Top 10 Drama Films

10.Gran Torino

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbour, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession a 1972 Gran Torino. This is beautiful and a soulful film which is also a character driven. It is silently moving from start to finish and it is an engrossing watch from the first frame of this movie, the ending of this film is generally powerful in this sensitive film.

9.Motherless Brooklyn

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. This period/drama film is really well made with a likeable lead, it has got a whodunnit type of a mystery and the key is this is not confusing at all and it is very clever in a top-notch story, this is a beautiful film.


Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. A thought-provoking story with an all star cast with his incredibly moving story that based on a true story, the casting is superb in this sensitively tale of courage and bravery that touch the world. This film got heart and soul that you care about with these characters.


In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. In a colourful film that bring the wow factor and it is one of those film that slip under radar as it is a thoughtful story that taken care of a character driven type of film, the casting is spot on and attractive to look out.

6.The Danish Girl

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lil Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lil and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lil’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. This film is basically about appearances and people judgement and assumption over a person look, I can connect with this aspect of this film and it is beautifully acted and a superb story to this film.

5.A Monster Calls

The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Conor, and it asks for the one thing Conor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged over his mum illness. A beautiful and generally moving film that is sensitively told, it might have an element of a fantasy but it has got heart and a tearjerker as well. The acting is excellent in this good-looking film, for me personally it about losing someone that you close to and it about grief, everyone should see this film.

4.The Theory Of Everything

Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s as he is finding out along the way that he got motor neuron disease. I can connect to his film because he can get through different obstacles and trying to change the world and make everyone proud of everyone, this is sensitively handed and the acting is amazing and it is captivating from start to finish.

3.Goodbye Christopher Robin

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. A thoughtful and a soulful film that brim with a lighter touch of light and shade with stunning performances, a great story and great cinematography that is beautifully written and gorgeous to look at.

2.Bridge Of Spies

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. A thoroughly entertaining story that certainly bring you an insightful look of the Cold War and with impeccable acting courtesy of Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, the ending of the film is surprisingly heart-warming.

1.The Impossible

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. A beautiful story that bring you courage, bravery and hope and the casting in this film is generally heart-breaking, it certainly poignancy and touching and moving at the same time. I know people say it is too harrowing in their review but they are wrong and needed to be told in this film and I personally called it artsy as it doesn’t matter in a story that will captivating your heart and rooted for this family.

One thought on “Top 10 Drama Films

  1. A good selection there Mark. I have seen Dunkirk, Bridge of Spies, and of course A Monster Calls. I’ll check out the others. The selection does reflect your age, so I would like to recommend some classic vintage drama films for you to check out:
    Educating Rita – not that old!
    The Godfather – a gangster film but with great dramatic moments
    Dog Day Afternoon – little known bank robbery film but with a great dramatic twist
    12 Years a Slave – not to be missed
    Rebecca – Hitchcock’s only Best Picture Oscar
    Vertigo – another great Hitchcock dramatic story
    Gone With the Wind – not a personal favourite but recognised as a great dramatic picture
    Lawrence of Arabia
    A Streetcar named Desire, and On The Waterfront – two great dramatic acting examples by Marlon Brando
    12 Angry Men – can’t get more dramatic than the tension of jury room!


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