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2013 movies The Best Drama Movies of 2013

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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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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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Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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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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Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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About Time Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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The Book Thief Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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The Butler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2013
The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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The Way, Way Back Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb

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Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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

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Labor Day Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire, Josh Brolin

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2013
Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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Don Jon Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt

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Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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Before Midnight Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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

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Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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The Counselor Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz

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Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke