Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Fight Club

With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight ...

Run Time: 2:19
U.S. Release Date: 1999-10-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, ...
Freeway

What happens when you cross The Brothers Grimm with David Lynch, and throw in a little Quentin Tarantino for good measure? The result, or something very much like it, can be found in Matthew Bright's brilliant, incisive satire, Freeway, which upda...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 1996-08-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Matthew Bright
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields, ...
Gold

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 Nurse, The

The Good Nurse is what it appears to be: yet another of those true crime movies that Netflix churns out with regularity. The only difference between this and another of the limitless similar films in the streaming giant’s library is that this on...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2022-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Emmerich, ...
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, ...
Heaven

Heaven represents the fusion of stoic contemplation with kinetic mysticism – German filmmaker Tom Tykwer's adaptation of the final screenplay by the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski (who wrote it with longtime partner, Krzysztof P...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2002-10-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Tom Tykwer
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi
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, ...