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The Best Drama Movies of 2010

Updated September 24, 2019 985 votes 45 voters 3.7k 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 Speech1
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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

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  • 127 Hours2
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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

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  • The Town3
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film directed by Ben Affleck. A longtime thief,...  more

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  • True Grit4
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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

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  • Shutter Island5
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Runaways6
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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

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I7
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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

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  • Black Swan8
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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

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  • Remember Me9
    11
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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

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  • Secretariat10
    13
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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

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  • The Bang Bang Club11
    15
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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
  • How to Train Your Dragon12
    15
    8

    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

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  • The Next Three Days13
    12
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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
  • The Last Song14
    11
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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

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  • The Social Network15
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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

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  • The Fighter16
    25
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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

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  • Winter’s Bone17
    16
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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
  • The Book of Eli18
    9
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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

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  • The Kids Are All Right19
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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

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  • Incendies20
    6
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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

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  • The American21
    12
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    The American

    George Clooney, Violante Placido

    Released2010

    Directed byAnton Corbijn

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  • Greenberg22
    10
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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
  • The Man from Nowhere23
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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

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  • Sex and the City 224
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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

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  • Blue Valentine25
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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

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