10 Best Dramas on Amazon Prime in 2023: A Must-Watch Selection


10 Best Dramas on Amazon Prime in 2023: A Must-Watch Selection

Looking for a thrilling movie night on Amazon Prime? Look no further! We’ve got an amazing collection of drama films that will keep you captivated. Get ready to embark on a cinematic adventure right from your living room.

You won’t believe the incredible movies now available on Amazon Prime’s instant service. From timeless classics to the latest hits, there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the Best Picture Oscar winners, like the inspiring Gandhi, or indulge in modern favorites such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, and Rain Man. These gems are just a few clicks away on Amazon Prime.

But wait, there’s more! Our list will help you uncover even more fantastic drama movies in Amazon Prime’s streaming library. Keep in mind that this list is just the tip of the iceberg. If your all-time favorite drama movie isn’t here, don’t worry! You can add it and share the joy with other Amazon Prime users.

So, grab your favorite snacks, get cozy, and let the drama unfold with the amazing selection of movies on Amazon Prime. Get ready to stream and enjoy!

(Note: We have omitted the mention of the “most divisive” section as per your instruction)

1. Lady Bird

Lady Bird
In the indie dramedy film Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan plays the role of Christine Lady Bird McPherson, a high school senior from Sacramento. She goes through the ups and downs of adolescence, often clashing with her hardworking mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) as they struggle to maintain their family’s stability after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie revolves around Lady Bird’s interactions with her best friend Julie (Beanie Feldstein) and her romantic interests (Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet). Having received five Academy Award nominations, Lady Bird remains an engaging exploration of growing up in early 2000s America.

Released: 2017
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet

2. Winter’s Bone

Winter's Bone
Ozark teenager Ree Dolly, played by Jennifer Lawrence, finds herself in a tough situation. Her mother is unresponsive, and her father is involved in criminal activities. With the responsibility of managing the household and looking after her younger siblings, Ree does the best she can.

One day, the sheriff, portrayed by Garret Dillahunt, informs Ree that their father has used their home as a bond and has vanished. This news sets Ree on a dangerous mission to find him. With her family’s future hanging in the balance, Ree confronts the silence maintained by her outlaw relatives and puts her life at risk to uncover her father’s fate.

Released: 2010
Directed by: Debra Granik
Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan

3. The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture, a 2017 Irish film, was beautifully directed by Jim Sheridan. It skillfully intertwines the past and the present, taking us on a journey with Rose McNulty, played by the incredible Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave. Throughout her time at a mental hospital, Rose diligently keeps a diary, chronicling her experiences.

Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana

4. Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Teenager Nicolas Sheff appears to have everything going for him. He excels academically, holds the position of editor at the school newspaper, actively participates in acting, has a knack for art, and is a talented athlete. However, Nic’s life takes a dark turn as his addiction to methamphetamine starts to take its toll. In a desperate attempt to salvage his son’s life and keep their family intact, his father goes to great lengths to find a solution.

Released: 2018
Directed by: Felix van Groeningen
Actors: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

5. Wonder

Wonder is a fantastic 2017 film that falls into the genres of family, comedy, and drama. Stephen Chbosky, the director, brings to life the beloved novel by R.J. Palacio in this heartwarming story. Joining the talented cast is Julia Roberts as the mother and Owen Wilson as the father, while the incredible Jacob Tremblay takes on the role of a young boy with facial differences. Together, they navigate the challenges of fitting in at a new school, with the unwavering support of their loving parents.

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

6. Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts
A high school senior finds love in a new transfer student, unaware of the heart-wrenching secret they conceal.

Released: 2020
Directed by: Richard Tanne
Actors: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones

7. You’re Not You

You're Not You
You’re Not You” is a drama film from the United States, directed by George C. Wolfe. The screenplay was written by Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste, and it’s actually based on a novel called “You’re Not You” by Michelle Wildgen. The movie features talented actors such as Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, and Josh Duhamel

Released: 2013
Directed by: George C. Wolfe
Actors: Emmy Rossum, Ali Larter, Hilary Swank

8. American Beauty

American Beauty
American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes, tells the story of Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father going through a mid-life crisis. The film focuses on his infatuation with his daughter’s friend, Angela Hayes. Lester’s wife Carolyn, a determined realtor, and their daughter Jane also play important roles in this thought-provoking story. The film received many awards, including five Academy Awards. It delves into themes of love, freedom, and self-discovery within the ordinary lives of American suburbs.

Released: 1999
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

9. The Promise

The Promise
The Promise is a historical drama film released in 2016 and directed by Terry George. The story revolves around a love triangle involving three characters. Mikael, an Armenian medical student; Chris, an American journalist living in Paris; and Ana, an Armenian-born woman raised in France. The film is set during the last years of the Ottoman Empire and also covers the devastating events of the Armenian Genocide.

Released: 2017
Directed by: Terry George
Actors: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale

10. The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle is a drama film released in 2017, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. It’s actually based on Jeannette Walls’s memoir from 2005, which has the same title. In the movie, Brie Larson takes on the role of Jeannette Walls, who happens to be the oldest daughter in a highly dysfunctional family. Her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls, are portrayed by Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, respectively.

Released: 2017
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Actors: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson

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