Movies in the Drama genre

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12 Angry Men

There have been two exceptional versions of Reginald Rose's teleplay, 12 Angry Men. The first (and better known) was the 1957 adaptation, which starred such luminaries as Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, and Lee...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Martin Balsam, George Voskovec, Ed Begley, ...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave, sure to be a heavy hitter when the 2014 Oscar nominations are announced, is a powerful and compelling adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiographical account of the dozen years he spent as a slave on Louisiana plantations from 18...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbander, Lupita Nyong'o, ...
2 Days in New York

2 Days in New York is a sequel to, and an improvement upon, 2007's 2 Days in Paris. Written, directed, and starring Julie Delpy, the movies follow the misadventures of a 30-something Parisian transplanted to New York City. In the first film, Delpy'...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2012-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Julie Delpy
Cast: Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Albert Delpy, ...
2 Days in Paris

I thought this was a porn movie. No, wait, that's One Night in Paris. I guess two days is too long… 2 Days in Paris provides us with a familiar picture: Julie Delpy wandering the streets of the city in the company of an American she's in lov...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2007-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Julie Delpy
Cast: Adam Goldberg, Julie Delpy, Marie Pillet, ...
21 Grams

21 Grams is a stunning kaleidoscope of a motion picture - a mosaic of images that gradually resolves itself into a powerful tale of tragedy and redemption. Not only is this one of the year's most compelling motion pictures, but, in terms of struct...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2003-11-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, ...
3-Iron

Spoilers ahoy! It's virtually impossible to write a meaningful review of this film without giving away things. However, since 3-Iron isn't really plot-centered, it's hard to say how much these revelations will "spoil" the viewing experience. Not...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2005-04-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Cast: Lee Seung-yeon, Jae Hee, Kwon Hyuk-ho, ...
33, The

Some material is inherently better suited to documentary (rather than feature film) treatment. That’s the case with The 33, a “based on fact” account of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster that riveted news-watching populations worldwi...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Scenes of Peril)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Patricia Riggen
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, ...
360

360 arrives with a pedigree that will have movie die-hards salivating. Blessed with an acclaimed director (Fernando Meirelles, City of God & The Constant Gardener), a respected screenwriter (Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon), and a high profile internatio...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2012-08-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, ...
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is an abortion movie with a different perspective from the traditional melodrama or documentary. This production neither moralizes nor takes a side in the pro-life/pro-choice debate. In fact, this isn't about the issu...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2008-01-25
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, ...
400 Blows, The

Calling The 400 Blows a "coming-of-age story" seems somehow inadequate. The label, while accurate, does not indicate either the uniqueness or the cinematic importance of this motion picture. These days, the average coming-of-age story tends to be...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: François Truffaut
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, ...