Article: Top 10 Underrated Drama Films Volume 1

10.My Week With Marilyn

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). This actually a really good film and it is well casted, it might not be for everyone but this is well – made and the story is spot on, the acting is absolutely amazing and that what made this film really good and this is believable and it deserve a chance.

9.Viceroy’s House

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, while 500 Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh servants live downstairs. Being based on a true story this will drawn you in from start to finish, it also well-acted and the story is really intriguing and the pacing is superb and this is a really good film, if you like a good drama film this is ideal for you.

8.Operation Mincemeat

1943. Having driven the Germans and Italians out of North Africa, the Allies are planning to invade Sicily. Resistance is expected to be very stiff. In order to divert enemy forces away from Sicily. It is one of those film doesn’t really drawn you in, it got an all – star cast and they all really convincing and the pacing is spot on, it also made you think as this is totally unpredictable and it is superbly made.

7.The Lost King

An amateur historian defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III’s remains, which were lost for over 500 years. An underdog type of film as this is likeable from to start to finish, in some ways this film is generally uplifting and it might be slightly surreal for some people but if get past that it actually a really good film, overall this is a likeable film.

6.Supernova (2020)

Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family, and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have. For me personally it’s the chemistry between Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci that is the key to this film, the ending will certainly move you and overall, this is totally memorable and you actually care with these characters, it is certainly a well – made film.


Ninety six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. From the start of this film is certainly memorable and this film will moved you, this is totally believable as this will draw you in automatically as it will leaves you a lasting impression on you, it is a beautiful film and this is certainly a well-made film.

4.The Finest Hours

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Gorgeous looking film with a good cast as it based on a true story, this is totally unpredictable and it can be really exciting and this is generally gripping, it is one of those film which is superbly made and it quietly powerful and it also watchable, overall this is sincere and this is generally heartfelt.

3.The Water Man

A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers. Real, honest and relatable film which is memorable as this is eye catching from start to finish, it like a adventure mixed in with the drama aspect and that work really well and the main lead is likeable, it doesn’t feel forced as it not too sentimental and it quietly a slow burner type of film, this is so underrated and you should give this film a chance.

2.Eat Prey Love

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on around the world journey to find herself. Perfectly paced film with stunning scenery and people will relates to this film as the moral is finding yourself, I actually connect with that message and this is a really nice film and it also uplifting, it is a joyous type of film and it will made you smile as this is a crowd pleaser.

1.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. Definitely one of the best film as this is really intriguing and it drawn you in from the start, the ending is beautiful and silently powerful as the story is spot on, it got an all – star cast and all of them are convincing and the whole film in general is really good and well – made, it never gets too overcomplicated with the flashback element and it is a superb film.

2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 Underrated Drama Films Volume 1

  1. Some fine choices there Mark. I’ve delved further back into the films I have seen in the past. Here are a few recommendations:
    Matewan (1987) A fight between Union miners and pit owners. Great soundtrack too.
    House of Games (1987) A female psychiatrist comes to help a compulsive gambler and is led into the shadowy world of stings, scams and con-men.
    Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (1999) An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself on the old Samurai warriors is targeted for death by the Mafia.
    Let Him Have It (1991) Based on true story of a 1950s murder trail in London.
    The Long Good Friday (1980) stars Bob Hoskins as a London gang boss who comes under threat in one day.
    The Grifters (1990) a small time con-man has torn loyalties between his mother and his girlfriend who are also both grifters.
    McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971) A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in an old west town and then their business is threatened by the survival of a big corporation.

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  2. All of those films that you recommended they all sounded really interesting and different, I will keep my eyes on these films, thank you for the recommended


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