Best Drama Movies of 2013

1.

The Wolf of Wall Street

6.8
8.2/10

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2013-12-25
2.

Prisoners

6.6
8.1/10

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Release date: 2013-09-18
3.

Dallas Buyers Club

6.5
8.0/10

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Release date: 2013-11-17
4.

Rush

6.5
8.1/10

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2013-09-02
5.

Gravity

6.4
7.7/10

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2013-10-03
6.

Before Midnight

6.3
7.9/10

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2013-04-05
7.

The Book Thief

6.2
7.6/10

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer
Directed by: Brian Percival
Release date: 2013-11-08
8.

The Great Gatsby

6.2
7.3/10

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2013-05-10
9.

Lone Survivor

6.1
7.5/10

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2013-12-24
10.

Saving Mr. Banks

6.1
7.5/10

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2013-11-16
11.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

6.0
7.3/10

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2013-12-18
12.

Inside Llewyn Davis

6.0
7.5/10

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2013-10-13
13.

Begin Again

6.0
7.4/10

A long-lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2013-09-07
14.

The Butler

6.0
7.2/10

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Release date: 2013-08-16
15.

Only Lovers Left Alive

6.0
7.3/10

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2013-12-12
16.

The Way Way Back

5.9
7.4/10

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.

Starring: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Jim Rash, Nat Faxon
Release date: 2013-06-06
17.

42

5.9
7.5/10

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 2013-04-12
18.

Mud

5.9
7.4/10

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Release date: 2013-05-01
19.

The Place Beyond the Pines

5.8
7.3/10

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Release date: 2013-03-20
20.

American Hustle

5.8
7.2/10

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 2013-12-12

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