Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Wind River

Anyone who has seen either Sicario or Hell or High Water, the two previous scripts credited to writer/director Taylor Sheridan, should have a good idea what to expect tonally from Wind River. Sheridan doesn’t write happy, escapist fantasies...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, ...
Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone offers a case study in the essential philosophical differences between independent motion picture thrillers and Hollywood/mainstream ones. The third feature from director Debra Granik and winner of two awards at the 2010 Sundance Fil...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-06-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Brezahan, ...
Witness

Calling Witness a crime thriller is technically accurate, but it does this layered and dramatically compelling movie a disservice. In fact, Witness is much more than a thriller. It's a love story, a fish-out-of-water tale, and an examination of c...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1985-02-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, ...
Zodiac

Zodiac is a police procedural - a sort of souped-up, ultra-long episode of Law & Order. Based on the 1986 "true crime" book by Robert Graysmith, the movie looks back on one of the nation's most sinister unsolved crimes: the Northern California ser...

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., ...