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The Best Drama Movies of 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the best drama movies of 2019.

Whether they're about historical events or fictional stories of romance, tension, and love, the best drama movies of 2019 leave viewers inspired and emotional. What are the best drama movies this year? Help decide the best of the new drama movies below. 

Featuring romantic dramas, coming-of-age movies, action dramas, biopics, and comedy-dramas, latest drama films in 2019 includes Rocketman, Lure, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Aftermath.

Good drama films usually feature compelling characters and intriguing storylines, avoiding melodrama in favor of more realistic plot lines and complicated protagonists. Which drama movies of 2019 fit such a description? Vote on this list of 2019 drama movies. Give a vote up to the best drama movies of 2019, and vote down anything you feel is overrated or downright bad. 

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Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 thriller film directed by Joe Berlinger. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) struggle to accept the ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more
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Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The story of the life of Elton John (Taron Egerton), from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through ...more
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Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol, Mía Maestro
End of the Century is a 2019 Argentinian film directed by Lucio Castro. Two men meet in Barcelona only to realize that they have already met 20 years before.
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Anna Maltova, Arkady Basin, Chris Galust
Give Me Liberty is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky. A medical transport driver, Vic (Chris Galust) risks losing his job by driving a group of seniors and a Russian ...more
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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke
The Aftermath is a 2019 British-German-American drama film directed by James Kent, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook. Post World War II, a British colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife (Keira ...more
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Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton
Tel Aviv on Fire is a 2018 Israeli comedy-drama satire film directed by Sameh Zoabi. Salam is a young Palestinian man working as a production assistant on a popular soap opera where he is ...more
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Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Anna Ivanova
The Heiresses (a.k.a. Las herederas) is a 2018 Paraguayan drama film directed by Marcelo Martinessi. Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún) were brought up in wealthy families in ...more
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Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
The Nightingale is a 2018 Australian period thriller film directed by Jennifer Kent. In 1825 Tasmania, a young convict (Aisling Franciosi) seeks out revenge against the one who killed her
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Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Luce is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Julius Onah. A married couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), ...more
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Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode
Official Secrets is a 2019 American-British political thriller directed by Gavin Hood, based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) ...more
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The Peanut Butter Falcon Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. A young boy with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to fulfill his ...more
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Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone
The Public is a 2018 American drama film directed by Emilio Estevez. When a large group of homeless people led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) take shelter at the local library, the head ...more
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Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson
Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb ...more
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Hustlers Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B
Hustlers is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria, based on New York magazine's 2015 article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler. A crew of savvy ...more
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Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Ben Davies
Overcomer is a 2019 American Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick. John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) is a high school basketball coach whose state championship dreams vanish when he ...more
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Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer
Funan is a 2018 France, Luxembourg, and Belgium produced animated period drama film directed by Denis Do. In April 1974, a Cambodian woman searches for her child who was forcibly taken from her ...more
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Seth Green, Randy Orton, Breckin Meyer
Changeland is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Seth Green. While visiting Thailand, two estranged friends realize there's no rule book for finding purpose and meaning in
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Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth
In the Aisles (a.k.a. In den Gängen) is a 2018 German drama film directed by Thomas Stuber. Christian (Franz Rogowski) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store and joins a ...more
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Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas
Our Time (a.k.a. Nuestro tiempo) is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Carlos Reygadas. In Mexico, Esther (Natalia López) and Juan (Carlos Reygadas) raise fighting bulls and are in an ...more
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Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson
Wild Rose is a 2018 British musical drama film directed by Tom Harper. A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
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Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura
Monos is a 2019 drama film directed by Alejandro Landes. In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo (Sofia ...more
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Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta
Article 15 is a 2019 Indian crime drama film directed by Anubhav Sinha. A police investigator must navigate class discrimination while investigating a crime committed against three young girls.
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Matthias Schoenaerts, Connie Britton, Jason Mitchell
The Mustang is a 2019 drama film directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a violent convict, is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy ...more