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The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime

Updated August 28, 2020 364 votes 460 voters 55.5k views30 items

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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

    Rachel Schrey, Bethany Davenport

    ReleasedSeptember 17, 2018

    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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    The Whistleblower

    Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz

    Released2010

    Directed byLarysa Kondracki

    The Whistleblower is a biographical film, drama and thriller directed by Larysa Kondracki....  more

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    You're Not You

    Emmy Rossum, Ali Larter

    Released2013

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    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 Swank,...  more
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    Winter’s Bone

    Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes

    Released2010

    Directed byDebra Granik

    "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, her...  more
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    After the Rain

    Paul Bettany, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

    Released1999

    Directed byRoss Kettle

    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 Africa,...
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    Lady Bird

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

    Released2017

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

    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....  more

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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

    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 friend...  more

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    Taking Chance

    Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byRoss Katz

    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 from...  more
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    Logan Lucky

    Adam Driver, Channing Tatum

    Released2017

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Logan Lucky is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Two brothers (Tatum and Driver) plan a heist that takes place during a NASCAR event....  more
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    The Promise

    Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon

    Released2017

    Directed byTerry George

    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 journalist...  more

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    Breathe

    Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

    Directed byAndy Serkis

    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 help...  more

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    30-Love

    Brenda Vaccaro, Robert Craighead

    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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    Wonder

    Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    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 with...  more

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    Sleepless

    Jamie Foxx, T.I.

    Released2017

    Directed byBaran bo Odar

    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 finds...  more
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    Chemical Hearts

    Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams

    Released2020

    Directed byRichard Tanne

    Chemical Hearts is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Tanne, based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. Teenage student, Henry Page (Austin Abrams), considers...  more

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    A Minute's Silence

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    Jungle

    Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell

    Released2017

    Directed byGreg McLean

    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 Forgiven

    Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana

    Released2018

    Directed byRoland Joffé

    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 Tutu (Forest...  more
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    Blow the Man Down

    Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe

    Released2020

    Directed byBridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

    Blow The Man Down is a 2020 American dark comedy directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy. Two sisters (Sophie Lowe and Morgan Saylor) attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous...  more
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    Selah And The Spades

    Lovie Simone, Jharrel Jerome

    Released2020

    Directed byTayarisha Poe

    Selah and The Spades is a 2020 drama film directed by Tayarisha Poe. Five factions run the underground life of Haldwell School, a prestigious east coast boarding school; at the head of the most...  more
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Released2020

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

    Radioactive is a 2020 biographical film directed by Marjane Satrapi, based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss. A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie (Rosamund Pike) and Pierre...  more
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    The Glass Castle

    Brie Larson, Naomi Watts

    Released2017

    Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton

    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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    Side Effects

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    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, and...  more
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    Chef

    Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

    Released2014

    Directed byJon Favreau

    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 restaurant...  more
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    The Infiltrator

    Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger

    Directed byBrad Furman

    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. Customs...  more