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Heroic characters, beautiful love stories, and tales of survival comprise the best drama movies of 2016. The best 2016 drama films told stories of famous historical figures, intimate relationships, and desperate situations. This is a list of the best drama movies of 2016 featuring everything from The Lobster to La La Land to Sully.

What films will you find on this roundup of the best 2016 drama movies? You won't be surprised to see Moonlight here. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, this film is expected to win a lot of trophies during awards season. It is based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and tells the story of a young man dealing with a dysfunctional family, the war on drugs, and his own sexuality. The original musical La La Land is another one of the best dramas of 2016. Hello, My Name Is Doris was a favorite among fans of independent cinema in 2016. Other good films featured on this best 2016 dramas list include Don't Think Twice, Miles Ahead, and Hell or High Water.

Which 2016 drama is the best? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner

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Manchester by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
La La Land Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Arrival Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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Sully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Sully Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn

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Florence Foster Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Florence Foster Jenkins Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Hell or High Water Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges

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Loving is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Loving Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton

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Love and Friendship is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Love and Friendship Kate Beckinsale, Chloƫ Sevigny, Xavier Samuel

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Midnight Special is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Midnight Special Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
The Lobster Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell

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Miles Ahead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Miles Ahead Ewan McGregor, Don Cheadle, Michael Stuhlbarg

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Lion Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

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Rules Don't Apply is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Rules Don't Apply Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga

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Jackie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Jackie Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

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Into the Forest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Into the Forest Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella

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Goat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Goat Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper

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The Birth of a Nation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
The Birth of a Nation Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller

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Cafe Society is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Café Society Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell

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A Bigger Splash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
A Bigger Splash Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

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Hello, My Name Is Doris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Hello, My Name Is Doris Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs

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Don't Think Twice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2016
Don't Think Twice Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia