Best Drama Movies

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1.
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)
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Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings. (96 mins.)
 
2.
Butterbox Babies (1995)
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A couple operates a shady maternity home in 1930s/1940s Nova Scotia. Based on a true story. (94 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty
 
3.
Million Dollar Babies (1994 Mini-Series)
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The true story that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet... (200 mins.)
 
4.
Child of Rage (1992 TV Movie)
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A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this. (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
5.
For the Love of Nancy (1994 TV Movie)
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The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life. (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Schneider
 
6.
Gregory K (1993 TV Movie)
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TV movie based on the the story of the kid who divorced his parents. Gregory has lived a rough life... (89 mins.)
Director: Linda Otto
 
7.
Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)
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Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative. (100 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
8.
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993 TV Movie)
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An 11 year old girl (Vanessa King) accuses her father (Art Hindle) of incest. (90 mins.)
Director: Jorge Montesi
 
9.
Secret Cutting (2000 TV Movie)
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Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself. (94 mins.)
Director: Norma Bailey
 
10.
Hurt (2003)
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One night at a party, three teenagers start a friendship that becomes the most important of their lives. As the they grow closer to each other, we begin to see the root of each of their hurts. Stevie's father refuses to deal with the suicide of Stevie's mother and ignores Stevie's need to deal with it. Darla is forced to deal with surviving on her own after her mother abandons them and her sister commits suicide. Boy's heroin addicted father tries to force Boy into procuring his drugs at any cost. These ever-escalating problems push Stevie, Darla and Boy into a darker corner than they've ever been. They decide to fight their way out together.
Director: Steve DiMarco
 
11.
Different (1999 TV Movie)
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Different is the story of a woman with a traumatic brain injury, (Annabeth Gish), and her mentally challenged husband... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
12.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
14.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
14.
The People Next Door (1996 TV Movie)
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A young and busy mother places her trust in the friendly next-door neighbors, unaware that there's something sinister at work behind their deceiving kindness. (120 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
15.
Her Desperate Choice (1996 TV Movie)
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Jody is convinced, but unable to prove, that her ex-husband has been molesting their daughter Samantha... (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Scott
 
16.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
17.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
18.
Palindromes (2004)
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Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
19.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
20.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
21.
An American Crime (2007)
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. (98 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
22.
A Home of Our Own (1993)
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The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north... (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
23.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
24.
This Boy's Life (1993)
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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive step-father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff. (115 mins.)
 
25.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
26.
Odd Girl Out (2005 TV Movie)
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A teenager is bullied by her former friends when they discover that she has a crush on the same boy as the most popular girl in school does. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
 
27.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
28.
To Be Fat Like Me (2007 TV Movie)
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As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
29.
Sharing the Secret (2000 TV Movie)
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A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges. (90 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea
 
30.
Small Sacrifices (1989 TV Movie)
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A peculiar and disturbing case catches the attention of the police when a young mother and her children, all severely injured, show up in a hospital's emergency room. (159 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
31.
Switched at Birth (1991 TV Movie)
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This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls... (176 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
32.
No Child of Mine (1997 TV Movie)
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A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help. (82 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
 
33.
Ellen Foster (1997 TV Movie)
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After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home. (94 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
34.
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007 TV Movie)
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A troubled foster child with an affinity for drawing and artwork, becomes attached to her eccentric and forgetful new foster mother, also an artist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
35.
White Oleander (2002)
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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
 
36.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
37.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
 
38.
Mother and Child (2009)
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A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own. (125 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
39.
Rabbit Hole (2010)
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Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. (91 mins.)