Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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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
In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night was the first film – and not the last – to capture the Academy’s attention with its clear-eyed but hopeful examination of race relations in the South during the 1960s. Based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the sam...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Instances of Race-Related Bigotry)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, ...
Infiltrator, The

The story told by The Infiltrator - an undercover cop begins to confuse his true identity with that of the “character” he plays - may be familiar but the film’s tone is not. As directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), this movi...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo, ...
Innocent Voices

Innocent Voices tells a very personal story wrapped within a larger political context. Based on the memoirs of co-writer Oscar Orlando Torres, the film hearkens back to the 1980s and the brutal civil war that devastated El Salvador. Much like in ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2005-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, ...
Jindabyne

Jindabyne, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's short story "So Much Water So Close to Home," is an examination of a fractured family and how mistakes and miscommunication can lead to the widening of pre-existing fissures. While these themes are in t...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2007-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ray Lawrence
Cast: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Chris Haywood, ...
Kill the Messenger

The pen may be mightier than the sword but, as related in Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, whispered innuendo is more deadly than both. Imagine, if you will, All the President's Men with Robert Redford's Bob Woodward brought down by attacks on ...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, ...
Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly is 2012's answer to Mean Streets. With a similarly uncompromising, gritty aesthetic to early Scorsese, Andrew Dominik's adaptation of George V. Higgins' Cogan's Trade takes a decidedly unglamorous look at the lives of small-time...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, ...