8 Must-See Drama Movies

Fall is the season when you can get cozy and snuggly under the blanket and watch some good movies. Whether they’re new or the old classics that are worth seeing.

I’ve created a list of drama movies that I could watch over and over again, because they’re that good. If you haven’t seen them, I think you must see them. I promise, your time won’t be wasted.

I, also, like lighting a candle while watching a movie πŸ™‚

Pay It Forward (2000)

If I have to choose only one favorite movie, this would be my answer. I’ve seen it already many times and I am going to watch it again.

I’ll just leave you with this quote:

“If somebody does something for you, don’t pay it back, pay it forward”

The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)

I’m not gonna lie, I really like movies based on a true story. This is one of them. It shows a love of a father for his son. You will be fully invested in the struggles of the main characters.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Oldie, but a goodie. It was a couple of years ago when I saw this movie for the first time at university (at one of my sociology classes). When I’ve found out that my husband hasn’t seen it, it’s on our list right now.

I’m not going to write anything other about this movie than that it won 5 Oscars:Β Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Into The Wild (2007)

Have you ever had one of those days when you’d like to just leave everything and go somewhere far far away from everything that surrounds you?

The main character did it, he gives all of his savings to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. I’m saying: that’s very brave.

Also, this is based on a true story!

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Based on Stephen King’s novel and that guy when he writes something, he writes it very well.

“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged”

This movie encompasses friendships, hardships, hopes and dreams. You need to see it to understand what everybody is talking about.

The Green Mile (1999)

Another movie based on Stephen’s novel and is about aΒ guy who has a mysterious gift who affects the lives of guards on Death Row.

Wonder (2017)

Inspiring and uplifting story of a boy with facial differences.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

It’s about having courage and inner strength in a very difficult times where the main characters become victims of a Holocaust.

Katyn (2007)

Last, but definitely not least.

It’s a movie that shows true events that happened in 1940 (World War II) filled with archive footage, picture and terrific narrator.


Enjoy watching them and supply yourself with a tissue or two, because I need them with most of them.


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  1. I’ve seen most of these and completely agree with your list. I actually watched Wonder today and completely loved it! I’ve got the book in my β€˜to read’ list, and absolutely must read it next x

  2. I didn’t see “Pay it forward” and “Katyn”, the others have seen and liked very much. So it seems that I have to see the other two as well, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  3. Great choice πŸ™‚
    I also love movies and I would like to add…
    Chinatown (1974)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Sophie’s Choice (1982)
    American Beauty (1999)
    The sea inside (2004)
    The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

  4. Wonderful list; you’ve made some great choices! I’ve seen all of these, except Into the Wild, at least once. Guess which movie just made my list. Of all of them, though, Shawshank is the favorite. Although I’ve seen it a dozen times already, if I happen across it while watching TV, I must watch it. No question.

  5. This indeed looks like a unanimous choice of a list!! I have also watched almost all and enjoyed each n every flavour that these movies had to offerπŸ’•πŸ’•I am a movie buff and i gorge on some of those romcom Christmas movies too!! Thank you for the great post😊😊

    1. My pleasure and I’ll post more movies, for sure, especially for Christmas time! πŸ™‚πŸŒΉ

  6. Great List. They are all good! I cried so when I saw Life Is Beautiful, so sweet, so tragic.
    I cried when I watched a few others, too.

  7. Hello Ula, Hello there, I hope your day’s going well. I hope to watch some of these movies this winter πŸ™‚
    Please have a look at my latest post, I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition award. Kaya x

  8. I cried on this movie, The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006). Like Mahatma Gandhi quotes says: β€œLive as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever”

    How about list horror movies?

    1. I’m not a huge fan of horror movies, to be honest, but maybe I’ll make one πŸ™‚πŸŒ·

  9. Thanks for sharing your list. I have seen only one from the list and that is β€˜Pay Ut Forward’. Loved it. Shall try to watch the rest soon.

  10. Great list, a lot of variance. Green mile and Shawshank up there for myself! Will check out Life is Beautiful – you’ve definitely sold that to me

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