Top Movies in Drama

The Wolf of Wall Street

Drama
Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling "a masterpiece for a new generation." Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where corruption was king and more was never enough. His rise to power earned him the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess that is "an absolute blast from start to finish." *** * James Verniere, Boston Herald, ** Claudia Puig, USA Today, *** Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Drama
A SPECIAL "SNEAK PEEK" OF DIVERGENT IS INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns in this thrilling sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES. Katniss and Peeta embark on a victory tour while President Snow plots a deadly new Hunger Games that could change Panem forever.

American Hustle

Drama
The true story of the FBI's 1980 under-cover sting operation of Congress, dubbed Abscam, to root out corruption which was the brainchild of the world's greatest con man.

12 Years a Slave

Drama
From director Steve McQueen comes this powerful nominee for nine Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, based on Solomon Northup's astonishing true story. In 1841, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope that earned a Golden Globe® for Best Picture, Drama.

Saving Mr. Banks

Drama
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers' (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won't budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set "Mary Poppins" free!

Dallas Buyers Club

Drama
Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful "buyers' club" and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Dallas Buyers Club is "deeply moving. A livewire of a movie!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) (Original Title - Dallas Buyers Club)

Ender's Game

Drama
Based on the best-selling novel, "Ender's Game" is an epic adventure starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Philomena

Drama
Pregnant, unmarried teenagers were not well-regarded in Philomena Lee's 1950's Irish Catholic community in England. Forced to give her son up for adoption in the United States, Philomena (Academy Award®-Winner Judi Dench) was also made to sign a contract forbidding her from any inquiry into his whereabouts. Years later, after starting a family in England and for the most part moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan of TROPIC THUNDER), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to journey to America to finally discover her long-lost son. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," PHILOMENA takes you along on that emotional trip.

Labor Day

Drama
From Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), Labor Day is "a romance to root for"* starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin as two strangers drawn together under incredible circumstances. What starts as an unforeseen encounter over a long holiday weekend soon becomes a second chance love story in the unforgettable film that critics are calling "satisfying and deeply touching"** *Karen Durbin, Elle **Rex Reed, NY OBSERVER

The Book Thief

Drama
Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson star in this inspiring film based on the bestseller about Liesel, (Sophie Nélisse), a girl adopted by a German couple (Rush and Watson) who hide a Jew (Ben Schnetzer) from Hitler's army. Soon Liesel discovers that words and imagination provide an escape from the events unfolding around her family in this extraordinary film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).

Devil's Due

Drama
After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially attribute to nerves, but it soon becomes evident the disturbing changes to Samantha's body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

The Lucky One

Drama
Returning from his third tour of duty in Iraq, U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac Efron -- 17 Again, New Year's Eve) credits his survival to carrying a photograph of a woman he's never met (Taylor Schilling). Seeking her out in North Carolina, he shows up at her door and takes a job at her family-run kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and hesitation, a romance soon develops between them, giving Logan hope that she might become more than his good luck charm. Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Sparks (A Walk to Remember), and directed by Oscar nominee Scott Hicks (No Reservations, Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars), this romantic drama spins a timeless tale of love and destiny. 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved- - U.S., Canada, Bahamas &_x000D_Bermuda. 2011 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited - - All Other_x000D_Territories

Black Nativity

Drama
In this contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' acclaimed play, single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson) sends her teenage son Langston (Jacob Latimore) to New York to live with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Once there, Langston embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this inspiring story of faith, family and forgiveness.

Nebraska

Drama
"From Academy Award® winner Alexander Payne, the director of Sideways and The Descendants, comes the film that critics are calling "An American Masterpiece." When a father (Bruce Dern) and his adult son (Will Forte) embark on a journey to claim a million-dollar prize, what begins as a fool's errand becomes a search for the road to redemption. Discover why Nebraska is "one of those movies I'll watch for the rest of my life."***
*** Glenn Whipp, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"

The Notebook

Drama
Teenagers Allie and Noah began a whirlwind courtship that soon blossomed into tender intimacy, but were soon separated by Allie's upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. When they meet again several years later, passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soulmate and class order.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Drama
An aspiring singer-songwriter navigates the 1960s folk-music scene in New York City's Greenwich Village.

The Blind Side

Drama
Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Oscar® winner Kathy Bates star in this remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher. Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold. Without a moment's hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness becomes much more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. MPAA Rating: PG-13 © 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Drama
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler (Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker) who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life, his wife (Academy Award®-nominated Oprah Winfrey), and the rest of his family. Rounding out this all-star cast is Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award®-nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs the script from Emmy® Award-winning writer Danny Strong (TV's GAME CHANGE).

