Best Drama Movies of 1994

1.

The Shawshank Redemption

7.3
9.3/10 IMDB

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Gil Bellows, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg ..
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 1994-09-23
2.

The Lion King

7.2
8.5/10 IMDB

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson ..
Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Release date: 1994-05-07
3.

Léon: The Professional

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco, Ellen Greene, Elizabeth Regen, Carl J. Matusovich, Eric Challier ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 1994-09-14
4.

Ed Wood

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G. D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Starr, Max Casella ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1994-09-27
5.

Interview with the Vampire

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Stephen Rea, Thandie Newton, Domiziana Giordano, Sara Stockbridge, Indra Ové ..
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 1994-11-11
6.

Natural Born Killers

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield, Edie McClurg, Russell Means, Maria Pitillo, Sean Stone ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1994-08-25
7.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Bower, Charlotte Coleman, Rowan Atkinson, Anna Chancellor ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1994-03-09
8.

Once Were Warriors

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

Starring: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis, Pete Smith, George Henare ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1994-09-02
9.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, and head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, named 'Priscilla'. En route, they discover that the woman they've contracted with is the wife of one of the drag queens. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who then travels on with them.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Sarah Chadwick, June Marie Bennett ..
Directed by: Stephan Elliott
Release date: 1994-05-31
10.

The Santa Clause

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle, Eric Lloyd, Paige Tamada, Larry Brandenburg, Jayne Eastwood, Kenny Vadas ..
Directed by: John Pasquin
Release date: 1994-11-10

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