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The Best New Drama Films Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 2, 2020 3.3k votes 364 voters 8.9k views153 items

List RulesVote up your favorite drama movies that were released on or after January, 1 2018.

Good recent drama movies have given audiences lots to think about. The range of topics covered is truly impressive. Whether it's a Best Picture Oscar winner or a love story that captures the ups and downs of life in the entertainment business, there has been plenty of modern dramas to keep viewers riveted over the past few years. 

What are the best new drama films? This is your chance to decide. These are the movies that earn accolades from critics and get awards nominations. They feature a multitude of A-list stars. Some are true stories, others fictional tales. Several of them take place in the past, but many are more recent in their settings. All of them tackle compelling subject matter designed to appeal to a wide variety of people.

Vote up your favorites on this list of new drama movies. Check back later for the latest dramas as they are newly released in theaters or on streaming services. 

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  • A Star Is Born1
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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

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  • BlacKkKlansman2
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    BlacKkKlansman

    John David Washington, Adam Driver

    Released2018

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody3
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek, Ben Hardy

    Released2018

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • Green Book4
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    Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Farrelly

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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood5
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • The Farewell6
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    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

    Released2019

    Directed byLulu Wang

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    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

    Released2019

    Directed byTyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

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  • The Hate U Give8
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    Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall

    Released2018

    Directed byGeorge Tillman Jr.

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  • Love, Simon9
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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  • Mary Queen of Scots10
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    Mary Queen of Scots

    Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

    Released2018

    Directed byJosie Rourke

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  • Five Feet Apart11
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    Five Feet Apart

    Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Baldoni

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  • Tuscaloosa12
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    Tuscaloosa

    Natalia Dyer, Tate Donovan

    Released2020

    Directed byPhilip Harder

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    The Public

    Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin

    Released2018

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

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  • Parasite14
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    Parasite

    Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

    Released2019

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

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  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?15
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    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant

    Released2018

    Directed byMarielle Heller

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    Beautiful Boy

    Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet

    Released2018

    Directed byFelix Van Groeningen

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    On the Basis of Sex

    Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer

    Released2018

    Directed byMimi Leder

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  • Fighting with My Family18
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    Fighting with My Family

    Florence Pugh, Lena Headey

    Released2019

    Directed byStephen Merchant

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  • Welcome to Marwen19
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    Welcome to Marwen

    Steve Carell, Leslie Mann

    Released2018

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • The Favourite20
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    The Favourite

    Olivia Colman, Emma Stone

    Released2018

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

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  • Radioactive21
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Released2020

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

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  • The Secret Garden22
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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody

    Released2020

    Directed byMarc Munden

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  • The Good Liar23
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    The Good Liar

    Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen

    Released2019

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • First Reformed24
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    First Reformed

    Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Schrader

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    Rocketman

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell

    Released2019

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

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