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Dramas are serious, plot-driven presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction. Usually, they are not focused on special-effects, comedy, or action, Dramatic films are probably the largest film genre, with many subsets. See also the melodramas, epics (historical dramas), or romantic genres. Dramatic biographical films (or "biopics") are a major sub-genre, as are 'adult' films (with mature subject content).

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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
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    Joker

    2019, in 7 top lists
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    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 13 top lists Check
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    Gisaengchung

    2019 — a.k.a. Parasite, in 7 top lists
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    Interstellar

    2014, in 9 top lists Check
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    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Green Mile

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
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    La vita è bella

    1997 — a.k.a. Life Is Beautiful, in 18 top lists Check
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    Cidade de Deus

    2002 — a.k.a. City of God, in 21 top lists Check
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    Pather Panchali

    1955, in 21 top lists Check
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    Avengers: Endgame

    2019, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Departed

    2006, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Lion King

    1994, in 22 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
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    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
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    American History X

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
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    Whiplash

    2014, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Prestige

    2006, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Pianist

    2002, in 19 top lists Check
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    Intouchables

    2011 — a.k.a. The Intouchables, in 7 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Hotaru no haka

    1988 — a.k.a. Grave of the Fireflies, in 18 top lists Check
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    Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

    1988 — a.k.a. Cinema Paradiso, in 17 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 26 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
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    Sátántangó

    1994 — a.k.a. Satantango, in 11 top lists Check
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    Suna no onna

    1964 — a.k.a. Woman in the Dunes, in 18 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 14 top lists Check
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    La meglio gioventù

    2003 — a.k.a. The Best of Youth, in 9 top lists Check
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    Ningen no jôken

    1959 — a.k.a. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, in 9 top lists Check
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    Le trou

    1960 — a.k.a. Le Trou, in 13 top lists Check
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    Apur Sansar

    1959 — a.k.a. The World of Apu, in 19 top lists Check
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