Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Blindness

It has been said that one of the greatest fears expressed by human beings is to be suddenly struck blind - plunged into a blankness into which sound but no light can penetrate. Imagine this happening not to one person but to an entire population. ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2008-10-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, ...
Book of Henry, The

Warning: Potential spoilers, although they reveal only things from the first half of the movie. If you look hard enough, it’s possible to find worthwhile elements in The Book of Henry, an overwrought, tonally inconsistent drama about cancer, ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, ...
Broken Embraces

Perhaps Almodovar and film noir simply don't mix. This is the second time in three films the acclaimed Spanish director has attempted to apply his unique style to a twisty mystery and, as was the case with Bad Education, it's not a marriage made i...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2009-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Jose Luis Gomez, ...
Brooklyn's Finest

With Brooklyn's Finest, director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Michael C. Martin use the ensemble approach of Crash to tell the minimally entwined stories of three Brooklyn cops, all of whom have reached a crossroads of one kind or another. Storie...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2010-03-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Richard Gere, Ellen Barkin, Will Patton, ...
Canyons, The

The Canyons opens with still photographs of crumbling, disused movie theaters - multiplexes that, as recently as a decade ago, might have been bustling sites of human congress on weekends and holidays. These images have little to do with the story ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2013-08-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Funk, ...
Cherry

For the better part of seven years, the Russo Brothers (Joe & Anthony) have been marooned in the MCU, crafting four films: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. For their encore, ...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, ...
Clean, Shaven

Consider how mainstream movies depict violence. Bodies are chopped up, blown apart, and torn to pieces. Blood and gore flow as freely as water. Films like Interview with the Vampire are awash in a crimson tide, and no one thinks twice about it. ...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Lodge Kerrigan
Cast: Peter Greene, Robert Albert, Megan Owen, ...
Cosmopolis

Sometimes, even a little gratuitous nudity can't save a movie. This is one of those occasions. Cosmopolis easily trumps To Rome with Love as the biggest disappointment of 2012 from an established director. How can characters talk for so long an...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2012-08-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gordon, ...
Cracks

The setting of Cracks - an elite British all-girls boarding school during the 1930s - is a classic exploitation film locale. For her feature debut, however, Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley, who co-executive produced the film along with his brother...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2011-03-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Jordan Scott
Cast: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Maria Valverde, ...
Crisis

Seemingly taking inspiration from Traffic, writer/director Nicholas Jarecki attempts to use a thematic connection (rather than a narrative one) to tie together three separate stories. (Although two of the segments intersect at the climax.) The...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-04-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Cast: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, ...