My Favorite Drama Movies

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1.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
2.
Mystic River (2003)
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With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
3.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
4.
The Big Short (2015)
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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. (130 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
5.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
 
6.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
7.
Spotlight (2015)
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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (128 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
8.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. (187 mins.)
 
9.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
10.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
11.
American Hustle (2013)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (138 mins.)
 
12.
The Illusionist (2006)
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In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
13.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
14.
Seven Pounds (2008)
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A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. (123 mins.)
 
15.
Eastern Promises (2007)
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A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
 
16.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
 
17.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
18.
Zodiac (2007)
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A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
19.
Steve Jobs (2015)
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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. (122 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
20.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
 
21.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
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A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
22.
Colonia (2015)
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A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from. (110 mins.)
 
23.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
 
24.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
25.
Wild Bill (2011)
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Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons... (98 mins.)
Director: Dexter Fletcher
 
26.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
27.
I Am David (2003)
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A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
28.
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
 
29.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
30.
Frozen River (2008)
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Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec... (97 mins.)
Director: Courtney Hunt
 
31.
Demolition (2015)
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A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. (101 mins.)
 
32.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
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A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Lorenz
 
33.
8 Mile (2002)
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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
34.
21 (2008)
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"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
35.
Joy (2015)
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Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. (124 mins.)
 
36.
The Lucky One (2012)
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A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. (101 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
37.
The Living (2014)
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A man hires an ex-con to kill his sister's abusive husband, but the desperate act sets into motion a... (89 mins.)
Director: Jack Bryan
 
38.
4 Minute Mile (2014)
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A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes, forcing the student to confront everything that has been holding him back. (96 mins.)
 
39.
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
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After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home. (93 mins.)
Director: Richie Mehta
 
40.
Z for Zachariah (2015)
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In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors. (98 mins.)
Director: Craig Zobel
 
41.
Noel (2004)
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Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. (96 mins.)
 
42.
The Forger (2012)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community. (94 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Roeck
 
43.
Queen of the Desert (2015)
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A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. (128 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
44.
Son of God (2014)
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The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. (138 mins.)
 
45.
Serena (2014)
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
46.
Cymbeline (2014)
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A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. A drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures. (98 mins.)