100 best drama movies

A list of the best drama films, selected by visitors to our site: The Intouchables, The Shawshank Redemption, Inception, Forrest Gump, Interstellar, Brother 2, Fight Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Pulp Fiction, Brother, Shutter Island, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Titanic, Leon: The Professional, Gladiator, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, The Second Renaissance Part I, The Prestige, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful

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 him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersBrothers
PlaceUSA

Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Brothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:58
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Wizards, Elves, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Fighting Evil, Magic, Saving the World
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

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 Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersSnipers, Mafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotLove, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StylePopular, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceSparta, Spain, Mansions, Roman Empire
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Oscars, Fascinating

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:17
CharactersLions

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag along as they search for the perfect home and attempt to raise a rambunctious lion cub.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:21
CharactersAnimals, Lions

The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the eye of Kovu, the son of the evil lioness, Zira. Will Kovu steal Kiara's heart?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, cartoon, short, anime
CountryUSA, Australia, Japan
Duration00:09

Tells the early history of how conflict began between the humans and machines. Part 1 of 2.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersMonsters, Dragons, Knights, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Superpowers, Multi-part, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Dragons, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Treasures
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:49
CharactersHorses, Monsters, Dragons, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic
PlaceFantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Fascinating, Epic, Worth watching

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:59
CharactersKings, Heroes, Elves, Orcs, Friends
PlotLove, War, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians, Police, Friends, Pianists, Bouncers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Gambling, Music, Money
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleKind, Light, Oscars, Fascinating

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters
PlotPrison Break
StylePopular

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hungary
CharactersTeens, Prophets
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Intrigue
PlaceSpace, Deserts
TimeFuture
StyleBy books

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 the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersCowboys, Lifeguards, Heroes, Hunters, Partners
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Slavery
PlaceWild West, Mansions, USA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Black humor, Epic, Serious

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Friends, Terminally ill, Partners
PlotFriendship, Chase
PlaceGermany
StylePopular, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.





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