Drama is one of the most popular and versatile genres that has some very fie films present under its head. However, here we are with a list of 5 such drama films that were so great that they could be placed on the list of best drama movies ever made. Well, we might be wrong, but here is what we think are the best drama movies ever made in the Hollywood.
The Godfather is undoubtedly the best film as well as the best American drama film ever made. The movie saga has three parts, but the first part is the most popular, quoted as well as imitated movie of all time. The movie stars Marlon Brando as the Godfather and Al Pacino as Michael, his youngest son. The movie is based on the late 1940s era in New York city. Don Corleone is the head of the organized crime or Mafia “family”. Michael has returned from the World War II as the war hero. He has already rejected the family business and has come to attend his sister’s wedding. He is accompanied by his non-Italian girlfriend, Lay, who learns about the family business in the wedding itself. A few months later, Don Corleone is shot by gunmen sent by a drug-trafficking rival whose deal Corleone rejected. After saving his father from the killing attempt for the second time. Michael becomes determined to take the revenge on the responsible men by himself. After Michael kills a police officer and a drug trafficker, he hides in Sicily. While he is in Sicily, Michael falls for a local girl and marries her. However, she is later killed by Corleone’s enemies. On Michel return, he convinces Kay to marry him and also his father recovers and makes peace with the enemies. He also learns that, another don is planning to relaunch the narcotics endeavor that created the problem at the first place. After Michael is crowned as the head of the Corleone family, he launched a campaign of killing each and every person or gang that once tried to kill Corleone’s members. The movie was nominated for 11 Oscar Awards and won the Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay awards.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most popular and also among the best movies ever made. The story starts in 1946 and revolves around a banker called Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins). Andy is sentenced lifelong imprisonment because of a double murder that the court finds him guilty of. However, he claims that he is innocent. Andy is taken to the Shawshank prison in Maine where he meets another prisoner facing same punishment, Ellis “Red” Redding, played by Morgan Freeman. Andy soon discovers the dark side of the prison, the corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), cruel inmates etc. Andy is also picked as the new recruit that will crack easily under pressure by Ellis. But Andy does not break and uses his banking knowledge instead, in order to help guards as well as the warden of the jail. He also helped Norton’s illegal business and also kept an eye on the prison staff’s investments. Thus he wins over the jail staff’s heart and does something that is really unexpected. The Shawshank Redemption is based on Stephen Kings’ story and has been directed by Frank Darabont. This movie is in the top 10 list of Best Movies on Movie Box App.
Mystic River is another great drama film which has been directed by Clint Eastwood. The film is based on the Dennis Lehane’s novel which has been impeccably adapted by Brian Helgeland. The story starts in a random Irish steer with Sean, Jimmy and Dave playing when one of them is taken by two random strangers. After this the movie jumps years ahead where Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn) and his wife (Laura Linney) find their daughter Katei (Emmy Rossum) killed. Sean Devine, the detective on the case and Jimmy’s old friend, with his partner Whitey Powers (Laurence Fishburne) are investigating the neighborhood while Jimmy also asks his relatives, the Savage Brothers (Robert Wahlberg and Adam Nelson) to investigate the neighborhood in their own way. However, das the movie progresses, Jimmy starts suspecting his old friend, Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins) the culprit. Boyle and his wife Celeste (Marcia Gay Harden) live a peaceful life in the neighborhood but Boyle has some dark hidden secrets inside is mind. The movie won a lot of awards including the Golden Coach for Clint Eastwood at Cannes Film Festival 2003.
Tom Hanks plays an Oscar-winning role in the movie Forrest Gump as he narrates his life and his relative intelligence to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Gump has lived a really simple, harmful yet exciting life with his sub-normal IQ and being at some big events in the human history. For example, he teaches Elvis Presley without even knowing it. He turns into a football star, serves in the Vietnam war, meets president Kennedy, goes out with Yippies, defeats Chinese finalists in national table tennis competition, meets Richard Nixon, becomes an investor in Apple company and a lot more. During all these events, he never forgets the love of his life Jenny (Robin Wright Penn) whom he had loved since childhood who makes her way through the troubled times between 60’s and 70’s. The complete movie is simple yet magical in a way that the story is told to the viewers. In case you are looking for a superb drama movie to watch, this should be on the top of your watch list. Many people mistook the movie as biography movie. They thought it's just another awesome movie based on true story
Goodfellas is an epic film by Martin Scorsese in which he explored the insides of an organized crime based on the Nicolas Pileggi’s “Wiseguy”. The movie revolves around the half-Sicilian and half-Irish boy lives in a Brooklyn neighborhood and grew up following the “wise guys”. He also starts hanging out with the mobsters and wise guys until he comes under the sight of Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), a local chieftain. As Hill (Ray Liotta) reaches teenage, he is introduced to the world of crime where he claims himself to be a “stand-up guy” because he chooses jail time overturning his accomplices in. Since that moment, he becomes the part of the family and with the help of his partner in crime, Tommy (Joe Pesci), he becomes Paulie’s lieutenant. In the series of events that follow, Hill finds himself the target of both police as well as mobsters who think that hill has turned into a threat to their security because of his lose and reckless dealings. This is one of the few great movies based on true story and is one of the best crime movies and won six Academy Awards including Best Movie Award.