Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Mark Felt

For more than 30 years, one of the great mysteries of journalism and politics was the identity of Woodward & Bernstein’s key Watergate source, “Deep Throat.” Between Deep Throat’s period of contribution (1972-73) and his voluntary unma...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Peter Landesman
Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, ...
Miss Sloane

With a movie like this, it’s necessary (however difficult) to put politics aside. Despite what the blurbs say, Miss Sloane isn’t really about the Second Amendment. It isn’t about gun rights; it’s about how easy it is to peddle...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: John Madden
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, ...
Money Monster

Money Monster wants to be more than just another mindless thriller. By building its foundation on a message about the dangers of playing the stock market roulette wheel, it seeks to inject substance into a genre overrun by action-driven popcorn films...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Jodie Foster
Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, ...
Most Violent Year, A

A Most Violent Year is a throwback - an homage to or recreation of the kinds of movies made by Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet during the 1970s. The setting isn't coincidental - J.C. Chandor's film transpires on the mean streets of New York ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, ...
Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is a dark and cynical movie for a nihilistic age. It's tense and at times uncomfortable, perhaps because the viewer recognizes that, although the story is fiction, there's a lot of truth in what it has to say about local news and the i...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Russo, Riz Ahmed, ...
Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals employs one of the most inventive uses of neo noir tropes and techniques I have seen in recent years. Intense, insightful, and strangely powerful, Tom Ford’s adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel, Tony and Susan, assumes a...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Tom Ford
Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, ...
Official Secrets

Official Secrets disrobes a scandal that received scant coverage in the U.S. media when it occurred some 15 years ago. Although hampered somewhat by a fragmented and procedural structure, the film nevertheless makes a compelling argument that ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Kiera Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, ...
Persona

In the community of elite critics, there are those who would claim that Persona is the best film ever made, placing it in the rarified atmosphere of such classics as Citizen Kane, City Lights, and Tokyo Story. Although I would agree that Perso...

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann
Premonition

Time travel movies meddle with paradoxes and causality - these things lie at the core of their essential fascination. The difference between a good time travel movie and a bad one often rests with one simple quality: Having established a set of "...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Mennan Yapo
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Shyann McClure, ...
Prophet, A

A Prophet (Un prophète in its home tongue) is director Jacques Audiard's gangster-themed twist on the rags-to-riches story. Although it's a genre staple to present the story of an innocent corrupted by the criminal world and rising to a position ...

Run Time: 2:35
U.S. Release Date: 2010-02-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, ...