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The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade

Updated February 23, 2020 2.0k votes 80 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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    Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Hacksaw Ridge

    Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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    Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek, Ben Hardy

    Released2018

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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    12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

    Released2013

    Directed bySteve McQueen

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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    Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  92%

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    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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    The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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    Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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    Arrival is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Arrival

    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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    Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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    Whiplash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Whiplash

    J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

    Released2014

    Directed byDamien Chazelle

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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    The Imitation Game is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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    The Theory of Everything is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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    Saving Mr. Banks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Saving Mr. Banks

    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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    American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2015

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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  • 16
    Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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    A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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    Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

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    The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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    Argo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

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    Creed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Creed

    Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2015

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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    Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  92%

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    Sully is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Sully

    Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  86%

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