films The Best Drama Movies of 2013  

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List of the best 2013 drama movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of the movies on this list are award-winning drama films, so if you're trying to watch Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated drama movies, then these are the ones you want to see. These are all the drama movies that defined the year 2013, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Examples of movies on this list include World War Z and The Great Gatsby. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2013, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge

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The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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Rush Olivia Wilde, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer

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Broken City Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe

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42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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Her Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams

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Inside Llewyn Davis Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

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Side Effects Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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The Spectacular Now Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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About Time Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

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Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky

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Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Stoker Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode

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Before Midnight Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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August: Osage County Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor

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Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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Safe Haven Cobie Smulders, Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel

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Paranoia Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

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Don Jon Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt

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Lovelace Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis

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Only Lovers Left Alive Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan

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The Monuments Men George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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Maryan Dhanush, Salim Kumar, Parvathy

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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The Grandmaster Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Cung Le

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Escape Plan Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

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Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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Snitch Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Nadine Velazquez

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The Counselor Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz

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Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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Jobs Ashton Kutcher, James Woods, J.K. Simmons

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Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Pain & Gain Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris