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The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime  

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The Best Drama Movies on Amazon Prime is a complete Amazon Prime streaming list for your perusal. All the best drama films on Amazon Prime are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Amazon Prime service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Amazon Prime instant service so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Amazon streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest drama films to watch as a brick and mortar video store would offer. Best Picture Oscar winners like Gandhi are available on Amazon Prime streaming as are new classics like The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, and Rain Man can be viewed on the Amazon Prime instant service.

What are the best Amazon Prime drama movies? What is available on the Amazon Prime streaming drama selection? Are there new dramas on Amazon Prime? This Amazon streaming list is here to get you started on the best Amazon Prime streaming drama movies has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Amazon Prime instant movies, make sure to add it so other Amazon Prime users can find the best dramas on Amazon Prime.
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Summer of '67 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Sharon Campbell Wilharm added Summer of '67 Rachel Schrey, Bethany Davenport, Sharonne

Two sisters live in the shadow of their mother's suicide, struggling to live their lives and protect their loved ones in the face of the Vietnam war. A Vietnam War love story. 

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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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Logan Lucky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Logan Lucky Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Seth MacFarlane
Logan Lucky is an upcoming 2017 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Rebecca Blunt. It features an ensemble cast consisting of Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, ...more
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You're Not You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Emmy Rossum, Ali Larter, Hilary Swank
You're Not You is an American drama film directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste, based on a novel of the same name by Michelle Wildgen. The film stars Hilary ...more
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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
Wonder is a 2017 American family comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio. With the help of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), a boy ...more

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#60 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #28 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #4 of 23 Best Drama Movies Streaming on Hulu

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari
American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more

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The Glass Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson
The Glass Castle is a 2017 drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on Jeannette Walls's 2005 memoir of the same name. Brie Larson stars Jeannette Walls, the eldest daughter of deeply ...more
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Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt
"Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's father skips bail and goes missing, ...more
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The Whistleblower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
The Whistleblower Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Whistleblower is a biographical film, drama and thriller directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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#276 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #124 of 164 The Best Spy Movies #21 of 43 The Best Monica Bellucci Movies

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Side Effects is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum
Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Scott Z. Burns. The film stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...more
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Chef is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo
Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more

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#458 of 547 The Greatest Movies for Guys #287 of 319 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #3 of 24 Great Movies About Working in a Restaurant

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The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt
The Infiltrator is a 2016 American crime drama film directed by Brad Furman and written by Ellen Brown Furman. The film is based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Mazur, a U.S. ...more
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The Secret Scripture is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana
The Secret Scripture is a 2017 Irish film directed by Jim Sheridan. Weaving together past and present day, Rose McNulty (Rooney Mara/Vanessa Redgrave) keeps a diary of her extended stay at a ...more
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Leave No Trace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober
Leave No Trace is a 2018 American film directed by Debra Granik, based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father (Ben Foster) and his 13 year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) are living ...more
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Life Itself is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas
Life Itself is a 2018 American-Spanish drama film directed by Dan Fogelman. The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations.
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Beautiful Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Beautiful Boy is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen, based on the books by David and Nic Sheff. The film chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the ...more

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Sleepless is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Sleepless Jamie Foxx, T.I., Michelle Monaghan
Sleepless is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Baran bo Odar, written by Andrea Berloff. A Las Vegas police detective (Jamie Foxx) with a connection to the criminal underground ...more
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After the Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
After the Rain Paul Bettany, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Louise Lombard
After the Rain is a romantic drama based on the play Soweto's Burning. Ross Kettle, the writer and director of the After the Rain movie, also wrote the play. After the Rain, a film set in ...more
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A Minute's Silence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
A Minute's Silence
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Breathe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville
Breathe is a 2017 biographical drama film directed by Andy Serkis. After being paralyzed by polio, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and his devoted wife, Diana (Claire Foy), travel the world to ...more
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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann
Jungle is a 2017 Australian biographical survival drama film directed by Greg McLean. An adventurer (Daniel Radcliffe) joins a group during an expedition into the Bolivian jungle, only to find ...more
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The Promise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale
The Promise is a 2016 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It is about a love triangle that develops between Armenian medical student Mikael (Oscar Isaac), an American ...more

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#173 of 211 The Best Historical Drama Movies of All Time, Ranked #55 of 68 The Best Drama Movies of 2017 #6 of 31 Best Oscar Isaac Movies

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30-Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Cannonball of Death added 30-Love Brenda Vaccaro, Robert Craighead, Robert Cannon

When his wife dies giving birth to their first child, a man starts playing tennis in an effort to hold onto her memory. He neglects his newborn daughter and focuses on winning tennis tournaments. Soon, his family intervenes and they begin a tug-of-war for control of his daughter.

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Taking Chance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Enver Gjokaj
Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama film based upon the experiences of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps, back to his hometown ...more
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The River King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Rachelle Lefevre, Thomas Gibson, Edward Burns
The River King is a 2005 film starring Edward Burns, Rachelle Lefèvre and Jennifer Ehle as a policeman, student and teacher all searching for the truth behind the apparent suicide of a ...more