The Gabby Douglas Story

Drama
Moving away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, Gabby Douglas was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2*

Drama
In the fifth and final chapter of The Twilight Saga, the birth of Bella and Edward's child ignites forces that threaten to destroy them all. The Cullens must enlist the help of distant friends and former enemies, including Jacob's wolf pack, as tensions build toward all-out war in the thrilling conclusion to the epic phenomenon.

Prisoners

Drama
How far would you go to protect your family? Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman stars as a man facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter is missing, together with her young friend -- and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, the detective in charge (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake, the frantic father decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will he go to protect his family? Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, this dramatic thriller features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello as Keller's distraught wife; Oscar® nominees Terrence Howard and Viola Davis as the other parents, whose daughter also went missing; in addition to Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo.

The Help

Drama
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope, The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

Instructions Not Included

Drama
Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is Acapulco's resident playboy — until his life gets turned upside down when a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep. Love blossoms, adventure ensues, and the search for the mother causes a ruckus.

8 Mile

Drama
"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment... is another chance. From Academy Award-winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying and Mesmerizing!"

New Releases in Drama

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Drama
A SPECIAL "SNEAK PEEK" OF DIVERGENT IS INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns in this thrilling sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES. Katniss and Peeta embark on a victory tour while President Snow plots a deadly new Hunger Games that could change Panem forever.

Labor Day

Drama
From Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), Labor Day is "a romance to root for"* starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin as two strangers drawn together under incredible circumstances. What starts as an unforeseen encounter over a long holiday weekend soon becomes a second chance love story in the unforgettable film that critics are calling "satisfying and deeply touching"** *Karen Durbin, Elle **Rex Reed, NY OBSERVER

Philomena

Drama
Pregnant, unmarried teenagers were not well-regarded in Philomena Lee's 1950's Irish Catholic community in England. Forced to give her son up for adoption in the United States, Philomena (Academy Award®-Winner Judi Dench) was also made to sign a contract forbidding her from any inquiry into his whereabouts. Years later, after starting a family in England and for the most part moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan of TROPIC THUNDER), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to journey to America to finally discover her long-lost son. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," PHILOMENA takes you along on that emotional trip.

Devil's Due

Drama
After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially attribute to nerves, but it soon becomes evident the disturbing changes to Samantha's body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

Black Nativity

Drama
In this contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' acclaimed play, single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson) sends her teenage son Langston (Jacob Latimore) to New York to live with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Once there, Langston embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this inspiring story of faith, family and forgiveness.

The Gabby Douglas Story

Drama
Moving away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, Gabby Douglas was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.

Still Mine

Drama
James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold star in this love story based on actual events that proves love is the ultimate triumph. Craig Morrison is determined to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene, but is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house.

Great Expectations

Drama
From the director of Four Weddings And A Funeral comes this absorbing adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novel starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. An orphan who inherits a fortune from an anonymous source moves to London in hopes of finding a promising future -- and love. This lush, satisfying drama also stars Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng and Robbie Coltrane.

Beneath The Harvest Sky

Drama
Official Selection, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Desperate for a way out of their small town, two teens find their friendship pushed to the brink when one is pulled into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones).

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax

Drama
A sweltering hot day in Massachusetts, 1892, is pierced by the brutal double murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden that would stun the nation. Lizzie (Christina Ricci), a wholesome Sunday school teacher and Mr. Borden's youngest daughter, quickly becomes the prime suspect. Now, as her lawyer Andrew Jennings (Billy Campbell) proclaims her innocence, the original good-girl-gone-bad will stand trial in one of the most gripping, gruesome mysteries of all time. Her name will forever live in infamy and the eerie children's rhyme will continue to haunt those that know the story, but the truth is anything but clear.

Omar

Drama
Omar, a young baker turned freedom fighter, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. As suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends, Omar must face painful choices about life, manhood and love.

2 Little Monsters

Drama
James and Carl were only ten-years old when they kidnapped and murdered three-year old David McClendon. They were caught, tried, convicted and placed in separate juvenile facilities. At eighteen-years old, both are given new names and released back into society, much to the horror of the nation. The story follows the lives of these two boys and they try to start over, escape the past and survive the growing outcry following their release.

A Promise

Drama
Alan Rickman stars in this simmering early 20th-century love story about a triangle between an aging factory owner, his young bride (Rebecca Hall) and his handsome protégé (Game of Thrones' Richard Madden).

Refuge

Drama
This heartwarming romance finds Amy (Krysten Ritter of VERONICA MARS) as a young woman raising her two, slightly younger, but overly needy siblings. Amy has to balance her personal life with her responsibilities. But when Sam (Brian Geraghty of BOARDWALK EMPIRE and TRUE BLOOD), a young handsome stranger rolls into town, he becomes entrenched in the family while he and Amy, against all odds, begin to create a life they never thought possible.

