Dramatic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dramatic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out dramatic, emotional, realistic, interesting, touching and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, destiny, justice, runaway, redemption, friendship, life philosophy, sacrifice and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dramatic: The Sixth Sense (1999), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Green Mile (1999), Everest (2015), Gone Girl (2014), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Intouchables (2011), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Life of Pi (2012), Atonement (2007).

List of dramatic movies

 8.1
 854K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, death, psychic, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, intellectual, dramatic ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, imagination, obsession, scientist, mentally unstable, hallucinations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington d.c., stockholm sweden ...
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 8.6
 1.0M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: life philosophy, false accusation, death row, prison, human nature, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, justice, healing power, convict, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 183K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, based on true events, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, forces of nature, adventure, beautiful scenery, mountain climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, climbing, adventurer, tragedy, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison life, freedom, life is a bitch, life sentence, prison escape, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, sentimental, philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, supernatural romance, impossible love, adult as child, life & death, existentialism ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, india ...
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, loneliness, starting over, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: captivating, romantic, dramatic, witty, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love and romance, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, unlikely couple, aristocracy, romance, society, happy ending, rich and poor, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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 7.9
 543K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, motivational, dramatic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, teenage boy, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, beautiful scenery, tiger, isolation, ocean, human nature, lost at sea ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
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 7.8
 231K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, world war two, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, freedom, insanity, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, plan gone awry, friendship, society, psychiatrist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 7.8
 230K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, teenage girl, depression, suicidal, high school, human relationship, loss of daughter, death of daughter, loss, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, dramatic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: royal family, stuttering, historical character, british history, friendship, king, aristocracy, queen, disability, british royal family, period piece, treatment ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, buckingham palace, germany ...
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 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, life philosophy, mentally challenged, true love, journey, rise to the top, human relationship, storytelling, misfit, odd, philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 6.9
 73K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, emotional, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, aristocracy, love affair, love triangle, high society, marriage, adultery, mistress, marital infidelity, duchess, marital rape, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.7
 24K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: realistic, emotional, sweet, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, lgbt, teenage sex, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, friendship, gay teenager, high school hunk, gay relationship, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 8.0
 670K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucinations, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, surrealism, rivalry, parents and children, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, coming of age, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, virgin, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, rivalry, brothel, women, love and romance, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, uninhibited rivalry, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, professor, life philosophy, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.2
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, love and romance, family life, tragic love, blackmailer, life is a bitch, violent husband, beefcake, everyday life, emotional blackmail, murder mystery ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, classic literature, sincere, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, jane austen, love triangle, romance, happy ending, love, inheritance, rich and poor, eligible bachelor, rich man poor woman, older man younger woman relationship, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.1
 102K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, biting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, youth, small town, friendship, teenage life, murder, love triangle, investigation, danger, parents and children, crimes ...
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 8.5
 631K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, emotional, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, musician's life, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, drummer, jazz, public humiliation, music conductor, music teacher, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 9.2
 1.5M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, greed, mob boss, lawyer, cosa nostra, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, first love, romance, true love, fall in love, high school life, youth, terminal illness, teen romance, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, young lovers, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, single parent, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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