Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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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, ...
All I See is You

It’s not entirely clear when All I See Is You slides into a fog but it definitely happens. Is it because of all the hyper-stylized camera work that might have been okay in small doses but gradually becomes distracting and then downright irrit...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, ...
Anthropoid

The title Antropoid makes this sound like a monster movie and, if you consider that one of the main characters is Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe), the infamous “Butcher of Prague”, perhaps it is. Heydrich was arguably the worst of Hitler...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Sean Ellis
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, ...
Apollo 13

For those too young to recall the tragic events of November 22, 1963, one of the most stark and enduring images of a lifetime came on a frigid afternoon in January 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up while skyrocketing heavenward. By th...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 1995-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, ...
Bad Education

In recent years, few things have been more certain than the guarantee of something delicious from director Pedro Almodóvar. Almodóvar has become like a trusted brand name - reliable and consistent. Unfortunately, with his new effort, called Bad E...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2004-11-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, ...
Bad Lieutenant

Harvey Keitel plays an unnamed New York City lieutenant who's a lot worse than the criminals who infest his streets. A womanizer, drug abuser, alcoholic, and gambler, the bad (and unnamed) lieutenant epitomizes corruption and decadence. When his ...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 1993-01-15
MPAA Rating: "NC-17" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Harvey Keitel
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

When artistic and marketing impulses collide, you end up with an unwieldy title like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Director Werner Herzog's preferred name, Port of Call New Orleans, was deemed unsuitable by producer Edward R. Pressman,...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, ...
Beguiled, The

When word emerged from Cannes that Sofia Coppola had won the Best Director prize for her adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s The Beguiled, a shiver of excitement coursed through the film-going community. Perhaps, after trying and missing three t...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, ...
Bigger Splash, A

Is it A Bigger Splash or A Bigger Bore?  Despite a strong cast, gorgeous cinematography, and a suffocating sense of sexual tension, this movie takes far too long to get off the ground. When it finally does - more than an hour into the 120+ minut...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Luca Guardagnino
Cast: Matthias Schoenarts, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, ...
Black Mass

For Black Mass, Johnny Depp has dusted off his A-game, which has lain dormant for far too long. The actor's transformative portrayal of Whitey Bulger reminds us that Depp, when motivated, can do impressive work. By inhabiting the character rather...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...