Movies in the Drama genre

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Any Given Sunday

It is well known that superlative film editing can save a mediocre motion picture. Sadly, the opposite can also be true. A case in point is Any Given Sunday, which, despite a potentially engaging story and a number of good performances, is at tim...

Run Time: 2:45
U.S. Release Date: 1999-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Al Pacino, Lela Rochon, Lawrence Taylor, ...
Aparajito

Aparajito, the middle installment of legendary Indian film maker Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows his 1955 debut, Pather Panchali, and precedes 1959's The World of Apu. Although Pather Panchali is a study of near-perfect cinematic style an...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Bannerjee, Pinaki Sengupta, ...
Apartment, The

What is it they say about real estate? Location, location, location. That's certainly the case with the flat of C. C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) in Billy Wilder's The Apartment. Viewed by many as one of the best comedies to come out of the 1960s (it wa...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, ...
Apocalypse Now

Since its 1979 release, Apocalypse Now has been widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential films about the Vietnam War. Were it not for the final thirty minutes, I might agree. There's little doubt that the bulk of the movie, whi...

Run Time: 2:33
U.S. Release Date: 1979-08-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: WAR/DRAMA
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Martin Sheen, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, ...
Apollo 13

For those too young to recall the tragic events of November 22, 1963, one of the most stark and enduring images of a lifetime came on a frigid afternoon in January 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up while skyrocketing heavenward. By th...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 1995-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, ...
Apostle, The

For Robert Duvall, The Apostle was a labor of love. It is said that every man or woman has at least one story to tell; this is Duvall's. The film was in the making for over a decade, and, when no studio bought into it, Duvall put up the money...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Robert Duvall
Cast: Robert Duvall, June Carter Cash, Billy Bob Thornton, ...
Are You Here

Are You Here is a character-based drama from writer/director Matthew Weiner, who is perhaps best known as the creative force behind Mad Men (he was also a writer and producer for The Sopranos). The film focuses on interpersonal relationships: frien...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2014-08-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Matthew Weiner
Cast: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, ...
Art School Confidential

For Art School Confidential, director Terry Zwigoff has re-teamed with Daniel Clowes for an offbeat and bitingly satirical look at the college era coming of age story. Considering Zwigoff's resume, which includes Bad Santa and Ghost World (based o...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, Matt Keeslar, ...
Artist, The

To label The Artist as an homage to the silent era is to undervalue what director Michel Hazanavicius has achieved with this movie. In a time when bigger, louder, and more spectacular is interpreted as being "better," he has turned the clock back t...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, ...
As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets is a perfect Christmas release, not because the story takes place during the Yule season, but because many of the plot elements are straight out of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. There's more than just a little Scrooge in M...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, ...