Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Rags to riches stories are a Hollywood staple. They’ve been around for as long as movies have been around because viewers love a yarn about how a ne’er-do-well, propelled by a combination of luck and hard work, makes good. It’s a dr...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Stephan Gaghan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, ...
Good Shepherd, The

The Good Shepherd is Robert DeNiro's fictionalized account of the birth and early years of the CIA. While the names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, many of the characters have real-life counterparts. The lengthy movie (15 minute...

Run Time: 2:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Robert De Niro
Cast: Matt Damon, John Turturro Tammy Blanchard, William Hurt, ...
Harsh Times

First and foremost, Harsh Times is a character study of a man whose psychotic dark side is rising up to dominate his personality. However, it's also a look at how war, because of its need to legitimatize killing and turn people into weapons, can r...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, ...
Hell or High Water

There are no tumbleweeds in Hell or High Water, but there might as well be. The Texas terrain, as bleak and barren as any landscape this side of Tombstone, is a constant presence, as forceful a character as any played by a human actor. It speaks of p...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, ...
Hustlers

I have occasionally wondered what Showgirls might be like if it was made by a female director. Perhaps Hustlers offers a glimpse of the tantalizing possibility. Existing close to the nexus of the oft-derided Paul Verhoeven film and Martin Scor...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, ...
I'm Thinking of Ending Things

If there’s one thing I have learned about Charlie Kaufman over the years, it’s that he’s a much better screenwriter than director. Collaborating with the likes of Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of ...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, ...
Iceman, The

The Iceman offers a chronological view into the life of its title protagonist... and what a life it is. Based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno, director Ariel Vromen's film presents a slightly fiction...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2013-05-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ariel Vromen
Cast: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, ...
Ides of March, The

"Et tu, Brute?" The Ides of March illustrates the universally acknowledged truism that nothing can corrupt idealism more completely than politics. The sad thing about this American tragedy is that not a single twist, turn, or betrayal is difficu...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2011-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: George Clooney
Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
In Secret

In Secret, an adaptation of Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin, is an effective period piece thriller that incorporates love, lust, desperation, and madness into a stew thickened by a gothic atmosphere. The film’s shortcomings - the most notable of wh...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2014-07-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Charlie Stratton
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, ...
In the Company of Men

In the Company of Men is one of those rarest of rare breeds -- a movie that doesn't just ignore Hollywood conventions, but openly flouts them. The film, which premiered to great critical acclaim at 1997's Sundance Film Festival, initially had trou...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 1997-08-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Neil LaBute
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards