Movies in the Drama genre

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Wind River

Anyone who has seen either Sicario or Hell or High Water, the two previous scripts credited to writer/director Taylor Sheridan, should have a good idea what to expect tonally from Wind River. Sheridan doesn’t write happy, escapist fantasies...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, ...
Winslow Boy, The

At first glance, The Winslow Boy might seem like an improbable choice for David Mamet's sixth directorial effort. Adapted from the play by Terence Rattigan (which has already been filmed once, in 1948 by Anthony Asquith), The Winslow Boy is set in...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, ...
Winter Passing

Winter Passing is a classic example of a pedestrian motion picture being lifted out of mediocrity by an arresting lead performance. Zooey Deschanel doesn't just elevate Winter Passing; she carries it. There are other things to be said in favor of...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2005-02-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Adam Rapp
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, Will Ferrell, ...
Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone offers a case study in the essential philosophical differences between independent motion picture thrillers and Hollywood/mainstream ones. The third feature from director Debra Granik and winner of two awards at the 2010 Sundance Fil...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-06-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Brezahan, ...
Winter's Tale

We live in a cynical world. A romantic fairy tale like Winter's Tale might have worked better in a kinder, gentler age but, in today's era of sarcasm and scorn, its flaws (of which there are many) are magnified. For something this sentimental to wo...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2014-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: FANTASY/DRAMA
Director: Akiva Goldsman
Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, ...
Witness

Calling Witness a crime thriller is technically accurate, but it does this layered and dramatically compelling movie a disservice. In fact, Witness is much more than a thriller. It's a love story, a fish-out-of-water tale, and an examination of c...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1985-02-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, ...
Woman in Gold

Hollywood loves stories about crusading lawyers. For as long as there have been movies, there have been courtroom dramas and, although attorneys may be regarded with skepticism in the real world, they are more often than not heroic on-screen. Althoug...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Charles Dance, ...
Women, The

The Women is appropriately named. For its nearly 110 minute running time, there's nary a man to be found, not even in the background of crowd scenes. This movie takes place in the same world as Sex and the City, where there are only three things ...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Diane English
Cast: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, ...
Wonder

At the risk of being called a curmudgeon, let me voice a dissenting opinion about Wonder, a “family drama” that veers too far into saccharine fantasy for its messages about tolerance and anti-bullying to sound a clear and genuine note. Oh,...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, ...
Wonder Boys

Back in mid-'90s, director Curtis Hanson was known as a B-list filmmaker - someone who could cull a fair amount of tension out of workmanlike stories such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild. All of that changed in 1997, however, ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2000-02-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, ...