What are the best dramatic movies on Amazon Prime Video? The 27 titles below feature actors such as Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Russell Crowe, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rajesh Hanna, Wahida Rehman, Rajikant, Mammoth, Randvir Singh, Ratna Patak Shah Adam Driver Bree Larson and Reese Ahmed. And they were made by people like David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Hrisikesh Mukherjee, Guru Dutt, Manny Ratnam, Richie Mehta, Concona Sensharma, Zoya Akhtar, Morten Tildum, Sean Penn and Damien Chassell. “⭐” means editor selection.
You can find more dramatic movies in our list of the best movies. If you are looking for more movies on Amazon Prime Video, we have recommendations for some other genres that you should consider.
- Amal (2007)
After a bad driver from a Delhi auto show (Rupinder Nagra) is named as the sole heir to a local billionaire (Nasieruddin Shah) just before his death, he must decide whether to keep him.
- Anand (1971)
Rajesh Khanna plays the role of the happy man of the same name, who does not allow his diagnosis of a rare form of cancer to prevent him from enjoying what lies ahead. Told from the point of view of his friend the doctor (Amitabh Bakhchan). Directed by Hrisikesh Mukherjee.
- Aruvi (2017)
A social satire in Tamil by a writer-director-debutant, Aruvi follows the young woman of the same name (Aditi Balan), who experiences a fit of existential crisis and decides to shed light on consumer and misogynistic behavior in her society.
- Discarded (2000)
After his plane crashes in the Pacific, a FedEx employee (Tom Hanks) wakes up on a desert island and has to use everything he has and transform physically to survive alone.
- Every two! India (2007)
Ostracized and tarnished by the press and the public, a former Muslim men’s hockey captain (Shah Ruh Khan) plans to redeem himself by coaching India’s unadulterated women’s hockey team for fame.
- C / o Kancharapalem (2018)
Located in the eponymous city of Andhra Pradesh, this Telugu film covers four love stories in different religions, caste and age – from a student to a middle-aged unmarried man. Debut for director Venkatesh Maha, starring a cast composed mainly of non-professional actors.
- A Death in the Gunj (2016)
In Konkona Sensharma’s feature-length directorial debut, a shy and sensitive Indian student (Vikrant Massey) pays a high price for his tenderness while traveling with his arrogant relatives and family friends. Ranvir Shore, Kalki Kohlin star together.
- Fight Club (1999)⭐
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star in this cult hit by David Fincher, dedicated to the sleepless insomniac, frustrated by his capitalist lifestyle, who creates an underground fighting club with a soap maker who takes care of the devil who turns into something. much more.
- Gladiator (2000)⭐
Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe, this film, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the thrilling story of a Roman general (Crowe) who loses everything – his family and rank – to finish as a slave and then seeks revenge on the perpetrator (Joaquin Phoenix).
- Gully Boy (2019)
An ambitious, young street rapper (Ranveer Singh) from the slums of Mumbai is striving to make his dream come true as he tackles the complications of his personal life and the socio-economic backgrounds to which he belongs. Zoya Akhtar directs and Aliya Bhat plays together.
- The Simulation Game (2014)
Although historically inaccurate in various respects, Benedict Cumberbatch’s transformation into British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped the Allies decipher Nazi intelligence, Morten Tildum’s guidance and the work of his strong support team, brought him much success and recognition.
- In the Wild (2007)
Based on John Krakauer’s documentary, Sean Penn goes behind the camera to direct the story of a top student and athlete who gives up all charitable possessions and savings, and hitchhikes across America to live in the Alaska Desert.
- Iruvar (1997)
Aishwarya Rai made her acting debut with a double supporting role in Mani Ratnam’s biographical film, which was inspired by the real rivalry of Tamil Nadu’s 1980 political icons MG Ramachandran (Mohanlal) and M. Karunanidhi (Prakash Raj).
- Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
After learning that she was adopted, a young girl embarks on a journey through civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka to find her biological mother, who is part of the revolutionaries. Manny Ratnam is directing.
- Kireedam (1989)
The son of an honest cop (Mohanlal) finds himself on a slippery slope after defending his father (Thilakan) from a local mobster in this Malayalam-language drama. Sibi Malail is directing.
- Kumbalangi Nights (2019)
Four brothers who share a relationship of love and hate stand behind one of their own on matters of the heart in this Malayalam-language family drama that explores masculinity in nuance and detail. Madhu S. Narayanan’s directorial debut.
- Lipstick under my burqa (2016)⭐
Denied for six months by the Indian Censorship Council, this black comedy focuses on four women (Ratna Pathak Shah and Konkona Sen Sharma among them) in a small Indian town who set out on a journey to discover freedom and happiness in a conservative society.
- Million Dollar Baby (2004)
A neglected veteran boxing coach (Clint Eastwood, who also directs) reluctantly agrees to train a former waitress (Hillary Swank) to help achieve her dreams, leading to a close relationship between a father and daughter that will change their lives forever. .
- Mullet and Malaria (1978)
The late famous writer-director J. Mahendran debuted as a director with this Tamil-language drama, which avoids the industrial conventions of melodrama, exaggeration and duets about his story as a cable car winch operator and brother-in-law (Rajnikanth) boss. Partly based on the novel of the same name by Uma Chandran.
- Pariyerum Perumal (2018)
An idealistic young man from a poor, oppressed caste family befriends a much richer law classmate in this Tamil-language film, winning the wrath of his relatives and society at large. Debut for director Marie Selvaraj.
- Peranbu (2019)
After his wife abandons him and their daughter for cerebral palsy because of another man, a single father (Mammoth) working as a taxi driver in Dubai has to return home and raise his only child while on the brink of homelessness. Originally in Tamil.
- Pyaasa (1957)
Guru Dutt directed and starred in this classic decor in Calcutta in the 1950s, following the troubled, tortured poet Vijay (Dut), who could not be recognized for his work until he met Gulab (Wahida Rehman). prostitute with a heart of gold.
- The report (2019)⭐
The idealistic government investigator (Adam Driver) reveals shocking secrets as he immerses himself in the use of CIA’s “advanced interrogation techniques” after simpler words – in simpler words, torture – and faces serious repulsion from those who are aware. Original from Amazon.
- Short term 12 (2013)⭐
Bree Larson watches troubled teenagers in a group home in this semi-autobiographical drama by screenwriter-director Destin Daniel Creton as he works with his own feelings and future with his longtime boyfriend he lives with.
- Siddhart (2013)
After the 12-year-old son of a poor man from Delhi (Rajesh Tailang) disappeared while absent from work hundreds of miles away in Punjab, he traveled across the country to find him, fearing he had been trafficked.
- Sound of Metal (2020)
After losing his hearing, the heavy metal drummer (Reese Ahmed) embarks on a challenging personal journey, secretly holding the dream of expensive implants in his ear. Recognized for its sound design, which puts you in the place of the main character. Original from Amazon.
- Whiplash (2014)
An ambitious young drummer (Miles Teller) has been pushed to the limit by an instructor (JK Simmons) in what was a breakthrough for director Damien Chassell.