Movies in the Drama genre

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Challengers

It seems like another lifetime when director Luca Guadagnino took the indie film-going community by storm with his charming, summery story of love and lust, Call Me by Your Name. With each new release, however, it’s seeming more likely that ...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2024-04-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist
Civil War

Sometimes it’s the little things that impede the full success of an ambitious film. That’s the case with Alex Garland’s Civil War – an alternate-history dystopian road trip movie that does its best not to answer the many questions viewers ...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2024-04-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagener Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, ...
Umberto D.

History has decreed that Umberto D., a 1952 film from celebrated Italian director Vittorio De Sica, is one of the best representations of neo-realism committed to film. (Ingmar Bergman called it a “favorite movie” and Martin Scorsese labeled i...

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-03-21
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
One Life

Since Sir Nicholas Winton was sometimes referred to in the press as “the British Schindler,” it seems altogether fair to call One Life a Schindler’s List-lite. Anchored by a strong performance from double Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins as ...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2024-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: James Hawes
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Helena Bonham Carter, ...
Cabrini

Cabrini is a bio-pic of Francesca Cabrini (Christiana Dell’Anna), a Catholic nun who came to the United States from Italy in the late 1800s and became a passionate advocate for immigrants. She was beatified in 1938 and canonized in 1946, becomin...

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2024-03-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Alejandro Monteverde
Cast: Christiana Dell’Anna, David Morse, Romana Maggiora Vergano, ...
Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love begins with an oddity: Ziggy Marley, the son of the title character and one of the film’s producers, appears on screen to inform viewers that what they’re about to see represents an “authentic” depiction of Bob Marley....

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2024-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, ...
My Dinner with Andre

Some movies, no matter how highly regarded, can lose at least some of their luster over the passage of time. When My Dinner with Andre was released in the fall of 1981, it was a critical sensation, garnering raves from all corners including accola...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-02-06
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory
Origin

Ava DuVernay’s Origin functions both as a bio-pic of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and an exploration of the philosophy underlying her best-selling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Although the movie has a narrative ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2024-01-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts, ...
All of Us Strangers

This review contains oblique spoilers in the way it references other movies.Putting aside concerns about logic, since they obviously don’t apply in a fantasy-tinged movie like this, All of Us Strangers nevertheless suffers from some structural f...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, ...
Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall is an uncommonly perceptive and thought-provoking procedural. Because the movie transpires in France and works using the rules of French jurisprudence, it is better able to address questions of truth than a U.S.-based iteration o...

Run Time: 2:31
U.S. Release Date: 2023-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Justine Triet
Cast: Sandra Huller, Milo Machado Graner, Swann Arlaud, ...