Best Drama Movies

30 Best Drama Movies That Will Keep You On The Edge Of The Seat





This week, we pick out 30 best drama movies. Why start here? Dramas encapsulate many of film’s best aspects. They pull back the veneer of everyday existence to get at the core of life’s big questions. Some make us laugh, some make us cry and some manage to make us do both. When it comes to a good drama, the only certainty is that you’ll walk away with a little more enlightened.

Now, without further ado, grab some popcorn, sit back, and dim the lights. This is our list of best drama movies. And the show’s about to start.

30 Best Drama Movies

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30. Your Name

IMDb Rating: 8.4

This movie is a brilliant masterpiece about time, the theme of fate, and the lives of two young souls. The day the stars fell, the lives of two people changed forever. High-school students Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But one night, they instantly switch bodies. Mitsuha awakens up in Taki’s body. Also, Taki wakes up in hers. This weird incident continues to occur out of nowhere, and the two should tune their lives around each other. Still, somehow, it works. They construct a connection and speak to each other by leaving notes, messages, and more significantly, an impression.

When a glaring comet illuminates the night’s sky, something changes. And they seek each other out wanting something more – an opportunity to finally meet. But as hard as they try, something more formidable than distance stops them. Is the string of fate between Mitsuha and Taki powerful enough to bring them together? Or will forces not within their command keep them separated forever?

There is a beautiful connection between the two protagonists. Thus, it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

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29. Grave of the Fireflies

IMDb Rating: 8.5

As World War II comes to an end in 1945, Japan faces extensive demolition due to the US bombings. Hotaru no Haka, aka Grave of the Fireflies, is the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko. The barbaric war has wrecked the lives of the two children. They have lost their mother, their father, and their home. Along with it, they have also lost the likelihood of a vivid future. All of these are outcomes of the war.

Now orphaned and vagrant, Seita and Setsuko have no option but to travel across the countryside. Famine and illness plague the countryside. Met with the passivity of adults along the way, they realize that hopelessness can turn even the gentlest of people inhuman. Yet their spry hope radiates brightly in the face of relentless deprivation, preventing them from quickly surrendering to an unavoidable fate.

The uncertainty of the lives of the siblings forms the crux of the story. This very uncertainty is what makes this anime the best of all sad animes. An instant classic. And thus it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.



28. The Departed

IMDb Rating: 8.5

In South Boston, the state police department is at war with an Irish-American criminal mafia. Billy Costigan, a young covert cop,  is asked to sneak into the criminal mafia run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy instantly earns Costello’s trust, Colin Sullivan, an injured young criminal who has sneaked into the state police department. He has infiltrated as an informant for the mafia and is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit.

Each of these two become greatly absorbed by their double lives. Also, they are collecting details about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have infiltrated. But when it becomes crystal clear to both the mafia and the police force that there is a traitor in their groups, Billy and Colin are immediately in danger. They are in danger of being captured and exposed to the adversary. And each must fight to unravel the identity of the other man in time to protect themselves. But are either of them ready to turn on their comrades and family they’ve made throughout their long period undercover?

Have you ever seen a movie with so perfect casting as The Departed? Scorsese is a master in staging tension filled scenes. And he gives us a brilliant movie filled with great moments. It deserves a spot in our best drama movies list.

27. The Prestige

IMDb Rating: 8.5

In nineteenth-century London, illusionist Alfred Borden is on trial for the murder of fellow illusionist, Robert Angier. Borden’s indictment is largely possible because of the eyewitness account of John Cutter, who saw Borden backstage in the area where Angier was killed. At the end of one of his shows, Angier fell through a trap door in the stage floor into a clear water-filled tank below. Also, that tank which was a prop for one of Angier’s tricks performed earlier in the show. Angier ended up drowning, as the tank was locked after he fell into it.

Borden, Angier, and Cutter have a shared largely turbulent history, which also provides a motive. Early in their magic careers, both Borden and Angier worked under “Milton the Magician”, while Angier’s wife Julia worked as his on-stage assistant, and Cutter as his ingénieur, staging the tricks and providing the apparatus required, work that he still does for others. Based on a specific incident during this stage of their relationship led to both Borden and Angier striking out. They end up creating their own shows. Also, both of them have a problem with each other which is not only in the professional domain but a personal one. This leads to each man wanting to ruin the other’s career.

While Borden is arguably more accomplished in the technical aspects of the illusions, Angier is the more accomplished showman. In the professional realm, they tried to outdo each other, especially in the illusions considered either the most dangerous and/or mysterious, those two being the catching-the-bullet trick, and more so, the transported man trick. In the process of their feud, they seemingly were not averse to any means, even with the collateral damage of others. The question is if those means extend to murder, especially of the other.

Nolan is yet to make a bad film. This is one of his finest works to date. With an intriguing plot like this, it gets a spot in our best drama movies list.

26. The Intouchables

IMDb Rating: 8.5

In Paris, the noble and intelligent Philippe is a tetraplegic millionaire. Also, he is interviewing applicants for the position of his sitter, with his red-head personal assistant Magalie. Out of the nowhere, Driss skips the line of applicants and brings a document from the Social Security. Also, he requests Phillipe to sign it to show that he is seeking a job position so he can get his unemployment benefit. Philippe dares Driss, providing him a trial period of one month to acquire experience aiding him. Then Driss can determine whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss says yes to the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the dull life of Phillipe and his employees.

25. Whiplash

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Nieman yearns to be the best jazz drummer in the world, on the same level as Buddy Rich. This goal is in spite of not coming from a lineage of musical background. Also adding to this is the fact that Jim, his high school teacher father, being a failed writer. Andrew is beginning his first year at Shaffer Conservatory of Music, the greatest music school in the United States. At Shaffer, being the greatest means being accepted to study under Terence Fletcher and being asked to perform in his studio band. Also, this band represents the school at jazz contests.

Based on their less than perfect initial meeting, Andrew is startled that Fletcher asks him to join the band, although in the alternate drummer position. But he is more than happy to do so in the beginning. Andrew instantly learns that Fletcher functions on fear and intimidation; never resolving for what he thinks is less than the best each and every time. Being the best in Fletcher’s mind does not only mean playing well but understanding that you’re playing well and if not what mistake you are making. His methodology creates an atmosphere of fear and of every man or woman for him/herself inside the band.

Anyhow, Andrew works intensely to be the best. Also, he has to determine his priorities in life and what he is ready to sacrifice to be the greatest. The other question becomes how much emotional trauma he will endure by Fletcher to achieve that greatness. Also, he may believe he can only achieve greatness with the paths opened up by Fletcher.

24. It’s a Wonderful Life

IMDb Rating: 8.6

George Bailey has used up his whole life giving of himself to the folks of Bedford Falls. He has repeatedly wanted to travel but never had the chance as he had to stop the rich miser Mr. Potter from taking control over the whole town. All that stops him from doing so is George’s humble building and loan enterprise, which was established by his lavish father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while wanting to secure it in the bank. Also, Potter finds the lost money and conceals it from Billy. When the bank inspector finds the shortage later that night, George finds out that he will be held responsible. Also, this means that he will be sent to jail and the company will shut down, ultimately letting Potter take over the town.

Thinking of his wife, their little children, and more people he loves will be well off with him dead, he considers suicide. But the devotion of his loved ones results in a kind angel named Clarence reaching to earth to aid George, with the assurance of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born.

23. The Silence of the Lambs

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Buffalo Bill, a psychopath, is abducting and killing young women across the Midwest. Thinking it takes one to know one, the F.B.I. sends trainee Clarice Starling to interrogate a psychopathic prisoner. This prisoner may provide psychological intuition and hints to the killer’s actions. The prisoner is psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a clever, homicidal cannibal. Also, he will only aid Starling if she feeds his abnormal curiosity with information of her own complex life. This abnormal relationship makes Starling to not only face her psychological demons but takes her face to face with a mad, monstrous killer; an embodiment of evil so strong, that she may not have the bravery or power, to stop him.

