Best Drama Movies of 2020

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Drama Movies of 2020" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing, thought provoking and serious. Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, singing, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, bespectacled male, drinking, song, friendship and drinking alcohol. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Comedy. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Drama Movies of 2020
Best Drama Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: The Father (2020), Nomadland (2020), Minari (2020), One Night in Miami... (2020), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), Hillbilly Elegy (2020), Soul (2020), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020), Pieces of a Woman (2020), Promising Young Woman (2020), Penguin Bloom (2020), Mank (2020), Charm City Kings (2020), The Boys in the Band (2020), Minamata (2020), The Killing of Two Lovers (2020), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Miss Juneteenth (2020), Soorarai Pottru (2020), Sweet Thing (2020).

List of Best Movies

 8.3
 103K
The Father (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, caregiver, father daughter relationship, elderly, memory loss, dementia, elderly man, old man, alone in the world, terminal illness, doubts and hesitations, dreams ...
Time: year 1937
Place: london
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 7.4
 131K
Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nomad, unemployment, motor home, homelessness, van, traveler, female protagonist, loneliness, travel, on the road, journey, homeless ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
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 7.5
 63K
Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, husband wife relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, family relations, trailer, church, family, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
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One Night in Miami... (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, buddy movie, suspense
Plot: boxer, fight for justice, friendship between men, injustice, inequality, racial injustice, racism, victory, social injustice, motel, islam, civil rights movement ...
Time: year 1965, year 1964, year 1963, 1960s, 60s
Place: miami, georgia
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Style: meditative, wistful, sad, rough, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage girl, abortion, rape victim, rape, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teenager, unwanted pregnancy, bus trip, friendship between girls, adolescence ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york
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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, scenic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, life, small town life, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship, family drama, getting home, family relations, teenage life, direction and purpose ...
Time: year 1946, year 2011, year 1997
Place: kentucky, ohio, yale university
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 8.1
 282K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, philosophical, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, life & death, self discovery, acceptance, jazz, lifestyle change, life, life after death, musician, afterlife, teaching the ways of the world, death ...
Place: new york
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.
Style: suspense, uplifting, rough, serious, based on true events
Plot: blues, black american, stuttering, fired from the job, street life, bigger dreams, pianist, musician, female protagonist, african american, promise, racism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., detroit, georgia, memphis ...
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Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, love, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, adultery, woman, family relations, woman in labor, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense, parody ...
Plot: violence, sexual predator, oral sex, medical school, pediatrician, lust, crimes, rapist, track down, brutality, double life, murder ...
Place: ohio, new york
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Penguin Bloom (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting
Plot: dreaming, pet bird, family problems, parents and children, family, physical disability, disability, handicapped, tragic event, wheelchair bound, family tragedy, lifestyle change ...
Place: thailand
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 6.9
 66K
Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: intense, nostalgic, emotional, sentimental, inspirational
Plot: screenwriter, alcoholic, hollywood, movie business, friendship, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, film history, husband wife relationship, film producer, father son relationship, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1940, year 1942, year 1934, year 1933 ...
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, los angeles, united states
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Charm City Kings (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Mouse desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, the infamous Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax, takes 14-year-old Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, uplifting, exciting, sentimental
Plot: motorcycle race, teenage life, legal, motorcycle, street life, life, city life, chases and races, outlaw gang, law and order, biker gang, motorcycle racing ...
Place: baltimore
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, compassionate, serious
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay interest, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, social problems, lifestyle, moral dilemma ...
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 7.8
 13K
Minamata (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A movie about reporter W. Eugene Smith and his research on mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, resulting in severe neurological symptoms.
Style: art house, psychological, disturbing, realistic
Plot: war photographer, poisoning, american abroad, corruption, lifestyle, true crime, breaking point, social misfits, frustration, art, catastrophe, hypocrisy ...
Place: japan
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The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, open marriage, family relations, male female relationship, parents, crumbling marriage, family problems, moral ambiguity, relationship problems, marital problem, marriage crisis, open relationship ...
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: dementia, road trip, school, high school, estrangement, farm, janitor, snow, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature ...
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Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Plot: female bartender, fear, telephone, mopping a floor, religion, funeral home, cigarette smoking, clapping, father daughter relationship, mirror, father son relationship, break up ...
Time: year 1865, year 2004, year 2019
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Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Nedumaaran Rajangam "Maara" sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world's most capital intensive industry and several enemies who stand in his way.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: plane crash, frustration, one against many, struggle, airplane, air disaster, coping, aspiration, direction and purpose, fighting the system, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 80s
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 7.2
 711
Sweet Thing (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: children, parents and children, adventure, family problems, life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, drinking problem, family relations, social issues ...
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The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With guidance from their mother, five siblings overcome humble beginnings to form the renowned gospel group the Clark Sisters.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: gospel, female singer, faith, family relations, musician's life, aspiration, love and romance, music, relationships, women, black people, direction and purpose ...
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 6.1
 936
Cowboys (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: transsexual, lgbt child, lgbt, mental health, father son relationship, separated parents, runaway, wilderness, family relations, family problems, relationships, gender ...
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, silence, alien monster, monster, deafness, survival horror, child in peril, alien invasion, creature, mother ...
Time: near future
Place: new york, america, usa
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All Together Now (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An optimistic, talented teen clings to a huge secret: she's homeless and living on a school bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand?
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, psychological, uplifting
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
Plot: homeless, human spirit, mother daughter relationship, death of mother, school, parents and children, social relations, friends, friendship, best friends, dream, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 3K
Tigertail (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Style: thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, dream, loveless marriage, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship, storytelling, marriage, love, betrayal, family relations, society ...
Place: america
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 7.0
 3K
Herself (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one - from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ...
Plot: domestic violence, black woman, volunteer, abusive husband, hardware store, singer, house on fire, mother daughter relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, friend, father son relationship, cell phone ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: political, factual, thought provoking, suspense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, hippie, riot, trial, protest, court, political persecution, courtroom, protest march ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, oakland california, connecticut, washington d.c., mississippi ...
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 7.3
 18K
Uncle Frank (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank is a famous New York University professor in 1973 who left his small South Carolina town behind him and remained in little contact with his family, especially given his style of life and his relationship with his ten-year partner, the free ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: male homosexuality, gay, road trip, car breakdown, gay relationship, family, funeral, life & death, uncle niece relationship, travel, being followed, gay muslim ...
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: south carolina, new york, southern usa
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Stolen Season (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A therapist spirals into obsession as evidence points that a troubled teen could be her own child surrendered 17 years ago.
Style: suspenseful, contemplative, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: obsession, psychologist, teenage life, destiny, uncover truth, pursuit, mother son relationship, regret, lifestyle, troubled past, chase, child abandonment ...
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My Salinger Year (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: aspiring writer, literary agent, writers, writer's life, female writer, career, lifestyle, typewriter, crossroads, grownups, life, new yorker ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
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