The Best Drama Movies of 2013 Films

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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    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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    12 Years a Slave

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Prisoners

    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    - 9
    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    Rush

    Olivia Wilde, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer

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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

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    The Book Thief

    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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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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    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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    Labor Day

    Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire, Josh Brolin

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    Side Effects

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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    Trance

    Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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    Don Jon

    Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt

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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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    Before Midnight

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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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

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