This is one of the best psychological thriller of this era. It meddles with the mind of the protagonist and the viewer as well. Thus it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

22. Léon: The Professional

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Léon is an Italian immigrant who ran away from Italy after having committed a crime there. He now lives in New York City and is employed by the mob boss “Uncle” Tony. He resides with his favorite plant in a tiny apartment in the city. Also, in next door, he sometimes talks to a girl whose dad is a drug dealer working with unlawful DEA officers.

One day when she’s out buying groceries the unlawful agents kill her entire family in a mishandled drug deal. And upon finding of the massacre on her way home she strolls to the end of the hall to Léon’s apartment. And he allows her not only into his home but into his life as well. Soon enough he is tutoring Mathilda, a young girl, on how to be a professional hitman in order for her to grasp enough to get vengeance on the unlawful cops who destroyed her family. But when she goes in for revenge and is arrested by the crooked agents, Léon comes and saves her.

And so starts the penultimate theme in the movie; Will Léon and Mathilda live happily ever after now that she’s opened up his heart? Or will the unlawful cops have anything to say about it?

21. Se7en

IMDb Rating: 8.6

A movie about two homicide detectives’ hopeless search for a serial killer. This serial killer justifies his murders as forgiveness for the world’s ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The film takes us from the tortured body of one victim to the other as the psychopathic “John Doe” preaches to Detectives Somerset and Mills one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony arrives first and the killer’s dreadful capacity is graphically revealed in the dark and somber characteristic tones of film noir. The experienced and educated but exhausted Somerset analyses the Seven Deadly Sins in an attempt to understand the killer’s methodology. At the same time, the sharp but green and impetuous Detective Mills mocks at Detective Somerset’s efforts to get inside the mind of a killer…

Anyone who says that Se7en is not a horror movie has made a great mistake. It has one of the best climaxes in movie history. This movie deserves a spot in our best drama movies list.

20. Life is Beautiful

IMDb Rating: 8.6

In 1939, Jewish-Italian Guido Orefice comes to Arezzo, Italy, eventually to open a bookstore. Till then, he will work as a waiter at the hotel restaurant where his Uncle Eliseo is the hotel manager. In town, he meets a school teacher named Dora, whom he calls Princess and who comes from a wealthy Italian family. For him, it’s love at first sight. Despite she already being in a relationship with another man, Guido ultimately sweeps her off her feet.

They get wedded and Dora gives birth to a boy they name Giosué. On Giosué’s fifth birthday, World War II is in full effect. Since they are Jewish, the Germans take away Guido, Eliseo, and Giosué to a work camp. Wanting to be with her family, Dora insists that she be taken too. But she is housed in the women’s side of the camp.

To protect Giosué from the horror of what is happening to them, Guido tells him that they are playing a game. He tells him that certain actions garner them points, other actions take points away or disqualify one from the game. The first to reach 1,000 points wins the prize of a real tank. Guido’s primary goal is to keep Giosué safe at all cost, while he tries to figure out a way to get his family out of the camp and keep the Germans at bay from knowing what he is doing with Giosué.

19. The Green Mile

IMDb Rating: 8.6

It’s just one more usual day in the Green Mile for prison police Paul Edgecomb. That is until big John Coffey is sent there. Unlike the hefty beast that Coffey looks like, he is actually good-natured at heart. While watching over Coffey, Edgecomb comes to know that there is more to Coffey than meets the eyes.

Unlike many Stephen King adaptations, this is a classic. Like The Shining, this movie understands that King’s stories are loved by many not because of the madness but because of the glimmer of hope among the madness. This movie definitely deserves a place in our best fantasy movies list.

