Movies in the Drama genre

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Wedding Banquet, The

Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) has a problem. Living in New York with a well-paying job, a nice home, and a stable relationship (with Simon, played by Mitchell Lichtenstein), everything appears to be going his way. But his parents, unaware of his homose...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 1993-08-27
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein, ...
Welcome to Me

The best thing that can be said about Welcome to Me, as written by Eliot Laurence and directed by Shira Piven, is that it attempts to portray the real Borderline Personality Disorder as opposed to the Hollywood movie version of the disease. Unfortuna...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Shira Piven
Cast: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Wes Bentley, ...
Welcome to Sarajevo

Considering the wealth of material provided by the recent tragedy in Bosnia, it's surprising that Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo is the first major Western motion picture to take place in the war-torn country. It's possible to argue th...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1997-11-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, ...
Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, is Todd Solonz' counterattack against the Wonder Years nostalgia that clouds movie memories of adolescence. After all, junior high school isn't the en...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Todd Solondz
Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Victoria Davis, Christina Brucato, ...
Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy is a love story, but not of the conventional sort. It's about how the vagaries of fate can sabotage a seemingly bright future and tear apart two dear companions. It's about the desperate search of one to find the other in a place wh...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Michelle Williams, Wally Dalton, Will Patton
When a Man Loves a Woman

The previews for When a Man Loves a Woman do this film an injustice. Heavy on poorly-edited melodramatic sequences, they give little inkling of the level of emotional honesty attained. Luis Mandoki's film succeeds not because it tackles alcoholis...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1994-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Tina Marjorino, ...
When Did You Last See Your Father?

At first glance, When Did You Last See Your Father? might seem like another movies about sons and fathers. In a sense, it is, but it goes a little deeper. When Did You Last See Your Father? is about sons and how they see their fathers. I once rea...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2008-06-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, ...
When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall is one of those cliché-riddled feel good movies that, by trying too hard to be inspirational, ends up as cloying and overly sentimental. At first glance, the narrative trajectory might seem to be on a different vector fr...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2014-08-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Thomas Carter
Cast: : Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, ...
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Although Where’d You Go, Bernadette suffers from an ungainly structure and uneven pacing, the production as a whole is engaging and uplifting. This is due in part to the strength of the cast but also owes something to director Richard Linkla...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, ...
While We're Young

While We're Young offers two movies for the price of one.  The first, about a married couple in their 40s coping with being rootless and middle-aged while lamenting the loss of their youth, is smartly-observed and relatable.  The second...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Ben Stiller, Charles Grodin, Naomi Watts, ...