Movies in the Drama genre

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Power of the Dog, The

Powerful and bruising at its best, The Power of the Dog excels at character development – something that has always been in director Jane Campion’s wheelhouse. The pacing, however, is uneven. The movie is slow to start and ends on a note that ...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Disturbing Images, Nudity)
Genre: Western/Drama
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, ...
Wolf

What happens when a movie is so strongly allegorical that it works only in the abstract? To a degree, that’s the case with Wolf. Viewed from the straightforward perspective of a narrative-based motion picture, writer/director Nathalie Biancheri...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Nathalie Biancheri
Cast: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, ...
House of Gucci

When it comes to the world of fashion, I don’t know the difference between Armani, Versace, and Gucci. To me, Tom Ford is better-known as a director. Perhaps if I had come to Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci with a stronger background in the fiel...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast:
King Richard

Across-the-board strong performances represent the upside of King Richard, director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s part bio-pic/part hagiography of Richard Williams (Will Smith), the (in)famous father of all-time tennis greats Venus (Saniyya Sidney) an...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, ...
tick...tick...Boom!

What a year 2021 has been for Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition to having one of his stage plays (In the Heights) transformed into a movie, he has also enjoyed major involvements in two animated films (Vivo for Netflix and Encanto for Disney) and ma...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, ...
Belfast

There have been dozens of movies made about Ireland’s The Troubles. Most are hard-hitting and gut-wrenching and some are as powerful as any made about civil war and religion. With Belfast, writer/director Kenneth Branagh, now far-removed fro...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, ...
Beta Test, The

There are three things going on in The Beta Test. One works exceptionally well. One works okay (although it will fare better with “insiders” than “regular folks”). And the other pretty much fails. It’s a mixed bag although the short ...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller/Drama
Director: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe
Cast: Jim Cummings, Virginia Newcomb, PJ McCabe, ...
Passing

The realities that human beings create around themselves are, by their nature, fragile things – some more fragile than others. In her directorial debut, actress Rebecca Hall addresses the malleability of identity via her adaptation of Nella ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Racism)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Rebecca Hall
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, ...
Electrical Life of Louis Wain, The

Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), a product of late 19th Century England, drew pictures of cats. All sorts of cats – big cats, small cats, wild cats, tame cats. Most were anthropomorphized, although some more than others. Wain’s cat drawi...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mental Illness)
Genre: Drama
Director: Will Sharpe
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, ...
Last Duel, The

When it comes to historical epics from director Ridley Scott, you never quite know what you’re going to get. On the one hand, he has crafted such gripping, compelling films as the Oscar-winning Gladiator and the tragically overlooked Kingdom...

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, ...