18. Saving Private Ryan

IMDb Rating: 8.6

The movie starts with the Allied invasion on the Normandy beach on 6th of June, 1944. Captain Miller and soldiers of the Second Ranger Battalion fight to protect the beachhead. During the occupation of the beach, two brothers are murdered in action. Earlier, the third brother was murdered in New Guinea. The mother of the siblings is about to get the terrifying telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given a chance to reduce some of her sorrow. This chance comes when he figures out that there was also a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, who is lost somewhere in France. He sends Captain Miller and seven other people from the Second Ranger Battalion to go search for him and escort him back to his mother.

17. City of God

IMDb Rating: 8.6

City of God is based on a true story that takes place in the sixties. The story takes place in the slums of Rio de Janeiro where two boys grow up in the locality and take on different roads in life. The tale is told through the life of Buscape, a beggarly young fisherman’s son who fantasizes of becoming a photographer one day. His story tells the violence and corruption enclosing the city and the rise and downfall of one of the city’s most dangerous bosses, Li’l Ze. As the war begins on the streets, Buscape’s only way out of this notorious life is to reveal its savagery to the world through his pictures. Along the way, the lives of people are put into viewpoint as their stories converge with the events that take place.

16. Interstellar

IMDb Rating: 8.6

In the close future around the Midwest of America, Cooper, an ex-engineer and pilot is living in his farmland with his daughter Murph and son Tom. As destructive sandstorms ruin Earth’s crops, the people of Earth notice that their life here is coming to an end. This is because the food starts to run out.

Accidentally stumbling upon a N.A.S.A. base near Cooper’s farmland, Cooper is asked to go on an audacious mission with a few other scientists. He is asked to go with the others into a wormhole because of Cooper’s scientific knowledge. They also ask him to be a part of it because of his ability to pilot an aircraft, unlike the other crew members. In order to find a new home while Earth perishes, Cooper must determine to either stay, or risk never seeing his children again. He chooses the latter in order to save the human race by discovering another habitable planet.

This is considered to be Nolan’s Magnus Opus. And it shows. This is his most ambitious project to date and he does not disappoint us. It is a very emotional movie and the visuals are just breathtaking. We strongly recommend this movie and it grabs a spot in our best drama movies list.

15. Seven Samurai

IMDb Rating: 8.7

In the Sixteenth Century, in Japan, a poor village is frequently looted by armed bandits losing their crop of rice. Their patriarch grandad advises the villagers to recruit a Ronin to defend their village. Four farmers head to the city to find out their potential protectors, but they just can offer three meals of rice per day and lodging for the samurai.

They triumph in hiring the warming-hearted veteran Kambei Shimada that advises that they require six more samurai to guard their lands.
Kambei recruits the required five samurai and therefore the brave fool Kikuchiyo and move to the village. After a feared reception, Kambei plots a defense strategy and therefore the samurai begin teaching the farmers the way to defend their lands and families for the battle that approaches.

14. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

IMDb Rating: 8.7

The story takes place in 1963. Thirty-eight-year-old convict Randall Patrick McMurphy aka Mac, serving time for several assaults and statutory rape, has a few months left in his sentence. He has just been moved from a work camp affiliated with Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton to a Mental hospital. Mac has been able to use acting like “crazy”; having a hostile and audacious and blatant attitude and anti-autocratic behavior. He has been able to use this to his benefit in not needing to do any work. He is at the hospital as the people at Pendleton need him to undergo a psychiatrical assessment to prove he is not crazy. They believe that this is all an act to get out of work. Mac believes this act will get him out of doing any more jobs while he finishes out the remainder of his sentence.

He is placed in a ward with a group of men who have differing degrees of lucidity and control of their mental faculties. He resumes behaving in the same way as always to get what he needs. Mac is using the other patients either as assistants or things for his own enjoyment. He adds to his list of goals to do anything to vex the ward’s dictatorial head nurse, Miss Mildred Ratched. Her only aim is to want to break the psyche of any of the men in her care. In his fight with Nurse Ratched, Mac slowly tries to help the men get a voice of their own while in the hospital. Also, he will fight for some for their eventual return to the outside world.

