Top 100 Best Drama Movies Of All Time

Greatest Drama Films of All Time

What are the best Drama movies? In the early days of cinema, during the silent movies era, Dramatic films were considered very tough. This was because in Drama films you have to do an in-depth research on the character and the plot and have to keep the theme as realistic as possible. As speech is one of the most descriptive way to express emotions of a person, therefore in silent era, actors have to do very hard training to express their emotions without speaking. This was really a tough challenge. As the talkies came in limelight in the mid 1920s the whole scenario changed. However for the next 25 years or so the focus changed from drama movies to comedy and musical movies. Though drama was blended in them too yet pure drama movies were hardly produced until world war II.

On a big scale almost all movies are drama movies as they have dramatic scenes involved at one extent or other. But pure drama films are those which take character and plot to a broader level and have more in depth research on the moralities of characters. Pure drama deals with sensitive topics such as Alcholism, [email protected], terrorism, religious sentiments and corruption. Crime Drama films, Courtroom drama films and romance tragedy films are very popular subgenre of drama.

Best Drama Movies

The 1950s was the decade which reinvented the drama genre. James Dean and Marlon brando favored the genre with their method acting. Teenage drama films and rebellious youth drama films were very popular in that era. The 1960s decade focused more on Political drama films and Courtroom drama movies. The decade of 70s developed the popular crime drama films and war drama films. The decade of 80s focused on high school drama movies and college drama movies. The decade of 90s was full of sad drama films. 00s focused more on biography drama films also called as docudramas.

Here is a list of 100 Most Popular Drama films ranging from Old Classic drama films to latest most recent drama movies:

101. Closer
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100. Up In the Air
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99. Pride & Prejudice
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98. Dazed and Confused
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97. Winter’s Bone
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96. The hours
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95. The Ides of March
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94. The Great Gatsby
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93. Flight
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92. Thank You For Sm0king
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91. Babel
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90. 50/50
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89. 25th Hour
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88. Pi
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87. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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86. The Royal Tenenbaums
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85. The Descendants
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84. An Education
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83. The Terminal
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82. On the Waterfront
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81. The Machinist
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80. Moonrise Kingdom
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79. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
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78. I am Sam
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77. The Wrestler
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76. 127 Hours
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75. Shame
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74. Goodfellas
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73. Into the Wild
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72. (500) Days of Summer
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71. Misery
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70. The Man From Earth
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69. Dogville
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68. Moon
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67. The Lives of Others
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66. Little miss Sunshine
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65. Let the Right One In
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64. Forrest Gump
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63. Titanic
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62. The Sixth Sense
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61. The Breakfast Club
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60. The Help
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59. Am0res Perr0s
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58. Donnie Darko
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57. Black Swan
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56. A Clockwork Orange
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55. Philadelphia
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54. Dog Day Afternoon
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53. City of God
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52. Almost Famous
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51. Cast Away
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50. Edward Scissorhands
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49. B00gie Nights
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48. Seven Pounds
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47. Scent of a Woman
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46. Rocky
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45. The Pursuit of Happyness
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44. Casablanca
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43. Cool Hand Luke
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42. All About Eve
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41. The Deer Hunter
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40. The Notebook
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39. Stand By Me
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38. The Aviator
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37. Amadeus
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36. Dead Poets Society
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35. Warrior
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34. Full metal Jacket
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33. Drive
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32. Million Dollar Baby
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31. The Social Network
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30. Apocalypse Now
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29. Once Upon a Time in America
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28. To Kill a Mockingbird
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27. Trainspotting
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26. A Beautiful Mind
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25. Scarface
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24. Taxi Driver
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23. Magnolia
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22. Lost in Translation
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21. Seven Smaurai
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20. The Truman Show
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19. Gran Torino
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18. Cinema Paradiso
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17. A Separation
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16. Before Sunrise Series
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15. Requiem for a Dream
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14. There Will Be Blood
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13. Rain Man
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12. Crash
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11. Good Will Hunting
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10. Gone with the Wind
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9. One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest
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8. American History X
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7. American Beauty
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6. Fight Club
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5. The Shawshank Redemption
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4. Sunset Blvd.
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3. 12 Angry Men
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2. Citizen Kane
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1. The Godfather Trilogy
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This was our list of 100 Great Drama Films. Which film do you think would have made to your list and which film you would have skipped in your list of good drama movies. Share your views below.

One thought on “Top 100 Best Drama Movies Of All Time

  1. Killer list dude, I’ve seen 90% of these movies. And I’ll be watching others because we share the same taste.
    Here are some movies that you should watch: “Mud”, “Amelie”, “Disconnect”. Have a good day man.
    Valon Haliti, Gjilan, Kosovo

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