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The Best Drama Movies of 2010

Updated September 24, 2019 967 votes 42 voters 3.5k views50 items

List of the best 2010 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 2010, 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.

Everything from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I to Eclipse is included on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2010, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written... more on Wikipedia

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    127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    127 Hours

    James Franco, Kate Mara

    Released2010

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and... more on Wikipedia

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Runaways

    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning

    Released2010

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly H is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Remember Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Remember Me

    Pierce Brosnan, Robert Pattinson

    Released2010

    Directed byAllen Coulter

    Remember Me is a 2010 American romantic coming of age drama film directed by Allen Coulter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Secretariat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Secretariat

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich

    Released2010

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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    The Bang Bang Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Bang Bang Club

    Malin Åkerman, Ryan Phillippe

    Released2010

    Directed bySteven Silver

    "The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers, Greg Marinovich, Kevin... more on Wikipedia
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    The Next Three Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Next Three Days

    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The Last Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Last Song

    Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth

    Released2010

    Directed byJulie Anne Robinson

    The Last Song is a 2010 American coming of age teen romantic drama film developed alongside... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell.... more on Wikipedia

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    How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by... more on Wikipedia

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    Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Winter’s Bone

    Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes

    Released2010

    Directed byDebra Granik

    "Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an... more on Wikipedia
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    The Book of Eli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Town is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Kids Are All Right

    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening

    Released2010

    Directed byLisa Cholodenko

    The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and... more on Wikipedia

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    Incendies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Incendies

    Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Lubna Azabal

    Released2010

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Incendies is a 2010 Canadian war film directed by Denis Villeneuve. A pair of twins journey to... more on Wikipedia

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    The American is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The American

    George Clooney, Violante Placido

    Released2010

    Directed byAnton Corbijn

    The American is a 2010 suspense thriller film written by Rowan Joffe and directed by Anton... more on Wikipedia

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    Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Greenberg

    Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2010

    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    Greenberg is a 2010 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    The Man from Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    The Man from Nowhere

    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Jung-beom

    The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jeong-beom.... more on Wikipedia

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    Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Sex and the City 2

    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Patrick King

    This film is a 2010 American romantic comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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    Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Movies of 2010
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    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time.... more on Wikipedia

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