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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
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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Shot Caller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Shot Caller is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. The film chronicles the transformation of a well-to-do family man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) into a ...more
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You're Not You is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Return to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Jim Belushi
Return to Me is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bonnie Hunt and starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. It was filmed in Chicago in 1999, and released in April 2000.
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Some Kind of Wonderful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson
Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson. It is one of the several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in ...more
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis
What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter Hedges wrote the ...more
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The Whistleblower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Whistleblower is a biographical film, drama and thriller directed by Larysa Kondracki.
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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 Glass Castle is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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A Minute's Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
A Minute's Silence
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Sleepless is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 18 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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After the Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Megan Leavey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime
Kate Mara
Megan Leavey (a.k.a. Rex) is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, based on the true story of a young female Marine named Megan Leavey.
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The Promise is listed (or ranked) 21 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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30-Love is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 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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Breathe is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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