Movies in the Drama genre

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About Schmidt

When you're young, you live your life looking forward. The future looms larger and more full of promise than the past, and everyone not afflicted with incurable pessimism believes that the best is yet to come. But all things age, and die, and wit...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, ...
Across the Universe

One could never argue that Across the Universe isn't ambitious. However, like many ambitious movies, this one fails spectacularly. Glenn Kenny of Premiere magazine called it "the perfect disaster" and, while I think that's a little harsh, I underst...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2007-09-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: Julie Taymor
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, ...
Adam

Under the best of circumstances, a relationship demands work and nurturing. Like a plant, it must be carefully tended after it sprouts and guided to maturity. Neglect can cause it to wither or become stunted or overgrown. Adam chronicles the rela...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2009-07-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Max Mayer
Cast: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, ...
Adjuster, The

The Adjuster starts out with a relatively normal premise, but that's the only thing about this film that can be classified as "normal". Director Atom Egoyan is not a traditional director, and his aim is not to satisfy mainstream audiences. Unfortun...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Elias Koteas, Arsinee Khanjian, Maury Chaykin, ...
Admission

Admission is a serviceable, sporadically entertaining motion picture that has been aggressively developed for mainstream consumption. Infused with an almost relentless blandness, it's defined by soft comedy (a few laughs here and there), flaccid dr...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2013-03-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Wallace Shawn, ...
Adrift

Adrift, like many competently-crafted survival films, chronicles the ultimate underdog bout: Human against Nature, where the odds are stacked against the former by the sheer power of the latter. Most survival tales come with a “based on a tr...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Disturbing Images, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin
Adult Life Skills

With more quirkiness than Wes Anderson would know what to do with, Rachael Tunnard’s Adult Life Skills follows the bumbling attempts of a nearly-30-year old woman to wallow in moroseness until she “works out” what she’s doing. The setu...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Rachael Tunnard
Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, ...
Advocate, The

"A few years ago, a friend sent me a book about the prosecution of animals in the Middle Ages... These trials read like modern courtroom dramas. Since the animals were given a full defense counsel and were prosecuted with the whole rigor of the la...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Leslie Magahey
Cast: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Nicol Williamson, ...
Affliction

Writer/director Paul Schrader has always been fascinated by the line between sanity and madness, and what it takes to push a man over the edge. This theme stands out in two of Schrader's best known scripts, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, both of whi...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 1998-12-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, ...
After Everything

Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers related to something that happens about mid-way through the movie. Although I generally don’t like revealing plot points, it would be difficult to present a meaningful discussion of the movie with...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Hannah Marks, Joey Power
Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe, DeRon Horton, ...