The best dramas ever, according to viewers [RANKING]

Some people like comedy, others prefer drama. This rating is for those who prefer seriousness to laughter: the best screen dramas of all time. The rating is unusual, because according to viewers, or more precisely, users of the popular site IMDb. There will be surprises, because drama is a very broad (and vague) genre.

The best dramas of all time according to IMDb

Our list includes: Cinematic dramaWhich received the highest ratings from users IMDbthe world’s most popular movie site (note these ratings are as of May 13 and are subject to change).

We’ve only selected titles that have received more than 500,000 reviews on IMDb. In addition, we also offer a percentage Critics rating From the Opinion Formation Complex Rotten tomatoes And viewers from the Polish site filmweb.

To start, place 20-11 in order from lowest to highest:

  • Seven (1995, 8,6/10),
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991, 8,6/10),
  • The green mile (1999, 8,6/10),
  • One of them flew over the cuckoo’s nest (1975, 8,7/10),
  • Gang boys (1990, 8,7/10),
  • Interstellar (2014, 8,7/10),
  • Sand Dunes: Part Two (2024, 8,7/10),
  • The good, the bad and the ugly (1966, 8,8/10),
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, 8,8/10),
  • Underground circle (1999, 8,8/10).

What are the films that received the highest ratings? Here are the 10 best dramas in the history of cinema, according to viewers.

10. Forrest Gump (1994)

  • Rating on IMDb: 8,8/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 76 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,5/10

“forrest gump” Robert Zemeckis It is a film that the audience loved and acted brilliantly Take Hanksa. However, some people believe that it was this heartwarming story of a man with a low IQ that should have won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995 (Forrest Gump won six awards in total), but it was Pulp Fiction that was nominated for . “The Shawshank Redemption,” which, however… is included in this category, is still a classic with a huge fan base (although critics judge it more harshly).

9. Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • Rating on IMDb: 8,9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 92 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,3/10

Quentin Tarantino He has a lot of great films: “Inglourious Basterds”, “Reservoir Dogs”, “Django”, “Kill Bill”, but “Pulp Fiction” It is generally considered the best. And no wonder, because it’s a truly brilliant piece of cinema, in truly Tarantino style (i.e. gory and satirical). And a great mix of genres: crime, black comedy and drama.

Let’s add the wonderful roles john Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Umi Thurman I Bruce WillisaA famous dance scene, a sea of ​​expletives, and an Oscar (only one?!) for the screenplay, and we have a hit as this list shows. Best dramatic movies.

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

  • Rating on IMDb: 8,9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 91 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8/10

Triple “Lord of the rings” New Zealand manager Peter Jackson He is more than two decades old. “Fellowship of the Ring”, “Two towers” I “The Return of the King” They won a total of seventeen Oscars To this day, they set an example as one of the best fantasy series (and according to many, the best, without a doubt).

Jackson’s work based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy features an all-star cast, including: Elijah Wood (“yellow vests”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) Ian McKellen (“X-Men”), Cate Blanchett (“Store”), Liv tyler (“Disaster”), Sean Astin (“Weird things”), Sean Penn (“game of thrones”) I Orlando Bloom (“Pirates of the Caribbean”).

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” This entire epic adventure began in Middle-earth and is still very popular with fans. Were you surprised that it was included in the list of best dramas? Well, Jackson’s works are, ultimately, a mixture of genres, even though they are set in a fantasy world. You probably won’t deny that there is no shortage of dramatic events in The Lord of the Rings…

7. The Godfather Part Two (1974)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 96 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,5/10

And another cinematic trilogy. “The Godfather” from 1972 and “Godfather II” (1974) Francesa Forda Copoli It is considered one of the masterpieces of cinema and one of the greatest films in the history of American and international cinema. Some even say that “Part 2 2” is better than the original, and opinions on the topic “Godfather III” Since 1990 already… divided.

However, the entire trilogy is considered an absolute classic: it received nine points in total Oscars, of which as many as six went, more often than not, to second place. Including, among others: for Best Picture (“The Godfather Part II” became the first sequel to win an Oscar), director, adapted screenplay and supporting role. Roberta De NiroWho played the young Vito Corleone.

