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What are the best drama movies?

We all know it, the genre, drama, has been in many forms of entertainment. Whether it's a TV series or a movie, sometimes, our streaming experience wouldn't be totally complete if there aren't any dramatic or emotional scenes. After all, this genre makes us appreciate the overall plot, and sometimes, it is the reason why a certain film becomes unforgettable to its viewers. While drama usually appears in historical or biographical movies, we cannot deny that most comedy movies also have some drama. So, if you want to have a good laugh and cry at the same time, or you simply want a heart-touching film, we've listed down the best drama movies for you to stream right now. Make sure to grab some tissue because some of these movies will make you go ugly cry!

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  1. 1Gandhi

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    If you're in the mood for something historical. you may want to watch the film about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an independence movement leader of India. This is one of the best drama movies to win eight categories including Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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  1. 2The Godfather

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    Wanna know why The Godfather has been considered as one of the most influential films ever made? Then check out this film. This is actually the movie adaptation of Mario Puzo's 1969 crime novel. It follows the life of Michael Corleone as he becomes a ruthless mafia mastermind.

  2. 3The Shawshank Redemption

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    Another great American drama to watch is The Shawshank Redemption. This is based on Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, a novella by Stephen King. This centers on the story of a banker named Andy Dufresne after being sentenced to life at the Shawshank prison. Find out why he's in prison and how he begins a new life there despite his claims that he is innocent.

  1. 4Gladiator

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    You don't want to miss award-winning films like Gladiator. This has won several Oscars awards including Best Picture, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects. So, if you love action-drama films, this is worth watching. This follows the story of Maximus as he tries to escape in order to avoid being executed.

  2. 5Schindler's List

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    Are you ready for another historical drama? You may have heard about Schindler's List but you haven't had the chance to see the film. But just to give you an idea, this is based on a novel by Thomas Keneally. The film is one of Steven Spielberg's greatest works. It has received many Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.


  3. 6The Shape of Water

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    Another great drama movie to watch right now is The Shape of Water. It is a romantic supernatural drama movie that centers on a mute cleaner who falls in love with an amphibious man. This has received several Oscars awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

  4. 7Citizen Kane

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    In case you want to see one of the best classic drama movies, feel free to check out Citizen Kane. This is based on the life of media tycoons William Randolph-Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, and Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick.

  5. 8I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

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    Are you a Netflix subscriber? If so, then you've probably seen some of its best exclusive drama movies. In case you're looking for another one,  you may want to check out I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. This follows the story of a depressed woman as she tries to track down the thieves who burglarize her house.

  6. 9To the Bone

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    To the Bone is just another best drama movie that you can watch exclusively on Netflix. This centers on the life of a young lady as she deals with anorexia. This interesting film is also based on the real-life experiences of the film's writer and director, Marti Noxon.

  7. 10The Silent Child

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    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.

  8. 11The Room

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    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.

  9. 12Water

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    Water is a romantic drama movie directed by Deepa Mehta starring Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, and John Abraham in 2005. It is the last part of Elements' trilogy and it won at the Canadian Screen Awards, Young Artist Awards, and National Board Review. 

  10. 13Clemency

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    Clemency is a drama movie which was released in 2019. This is directed and written by Chinonye Chukwu. It stars Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, and Aldis Hodge. Its premiere was in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival.

  11. 14The Art of Travel

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    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.

  12. 15Focus

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    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.

  13. 16Erin Brockovich

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    Witness Julia Roberts in this biographical film about an unemployed single mother. She becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly takes down a California power company that's accused of polluting a city's water supply.

  14. 17Girlhood (2015)

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    Girlhood was originally part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It's a French coming-of-age, drama film about a girl who joins a gang. After joining her affiliation, she gains new-found self-confidence but she realizes that it doesn't make her happier.

  15. 18The Joy Luck Club

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    The Joy Luck Club is a drama film about the life histories of four Chinese-American women and their Chinese immigrant mothers. It reveals the hidden pasts of the women and their daughters and how their lives were shaped by the clash between Chinese and American cultures.

  16. 19The Piano (1993)

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    The Piano is a New Zealand period drama film that's set in the mid-19th century. It follows the story of a mute woman who was sent to New Zealand along with her daughter and prized piano. It involves her failing arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman.

  17. 20Small Crimes

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    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. 

  18. 21Hyenas

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    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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    Anonymous
    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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    The Shawshank Redemption
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    Anonymous
    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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    Small Crimes
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    Anonymous
    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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    Focus
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    Anonymous
    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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    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
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    Anonymous
    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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    The Godfather
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    Anonymous
    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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    Gandhi
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    Anonymous
    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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    To the Bone
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    Anonymous
    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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    Schindler's List
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    Anonymous
    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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    The Room
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    Anonymous
    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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    Citizen Kane
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    Anonymous
    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."
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    Hyenas
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    Anonymous
    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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    The Shape of Water
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "i have always enjoyed this movie"
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    Gladiator
This list is about What are the best drama movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1GandhiMovies 14 Paid
2The GodfatherMovies 10 Paid
3The Shawshank RedemptionMovies 9 Paid
4GladiatorMovies 9 Paid
5Schindler's ListMovies 6 Paid
6The Shape of WaterMovies 2 Paid
7Citizen KaneMovies 2 Paid
8I Don't Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMovies 1 Paid
9To the BoneMovies 0 Paid
10The Silent ChildMovies 0 Paid
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