (199... read more4), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100001050230219: ing characters are a little two-dimensional, but 'The Green Mile' is an incredibly effective prison drama with terrific performances and a script that deals with grief in an innovative and emotionally
      Reviewed 52 days days ago
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      fb516314239: . It's genre is a drama and it's a definite must-see.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      fb850420544: . Great drama with the ever dependable Tom Hanks and the introduction of Michael Clark Duncan to the film bu
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Street Kings

    Street Kings (R, 2008)

    Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer
    In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of d... read moreuty to keep the streets safe receives a startling wake-up call that leaves him convinced he can no longer employ the tactics that made him so effective in his work. LAPD veteran Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) has borne personal witness to the worst that the streets have to offer, and when his partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews), is killed the violence strikes a bit too close to home. Now Ludlow is on a mission to bring his partner's killer to justice, though Captain Walker (Forest Whitaker) is concerned that the hotheaded detective is taking the case too personally. Now, as Captain Walker attempts to convince Ludlow to work within the confines of the law, Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie) begins following the vengeful lawman's every move. In order to accomplish his mission, Ludlow recruits fresh-faced Robbery Homicide Detective Diskant (Chris Evans) to trace Washington's killers through the winding streets of Los Angeles. Later, when Ludlow and Diskant come face to face with the remorseless cop killers, they must chose between upholding the law and seeking bitter vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1211857879: It has the makings of looking like a moderately made cop action/drama, but honestly I felt no reason why anyone would care for this character! He's obviously racist
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
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      fb813389394: es are fine, as is the direction; just don't expect anything more than a slightly above-average cop drama and you'll enjoy Street Kings. The movie is definitely for mature audiences who can stomach so
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb536320796
      fb536320796: A dirty cop drama which is fairly intriguing and a good fun watch
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian (PG-13, 2006)

    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown
    After the death of his teammates during a mission off the coast of Alaska, veteran Coast Guard searc... read moreh and rescue specialist Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is given the task of training the next generation of Coast Guard swimmers.
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      fb100001513380747: . Furthermore, it seems that Ashton Kutcher probably performed his best in this really good drama to enjoy. (B+)

      (Full review coming soon)
      Reviewed 26 days days ago
    • fb706126272
      fb706126272: Nice action/drama story..felt like the old Costner was at his best like before. His performance saves the movie.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • dylanramirez
      dylanramirez: . It made me really appreciate the coast guard. Edge of your seat drama. Highly recommend it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Sunshine Cleaning

    Sunshine Cleaning (R, 2009)

    Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
    A thirtysomething single mother whose boundless potential was squandered through a series of failed ... read morerelationships and a misguided effort to help her younger sister succeed in life finds the fruits of her labors finally coming together in director Christine Jeffs' dark family comedy. Back in high school, the future looked pretty bright for Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams); not only was she the cheerleading captain, but she was also dating the star quarterback. Flash forward a little over a decade, and Rose is working overtime in hopes of getting her son into a better school. Her sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their father, Joe (Alan Arkin), a failed salesman whose penchant for jumping into get-rich-quick schemes has left the family without a financial net to fall back on. Rose may be down, but she certainly isn't out, and when she hatches a plan to launch a crime-scene cleanup business, the money starts rolling in. Sure, cleaning up murder scenes and suicide sites may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but death is a fairly profitable business, and as the phone keeps ringing, Rose and Norah finally begin to experience the closeness of sisterhood that has eluded them all these years while also providing their family with true security. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1296503061
      fb1296503061: Effective drama-comedy that's a perfect follow-up and companion piece to Little Miss Sunshine.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1021665455
      fb1021665455: A sweet drama that explores how we deal with what life throws at us.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • MrMarakai
      MrMarakai: . What a shame, as this well crafted 'dramady' has quality all it's own.
      In Albuquerque, N.M., struggling single mum Rose Lorkowski (Amy
      Reviewed 3 years days ago