Category Archives: Drama

The Help

Release 2011

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett
Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Side Effects

Release 2013

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Rooney Mara, Carmen Pelaez, Marin Ireland, Channing Tatum, Polly Draper
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2053463/

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

The Kings of Summer

Release 2013

Genre Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Writers: Chris Galletta
Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179116/

Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Adore

Release 2013

Genre Drama

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Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Anne Fontaine, Christopher Hampton, Doris Lessing
Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103267/

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Gangster Squad

Release 2013

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Will Beall, Paul Lieberman
Stars: Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, James Landry Hébert, Ambyr Childers
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321870/

Los Angeles, 1949: A secret crew of police officers led by two determined sergeants work together in an effort to take down the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen who runs the city.

The Pretty One

Release 2013

Genre Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jenée LaMarque
Stars: Zoe Kazan, Ron Livingston, Jake Johnson, Sterling Beaumon, Frances Shaw
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140577/

A tragedy presents Laurel with the chance to reinvent herself as her idolized twin sister, Audrey. As she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself as the perfect fraud.

Spring Breakers

Release 2012

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101441/

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Stolen

Release 2012

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Simon West
Writers: David Guggenheim
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston, Malin Akerman, Sami Gayle
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1656186/

A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.

Empire State

Release 2013

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Dito Montiel
Writers: Adam Mazer
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Michael Angarano, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Ben-Victor, Jerry Ferrara
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2171867/

Two childhood friends plan to rob an armored car depository. An NYPD officer stands in their way.

Dead Man Down

Release 2013

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Writers: J.H. Wyman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101341/

In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.