Top rated Drama movies with a gripping screenplay

Check out today’s highest ranked Drama movies with a gripping screenplay! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best Drama movies with a gripping screenplay, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Riders of Justice (2020)

Markus returns home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. However, when a survivor of the wreck surfaces and claims foul play, Markus suspects his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible.

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2020-11-19 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Rating

rating icon 7.273
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    techno-geek
  2. Ranked #1 for
    piece of entertainment
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cathartic

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2 The Novice (2021)

A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

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2021-12-17 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    athletic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    flawless
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unmatched

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3 Ferry (2021)

Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.

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2021-05-14 | Action / Crime

Cast

Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    renegade
  2. Ranked #1 for
    solid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flowing well

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4 Hit the Road (2021)

A chaotic family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape. In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, Mom tries to laugh when she's not holding back tears, and the youngest keeps exploding into car karaoke. Only the older brother is quiet.

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2021-10-29 | Drama

Cast

Hasan Ma'juni, Pantea Panahiha

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tone shifting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolute gem
  3. Ranked #1 for
    artistic view

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5 I Lost My Body (2019)

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

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2019-11-06 | Animation / Drama

Cast

Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois

Rating

rating icon 7.518
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tying loose ends
  2. Ranked #1 for
    leap of faith
  3. Ranked #1 for
    perilous journey

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6 The Reckoning (2021)

In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the subsequent witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects the advances of her landlord, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. She must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter and face her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

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2021-02-05 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee

Rating

rating icon 6.652
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    late night movie
  2. Ranked #1 for
    straining credulity
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tepid plot

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7 Greyhound (2020)

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

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2020-07-10 | War / Action

Cast

Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham

Rating

rating icon 7.404
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    lean
  2. Ranked #2 for
    shocking moment
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cat-and-mouse

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8 She Will (2022)

Veronica, an aging film star, retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse Desi to recover from a double mastectomy. While there, mysterious forces give Veronica the power to enact revenge within her dreams.

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2022-07-15 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Alice Krige, Kota Eberhardt

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    surreal imagery
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vivid imagery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grandeur

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9 Fortune Defies Death (2019)

The Woods family gathers at a cabin resort to hear the last will and testament of their wealthy patriarch George Woods ten years after his death. All vying for the much-anticipated Woods' fortune, the players include his greedy sister and her grandson, an eccentric niece and two ambitious nephews, his mistress, and his missing daughter's husband with their amnesiac granddaughter. Before the players can stake their claim to the family fortune, each must survive the family attorney's investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Woods' adopted daughter Mona. Why did Mona suddenly run away before the death of Woods? Will she show up to claim her fortune, or was her disappearance the result of a conspiracy? As the story unfolds, family members turn on each other and murder is the weapon of choice to reveal a dark secret.

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2019-03-26 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Julie R. Ølgaard, Justin Ray

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dumbed down plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-crafted
  3. Ranked #1 for
    lush visual

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10 James vs. His Future Self (2019)

When an uptight time-travelling obsessed young scientist is visited by his nihilistic future self, he's told that he needs to give up his dream of becoming the world's first time traveler, or else. But when he won't go along with the plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man versus himself - literally.

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2019-09-17 | Science Fiction / Comedy

Cast

Jonas Chernick, Daniel Stern

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humorous situation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    turning world upside down
  3. Ranked #2 for
    beyond boundaries

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