Who doesn't love a serious drama on screens? Even if you don't, there's still a room for reflections afterwards to argue on the idea, meaning or plot visualization. Especially this September - as it offers fifteen new drama movies of different topic and origin worthwhile to explore during this first month of rain and falling leaves. Check them out to blow some drama in your routine.
Plot Synopsis: Vera (Virginia Newcomb), Ray (Michael LaCour), and Sam (Cannon Bosarge), a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they're thrust into a horror worse than anything they've ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past.
THE GOOD CATHOLIC
Plot Synopsis: The film follows the story of Daniel (Zachary Spicer), an idealistic young priest who loves his job more than anything, until he meets Jane (Wrenn Schmidt) in confession. The conservative elder father Victor (Danny Glover) and free-spirited father Ollie (John C. McGinley) try to help and guide young Daniel as he is forced to confront everything that he believes.
Plot Synopsis: When he discovers his guardian is dying, an autistic twenty-something (James Frecheville) travels across country to bring back a deluded, has-been country singer (Bruce Campbell), believing that a personal performance will inspire his guardian to live.
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER
Plot Synopsis: A daughter of Cambodia remembers so the world may never forget.
IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
Plot Synopsis: A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
Plot Synopsis: It's 1868 and the war has been over for three years. An old abandoned mine is now being transformed into a military stronghold by a corrupt Mayor and band of blood thirsty outlaws whom are a part of a larger web hell-bent on a re-surge of the civil war. When a US Marshal, James McCord comes to town only to find out that his brother has been murdered, his search for the killer takes him on life or death struggle for a much greater cause.
REBEL IN THE RYE
Plot Synopsis: The world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (portrayed by Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life.
Plot Synopsis: An unsettling look at reality TV where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Plot Synopsis: The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeistand sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Plot Synopsis: A film about one of the world's greatest icons Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe (Shia Labeouf) and their legendary duel during the 1980's Wimbledon tournament. It's a story about two men that became legends and the price they had to pay.
Plot Synopsis: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma. Based on the true story from the New York Times best seller, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world. Stronger is the deeply personal account of the heroic journey that came after that photo – defining a man's inner courage, a community's pride, a family's bond and an unexpectedly tenacious love.
VICTORIA & ABDUL
Plot Synopsis: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Plot Synopsis: The film is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.
SUPER DARK TIMES
Plot Synopsis: Enjoying their normal lives in mid-'90s suburbia, Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends with numerous shared interests, chief of which is an attraction to their classmate Allison (Elizabeth Cappuccino). One seemingly routine day, along with two other friends, Zach and Josh borrow the latter's older brother's prized samurai sword to goof around in the local park. But the afternoon soon spirals out of control. Wracked with guilt, Zach struggles to assimilate back into high school life, even as Allison begins to show a romantic interest in him. The situation gets even more complicated once Zach notices a disturbingly off-balance change in Josh's behavior.