Movies in the Drama/Thriller genre

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Good Nurse, The

The Good Nurse is what it appears to be: yet another of those true crime movies that Netflix churns out with regularity. The only difference between this and another of the limitless similar films in the streaming giant’s library is that this on...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2022-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Emmerich, ...
Banshees of Inisherin, The

It could be argued that The Banshees of Inisherin works better as an allegory than a straightforward narrative. There’s power in the message conveyed by writer/director Martin McDonagh’s screenplay; it’s less a drama and more a rumination ab...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2022-10-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Gore, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, ...
Vengeance

Vengeance tries for something different and succeeds. But, although screenwriter/director B.J. Novak swings for the fences, he doesn’t quite get the ball out of the park. This Blumhouse production marries fish-out-of-water elements with some phi...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-09-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: B.J. Novak
Cast: B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook, Ashton Kutcher, ...
Where the Crawdads Sing

The screen adaptation of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Lucy Alibar and directed by Olivia Newman, comes with a built-in audience – the novel has (to date) sold 12 million copies and, if only a fraction of those readers pays ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-09-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Violence, Sexual Assault)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Olivia Newman
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, ...
Sundown

Sundown is draped in a haze of uncertainty, with writer/director Michel Franco (Chronic, After Lucia) intentionally obscuring key details at the outset to keep the audience in a state of partial awareness. This lends a tint of mystery to what, tol...

Run Time: 1:23
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-05-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Michel Franco
Cast: Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, ...
Tragedy of Macbeth, The

A wonderful thing about Shakespeare’s canon is that those plays can form the vehicles by which any director’s unique vision can emerge. Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and Kenneth Branagh all recognized this. With The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, ...
Passing

The realities that human beings create around themselves are, by their nature, fragile things – some more fragile than others. In her directorial debut, actress Rebecca Hall addresses the malleability of identity via her adaptation of Nella ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Racism)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Rebecca Hall
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, ...
Many Saints of Newark, The

If nothing else, The Many Saints of Newark recaptures the feel and aesthetic of David Chase’s The Sopranos, the TV series that was frequently cited as the best television had to offer during the eight years when it was on (and off) the air. ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Alessandro Nivola, John Magaro, Billy Magnussen, ...
Card Counter, The

Writer/director Paul Schrader makes moody, low-budget movies about isolated people. While his highly regarded reputation as a screenwriter is deserved (he wrote, among other titles, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver), his directorial resume is checke...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, ...
Crisis

Seemingly taking inspiration from Traffic, writer/director Nicholas Jarecki attempts to use a thematic connection (rather than a narrative one) to tie together three separate stories. (Although two of the segments intersect at the climax.) The...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Cast: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, ...