Ten Best Drama Films

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1.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Undeniably one of the best films of all time and one of the most complexly ambiguous dramas ever. ” - aaronlromano
 
2.
The Little Foxes (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Bette Davis is delightfully pure evil in this family drama gem. ” - aaronlromano
 
3.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ If you've seen this, you know it's too good for me to be able to say anything more about it. ” - aaronlromano
 
4.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ At times both dark and comical, every actor delivers a tour de force performance with John Malkovich as the film's highlight. ” - aaronlromano
 
5.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ One of Gary Oldman's best performances. ” - aaronlromano
 
6.
The World According to Garp (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer... (136 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Not as good as the book perhaps, but still pretty brilliant. ” - aaronlromano
 
7.
The Anniversary (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ A great hammer film and a great family drama; another dastardly performance by Davis. ” - aaronlromano
 
8.
Othello (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ The best rendition. ” - aaronlromano
 
9.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ I know I've already got this on the Best Film Noir list, but it's also a great and very unusual drama. ” - aaronlromano
 
10.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ A pretty great family drama based on one of Tennessee William's masterpieces. ” - aaronlromano