13. Goodfellas

IMDb Rating: 8.7

This movie showcases the mob lives of three central figures in the sixties and seventies New York. Henry Hill is a local lad turned gangster in a locality full of the violence and brutality. Tommy DeVito is a fine-bred gangster. Also, he turns out to be Henry’s best friend. Jimmy Conway places the two of them together and runs some of the biggest heists and burglaries the town has ever seen. After an increased jail sentence, Henry should go around the back of the local mob boss, Paulie Cicero. He must do this to live the life of luxury he has always dreamed of. In the end, the best friends end up in a hell of a problem and must do anything they are able to save each other, and also to stay alive.

Goodfellas is one of Scorsese’s finest movies and that is saying a lot considering all his films. Therefore it grabs a spot in our best drama movies list.

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12. Ayla: The Daughter of War

IMDb Rating: 8.7

In 1950, in the middle of the destruction of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen small girl, with no parents and no aid in sight. Panicked, frightened and on the verge of demise, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman. He risks his own life to protect her, sneaking her into his Army base and out of harm’s way. Not knowing her name and not able to talk with her, Süleyman calls her Ayla. He calls her Ayla in memory of the moon on a fateful night during which they met. The two form an instant and indivisible bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an unreal joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war.

As the war comes to an end, however, Süleyman’s battalion is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot handle leaving Ayla and does everything in his power to take her with him. After continuous failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage. But he doesn’t give up on the desire of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together?

This is a very gritty tale. It is also a fascinating story about an assassin becoming a father figure. It definitely deserves a spot in our best drama movies list.

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11. Forrest Gump

IMDb Rating: 8.8

The movie Forrest Gump follows the life events of a man who shares the name as the title of the film. Gump faces many tribulations throughout his life, but he never lets any of them interfere with his happiness. From donning braces on his legs to having a below average IQ to even being shot, Gump continues to believe good things will occur. He goes after his dreams no matter what.

While a few less than perfect things occur throughout Gump’s life, he finds a way to turn each setback into something good for him; such as when he finally gets rid of his braces, he finds out that he is capable of running faster than most of the people. This skill lets Gump to not only get away from his bullies while he is a child in Greenbow. But later, it also lets him get a football scholarship, save a lot of soldiers’ lives and become famous for this very ability.

While Gump slowly achieves most of the things he had hoped to throughout the movie, it proved a much more difficult task to win the heart of his life-long friend Jenny Curran. The film is based on Forrest Gump’s life and the events that happen during his life. But during each time in his lifetime, he reflects back on Jenny and how significant she is to him.

Even though the two of them grew up together and shared a very close friendship, as the movie advances they move apart. This troubles Gump who cares extremely for the girl who had a bumpy start in life. Also, it seems the two always end up back in each other’s lives, often in remarkable ways like meeting in the Reflection Pond in D.C. Even though Gump is the main character of the film, it similarly tells the story of Curran and the hardships she faces.

This movie will crush your heart. It is a very hilarious movie. But there are moments where the movie will hurt you so much. Forrest Gump is a captivating character. You can watch this movie just to see Tom Hanks’ performance. Thus it grabs a spot in our best drama movies list.

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10. Fight Club

IMDb Rating: 8.8

A youthful urban professional who works for a central car manufacturer suffers from insomnia. Even though he doesn’t have any of the related disorders, he stumbles across support groups as a way to let out whatever emotions he goes through. This, in turn, allows him to sleep. But meeting a young woman named Marla Singer ravages the usefulness of these support groups. She is a woman who is also going to all these support group meetings. After coming to know that she too is not afflicted with any of the disorders for which the groups exist, her existence has reduced the impact of the stories he hears.

His life becomes different when he encounters a soap manufacturer named Tyler Durden, who in many ways is the reverse of the insomniac. Due to abnormal situations in his own condo, the insomniac moves in with Tyler. Also, Tyler lives in a huge tumbledown house in an otherwise isolated part of town. After a bit of spontaneous roughhousing with Tyler in a bar parking lot, the insomniac finds out that becomes a ritual between the two of them. This helps him cope with the other more difficult aspects of his life.

