5 Best Drama Movies You Should Own
While putting together a list of the 5 best drama movies you should own may not seem like that difficult a task, one needs to consider the sheer volume of movies involved in that task. Should we list only old movies that stand little chance of being seen on television? Should we go with something a little more contemporary so that the stars you see in these movies will be ones everyone recognizes? We tried to take these sort of questions into our definitive list of the best drama movies anyone should own.
- "Shawshank Redemption" - You really can't go wrong in having this particular drama in your home movie library. Fantastic performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are really just the tip of the iceberg in this flick. The lesser known Bob Gunton has made a wonderful career out of the playing the less than likable and almost always shady character and his turn as the corrupt warden of Shawshank is one of his best ever.
- "The Godfather" - This is another movie that should have a place in almost anyone's movie collection. There is more than just the usual mob movie here as you get a very real and in depth look at (what was at the time) the modern mafia family. Fantastic performances come from all over in this particular chapter.
- "The Godfather Part II" - This movie is often pointed to as the only sequel that was actually better than the movie it followed. Al Pacino, Robert Duvall and Robert DeNiro all reprise roles they made famous and infamous in the original movie. The story of the Corleone family continues as new characters are realized as other beloved characters die off. Whether you agree this movie is actually better than the first you should be able to agree that they are a package deal. You can't have one without the other.
- "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" - Arguably Jack Nicholson's best work ever. Nicholson plays a rebellious mental hospital patient who squares off against a dictatorial ward nurse. This is one of those movies that truly gets you involved with the characters in a way that sneaks up on you until you realize you are feeling their emotions when the movie draws to its close.
- "Fight Club" - The newest of any movie on the list this movie may also be the rare situation where the story is better than the book. Of course if the movie actually is better than the book it is because of the stupendous acting of Edward Norton and Brad Pitt as his outrageous alter ego. Helena Bonham Carter plays a great neurotic love interest to Norton's clueless hero. Perhaps I have said too much though, as we all know that the first rule of Fight Club is that you don't talk about Fight Club.