Best Drama 2016 Movies

20th Century Women 20th Century Women
20th Century Women
IMDb: 7.3
119

In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and…

Silence Silence
Silence
IMDb: 7.2
161

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Passengers Passengers
Passengers
IMDb: 7.0
116 min

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Fences Fences
Fences
IMDb: 7.2
139

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

Hidden Figures Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
IMDb: 7.8
127

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations…

Jackie Jackie
Jackie
IMDb: 6.7
100

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

La La Land La La Land
La La Land
IMDb: 8
129

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts…

Miss Sloane Miss Sloane
Miss Sloane
IMDb: 7.5
133

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

Lion Lion
Lion
IMDb: 8
118

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years…

Rules Don’t Apply Rules Don’t Apply
Rules Don’t Apply
IMDb: 5.7
127

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her…

The Edge of Seventeen The Edge of Seventeen
The Edge of Seventeen
IMDb: 7.3
105

Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other’s older brother, who is totally his sister’s nemesis.

Manchester by the Sea Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea
IMDb: 7.8
138

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that…

Arrival Arrival
Arrival
IMDb: 7.9
116 min

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Loving Loving
Loving
IMDb: 7
123

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at…

Moonlight Moonlight
Moonlight
IMDb: 7.4
111

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling…

Hacksaw Ridge Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge
IMDb: 8.1
139

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the…

Goat Goat
Goat
IMDb: 5.7
103

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of ’brotherhood,’ tests him…

Snowden Snowden
Snowden
IMDb: 7.3
134 min

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

The Birth of a Nation The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
IMDb: 6.5
120

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Sully Sully
Sully
IMDb: 7.4
96

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the ’Miracle on the Hudson’ when Captain ’Sully’ Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the…

Hell or High Water Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water
IMDb: 7.6
102

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s farm in West Texas.

Don’t Think Twice Don’t Think Twice
Don’t Think Twice
IMDb: 6.7
90

An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.

Captain Fantastic Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic
IMDb: 7.8
118

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

Into the Forest Into the Forest
Into the Forest
IMDb: 5.8
101

In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only…

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Love and Friendship Love and Friendship
Love and Friendship
IMDb: 6.4
94

From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for…

Cafe Society Cafe Society
Cafe Society
IMDb: 6.6
97

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the…

Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins
IMDb: 6.8
110

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Midnight Special Midnight Special
Midnight Special
IMDb: 6.6
112

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Hello, My Name Is Doris Hello, My Name Is Doris
Hello, My Name Is Doris
IMDb: 6.6
95

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.

A Bigger Splash A Bigger Splash
A Bigger Splash
IMDb: 6.4
125

An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to…

Miles Ahead Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead
IMDb: 6.4
100

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

The Lobster The Lobster
The Lobster
IMDb: 7.1
118

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five…