The Wait

Drama
An enigmatic phone call from a psychic catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other staunchly opposes it until she encounters a chance at love, giving her hope that anything, even resurrection, is possible. A discordant struggle between sisters plays out in a world where the virtual and real often converge.

Hateship Loveship

Drama
In her first dramatic role, Kristen Wiig gives "a beautifully restrained performance" (The Hollywood Reporter) as Johanna, a profoundly shy, shabby housekeeper hired to care for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) and his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). Despite her outgoing nature, Sabitha carries wounds from the death of her mother years before, while her father (Guy Pearce) is a hapless recovering drug addict with a certain ragged charm. In an act of mean-spirited rebellion, Sabitha fosters a pseudo-relationship between Johanna and her father through a series of forged emails, never dreaming of the potential harm. However, Johanna is not a demure cut-out, but rather a woman for whom the phrase "still waters run deep" could have been coined, and the young girl's cruel prank provokes Johanna to indulge in something long missing from her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own.

Bright Days Ahead

Drama
In this sophisticated and sexy tale, a married woman in her 60s (French icon Fanny Ardant) tumbles into an affair with a much younger man. Official Selection, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. In French with English subtitles.

The Exhibitionists

Drama
Follow filmmaker Walter Todd over 36 deadly hours as he exploits his closest friends and family during a New Year's Eve party, exposing their darkest secrets and sexual perversions. The Exhibitionists is a pulpy exploration of the tipping point between documentary and pornography.

Crimson Winter

Drama
For centuries now, vampires have been forced to live in the shadows. Elric, a prince of these highly evolved creatures of the night, falls in love with a human -- the very race that pushed his people into myth. This is an intolerable offense to the royal family and Elric is imprisoned for a century until a group of loyalists battle to free him from his dark cell. Together they escape to the remote mountainous terrain of North America where they begin building an army to exact revenge upon his family. A century later, in the frozen heart of winter, a group of researchers sets out to investigate a mysterious decline in the local wildlife population. Their journey takes them deep into the isolated mountain wilderness where they soon discover a terrifying truth and find themselves caught between two foes in a centuries-old battle between vampires and hunters. As they struggle to survive, they come face to face with the vampire prince, Elric, who is haunted by his own dark past. An ancient prophecy and his own anguished heart weigh heavily upon him as the vampire lord decides the fate of those who have discovered his hidden sanctum.

Berlin Junction

Drama
Jos Bakker is a Dutch painter living in Berlin with his German girlfriend, Lana. When she tells him that she ?s pregnant and that they need to change their lifestyle and maybe he should get a ?real? job, Jos freaks out and a violent fight breaks out having Jos leave.
Jos needs to decide whether he wants to keep his unattached, free-spirited lifestyle or settle down and have a family. He embarks on a self discovery journey in the city of Berlin, where parties and distractions is routine. He hangs out with his friend Luci (Lucky), a party-animal turned drug dealer who wants Jos to keep his freedom and enjoy his life, but long time Luci ?s friend Gotti, argues that he needs to make a mature decision on his own and honor his girlfriend ?s love.
Through this self discovery journey, Jos meets different characters from different cultures, each one providing a piece of his puzzle and presenting different paths he may or may not follow. Jos has two choices, either go back to his girl, change his ways and start a family or abandon himself to the lures of Luci ?s lifestyle and be young-and-free forever.

August: Osage County

Comedy
Based on Tracy Letts' Pulitzer® Prize- and Tony® Award-winning play of the same name, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in and the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN), the film features an all-star cast led by Golden Globe®-Nominees Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, including Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham.

Flowerman

Drama
Sarah Jefferson (Ormston) is happily married to Andrew. They have two children: Kirsten (11) and Michael (9). Sarah is being stalked - but does not know it. Her stalker Nigel (Savin) is a sinister and intelligent loner with a command of both forensics and electronics, and a pathological need to control.

Sarah works in a florists. Nigel buys flowers each day, only to destroy them in an initial display of an anger that manifests to show the true psychopathy of his character. Using his skills to augment the execution of his crimes Nigel embroils in a degree of control that extends far beyond Sarah to include her family and the police.

Nigel plans to abduct Sarah. His attention to detail involves a subterfuge that leaves little doubt in people's minds that Sarah and Andrew's relationship was on the rocks. So compelling is his manipulation of reality that even Sarah and Andrew doubt each other in a way that was previously inconceivable.

Andrew is pushed to the edge. This in turn leaves him vulnerable to exploitation. A fact not ignored in this gripping drama that contains twists to the end.

Gold

Drama
It's 1898 when Emily Meyer joins a group of German prospectors determined to find fortune in the Klondike. Battling to traverse the harsh terrain, situations get worse when travelers discover they are being stalked by a pair of ruthless killers for reasons unknown. A gripping western tale of greed and survival, Gold is a thrilling chase of the American dream.