Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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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, ...
Quarry, The

Moody and brooding, Scott Teems’ The Quarry falls loosely within a genre that has been dubbed “Western noir” by some critics. Undoubtedly a serious work that attempts to address immigration tensions and personal redemption, the film suff...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2020-04-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Scott Teems
Cast: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, ...
Rampart

It is fair to argue that, at least in the case of Rampart, Woody Harrelson is better than the material in which he appears. A cop story loosely based on real-life events, Rampart is cursed with a meandering script that mines overworked tunnels and ...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Oren Moverman
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Anne Heche, ...
Red Riding: 1980

The middle segment of the Red Riding trilogy, Red Riding: 1980, represents the best of the three films - a taut, bleak perspective of the power of pervasive corruption. By the end of this movie, it becomes clear that the rot within the Yorkshire p...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2010-02-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: James Marsh
Cast: Paddy Considine, Maxine Peake, Tony Pitts, ...
Red Riding: 1983

Red Riding: 1983 brings the Red Riding trilogy to a close and, if the five-hour saga doesn't precisely conclude with a proverbial "bang," neither does it go out with a whimper. The third movie represents the middle ground between the promising-but...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2010-02-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: David Morrissey, Mark Addy, Jim Carter, ...
Right at Your Door

The apocalyptic scenario is one that nearly everyone born after 1945 has had to consider at one time or another. From the '50s through the '80s, it was the potential of a nuclear holocaust. Now, it's terrorism. Living with the ongoing possibility ...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2007-08-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Chris Gorak
Cast: Mary McCormack, Rory Cochrane, Tony Perez
Road, The

The Road is undoubtedly one of the fall's most anticipated offerings, in part because it has been lingering on the horizon of the cinematic landscape for a year. Originally scheduled for a release in late 2008, it was delayed when filmmaker John H...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, ...
Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington is one of the great actors of his generation so how he got involved in this muddled film, with its grandiose dialogue and meandering narrative, is a real head-scratcher. Even more puzzling is why he agreed to use make-up and ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, ...