Best Drama Movies of 2019 (So Far)

1.

The Lion King

6.9
7.1/10

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2019-07-12
2.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

6.7
8.2/10

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2019-07-25
3.

Five Feet Apart

6.2
7.2/10

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There's an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moisés Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Parminder Nagra
Directed by: Justin Baldoni
Release date: 2019-03-15
4.

Rocketman

5.7
7.5/10

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Release date: 2019-05-22
5.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

5.6
7.6/10

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Starring: Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga, Lily Banda, Joseph Marcell
Directed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Release date: 2019-03-01
6.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

5.6
6.7/10

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Starring: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan
Directed by: Joe Berlinger
Release date: 2019-05-02
7.

Glass

5.6
6.7/10

In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2019-01-16
8.

Midsommar

5.5
7.6/10

A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter
Directed by: Ari Aster
Release date: 2019-07-03
9.

Hotel Mumbai

5.4
7.6/10

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Starring: Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher
Directed by: Anthony Maras
Release date: 2019-03-14
10.

Booksmart

5.3
7.4/10

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Diana Silvers
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Release date: 2019-05-24
11.

The Act

5.3
8.1/10

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime. Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and Oscar nominee Chloë Sevigny star in the Hulu original series.

Starring: Joey King, Patricia Arquette, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, Calum Worthy
Directed by: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Steven Piet
Release date: 2019-03-20
12.

The Professor and the Madman

5.2
7.3/10

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine
Directed by: Farhad Safinia
Release date: 2019-03-07
13.

Big Little Lies: New Lies

5.1
8.6/10

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz
Directed by: Andrea Arnold
Release date: 2019-06-09
14.

The Dirt

5.1
7.0/10

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Starring: Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly, Iwan Rheon, Daniel Webber, Tony Cavalero
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2019-03-22
15.

Fighting with My Family

5.0
7.1/10

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Starring: Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by: Stephen Merchant
Release date: 2019-02-14
16.

Tolkien

5.0
6.9/10

Explore the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Genevieve O'Reilly, Colm Meaney, Tom Glynn-Carney
Directed by: Dome Karukoski
Release date: 2019-05-03
17.

The Highwaymen

4.9
7.0/10

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Release date: 2019-03-15
18.

The Professor

4.9
6.7/10

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa Young, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch
Directed by: Wayne Roberts
Release date: 2019-02-14
19.

The Red Sea Diving Resort

4.7
6.5/10

Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake diving resort by the Red Sea.

Starring: Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michiel Huisman
Directed by: Gideon Raff
Release date: 2019-07-28
20.

After

4.7
5.4/10

Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself -- and what she wants out of life.

Starring: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Inanna Sarkis, Shane Paul McGhie
Directed by: Jenny Gage
Release date: 2019-04-11

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