Category Archives: Drama

Lion

Release 2016

Genre Drama

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Director: Garth Davis
Writers: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
Stars: Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki, Shankar Nisode
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3741834/

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

The Edge of Seventeen

Release 2016

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1878870/

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Live by Night

Release 2016

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane
Stars: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Remo Girone, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361317/

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Release 2016

Genre Drama, War

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Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Ben Fountain, Jean-Christophe Castelli
Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee, Astro
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2513074/

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Allied

Release 2016

Genre Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Steven Knight
Stars: Brad Pitt, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier De Guillebon, Marion Cotillard, Camille Cottin
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3640424/

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

I, Daniel Blake

Release 2016

Genre Drama

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Director: Ken Loach
Writers: Paul Laverty
Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5168192/

A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Miss Sloane

Release 2016

Genre Drama, Thriller

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Director: John Madden
Writers: Jonathan Perera
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Mark Strong, Alison Pill
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4540710/

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

American Pastoral

Release 2016

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Ewan McGregor
Writers: Philip Roth, John Romano
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376479/

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart, as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.

Jackie

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Pablo LarraĆ­n
Writers: Noah Oppenheim
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1619029/

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Manchester by the Sea

Release 2016

Genre Drama

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Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Ben O'Brien, Kyle Chandler, Richard Donelly, Virginia Loring Cooke
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4034228/

An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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