47 Best Hollywood Drama Movies Of All Time To Watch

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Tushar Sahu

Jun 10, 2021|10 min read


Do you love to watch Hollywood Drama Movies? 

Do you know which are the Best Hollywood Drama Movies of all time? 

This article will address some of the marvelous Hollywood Drama Movies which will elevate your level of joy. 

Hollywood Drama Movies have been one of the most loved genres of movies for decades and its craze for people is increasing even more. 

Along with Adventure, Animation, and Action, Drama is also the reason people prefer to watch Hollywood Drama Movies, and also love their way of plotting the story, which is almost flawless.

Another reason many people love watching Hollywood Drama Movies is that it usually doesn’t contain too much of violence or hate towards any individual, caste or community. That means you can freely watch these movies with your family, friends, and relatives. 

This article lists some of the Best Hollywood Drama Movies of all time, which you must watch at least once. These Hollywood Drama Movies are going to be some of the selected movies, which consists of the best story, acting, and various other parameters.

 Also, the people who watch these movies, liked them a lot. 

Without further delay, let’s enjoy the list of Best Hollywood Drama Movies listed as follows:

1) Pinch (2016)

Pinch (2016)

Pinch is a Sports, Drama film that tells the story of two strangers Roy and Grant. In this movie, they’re tasked to step out of their comfort zones and to own a rare and valuable sports collectible.

2) Forrest Gump (1994)

It is the story of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted man from Alabama. He witnesses and without any awareness, influences several defining historical events in the 20th Century US.

3) Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club centers Norton, the leading character, who is discontented with his job. Norton, along with a soap salesman Tyler Duren, forms a “Fight Club”.

It is based on the novel ‘Fight Club’ (1996) by Chuck Palahniuk. 

4) One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is an American Psychological Drama Tragicomedy Film, where Randle McMurphy, was a new patient at a mental institution.

It is based on the novel ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1962) by Ken Kessey.

5) Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan is the story of four brothers, in which two of them were killed during the war. 

This movie tells how the fourth brother, Private James Ryan finds his mother back.

6) Life Is Beautiful (1997)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies is the story of a Jewish Italian bookshop owner, named Benigni. 

He employs his imagination from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp, to shield his son.

7) City of God (2002)

This movie depicts the increase in organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the period of the end of the 1960s and the start of the 1980s. 

The base of this movie is partially based on true events.

8) Joker (2019)

Joker (2019)

Joker follows the story of Arthur Fleck, who was a failed clown and stand-up comedian whose descent inspires a violent counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy decaying Gotham City.

9) Parasite (2019)

Parasite centers on the story of a poor family, who schemes to get employment by a wealthy family. 

It is one of the Best Hollywood Drama Movies which is liked by the majority of the audience and received numerous awards too.

10) The Pianist (2002)

This movie is based on the autobiographical book ‘The Pianist’ (1946). It tells the story of a Holocaust memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Holocaust survivor.

11) Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

It is a story of an 18-year-old slum boy, Jamal Malik. Jamal took part as a contestant on a quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and surprising everyone, he gives all the correct answers to the questions, based on his past events.

12) The Lion King (2019)

The plot of this story follows the story of Simba, a young lion. To establish a rightful kingdom Simba takes revenge on the murderer of his father and former king, Mufasa. 

The murderer of Mufasa was his own uncle Scar.

13) Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer and an abusive and perfectionist leader of the bad at the frictional Shaffer Conservatory. 

14) The Intouchables (2011)

The plot of this movie is inspired by some of the true incidents, discovered by the directors. 

This is one of the most liked films from Hollywood Drama Movies, which depicts friendship and some social issues.

15) Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca focuses on Bogart, an American expatriate, who has to choose between his love for Bergman or to help her and her husband Henried, a Czech resistance leader. 

The screenplay of this movie is based on ‘Everybody Comes to Rick's, a stage play.

16) The Prestige (2006)

It is a Science fiction psychological thriller film, based on the novel ‘The Prestige’ (1995) by Christopher Priest. 

It is the story of two rival stage magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, to create the best stage illusion.

17) Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained is a highly stylized and heavily revisionist tribute to Spaghetti Western, which is set in Old West and Antebellum South. Here, Jamie Foxx and Christopher Waltz played the leading roles.

18) The Shining (1980)

This is a story of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, Jack Torrence, who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. 

19) Once Upon a time in America (1984)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies tells us the story of two childhood best friends, David Aaronson (Noodles) and Maximilian Bercovicz (Max), who lead a group of Jewish ghetto youths, who rise to prominence as Jewish gangsters in the world of organized crime in New York City.

20) Capernaum (2018)

Capernaum centers on Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old child, who lives in the slums of Beirut. This movie is presented in a flashback, including the life’s story of Zain, including his encounter with an Ethiopian immigrant Rahil and her son Yonas.

21) 1917 (2019)

1917 mainly depicts the story of two soldiers, Will Schofield and Tomm Blake, who are assigned the task of delivering a critical message to another individual, who is a part of the battle going on, by risking their lives. 

22) Human Capital (2019)

Human Capital (2019)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies is based on the lives of two different families colliding when both of their children get into a relationship, which leads to a tragic accident.

23) Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds tells the story of an alternate history of two different plots to assassinate Nazin Germany’s leadership. 

One of the two was planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor, the other one by a team of Jewish American soldiers.

