Drama movies to watch

Drama is a very wide genre of film, and can include anything from a love story to a historical tale. On this page, you will find a list of drama movies to watch.

The Shawshank Redemption

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in this drama movie about a man who is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy Dufrense, who is played by Robbins, is innocent of the crimes, but keeps his head down, and does as he is told. He is a model prisoner and even helps the warden build a structure for his wife. All the while, he has been tunnelling out of prison. Red, who is played by Freeman, seeks him out on his release.


This epic movies tells the tale of the RMS Titanic, the supposedly unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg and went down in the middle of the Atlantic. Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet star in the backdrop to the movie where Jack – a working class lad – and Rose DeWitt Bukater, a first class passenger, fall in love. The movie is as much about their love story as it is about the fate of the ship. Directed by James Cameron, this 1997 effort is one of the great drama movies to watch.

Forrest Gump

In this incredibly heart warming movie, Tom Hanks plays the character after which the movie is named. Gump starts out as a young boy with a very low IQ, and has a disability to his legs. He goes on to become an athlete that can turn his hand to anything. He serves in Vietnam and rescues his commanding officer. Gump is shot in the buttocks, and while recovering, discovers that he is incredibly good at ping-pong. He then goes on to buy a shrimp boat and employs the man he saved in Vietnam as his first mate. Gump’s childhood love revisits him during the movie, and when she leaves him, he embarks on a run across the United States.

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