Best Drama Movies of 2021

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Best Drama Movies of 2021
Best Drama Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Pleasure (2021), Fear Street: 1994 (2021), Cruella (2021), Cherry (2021), Dune (2021), C'mon C'mon (2021), Mass (2021), The Green Knight (2021), The Guilty (2021), The Fallout (2021), Operation Mincemeat (2021), Palmer (2021), The Lost Daughter (2021), Sweet Girl (2021), The Tender Bar (2021), Help (2021), King Richard (2021), Passing (2021), CODA (2021), Don't Look Up (2021).

List of Best Movies

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, erotic
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, teenage prostitute, sexploitation, seductress, porn industry, interracial sex, porn actress, sexual content, sex worker, masturbation, strong sexual content ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, los angeles
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Fear Street: 1994 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
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, suspense, scary, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, lgbt, teenager, maniac, violence, witch, violent, vengeance, alter ego, serial murder, killer ...
Time: year 1994, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa
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Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fashion, disney, villain, female villain, fashion designer, robbery, designer, villainess, personality change, dalmatian, criminal, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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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, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: heroin, post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, bank robbery, drug use, war veteran, drug addiction, iraq war veteran, society, masturbation, junkie, african american ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
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Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, outer space, space opera, messiah, prophecy, survival, spy, space wars, giant creature, destiny, premonition ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
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C'mon C'mon (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Johnny and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they embark on a cross-country trip to see life away from Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, art house, inspirational ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, travel, family relations, nephew, radio announcer, road trip, relationships, child, boy, brother sister relationship, bipolar disorder, child protagonist ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, new orleans, detroit, new york, venice beach california ...
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Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: tragedy, grief, church, death of son, parents, mass murder, forgiveness, violent, backfire, relationship problems, school shooting, married couple ...
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The Green Knight (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Style: surreal, fairy tale, heroic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: myth, medieval, king arthur, ghost, creature, decapitation, fear, knight, characters in danger, warrior, evil, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
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The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, kidnapping, police officer, crimes, police detective, police station, abduction, woman in danger, kidnapped woman, emergency, stuttering, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Fallout (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the wake of a school tragedy, Vada, Mia and Quinton form a unique and dynamic bond as they navigate the never linear, often confusing journey to heal in a world that feels forever changed.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: school shooting, lesbian, high school, school, family problems, traumatic experience, social problems, psychological trauma, emotional breakdown, teenage life, life is a bitch, social issues ...
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Operation Mincemeat (2021)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1943, two British intelligence officers concoct Operation Mincemeat, wherein their plan to drop a corpse with false papers off the coast of Spain would fool Nazi spies into believing the Allied forces were planning to attack by way of Greece ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: world war two, spy, military, army, operation, prospector, secret mission, life is a bitch, wartime life, wartime, military life, war ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: sicily, greece, berlin germany, spain, london
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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, touching, captivating, motivational, inspirational
Audience: teen drama
Plot: ex convict, tough guy, little boy, starting over, lgbtq, small town, funeral, grandmother grandson relationship, death of grandmother, friendship, lgbt, gay ...
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The Lost Daughter (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Israel, Greece
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A woman's seaside vacation takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother forces her to confront secrets from her past.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, feminist film, art house ...
Plot: female masturbation, mother daughter relationship, motherhood, female protagonist, vacation, beach, female nudity, doll, husband wife relationship, flashback, depressed woman, worried mother ...
Place: greece
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Sweet Girl (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: justice, daughter, father daughter relationship, fight, protector, loss of wife, crime solving, investigation, private investigation, life is a bitch, organized crime, loss of mother ...
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The Tender Bar (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: J.R. is a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie, is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother struggles to provide her ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: child prodigy, uncle nephew relationship, bartender, boy, drunken man, family relations, adult child friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, grownups, lifestyle, bar owner, family life ...
Time: year 1973, year 1986
Place: long island, manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york, yale university ...
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Help (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah seems to have found her calling working in a Liverpool care home where she has a special talent for connecting with the residents. Then, in March 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic hits.
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: quarantine, isolation, retirement home, elderly, lifestyle change, older man younger man relationship, epidemic, retirement home life, pandemic, workplace, isolated house, alzheimer's disease ...
Place: liverpool
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King Richard (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
Style: breathtaking, motivational, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: father, tennis, tennis player, athlete's life, family, father daughter relationship, rivalry, coach, athlete and trainer, professional rivalry, sport, rising to stardom ...
Place: plymouth
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Passing (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.
Plot: racism, childhood, mixed race, racial slur, bigotry, african american, best friend, jealousy, friend, ambiguity, lesbian subtext, girl ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929
Place: chicago illinois, harlem, new york
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CODA (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: deaf, mute or deaf, sign language, family relations, music school, coming of age, teenager, family, deafness, parents and children, family problems, moral dilemma ...
Place: massachusetts
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Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: apocalyptic, funny, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: meteorite, end of the world, asteroid, disaster, comet, climate change, natural disaster, astronaut, save the world, swinger, outer space, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 1994, distant future
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, illinois, michigan ...
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Old (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
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: macabre, mysterious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: time, vacation, aging, island, rapid aging, race against time, ocean, medical experiment, escape, tropical island, island prison, family vacation ...
Time: 2020s
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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.
Style: inspirational, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, violence, betrayal, murder, prison, informant, assassination, justice, politics, betrayal by friend, black history, street life ...
Time: 60s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
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The Hand of God (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1980s Naples, young Fabietto pursues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, poverty, life, city life, change of luck, society, lifestyle, older woman teenage boy sex, soccer fan, brother brother relationship, big city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: naples italy, italy
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Encanto (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family ...
Style: inspirational, 3d animation, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: magic, animals, magical, disney, female protagonist, magical power, girl, dancing, family relations, friendship, friend, father ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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Drive My Car (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to ...
Style: art house, inspirational, bilingual
Plot: driver, japanese wife, chauffeur, sign language, infidelity, audition, car, orgasm, actor, loss of mother, loss of wife, car accident ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, tokyo
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Annette (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl ...
Style: surreal, sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: oral sex, stand up comedian, courtroom, prison, murder, sex scene, relationships, husband wife relationship, music, male female relationship, parents and children, lifestyle change ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles
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Swan Song (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home to embark on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle along the way.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, small town, hairdresser, homosexual, gay bar, retirement home, gay lead character, city life, society, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
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Silk Road (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Ross Ulbricht, the charismatic young tech-mastermind who unleashed the darknet website Silk Road, and the corrupt DEA agent determined to bring down his billion-dollar empire.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: cybercrime, computer genius, cat and mouse, fighting the system, crimes, showdown, criminal, crime boss, bandit, spy, hacking, fighting crime ...
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Bergman Island (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English-German filmmaking couple retreat to Fårö for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Ingmar Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between ...
Style: art house, psychological, disturbing, captivating, erotic
Plot: island, couples, creativity, relationships, nature, fantasy becomes reality, inspiration, couple relations, escape from reality, director, screenwriter, woman ...
Place: sweden
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Blue Bayou (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
Style: thought provoking
Plot: korean american, tattoo, deportation, father daughter relationship, airport, husband wife relationship, adoption, east asian lead, family, cooking, truck, racism ...
Time: year 1988, year 1975, year 2015, year 2014, year 2000 ...
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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