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15 Best Drama Movies on Peacock

If you’re looking for drama, Peacock can punch your ticket. Here are our choices for 15 great dramatic movies worth your watch.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    March 19, 2004

    Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

    This is one of Jim Carrey’s best films. He pulls back his manic energy to reveal a fragile soul, broken by an ill-fated love. Kate Winslet is fantastic as a free spirit who simultaneously excites and torments her boyfriend. If you’ve ever had a broken heart, this movie will speak to you on several different levels.

    The supporting cast is also great, with Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson.

    The movie comes from Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman, the team behind other mind-bending classics like “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation.”

    This incredible movie is a must-see for anyone who’s had their heart broken. It’s brilliant and touching and unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

  • Casino

    November 22, 1995

    In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

  • 3:10 to Yuma

    September 6, 2007

    In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the “3:10 to Yuma”, a train that will take the killer to trial.

    We cannot recommend this one highly enough. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are first-rate as an outlaw and the disabled rancher determined to bring him to justice. The stakes are even higher as Bale’s son witnesses the action unfold, and the boy finds himself torn between his good (if weak) father and the seemingly strong outlaw.

  • Children of Men

    September 22, 2006

    In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

  • Apollo 13

    June 30, 1995

    The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

  • The Deer Hunter

    March 9, 1978

    A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos — not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend — and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

    This amazing drama won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1979. Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep were nominated for their acting roles, and Christopher Walken won for Best Supporting Actor. The film also won Oscars for Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Sound, and Best Film Editing. It also stars the immortal John Cazale. It’s a movie that will leave you forever changed.

  • The Breakfast Club

    February 15, 1985

    Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

  • Eastern Promises

    September 14, 2007

    A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

    This ultra-violent story features a bloody battle that will leave your jaw on the floor. Viggo Mortensen earned an Oscar nomination for this role, and he’s great in virtually everything he does.

  • Frost/Nixon

    October 15, 2008

    For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost’s team harboured doubts about their boss’s ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

  • Traffic

    March 23, 2000

    An exploration of the United States of America’s war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin’s sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband’s ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

    This brilliant film won four Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro), Best Director (Steven Soderbergh), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. The cast is top-notch beyond Del Toro, including Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Miguel Ferrer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Brolin, Albert Finney, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis, John Slattery, and Benjamin Bratt.

  • Lone Survivor

    December 24, 2013

    Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

  • Mo' Better Blues

    August 3, 1990

    Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek’s and Shadow’s friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.

  • The Vow

    February 5, 2012

    Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

  • Catch Me If You Can

    December 25, 2002

    A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

  • Boy Erased

    September 24, 2018

    Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

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