Best Drama Movies of 2019 (So Far)

1.

Rocketman

5.9
7.6/10

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
2.

Midsommar

5.8
7.7/10

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, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter
Directed by: Ari Aster
Release date: 2019-07-03
3.

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
4.

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, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2019-01-16
5.

Booksmart

5.5
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
6.

Five Feet Apart

5.4
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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

The Upside

5.1
6.8/10

Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2019-01-10
11.

Fighting with My Family

5.0
7.2/10

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, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by: Stephen Merchant
Release date: 2019-02-14
12.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

5.0
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
13.

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
14.

After

4.7
5.5/10

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
15.

Polar

4.5
6.3/10

When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren, Ruby O. Fee
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Release date: 2019-01-25
16.

Cold Pursuit

4.4
6.2/10

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson, William Forsythe
Directed by: Hans Petter Moland
Release date: 2019-02-07
17.

Greta

4.4
6.0/10

A young woman returns an elderly widow’s lost purse, leading to an unlikely relationship between the two — until the young woman discovers her elder might not be all that she seems.

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 2019-02-28
18.

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

4.3
6.3/10

An American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.

Starring: Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay
Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Release date: 2019-03-13
19.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

4.3
7.8/10

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

Starring: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover
Directed by: Joe Talbot
Release date: 2019-06-14
20.

A Dog's Way Home

4.3
6.7/10

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Release date: 2019-01-10

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