The fights also gather a following, others who not only want to watch but participate in it. Realizing that there are other men like both of them, the insomniac and Tyler start a secret fight club. As the fight club’s popularity increases, so does the range in all aspects. Marla becomes a circle not specifically of the fight clubs but of Tyler and the insomniac’s collectives lives. As the essence of the fight clubs goes out of control in the insomniac’s view, the insomniac’s life in the association is one where he no longer understands what is going on around him. Also, he no longer understands how he can get out of it without harming himself.

Many people and the critics did not love this movie when it released initially. It is heartbreaking because it is an epic movie with a great twist. The screenplay is phenomenal and the actors do a brilliant job. It grabs a spot in our best drama movies list.

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9. 12 Angry Men

IMDb Rating: 8.9

“12 Angry Men” centers around a jury’s discussion in a metropolis murder case. A twelve-man jury is set to start discussions of the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old man. He is accused of stabbing his father to death. Also, a guilty verdict means an instant death sentence. The case seems to be open-and-shut because the accused has a frail alibi; a knife he professed to have lost is found at the murder scene. Also, a few witnesses either heard screaming, saw the murder happen or the boy running from the crime scene.

Eleven of the jurors instantly vote guilty. Only Juror No. 8 called Mr. Davis casts a not guilty vote. At first, Mr. Davis bases his vote more so for the sake of deliberation. After all, the jurors must suspect beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty. As the discussions unfold, the story immediately becomes a study of the jurors’ complicated personalities, expectations, backgrounds, and interactions. Their personalities range from wise, bright and empathetic to arrogant, prejudiced and merciless. That gives the background to Mr. Davis’ efforts in convincing the other jurors that a “not guilty” verdict might be fitting as well.

This is the best movie that takes place in a single room. This movie is like a fine wine. 12 Angry Men has inspired countless number of filmmakers around the world. It is a revolutionary movie and it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

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8. Schindler’s List

IMDb Rating: 8.9

Businessman Oskar Schindler comes to Krakow in 1939, prepared to make his wealth from World War II. World War II has just started. After becoming a part of the Nazi party firstly for political convenience, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for the same practical reasons. When the Schutzstaffel starts killing Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler orders to have his workers safe to keep his factory in operation. But soon he realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

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7. Pulp Fiction

IMDb Rating: 8.9

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two hitmen in search of a briefcase whose contents were looted from their boss, Marsellus Wallace. They dash into several unanticipated detours along the road. Marsellus is out of town, and he’s gotten Vincent to take care of his wife, Mia. Vincent is asked to take her out for a night on the town. Things go smoothly until one of them makes a big mistake. Butch Coolidge is a boxer who has been met by Marsellus and has been told to lose his latest fight. When Butch ends up murdering the other boxer, he must evade Marsellus. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are two lovers/robbers who have decided to rob the restaurant they’re currently eating at. But the restaurant doesn’t turn out to be as easy as the other places they’ve robbed.

This is a masterstroke from the enigmatic Quentin Tarantino. This is easily the best movie he has directed. It gets a spot in our best drama movies list.

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6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

IMDb Rating: 8.9

Gondor is invaded by the orcs of Mordor, and Gandalf travels to Minas Tirith to help the humans in the war that is to come. Aragorn must understand his true identity and mission as the King of Men. So, he must travel with Gimli and Legolas to gather the Army of the Dead so that the fight against evil can be won. Meanwhile, delusion and intuition rise between Frodo, Sam, and Gollum as they pursue their growingly dark and risky travel to Mount Doom; to get rid of the ring once and for all.

