Movies in the Drama genre

Sort by:
Wonder Wheel

There was a time when the opening of a Woody Allen movie was considered (at least in serious cinema circles) as an event. Over the years, however, the quality of Allen’s output has diminished. Now, it’s at the point where a good Woody Alle...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, ...
Wonderful World

Wonderful World feels like a modern-day half-baked riff on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Despite a film festival pedigree (it was shown at a number of local festivals on the 2009 circuit), the movie is so lightweight and inconsequential that ...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2010-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Joshua Goldin
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K. Williams, ...
Wonderland

There's no nudity whatsoever in James Cox's Wonderland, which is ironic, since it's about events from the life of the first big-time porn star, John Holmes (Val Kilmer). Unlike Boogie Nights, which was loosely based on the rise and fall of Holmes d...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2003-10-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: James Cox
Cast: Val Kilmer, Christina Applegate, Ted Levine, ...
Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck is an evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that, although it reaches a conclusion, doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit to reach that point. More successful as an exercise in style and re-creation,...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, ...
Words, The

Nicholas Sparks wasn't involved with the development of The Words, but he might as well have been. There's a distinctly "Sparks-ian" feel to the movie, and its awkward framing device recalls the one from The Notebook. In fact, structure more than t...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2012-09-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, ...
World of Apu, The (Apur Sansar)

The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) concludes one of the greatest film series of all time, Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, which chronicles the life of one Bengali boy as he traverses the road from childhood through adolescence to maturity. Ray, a mast...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, ...
World Trade Center

Turning back the calendar to the morning of September 11, 2001 is a risky proposition for any director, and not to be undertaken lightly. Paul Greengrass succeeded brilliantly with his United 93 and now Oliver Stone, never one to back away from a ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2006-08-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Jay Hernandez, ...
World's Fastest Indian, The

The World's Fastest Indian is not, as the title might suggest, a National Geographic special. Instead, it's a based-on-a-true-story tale that crosses no fewer than four genres in the space of a little more than two hours. Although some aspects of...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/ADVENTURE
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Chris Williams, ...
World's Greatest Dad

Death was once considered the great equalizer. These days, it's the best way to reconstruct a damaged reputation. Lionizing the dead isn't just a cottage industry; it's universal. The sins of the living are washed away in death, leaving behind a ...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2009-09-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Cast: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, ...
Wrestler, The

The film with the loudest buzz at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival was Darren Aranofsky's The Wrestler - quite a change for the man who brought The Fountain to the same venues a couple of years ago to almost universal indifference. The Wrestler, on ...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood