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The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade

Updated February 23, 2020 2.6k votes 85 voters133 items

List RulesVote up your the dramas you love that were released between 2010-2019.

What are the best drama films of the decade? That's what this list will determine, based on your votes. We want you to choose the top 100 drama movies of the 2010s -- the ones that moved you the most, the ones that made you think hardest, and the ones that you couldn't get out of your head after you saw them. Aside from just ranking the titles, this list will also provide great recommendations for drama movies you might not have seen. Take a look at the top entries and be sure to catch those that you missed.

By every measure, the 2010s have been a stellar decade for drama films. Many of Hollywood's best actors have starred in them, often doing the finest work of their careers. Emma Stone, Ben Affleck, Ryan Gosling, and Amy Adams are just four examples. Top directors have been responsible for more than a few of the best drama movies of the last 10 years, such as David Fincher, Spike Lee, and Paul Thomas Anderson. In short, there's been a lot of magic on cinema screens.

Vote up your picks for the top drama movies of the last decade. Don't forget to check back later on to see how your pick is faring. 

 

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  • Winter’s Bone26
    15
    10

    Winter’s Bone

    Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes

    Released2010

    Directed byDebra Granik

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    "Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Judy27
    15
    10

    Judy

    Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley

    Released2019

    Directed byRupert Goold

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

    Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Social Network28
    18
    14

    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Fault in Our Stars29
    17
    12

    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

    The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • If Beale Street Could Talk30
    17
    12

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kiki Layne, Stephan James

    Released2018

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

    If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Creed31
    11
    5

    Creed

    Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2015

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

    Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler. The former World... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Parasite32
    20
    17

    Parasite

    Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

    Released2019

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  99%

    Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Wolf of Wall Street33
    22
    21

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  79%

    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Spotlight34
    18
    15

    Spotlight

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

    Released2015

    Directed byTom McCarthy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

    Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy. The true story... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Manchester by the Sea35
    18
    15

    Manchester by the Sea

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

    Released2016

    Directed byKenneth Lonergan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Favourite36
    18
    15

    The Favourite

    Olivia Colman, Emma Stone

    Released2018

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    The Favourite is a 2018 biographical historical film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The close... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin37
    14
    10

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

    Released2011

    Directed byLynne Ramsay

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

    We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Django Unchained38
    14
    10

    Django Unchained

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

    Released2012

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

    Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Mud39
    12
    8

    Mud

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2012

    Directed byJeff Nichols

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

    Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Room40
    12
    8

    Room

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

    Released2015

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    Room is a 2015 independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, based on the novel by Emma... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Wild41
    15
    12

    Wild

    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

    Released2014

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

    Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?42
    15
    12

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant

    Released2018

    Directed byMarielle Heller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

    Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a 2018 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Marielle Heller,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Burning43
    11
    7

    Burning

    Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun

    Released2018

    Directed byLee Chang-dong

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  95%

    Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Her44
    14
    11

    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  94%

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Moneyball45
    10
    5

    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

    Released2011

    Directed byBennett Miller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Captain Phillips46
    10
    5

    Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Foxcatcher47
    12
    10

    Foxcatcher

    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum

    Released2014

    Directed byBennett Miller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Sully48
    12
    10

    Sully

    Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

    Released2016

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  86%

    Sully (aka Sully: Miracle on the Hudson) is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Help49
    11
    8

    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byTate Taylor

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Wind River50
    7
    2

    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen

    Released2017

    Directed byTaylor Sheridan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button