Movies in the Drama genre

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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, ...
After Life

The release of 1995's Maborosi introduced the world to a major new force in Japanese film making. Hirokazo Kore-eda stunned audiences with his vividly realized, emotionally resonant depiction of a young widow's struggle to piece together her life ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Hirokazo Kore-eda
Cast: Arata, Erika Oda, Taketoshi Naito, ...
After the Wedding

After the Wedding is a throwback of sorts – a return to the days when a common reason for creating a remake was to take a foreign language film and translate it into English. For this project, writer/director Bart Freundlich has turned to Su...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, ...
After the Wedding

Over the past 15 years with Lars von Trier as its poster boy, Danish cinema has gained an international reputation as cynical and severe. The humor is grim, the drama is grimmer, and the production values are ascetic. So After the Wedding is a fr...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen, ...
After.Life

I admire filmmakers who take chances and defy expectations. Admittedly, that sort of thing doesn't always work, and there are flaws aplenty in After.Life, but the criss-crossing between drama, thriller, and horror is nothing if not arresting. It ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-04-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: HORROR/DRAMA
Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Cast: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, ...
Aftermath, The

Although it’s being marketed as a love story, The Aftermath is more about grief and recovery than romance. In fact, the film’s illicit relationship is a cold, passionless affair that generates as much heat as a dying ember in a snowstorm. ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: James Kent
Cast: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, ...
Age of Adaline, The

Note: This review includes spoilers for the movie Interstellar, believe it or not. The Age of Adaline wants viewers to think of it as a modern-day fairy tale. Such a conceit, however, can be seen as an excuse for slipshod writing. The need to judg...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, ...
Age of Innocence, The

It's New York City in the 1870s, a society ruled by expectations and propriety, where a hint of immorality can bring scandal and ruin. This is an America every bit as Victorian as her contemporary England. Into this world arrives Countess Ellen O...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 1993-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...
Aguirre, The Wrath of God

A ragtag column of men, many dressed in full armor and others lugging an enclosed sedan chair, wend their way down a treacherous mountainside path. This is the first image we see in Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God. He holds it for n...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 1977-04-03
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, ...
Air Doll

Air Doll is the third film I have seen in the past four years about a sex doll (following the low-budget horror movie Love Object and the considerably more sophisticated Lars and the Real Girl), and it's easily the most sublime of the three. I have...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: FANTASY/DRAMA
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Doona Bae, Arata, Itsuji Itao, ...