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The Best Drama Movies Of The 2010s Decade

Updated February 23, 2020 2.6k votes 81 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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  • 1
    12 Years a Slave
    37
    14

    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

    Released2013

    Directed bySteve McQueen

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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    Hacksaw Ridge
    27
    10

    Hacksaw Ridge

    Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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  • 3
    Whiplash
    32
    17

    Whiplash

    J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

    Released2014

    Directed byDamien Chazelle

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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  • 4
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    32
    17

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek, Ben Hardy

    Released2018

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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  • 5
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    30
    15

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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  • 6
    A Star Is Born
    37
    25

    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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  • 7
    Black Swan
    27
    14

    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 8
    Dallas Buyers Club
    25
    12

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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  • 9
    The King's Speech
    25
    12

    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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  • 10
    Hidden Figures
    32
    21

    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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  • 11
    The Imitation Game
    24
    11

    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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  • 12
    Saving Mr. Banks
    27
    15

    Saving Mr. Banks

    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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  • 13
    American Sniper
    25
    14

    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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  • 14
    Dunkirk
    18
    5

    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  92%

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  • 15
    The Theory of Everything
    24
    12

    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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  • 16
    Gone Girl
    30
    21

    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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  • 17
    Arrival
    21
    11

    Arrival

    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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  • 18
    Love, Simon
    24
    15

    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  92%

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  • 19
    The Fighter
    22
    14

    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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  • 20
    Moonlight
    22
    17

    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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  • 21
    Manchester by the Sea
    18
    12

    Manchester by the Sea

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

    Directed byKenneth Lonergan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

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  • 22
    Lone Survivor
    12
    5

    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

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  • 23
    The Revenant
    12
    5

    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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  • 24
    Argo
    17
    11

    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

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  • 25
    Lincoln
    17
    11

    Lincoln

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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