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The list contains the best, new and most relevant dramatic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out dramatic, realistic, serious, emotional, touching and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, destiny, death, mentor, tragedy, sacrifice, dialogue, catastrophe, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as dramatic: The Green Mile (1999), Everest (2015), Dunkirk (2017), American Beauty (1999), Life of Pi (2012), The Duchess (2008), The Sixth Sense (1999), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), Black Swan (2010), Gone Girl (2014).
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 8.7
American Beauty
Drama
USA
122 min.
 8.4
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Dunkirk
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
UK, Netherlands, France, USA
106 min.
 8.0
13 Reasons Why
Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 8.1

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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 173K
Everest
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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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 8.0
 423K
Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
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: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
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: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess
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: realistic, dramatic, emotional, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, duchess, loveless marriage, marriage, romance, love story, destiny, aristocracy, love affair, relationships ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense
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, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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Rory O'Shea Was Here
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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, life, loneliness, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, love triangle, life & death, character study, justice, cerebral palsy, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
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 8.0
 626K
Black Swan
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, russia, english channel ...
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet
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: touching, romantic, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, shakespeare, young lovers, forbidden love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, romance ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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 6.7
 56K
The Best of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love story, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, twists & turns, life philosophy, sacrifice, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
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 8.1
 193K
13 Reasons Why
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: dramatic, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, teenage girl, audio cassette, classmate classmate relationship, guilt, high school, teenager, depression, death of daughter, loss of daughter, loss of friend, self harm ...
Place: usa
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 6.0
 5K
Endless Love
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: surprise ending, dramatic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, violent husband, everyday life, family life, tragic love, forbidden love, emotional blackmail, blackmailer, saving a life, life, brutality, psychopath ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Love Loves Coincidences
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, hopes, love and romance, love triangle, power of love, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: dramatic, epic, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: cossack, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, heroes, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, battle, state affairs, rebelliousness, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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A Driver for Vera
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov hires Viktor, a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, brutal
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, father daughter relationship, kgb, social relations, family relations, young soldier, outcast, stranded, tragedy, driver, young man, handicapped ...
Time: 1960s
Place: soviet union
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, love affair, russian revolution, russian history, russian civil war, politics, red army, state affairs, destiny, against the odds, warship, admiral ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, dramatic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, death, last stand, killed in action, dead soldier, military, officers and cadets, army, battles, basic training, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, middle east, russia
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Battle for Sevastopol
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, sniper, female protagonist, female soldier, battlefield, wartime, wartime life, war hero, courage, strong female lead, heroism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, russia, united states
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 7.5
 33K
Keith
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: bad ending, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, terminal illness, teenagers, high school, romance, teen romance, cancer, opposites attract, adolescence, love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Walk to Remember
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, romance, opposites attract, love, true love, first love, terminal illness, high school, friendship, cancer, life changing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.8
 908K
Titanic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, romantic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: titanic, love, survival, star crossed lovers, tragic love, romance, shipwreck, love story, ship, sea disaster, iceberg, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england
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The English Patient
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
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The Great Gatsby
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, colourful, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, loneliness, rags to riches, unfulfilled love, millionaire, obsessive love, love triangle, love and romance, romance, high society, tragedy, impossible love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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Good Will Hunting
Genre: Drama
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 8.5
 568K
Whiplash
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, music, follow your dream, drummer, music teacher, desire for fame, musician's life, mentor, drumming, teachers and students, music conductor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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