The beauty of cinema lies in the fact that it is timeless. There are plenty of memorable movies that still remain as loved amongst critics and audiences as they were on day that they released. And this is especially true for these drama movies that have stood the test of time:
1. Citizen Kane (1941)
Orson Welles’ film, based on the life of a famous newspaperman, established a number of cinematic standards and techniques.
2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
An adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel, Stanley Kubrick’s style is put to amazing use in this brutal yet deeply humanistic film.
3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
A classic story of one man (Jack Nicholson) railing against the establishment with superb acting, memorable characters, and brilliant filmmaking.
4. Rocky (1981)
Based on the boxing career of the eponymous character Rocky Balboa, this award-winning film sparked the most iconic sports-drama franchise.
5. Schindler’s List (1993)
Steven Spielberg’s most critically acclaimed and award-winning film to date, it is shot in stark black & white by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.
6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
A truly impressive directing debut of screenwriter Frank Darabont, who adapted the script from Stephen King’s powerful and inspiring short story.
7. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Starting off as a fun romantic tale, this deeply emotional film truly reels you in with the powerful bond of a father and son in the midst of tragedy.
8. The King’s Speech (2010)
Director Tom Hooper and screenwriter David Seidler created rich characters in this true historical drama that teaches us to overcome limitations with courage and grit.
And here are some more Hollywood drama movies for your must-watch list:
Forrest Gump (1994), Lost In Translation (2003) The Godfather Series, Dead Poets’ Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), GoodFellas (1990), Titanic (1997), Fight Club (1999), Boyhood (2014), Spotlight (2015)