24) Good Will Hunting (1997)

This film follows the story of a 20-year-old and an unrecognized genius who becomes a patient of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. 

With the help of his therapy sessions, he re-evaluates his relationships with his girlfriend, best friend, and himself too, confronting his past and thinking about his future.

25) Requiem for a Dream (2000)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies tells the story of 4 characters, who suffer from drug addiction. 

In this film, each of the characters deteriorates, and their reality gets overtaken by delusion, resulting in catastrophe.

26) American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty centers Lester Burnham, an advertising executive, who suffers from a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his daughter’s best friend. 

This film is considered a satire of American middle-class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction.

27) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

This film from Hollywood Drama Movies follows the story of an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. 

It is a psychological thriller and science fiction movie to explore the nature of memory and romantic love as well.

28) A Separation (2011)

A Separation is an Oscar-winning movie, which focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate from each other.

As both the couples got separated, their daughter suffered from disappointment and desperation. 

29) Heat (1995)

The story of Heat is based on the former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson’s pursuit, at the period of 1960s of a criminal named McCauley. 

It’s a remake of a television series Mann developed, released in 1989.

30) V for Vendetta (2005)

This movie centers on V, an anarchist and masked freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts. Another one is Evey Hammond, a young and working woman caught up in V’s mission.

31) A Beautiful Mind (2001)

‘A Beautiful Mind’ is a biographical movie, based on the life of John Nash, an American mathematician who won the Nobel Laureate in Economics and Abel Prize. 

It was inspired by the best-selling book ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (1997), by Sylvia Nasar.

32) Green Book (2018)

The film Green Book is inspired by the tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian American bouncer Frank Vallelonga, who was Shirley’s driver and a bodyguard as well.

33) Ford v Ferrari (2019)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies follows the story of a well-determined team of British and American Engineers and Designers, with the mission of building Ford GT40, in order to defeat the dominant Italian Racing team, Scuderia Ferrari.

34) The Truman Show (1998)

The film centers on Truman Burbank, who grew up living an ordinary life that-unbeknownst to him takes place on a large set populated by actors for a television show about him. 

It was likely a science-fiction thriller, whose story was set in New York City.

35) Into the Wild (2007)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies depicts the story of a man named Christopher McCandless, who hiked across North America into the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s.

It is based on the non-fiction book ‘Into the Wild’ (1996) by Jon Krakaurer.

36) Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

This film follows the plot where a professor finds an abandoned dog and decides to adopt him, thus taking him home. 

After a period of time, there’s been an unbreakable bond between him and the dog. 

37) Million Dollar Baby (2004)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies tells the story of an amateur and an aspiring boxer Margaret Fitzgerald. 

Taking the help of an underrated and undervalued boxing trainer, she achieves her dream to become a professional boxer.

38) Rocky (1976)

Rocky is the story of an uneducated and kind-hearted Italian-American boxer, Rocky Balboa. In the slums of Philadelphia, he works as a debt collector for a loan shark. 

Being a small-time club fighter, he got a place at the world heavyweight championship.

39) No Country for Old Men (2007)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies tells about the drastic change in the life of a hunter when two million dollars was discovered by him while strolling through the aftermath of a drug deal. 

40) Hotel Rwanda (2004)

It’s a story of a hotel manager, Paul Rusesabagina, who lives a peaceful life along with his wife and children. 

During a communal war, he displayed immense courage and bravery and saved the lives of numerous helpless refugees.

41) Dead Poets Society (1989)

This movie from Hollywood Drama Movies centers on the story of an English teacher from Vermont boarding school Welton Academy. 

The English teacher inspires his students through his teachings of poetry.

42) Rush (2013)

Rush is the story of two well-equipped and extremely skilled Formula One racers, James Hunt, a British F1 driver, and Niki Lauda, an Australian F1 driver.

43) Catch Me If You Can (2002)

It is a biographical film, which depicts the story of Frank Abagnale, who successfully performed worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, before turning 19. 

Also, the FBI turned to him to catch other check forgers. 

44) 12 Years a Slave (2013)

It is a story of a New York State-born free African-American man, Solomon Northup (Platt) who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 by two conmen and sold into slavery. 

45) The Sixth Sense (1999)

‘The Sixth Sense’ centers on Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, whose patient, Haley Joel Osmet, has the capability to talk to a dead body. 

46) Song of the Sea (2014)

This film follows the story of Ben, a 10-year-old Irish boy. 

Further, he discovers that his mute sister Saoirse, whom he used to blame for the apparent death of his mother, is a selkie who has to free faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha.

47) Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ focuses on the experiences of World War II of an American pacifist combat medic, Desmond Doss. Being a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, he refused to carry weapons or any kind of firearm objects.

This is the list of some of the best Hollywood Drama Movies, having really exciting and astounding stories. Some of the Hollywood Drama Movies listed above are Biographical as well, which will really inspire you.

There are a bunch of movies there, following an amazing story which is really worth watching, but this article lists some of the best drama movies among them, which eventually makes your job easier, and you can watch any of these listed movies randomly.

These Hollywood Drama Movies are ones which you can watch individually, with siblings, family, or with friends as well, to make your day filled with joy and enjoyment. Also, these movies are filled with a lot of thrillers, suspense, and comedy.

Hope you liked this article along with the movies listed. Do like and share with your movie partner.

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Tushar Sahu

An aspiring writer who loves writing blogs on sports.



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