Best Drama 2015 Movies

Anomalisa

Anomalisa

Anomalisa
IMDb: 7.3
90 min

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

The Revenant

The Revenant

The Revenant
IMDb: 8.0
156 min

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Joy

Joy

Joy
IMDb: 6.6
124 min

A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country\'s most successful entrepreneurs.

The Big Short

The Big Short

The Big Short
IMDb: 7.8
131 min

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl
IMDb: 7.1
120 min

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she\'s meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda\'s love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Creed

Creed

Creed
IMDb: 7.6
133 min

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Carol

Carol

Carol
IMDb: 7.2
118 min

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter \"Robby\" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Trumbo

Trumbo

Trumbo
IMDb: 7.5
124 min

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

I Smile Back

I Smile Back

I Smile Back
IMDb: 6.1
85 min

Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity. However, just beneath the façade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Room

Room

Room
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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Truth

Truth

Truth
IMDb: 6.8
121 min

As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change their stories, document authenticity is questioned, and the casualties begin to mount.

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies
IMDb: 7.6
141 min

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers\' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man\'s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Burnt

Burnt

Burnt
IMDb: 6.6
100 min

Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

The Martian

The Martian

The Martian
IMDb: 8.0
141 min

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

The Walk

The Walk

The Walk
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit\'s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall
IMDb: 5.2
129 min

\"Stonewall\" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.

Sicario

Sicario

Sicario
IMDb: 7.6
122 min

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation
IMDb: 7.7
137 min

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Everest

Everest

Everest
IMDb: 7.1
121 min

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world\'s highest mountain, \"Everest\" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Legend

Legend

Legend
IMDb: 6.9
131 min

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard \"Nipper\" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Black Mass

Black Mass

Black Mass
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends

We Are Your Friends
IMDb: 6.2
96 min

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor\'s girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Macbeth
IMDb: 6.6
113 min

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare\'s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
IMDb: 7.9
147 min

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour
IMDb: 7.3
106 min

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace\'s groundbreaking epic novel, \'Infinite Jest.\'

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment
IMDb: 6.9
122 min

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Dope

Dope

Dope
IMDb: 7.2
103 min

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes
IMDb: 6.9
103 min

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes\' memory isn\'t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
IMDb: 6.3
109 min

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they\'re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
IMDb: 7.7
105 min

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Son of Saul

Son of Saul

Son of Saul
IMDb: 7.5
107 min

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

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Youth

Youth

Youth
IMDb: 7.3
118 min

YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy, an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance?

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Ex Machina
IMDb: 7.7
108 min

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world\'s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world\'s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

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Kilo Two Bravo

Kilo Two Bravo

Kilo Two Bravo
IMDb: 7.1
108 min

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

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