What are the best drama movies?

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    #1Gandhi

    Gandhi

    Gandhi is a British-Indian historical drama film directed by Richard Attenborough and released in 1983. The film covers the life of Gandhi, played by Ben Kingsley, from 1893 to his assassination and funeral in 1948.

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    Jesse Ford
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "truly a remarkable film about one of the all time great leaders of our world. This is a story that is sure to captivate and enthrall as you learn about the incredible life of this remarkable man. It goes through lots of his life events in great detail and is very well written and acted, i cannot say enough. it is a masterpiece."
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    #2The Godfather

    The Godfather

    The Godfather tells the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the Italian-American in the 40s. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of Mario Puzo which won three Oscar awards and seven nominations. 

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    Jessica Guerrero
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "I loved this movie the first time I watched it and every other time since. I love the whole trilogy. It's one of the first trilogies where the sequel is as good as the original too. I love all the characters and the drama and the action in it. Kind of an inside look on what crime families are all about. A must see in my opinion."
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    #3Gladiator

    Gladiator

    Gladiator is a historical film directed by Ridley Scott. The film was released in 2000 and features Russell Crowe as the Roman General Maximus and Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus. Its runtime is 155 minutes - 171 minutes extended.

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    Lawrence Young
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "i have always enjoyed this movie"
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    #4The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the Stephen King short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

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    Mark Jacobs
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "This Academy Award-winning movie is easily the greatest adaptation of a Stephen King novel to date, and easily stands in and of itself as a great film. Its basic premise is about a man who is wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife and her secret lover, the trials and tribulations he faces, the people he meets, the friends he makes, and ultimately how to persist even in the worst of situations. This is an emotionally powerful film, with excellent performances from the entire cast, most notably Morgan Freeman in quite possibly the greatest role of his entire career. This is a definite must-watch."
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    #5Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.

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    Crystal Armstrong
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "Schindler's List is a classic movie for a reason. It is dramatic, heartbreaking, and eyeopening. It is easily one of Spielberg's best movies. The story of the survivors is graphic but realistic. It is in black and white, which some people may not like, but I think it adds to the drama of the movie. "
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    #6The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 sci-fi and fantasy movie written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.  

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    John Carter
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "I am, mfamiliar with Toro works. I like his works. I did niot see film but based ion ratings of 4 and comments I wukld lead toa four as I am not sure how high up the drama scale it travels "
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    #7Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane was the first movie directed by Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made. Based on the life of media tycoon William Randolph-Hearst, Citizen Kane tells the story of a media Emperor and his life, but what changed movie story was its script, its filming and the whole movie as a piece of narrative art.

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    Andrea Morrison
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "One of the best films of all time! I love dramas and this surpassed my expectations. There is a reason it is a classic and often rated in the top 10 on critic's lists. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out it's a must see film. "
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    #8I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don"t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a comedy, crime, and drama released in February 2017. It is a Netflix Original and directed by Macon Blair. It features Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey.

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    Zachary Duncan
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I watch a lot of series on Netflix, so when I seen this one, I thought I would give it a try. This is one of those quirky shows that doesn't fall into just one category. It's a crime drama, it's a comedy, but of all things it is, it is very good. This show will have you wanting to binge watch them all. This is truly a one of a kind show."
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    #9La La Land

    La La Land

    La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an actress and a musician chasing their dreams in Los Angeles.

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    Beverly Gibson
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "La La Land is one of the best films of 2016. The cinematography is beautiful, the choreography is stunning, and the camerawork is breathtaking."
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    #10To the Bone

    To the Bone

    To the Bone is a 2017 Netflix Original film based on the real-life experiences of writer and director Marti Noxon. The movie shares the story of Ellen and her battle with anorexia. To the Bone was released on July 14, 2017. 

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    Tiffany Hicks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Watching this movie was an emotional experience for me because I could relate many parts of the movie to my friend's life when we were younger. However, I wouldn't recommend anyone with an eating disorder to watch this film because the way the characters talk and discuss the issue may be harmful to a person recovering."
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    #11The Silent Child

    The Silent Child

    The Silent Child is a 2017 British sign-languaged short film written by and starring Rachel Shenton and directed by Chris Overton. It was released in by Slick Films and the film won the Live Action Short Film category at the 90th Academy Awards.

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    #12The Room

    The Room

    A successful banker named Johnny has everything: wealth, friends and a lovely fiance named Lisa. But everything will shatter when Lisa plans to elope with Johhny's friend named Mark. Directed and produced by Tommy Wiseau.

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    Patrick Castro
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "The Room is a taut drama and black comedy about a banker named Johnny who is duped by his fiancee Lisa and his friend Mark. I consider the drama genre to be pretty competitive, since there are so many great films in that genre, but this one definitely holds its own. "
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    #13The Art of Travel

    The Art of Travel

    The Art of Travel is a drama movie directed by Thomas Whelan. Christopher Masterson plays the main character, alongside Brooke Burns and Johnny Messner. This 2008 film is suitable only for viewers aged 18 and above.

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    #14Focus (2015)

    Focus (2015)

    Focus is a comedy, crime, drama film that was released in 2015. It was directed by Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa and starred by  Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro.

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    Daniel Washington
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Another overrated movie with poor acting from Will Smith. How long are they going to keep putting this guy into garbage movies? I really struggled to get through this thing and wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you want to torture yourself. Maybe someone could watch it to see what bad acting is all about. Otherwise, just avoid this thing. It's a throwaway movie."
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    #15Small Crimes

    Small Crimes

    Small Crimes is a crime film directed by E.L. Katz which premiered first at South by Southwest and released on Netflix in 2017. It is about disgraced former cop Joe Denton who is seeking redemption after a six-year prison sentence. 

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    Cheshta Rao
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Very realistic and intense comedy film noir. It is another Netflix original that is very well made and with interesting characters . Joe Denton is a good man with a past that includes small crimes and time in prison. He is escaping prison and talking to a man named Chaplin. It also has some very thought provoking and serious dialogue. Don't want to spoil it but it was worth the time. "
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    #16Hyenas

    Hyenas
    Hyenas is a movie about a shopkeeper named Dramaan Drameh in Colobane. He is haunted by his past as the young girl from his previous love affair returns in vengeance. The now millionairess Linguere Ramatou bribes Dramaan's neighbors to murder him.
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    Ethan Harper
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "This movie is gritty without being profane, and has a premise like nothing else I have seen. The plot seems over-the-top, but the execution is very realistic. This is a great movie if you're looking for something a bit different."

Summary

Best What are the best drama movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GandhiMovies 14 Paid
2The GodfatherMovies 11 Paid
3GladiatorMovies 9 Paid
4The Shawshank RedemptionMovies 8 Paid
5Schindler's ListMovies 7 Paid
6The Shape of WaterMovies 3 Paid
7Citizen KaneMovies 2 Paid
8I Don"t Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMovies 1 Paid
9La La LandMovies 1 Paid
10To the BoneMovies 0 Paid
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