The Best Drama Movies of 2013 Films
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The Best Drama Movies of 2013

List of the best drama movies of 2013, as ranked by movie critics and fans. Although there are showier movie genres, from supernatural horror thrillers to romantic comedies, the drama film genre often attracts the most talent. The top drama films of any given year usually have the best screenwriters, finest actors, and world renowned directors working tirelessly to put together a truly amazing film. Fantastic drama movies usually end up being the ones that take home the most statues during award season. These films can be emotionally honest, suspenseful, thought provoking, and make the viewers feel hundreds of emotions during the course of the film.

 

In 2013, there were many drama films that deserved every word of praise they received. Films like Twelve Years a Slave and The Butler depicted real life events in a well-done package. Movies like Prisoners and Captain Phillips kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Other dramatic film told completely fictional stories in the most interesting ways possible.

 

What are the best drama films of 2013? For movies with the best performances, best directors, best scripts, and overall greatest experience in the movie theater, these drama films are the perfect option.

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    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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    Gravity

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    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill

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    Olivia Wilde, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer

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    American Hustle

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    The Book Thief

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    The Way, Way Back

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    Philomena

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    About Time

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    Labor Day

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    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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    Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore

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    Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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    Blue Is the Warmest Color

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    Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn

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    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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    The Counselor

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    Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rhatha Phongam

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