Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Stone

The problem with Stone, at least insofar as there is a problem, is that director John Curran (The Painted Veil) can't decide what he wants the movie to be. As with a previous script in which he had a hand, The Killer Inside Me, there are strong noi...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2010-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: John Curran
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, ...
T2 Trainspotting

It’s impossible to catch lightning in a bottle twice, yet that’s what director Danny Boyle is trying to do with his belated sequel to Trainspotting. More an extended epilogue to the cult 1996 movie than a stand-alone story, T2 (the title is...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, ...
Town, The

In some ways, The Town can be considered a throwback, at least insomuch as any movie reflecting the approach of '80s and '90s cop dramas can be tagged with such a label. With a crisp, clear style and a focus on character, director Ben Affleck is a...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2010-09-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Slaine, ...
Traffic

During the Spring of 1990, I remember being transfixed in front of the television set for an hour each Sunday night over a period of five weeks. The occasion was the "Masterpiece Theater" presentation of the British mini-series "Traffik", a comple...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2000-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Drugs, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Michael Douglas, Jacob Vargas, Dennis Quaid, ...
True Story

True Story can be seen as a true crime story but it's primarily about the relationship between a criminal and the journalist interviewing him; the details of the quadruple murder come in a distant second. The ironically titled narrative is about ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Rupert Goold
Cast: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones
Uncut Gems

In their follow-up to the underrated Good Time, the Safdie Brothers (Benny and Josh) have shown that the some of the most forceful qualities evident in their previous film were more trademarks than one-off experiments. Uncut Gems, although ver...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, ...
Unfaithful

Adrian Lyne must have a fascination for examining the ins and outs of marital infidelity. Unfaithful, Lyne's first outing since the controversial Lolita, follows in the distant wake of Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal. In some ways, Unfaith...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2002-05-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, ...
Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a delightful piece of fan service - a supersized TV reunion episode expanded for viewing in movie theaters. Warner Brothers, unsure of the film’s box office potential, has chosen an unusual distribution model. Simultaneous with t...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2014-03-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Rob Thomas
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, ...
Walker, The

It would be fair to characterize writer/director Paul Schrader as someone who's fascinated by the seamier side of human nature. Some of his best known screenplays, including Taxi Driver and Raging Bull for Martin Scorsese, have plumbed the depths ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2007-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, ...
White Boy Rick

In trying to do too much, White Boy Rick accomplishes too little. During the course of less than two hours, it seeks to be a character drama, a true-life crime saga, and a socially conscious commentary about the disproportionately long sentenc...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, ...