Outstanding Dramatic Movies
When I’m in a serious mood, nothing quite hits the spot like a dramatic movie. In the following article, I’ve listed a few of my favorites. All of these films should be easy to find at you local video store, or you can get them delivered to your home by online rental services like Blockbuster or Netflix. Whatever the case, you’ll be enjoying Séries Netflix serious tales of corruption, greed, and murder in no time.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) – Adapted from the novel by Fred Waitzkin, this film tells the story of young chess prodigy Joshua Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc) and his inner struggle over whether or not to adopt the ruthless playing style of grandmaster Bobby Fischer. Also starring Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, and Joe Mantegna.
Wall Street (1987) – A young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) falls in with an unscrupulous corporate raider named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). While things are great at first, he soon begins to suffer from a crisis of conscience. Co-starring Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Sean Young, Terence Stamp, and Hal Holbrook, the film was directed by Oliver Stone. Douglas won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gekko, and his trademark line, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” became a pop culture phenomenon.
Blow (2001) – Johnny Depp stars in this true story about the life of cocaine smuggler George Jung. Co-starring Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, and Franka Potente.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Small-time crook Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) feigns mental illness to avoid prison labor, gets sent to an institution, and quickly begins a tragic war of wills with the strict Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). An American classic, the film would earn Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.