The 10 best drama movies on DVD might not be new releases, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t great films. If you’re in the mood for some drama, then you can pick any of the best drama movies from the list and have a great time watching them.

  1. “The Shawshank Redemption” This drama movie was written partly by Stephen King, directed by Frank Darabont and stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.  It tells the story of their journey of redemption in prison and is not short on the drama.

  2. “Goodfellas” With an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta, “Goodfellas” is one of the most entertaining drama movies ever made. Plus, it’s a mobster movie directed by the great Marin Scorsese. Enough said.

  3. “The Professional” This is an iconic drama movie also known as “Leon, The Professional.” It’s about a hit man who agrees to care for a 12 year old girl who wants to learn how to be just like him.

  4. “Forrest Gump” Starring Tom Hanks, this is a twist on a modern movie. It follows around a seemingly slow man who is present for an alters historic events.

  5. “American History X” Edward Norton is brilliant in this drama movie. The story revolves around a man who’s trying to protest his brother from becoming what he used to be: a neo-nazi skinhead.

  6. “American Beauty” This drama movie touches on many delicate subjects, including  mid-life crisis, extramarital affairs, peeping toms and domestic violence. There’s really nothing un-dramatic about this movie.

  7. “Saving Private Ryan” The high stakes are what add the extreme drama to this movie. As soldiers desperately try to find the last surviving son to care for this mother, the events of World War II unfold around them.

  8. “A Clockwork Orange” This dramatic movie was adapted from the Anthony Burgess novel of the same title and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s a dark journey into the minds of very disturbed individuals and is not short on the drama.

  9. “The Departed” With stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon, director Martin Scorsese can’t go wrong with “The Departed.” It’s a story about the law, the Irish mafia and moles who infiltrate both.

  10. “The Dark Knight” Remaking the story between good and evil, this drama movie is basically Batman versus the Joker. Christian Bale and Heath Ledger are true masters in this drama movie.