Best Drama Movies of 2021

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Drama Movies of 2021" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing and thought provoking. Plot: murder, death, violence, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, photograph, crimes, danger, flashback and society. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Mystery. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Drama Movies of 2021
Best Drama Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Fear Street: 1994 (2021), Cherry (2021), Old (2021), Palmer (2021), Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Fatherhood (2021), Malcolm & Marie (2021), The Mauritanian (2021), The Tomorrow War (2021), The Dig (2021), Nobody (2021), The White Tiger (2021), Redemption Day (2021), Fear Street: 1978 (2021), In the Heights (2021), No Sudden Move (2021), The Marksman (2021), The Little Things (2021), Crisis (2021), Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021).

List of Best Movies

Fear Street: 1994 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events which have haunted their town for generations ​are all connected — and that they may be the next targets.
Style: slasher, tense, disturbing, suspense, scary ...
Plot: maniac, violence, murder, violent, masked killer, vengeance, death, blood, serial killer, witch, city, shopping mall ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1994
Place: usa
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 6.6
 24K
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, heroin, bank robber, bank robbery, iraq war veteran, society, self pity, american soldier, black american, drug use, african american ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
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 6.0
 13K
Old (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Style: psychotronic, mysterious
Plot: time, beach, vacation, family, death of husband, falling from height, elderly, elderly couple, camera, no cell phone signal, talking to self, husband wife relationship ...
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 7.3
 27K
Palmer (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching
Plot: ex convict, little boy, tough guy, friendship, grandmother grandson relationship, funeral, death of grandmother, starting over, mockery, family problems, social problems, confronting the past ...
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Plot: black panther party, assassination, prison, violence, murder, gun, civil rights, betrayal by friend, betrayal, swimming pool, switchblade, poetry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 26K
Fatherhood (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: parenthood, single father, children, father daughter relationship, baby, family relations, kids and family, family, father and daughter, single parent, parents and children, life ...
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Malcolm & Marie (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: interracial relations, love, director, frustration, male female relationship, filmmaker, angry, interracial romance, interracial couple, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, quarantine ...
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: brutality, torture, sex, african american, corruption, courtroom, prison, jail cell, black american, forced confession, testimony, protest ...
Time: year 2001, year 2003, year 2005, year 2002, year 2009 ...
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, germany, cuba, hamburg germany ...
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The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: alien invasion, military, time travel, father daughter relationship, alien, teleportation, father son relationship, glacier, changing the past or future, father son reunion, serum, aliens ...
Place: miami
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 7.1
 60K
The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: archaeologist, archeological dig, excavation, plane crash, mystery, archaeology, family secret, war, uncover truth, family, world war two, corpse ...
Time: 1930s
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 7.4
 146K
Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: home invasion, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, russian mafia, assassin, gangsters, one man army, crime boss, drug lord, tough guy, double life ...
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The White Tiger (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller.
Style: social, captivating, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: rags to riches, driver, caste system, class differences, master servant relationship, chauffeur, success, master and servant, social differences, social injustice, rich and poor, social problems ...
Place: new delhi
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The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young journalist in London becomes obsessed with a series of letters she discovers that recounts an intense star-crossed love affair from the 1960s.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, emotional
Plot: female journalist, love letter, romance, journalist, love story, journalism, investigative journalism, couple relations, romantic relationship, love and romance, interlinked stories, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969, year 1965
Place: french riviera, london
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 6.1
 22K
Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, secret agents, soldier, violence, military, heroes, terrorism, danger, leader, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, syria, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, morocco ...
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Fear Street: 1978 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1978, two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together to solve a terrifying mystery when horrors from their towns' history come alive.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, brutality, violence, chase, death, fear, small town, revenge, obsession, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, year 1994, year 1978
Place: usa
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 7.4
 32K
In the Heights (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
Style: captivating, entertaining, sincere
Plot: ambition, longing, city life, direction and purpose, music, society, ambitious, urban setting, aspiration, desire for fame, lifestyle, social relations ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.5
 16K
No Sudden Move (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.
Style: mysterious
Plot: job, safe, gang, organized crime, money, person in a car trunk, shoot out, shot to death, punched in the face, shot in the head, criminal, home invasion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: detroit
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 5.6
 20K
The Marksman (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jim Hanson’s quiet life is suddenly disturbed by two people crossing the US/Mexico border – a woman and her young son – desperate to flee a Mexican cartel. After a shootout leaves the mother dead, Jim becomes the boy’s reluctant defender. He ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug cartel, murder, chase, life is a bitch, boy, violence, ranch, danger, criminal underworld, heroes, assassin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, mexico, arizona
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, murder, chase, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 7K
Crisis (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: drug addiction, drug dealing, drugs, war on drugs, father son relationship, showdown, family relations, crimes, fighting crime, drug addict, criminal, social problems ...
Place: montreal, canada
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To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.
Style: touching, disturbing, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teen romance, high school, love, first love, college, romance, love affair, teenage love, long distance relationship, teenage protagonist, unfulfilled love, sister sister relationship ...
Place: new york, oregon, korea
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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy finds himself pursued by two assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert determined to protecting him - and a forest fire threatening to consume them all. Download : ...
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: murder witness, forest fire, female protagonist, assassin, murder, wilderness, child in peril, firefighter, survival, witness, strong female character, child witness ...
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 6.6
 5K
Land (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: solitude, mountain, female nudity, living alone, fishing, hunting, family tragedy, new life, deer hunting, winter, native american, countryside ...
Place: wyoming, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 21K
Moxie (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
Style: feminist film, funny, captivating, light
Plot: feminist, teenager, high school life, teenage life, high school, school, rebel, rebelliousness, youth, rebellious youth, social relations, revolution ...
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Women Is Losers (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1960s San Francisco, bright and talented catholic school girl Celina Guerrera survives a difficult home life by following the rules. That is until an indiscretion creates a series of devastating consequences. As Celina faces the compounded ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, feminism, baby, abortion clinic, pregnant, pregnant teenager, pregnant girl, pregnant woman, absent father, typist, catholic school, loss of virginity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: san francisco
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Plot: jazz singer, war on drugs, fbi, civil rights, segregation, fbi agent, heroin addiction, surveillance, concert, dysfunctional relationship, heroin, brothel ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new orleans
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 12K
The Unholy (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, mystical, mysterious, captivating ...
Plot: witch, journalist, miraculous event, virgin mary, healing, young girl, priest, religion, uncover truth, evil spirit, supernatural power, private investigation ...
Place: boston
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1K
Firebird (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a troubled soldier forms a forbidden love triangle with a daring fighter pilot and his female comrade amid the dangerous surroundings of a Soviet Air Force Base.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: cold war, air force, forbidden love, gay interest, romantic triangle, love triangle, love affair, military base, love and romance, military, soldier, love story ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 415
Pleasure (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Netherlands, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20-year-old Bella Cherry leaves the small town life in Sweden for Los Angeles with the aim to become the worlds next big porn star but the road to her goal turns out to be bumpier than she imagined.
Style: captivating
Plot: porn industry, sex worker, female nudity, prostitute, prostitution, blind ambition, sexual content, direction and purpose, desire for fame, sexploitation, ambition, seductress ...
Place: sweden, los angeles, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 2K
Body Brokers (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: trapped, brutality, drugs/alcohol, addiction, friendship, life philosophy, destructive relationship, crimes, drug addiction, violence, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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