Talk about an epic conclusion to the best trilogy of all time. Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of those achievements where the movies are better than the novels. Trust us and watch this one. It will be the 12 hours of your life. Thus it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

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5. The Dark Knight

IMDb Rating: 9.0

Gotham’s latest District Attorney has been elected. His name is Harvey Dent, and he has a reforming new agenda. This agenda threatens to take down Gotham’s orderly crime syndicate once and for all with an iron fist. But the arrival of the unruly vigilante known as Batman has created problems for Dent and his agenda. The clown prince of crime known only as “The Joker” has arrived and aims to take Gotham out from under Harvey Dent’s iron fist. The Joker executes an extraordinarily planned bank robbery and robs the Gotham mafia blind. He uses this money to set in motion a series of horrifying and calculated attacks against the city and its people. Each one of these attacks is planned with care and is aimed at Dent and Batman. Also, this makes the rest of the city to enter the anxiety mode.

Meanwhile, Batman believes he might’ve found a lead to The Joker thanks to Wayne Enterprises’ business with a shady Chinese banker. And this mission takes Batman and Lucius Fox to Hong Kong. The Joker is unruly and lawless, but Batman has only one golden rule. And the Joker yearns to make Batman break his only rule. But who will be the one to take him out; Will it be Batman, The Dark Knight? Will it be the newly elected official Harvey Dent, The White Knight?

This is easily the best superhero movie. This is at least the second best if you consider Logan the best. The conflict between Batman and Joker is phenomenal. Also, this movie has the best ever interrogation scene. This deserves a spot in our best drama movies list. It is our honor to feature this movie in our best drama movies list.

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4. The Godfather

IMDb Rating: 9.2

The story starts as “Don” Vito Corleone, the leader of a New York Mafia “family”, organizes his daughter’s wedding along with his wife Carmela. His beloved son Michael, a war hero, has just come home from the war. But unlike the other sons, he does not want to be a part of his father’s business. Through Michael’s life, the nature of the family business becomes clear. The business of the family is just like the head of the Corleone family; kind and gracious to those who give respect, but ruthless and violent whenever anything stands against the good of the family.

Don Vito lives his life in the way of the old country. But times are changing and some families don’t want to follow the old ways and look out for other families to carry out their plans. An up and rising enemy of the Corleone family wants to begin selling drugs in New York and needs Don’s power to initiate his plan. The clash of the Don’s vanishing old world values and the new ways will call for a terrible price, especially from Michael. And it is all for the sake of the family.

This is another masterpiece from Francis Ford Cappola. This is a fine movie. Also, it has some of the best cinematic moments. So it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

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3. The Shawshank Redemption

IMDb Rating: 9.3

Bank employee Andy Dufresne is accused of the killing of his wife and her lover and he is given a sentence of life imprisonment at Shawshank prison. Life appears to have taken a turn for the unpleasant. But luckily, Andy becomes friends with some of the other jail-mates, in particular, a person only known as Red. In time, Andy comes up with ways to live out his life with comparative ease as one can in a prison. This leaves a message for everyone that while the body may be trapped in a cell, the soul can never be truly locked.

This movie is a masterpiece. In fact, many people consider it the best movie ever made. This movie needs no introduction. Thus it grabs a spot in our best drama movies list.

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2. The Mountain II

IMDb Rating: 9.3

A Turkish elite military team spearheaded by Lieutenant Colonel Veysel Gökmusa is tasked to rescue the Turkish journalist Ceyda Balaban. He was abducted by terrorists in Iraq. They triumph in their task but on their journey back they come across a Turkish village that will be captured soon. Veysel and his team live a problem; to complete their rescue mission or to protect the helpless Turkish villagers.

This is a very intense movie. It will surely keep you at the edge of the seat. The Mountain II is a very dramatic and bloody movie. And thus it earns a spot in our best drama movies list.

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1. The Chaos Class

IMDb Rating: 9.4

Lazy, uneducated students share a very close bond. They live with each other in the living quarters, where they plot their next pranks. When a new headmaster enters the scene, the students obviously try to depose him. A comical battle of idiots follows.

This movie is insanely funny. Also, it will make anyone laugh out loud. It is also an incredible drama movie. It is capable of making you feel for the characters. And thus it earns the number one spot in our best drama movies list.

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