6. Twelve Angry Men (1957)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 100 Brook.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,7/10

“Twelve Angry Men” Directed by Sidney Lomita It is another cinematic masterpiece on this list. Nominated for three Oscars, the film is a brilliant blend of courtroom drama and crime story and focuses on the twelve jurors trying to agree on a verdict in a New York district court. They were supposed to extradite him in the case of the teenager accused of killing his father and they could not reach an agreement.

This thriller is known for its great dialogue, complex characters, and action in just one setting – a closed, claustrophobic jury room. “Twelve Angry Men” also raised pertinent questions about the legal system and racism in the 1950s. These (unfortunately) are still valid today.

5. Schindler’s List (1993)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 98 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,4/10

“Schindler’s List” She has won as many as seven Oscars (Including the best picture of the year) It is considered one of the best works of cinema of all time – and the most shocking. It appears regularly on the menu The saddest movies of all timeHowever, it raises concerns for some Disagreements.

drama Stevina Spielberga Enriched with wonderful music by John Williams, it tells the true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), which saved nearly 1,100 people from death in the Holocaust. how? He employed Jews en masse in his factory to save them from deportation to concentration camps, and for this he received the title Righteous Among the Nations after the war.

Although Schindler’s List shows the incomprehensible hell of the Holocaust, it also proves that sometimes just one man is enough to do good in a sea of ​​evil.

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 94 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,4/10

There was Part One, and it’s time for Part Three, the most epic. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” It ranked fourth in the list of best dramas, and The dramatic events at the end of the entire story Even more than in the previous installments of the trilogy Peter Jackson.

“The Return of the King” It is considered one of the best and most influential films in the history of cinema. His remarkable achievements prove it. It is the highest-grossing film of 2003 and the highest-grossing film of all time at the time of release (it is currently in the top thirty films with over $1.1 billion to its credit). In addition, he won as many as 11 (!) Academy Awards, in all categories in which he was nominated. So far, only three titles have achieved this achievement: “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic,” and “The Return of the King.”

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 94 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8/10

“The Dark Knight” Christopher Nolan It is the second part of the Batman trilogy, which premiered in 2008. Although it is a superhero film, it contains elements of action, crime, and thriller (According to IMDB users, it is the second best crime film in history And Best thriller movie), and drama.

In this dark installment of comic book history Batman (Christian Bale(Works with District Attorney Harvey Dent)Aaron Eckhart(and Police Lieutenant James Gordon)Gary Oldman) to reduce crime in Gotham. However, he fails when the unpredictable villain, Joker, appears.

It is a brilliantly directed, produced and acted film that keeps you in constant suspense, raises questions about morality that cannot be easily answered, astounds with its speed and shocks with its brutal scenes. He also made history thanks to his role Heath LedgerFor which he was posthumously awarded an Oscar.

2. The Godfather (1972)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9,2/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 97 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,6/10

There was The Godfather Part II, and its time had come “The Godfather”. Crime drama Francesa Forda Copoli Based on a novel Mario Puzo It is a masterpiece that needs no introduction.

The film tells the story of a Sicilian mafia clan led by Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). It shows the cruelty and violence that rules the gangster world, but at the same time follows the rise to power of the Don’s young son, Michele Corleone.Al Pacino) – Hesitant at first to follow the family legacy. Coppola not only modernized gangster cinema, but also showed the mafia in a completely new light, thanks to which he created an immortal classic.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  • Rating on IMDb: 9,3/10
  • Critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 89 Proc.
  • Rating of Polish viewers on Filmweb: 8,8/10

This is the biggest winner in this category and the best IMDb drama of all time. “Skazani in Shawshank” to A film adaptation of a short and somewhat forgotten story by Stephen King It tells the story of a wrongly convicted man trying to survive in the brutal world of prisons. movie from By Tim Robbins I Morgan Freeman Directed by Franca Darabonta It speaks of hope, the fortitude of the human spirit, and friendship, and it is genuinely moving.

It’s a classic, although (again) it’s a little better appreciated by audiences than by critics: it’s one of their most beloved films, Also by naTemat readers. Interestingly, the film “The Shawshank Redemption” was nominated for seven Oscars and They got nothing, which is still surprising today. How is this possible?! But this is proof of that Oscars It is not at all necessary for it to become a cult film.

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