Entertainment 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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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan
Brothers is a 2009 American psychological thriller and a remake of Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish film Brødre, which takes place in Afghanistan and Denmark. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jake ...more

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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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Megan Leavey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Megan Leavey Kate Mara

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The Promise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
The Promise 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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Breathe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Breathe 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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Taking Chance is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more

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Fences is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
Fences is 2016 American drama film written by August Wilson and directed by Denzel Washington in his directorial debut, based on his play of the same name. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former ...more

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30-Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Cannonball of Death added 30-Love

Brenda Vaccaro, Robert Craighead, Robert Cannon

This anti-wave sports film is a provocative and disturbing character study of a man struggling to navigate his grief. Told against the backdrop of tennis competition, 30-Love is the directorial debut of filmmaker Robert Cannon and stars Academy Award® nominee Brenda Vaccaro (Kubo and the Two Strings, Midnight Cowboy).  

In an effort to remember the wife he lost to childbirth, a man drives himself to succeed in the sport she loved. As his obsession grows, her family intervenes and they begin a tug-of-war for control of his newborn daughter. He finds support in his two friends played by Justin Lee (The Interview, Arrested Development) and Mark Gagliardi (Drunk History, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

30-Love depicts the stages of grief and the dark humor we find when we lose someone we love.

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Allied is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
Allied is a 2016 World War II romantic thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight. It stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as an intelligence officer and resistance ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris
This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described ...more

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The Forgiven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
The Forgiven Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana, Jeff Gum
The Forgiven is a 2017 British drama film directed by Roland Joffé, based on the play The Archbishop and the Antichrist by Michael Ashton. After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond ...more

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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 16 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 River King is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Logan Lucky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
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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Sleepless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
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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Hugo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more

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Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal
Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more

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Young Adult is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons
Young Adult is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman, from a screenplay written by Diablo Cody, and starring Charlize Theron. Reitman and Cody worked together previously on ...more