The Top 10 Drama Movies 2018

The best drama movies are those which feature compelling characters with captivating and intriguing storylines that leave the viewers yearning for more. With twists and suspense, drama movies create an everlasting impression on viewers and that is why they have been a great choice for most of the movie enthusiasts globally. In this article, we are going to have a glimpse at some of the best top ten drama movies in 2018 and explain why they turned out to be on this list.

1) 12 Strong

The 12 Strong which casts Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena and Michael Shannon is a 2018 American action-packed war drama movie whose director is Nicolai Fuglsig. This movie is based on the novel by the name Horse Soldiers where the story is centered on events preceding September 11 terrorist attack in the U.S. According to the story, the Task Force Dagger which included the CIA paramilitary officers and the US Special Forces (Alpha 595) is given a task to go to Afghanistan to join forces with North Alliance (led by Abdul Rashid Dostum, the general) with the aim of conducting unconventional warfare to fight the Taliban.

2) Forever My Girl

Forever My Girl stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, and John Benjamin Hickey and is directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. This is a romantic drama film based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin and it is released on January 2018 in the US. Forever My Girl is a compelling and captivating story involving a country star (Alex Roe) who had gone for a decade and then returns home to reunite with his love (Jessica Rothe).

3) Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds star Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor Joy and Anton Yelchin and directed by Cory Finley. It is an American drama thriller movie released on March 9, 2018. The film follows a high school student, Lily (starring Taylor Joy) and her best friend, Amanda (Cooke). The two develop a scheme to kill Lily’s stepfather by contracting a drug dealer (Anton Yelchin) to perform that task as the only way to solve their problem.

4) Disobedience

This is a British Irish-American drama film starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola which was released on 27 April 2018, in the U.S. The film is directed by Sebastian Lelio and it is based on the novel written by Naomi Alderman. However, the story revolves around a woman (Rachel Weisz) who comes back to her Orthodox Jewish home long after the death of her Rabbi father. The controversy arises when she develops an interest in her older childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) thus making the reason for her estrangement more clear as the story unfolds.

5) Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace was released on June 29, 2018 in U.S and it stars Ben Foster, Thomas McKenzie, and Jeff Kober. This drama film is based on the novel, My Abandonment written by Peter Rock. The movie depicts a father (starring Ben Foster) and 13-year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) who is living together in the paradisiacal existence in Portland, Oregon. New twists and turns come in when a minor mistake changes their lives forever.

6) First Reformed

First Reformed is an American drama thriller movie starring Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer and Amanda Seyfried. This film was released on May 18, 2018 and it was directed by Paul Schrader. First Reformed portrays the Protestant minister with a burden of questions regarding faith and morality as he serves as a pastor in a failing historical church.

7) Final Portrait

Final Portrait is a British American drama film starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, and Clemence Poesy. The film is directed by Stanley Tucci and was released on March 23, 2018, in the U.S. The whole story is a setup of 1964 in Paris where a famed painter, Alberto Giacometti (starring Geoffrey Rush) requests James Lord (Armie Hammer), an American critic to model for his latest portrait.

8) Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud is a drama music film starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, and Ted Danson and it is directed by Brett. It was released on June 8, 2018, in America. The story behind Hearts Beat Louder involves a record store owner in Brooklyn who is trying to persuade his daughter to join him in starting a band after the song they recorded together went viral.

9) Eighth Grade

The Eighth grade stars Elsie Fisher, John Hamilton, and Emily Hamilton and it was directed by Bo Burnham. The film is a 2018 American comedy-drama where an eighth grader is struggling to complete her final week of studies before joining a high school.

10) A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman is starring Daniela Vega, Francisca Reyes, and Luis Gnecco and the film is directed by Sebastian Lelio. This is a Chilean drama film released in 2017 where Marina (Daniela Vega), a young waitress moonlighting as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the tragic death of her boyfriend (Francisco Reyes)


Although there are numerous movies in theaters this year, those mentioned above have stood out to be a little bit more compelling and entertaining in the world of showbiz. If you haven’t watched any of them, make a point of doing so.

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