The 10 best drama movies to watch on Prime Video

The 10 best drama movies to watch on Prime Video

Drama is one of the most famous genres in cinema and beloved by the public, precisely because it manages to move people and bring stories whose unfolding draws attention and involves the viewer. Among the main films of the genre are classics like A Vida É Bela, which portrays the hard times of Nazism and Jack’s Room, which tells the story of the kidnapping of a young woman who lives, with her son, imprisoned in a small room.

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With so many options, however, it’s inevitable to feel a little indecisive when choosing a movie to watch. With that in mind, FreeGameGuide took on the challenge of selecting 10 drama films that are available in the Amazon platform catalog and are worth playing. Prepare the popcorn, the tissue, and good marathon.

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10. The Tree of Life

The film The Tree of Life depicts the story of the O’Briens; a couple who are the parents of three children raised with a very strict education and within a very heavy environment – which caused scars in the maturation and emotional development of Jack (Sean Penn), the oldest brother. The latter has always had friction with his father, but now tries to reconcile this relationship in adult life.

Addressing feelings of guilt, remorse and regret, the feature film directed by Terrence Malick, brings in the cast, in addition to Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn.

9- Forrest Gump

It is impossible to talk about drama classics without mentioning Forrest Gump, a feature film released in 1994 and based on the homonymous book by Winston Groom.

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The work tells the history of the United States through the protagonist Forrest (played by Tom Hanks), a man with low IQ and full of good intentions who participates in crucial moments in the country, such as the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, while while carrying with him his childhood love for young Jenny Curran (Robin Wright).

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8- The Hunt

This 2012 feature film stars Mads Mikkelsen and is directed by Thomas Vinterberg, the duo behind the award-winning Druk. Here we follow the story of Lucas (Mikkelsen), a man who works at a daycare center and has just filed for his divorce, in which he lost custody of his son.

Everything falls apart even more when he is accused of abuse against a five-year-old student. The situation causes him to be removed from his job and, even if there is no proof, he becomes the target of hatred from the entire community in which he lives.

7- The Exchange

Set in 1928, this film tells the story of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a single mother, who did not imagine that that year would be the last time she would see her nine-year-old son, Walter (Gattlin Griffith), when leaving for the work.

The boy mysteriously disappears, which makes her start an exhaustive and determined search. Five months after the incident, the police present him with a child, claiming to be Walter. Stunned by the emotion of the news in addition to all the presence of the authorities in the place, she accepts him, but in her heart, she knows that boy is not her real son.

With a sad and painful plot, the film, directed by Clint Eastwood, conquered the public and was nominated for several awards.

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6- Lovely Women

With a weight cast that brings Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep, this film tells the lives of four sisters who grow up and mature in the United States, during the period of the Cold War. Together, but with completely different personalities, they face different situations and challenges, without letting the love they feel for each other die.

Released in January 2020, the film is based on the classic book Little Women, and was written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

5- Interstellar

Mixing science fiction with drama, this film by director Christopher Nolan shows a group of astronauts whose mission is to verify if there are other planets capable of receiving human beings, after they have destroyed Earth’s natural reserves.

For this, they count on the leader Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who, alongside Brand (Anne Hathaway), Jenkins (Marlon Sanders) and Doyle (Wes Bentley), will go in search of a new home, even though he knows he is at risk. of never seeing their children again.

4- Golden Girl

In Million Dollar Baby, boxing veteran Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) leads a private life in Los Angeles and his social interactions are limited to Scrap (Morgan Freeman), his only friend, who also takes care of his gym.

One day, Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a factory worker transferred from Missouri, shows up wanting to start a career in boxing, but the man believes she is too old for that. However, despite Frankie’s denial, she is determined to stick with her decision and is soon supported by Scrap, who encourages her to follow through. Beaten by Maggie’s determination, Frankie finally agrees to be her coach.

With a beautiful story of endurance, courage and struggle, director Clint Eastwood’s film (who also appears in the cast) won over audiences and critics alike.

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3- Thirteen Lives- The Rescue

Released in 2022, Treze Vidas became one of the top Prime Video movies of the year. The work is inspired by a true story and tells the emotional rescue of a Thai junior soccer team that was trapped in the Tham Luang cave during a storm.

To be able to save them, a team of the most experienced divers in the country was needed, and a task force of volunteers and professionals qualified for the case.

2- The Sound of Silence

This drama by director Darius Marder tells the story of Ruben, a young drummer who has a true passion for music and the stage. It turns out that little by little he realizes that he is becoming deaf and that this condition will compromise his life and work.

It is from then on that he searches for alternative treatments, but discovers the true meaning of life when he manages to connect with a community of deaf people who teach him the power of silence.

1- My Policeman

Based on the book of the same name by Bethan Roberts, this film tells the story of Tom, a young police officer who gradually begins to get involved with Marion, a primary school teacher. The two engage in a warm romance, but everything changes when the boy meets Patrick, an art curator.

The chemistry and passion between the two men soon blooms and they begin to live a hidden love story, since in the 1950s, in England it was forbidden to be LGBT. Between comings and goings, the three then find a way to live this love.

With a moving text, beautiful photography and a positively surprising ending, Meu Policial is one of Prime Video’s successes. The film is directed by Michael Grandage and stars Harry Styles, Emma Corin and David Dawson.