10 of the best drama movies to watch on Peacock

2022 is about to end, and if you still feel that there was less drama this year, we will give you a list of fantastic drama movies on the Peacock.

The best thing about drama movies is that they always give you a fresh perspective with a dose of entertainment.

Do you know why we love to watch drama movies? Because they call up the deep emotional reaction from inside us. On the other hand, they communicate with us through the screenplay, it feels like it happens just in front of us, and that’s what we love about drama movies.

In this list, we handpicked the movies for you from the ocean of the internet. These movies will make you laugh, think, and feel, and ultimately leave you speechless with their drama. The following are some drama movies to watch:


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist 

Whiplash is one of those movies which gives you the adrenaline rush from time to time. It would not make you forget yourself in the screenplay. The way Damien Chazelle directed the movie is marvelous. 

This is a perfect drama movie with a profound motivational message. The film revolves around Andrew Neiman, played by Miles Teller, an enthusiastic young drummer. 

His dream is to become the top drummer of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons, is a very famous instructor for his painful and terrifying teaching method. He picks Andrew and transfers him to the aspiring drummers. 

This incident is going to change their entire life of Andrew painfully. Terence wants to know how far Andrew can go to follow his passion for drumming. Later, things become painful and ruthless for Andrew.

His instructor does not care about how much pain he is in. He always says not enough. Then Andrew takes things into his hand and puts his everything into becoming one of the best. Go and watch it to learn how.

The Devil Wears Prada

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier 

The movie’s story is about Andy Sachs, played by Anna Hathaway, who just graduated from Northern University in Journalism. Sooner she gets a job, the kind of job that thousands of girls dream of, as a junior personal assistant of Marinade Priestly, the chief editor of Runway magazine. 

Andy survived Miranda’s ruthless behavior and humiliation for almost a year in the hope she would get a job as a writer or reporter somewhere else. But fate has something else in mind. Because at first, she was not good with coworkers, especially with Miranda’s senior assistant, and she fumbled in his first job. 

Sooner, Miranda feels the change in Andy’s behavior and commitment to the work. She became more responsible for her responsibilities regarding the job and taking care of complicated tasks. 

Slowly Andy becomes more glamorous and outperforms Emily, the senior assistant of Miranda. 

This movie lets you show the reality of the fashion industry behind the curtains. 

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 48%

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman

Starring Jim Carrey, Bruce Almighty, is one of the finest performances of Jim Carry. The story revolves around Jim Carrey, who plays the reporter on the famous news channel, and things get out of hand. He loses his job, and as usual, he curses God. 

One day he got the call for the interview, and as he went, the interviewer claimed that he was God. First, he acts suspicious, and then he believes he is conversing with GOD. 

God offered him to be the God for some time, and then he got the powers of God. Life takes a fantastic turn. He changes his life entirely with power. He gets his job back and makes his secret crush into his girlfriend. Everything seems perfect. 

However, fate had something in his mind. Things start to get out of hand, and soon he finds himself in lots of trouble because of his actions. 

The actions he took with the powers led the entire world into chaos. Watch the movie to know how he finds the solution to such chaos.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd

This is the story of a male who is a virgin till the age of 40. Steve Carell plays the character of Andy Stitzer. The main reason behind that is that he used to spend his free time playing video games and watching TV at home. 

The story takes another turn when his friends arrange a laid-back for him. For that, he has to go through lots of things, such as waxing his body, which was his first and most painful experience. 

In all of these situations, he gets himself embarrassed. Then Andy meets the local shop owner, played by Catherine Keener as Trish, and their romance story starts. You must watch the movie to know how he lost his virginity. 

The movie shows the perspective of males to know how it feels when you don’t have a romance until age 40. 

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2/10

IMDB Rating: 86%

Cast: Ross Lynch, Alex, Wolff, Anne Heche

This movie portrays the point of view of how a disturbed childhood reflects on the teenager’s mind. The story evolves in the 1970s, about Jeffrey Dahmer, a teenage school boy who used to live in Bath, Ohio.

Living with his parents and younger brother, he grew up in a family of four. With time Jeffrey develops an obsession with another male whom he sees every day from his school bus. 

Jeffrey used to collect dead animals as a hobby. And this Hobby made an increment in his obsession to know what the animals looked like from the inside. The man he used to be obsessed with gets to know that man is the physician of his friend. 

And he fakes having a cold, and the man comes to examine Jeffrey. When the physician looked at Jeffrey, he discovered he had sexual desires for him. One fine day his friend noticed his hands were full of blood. 

This story shows how the innocent mind can turn into a serial killer. To know how it happened, you have to watch a movie. 

Detachment (2011) 

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58%

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Casting: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden

The story revolves around Henry Barthes, who got an assignment for one month to teach English in a high school with many students performing very poorly in their grades.

On his first day, he realized that the class he had to teach English was one that he did not want to learn. 

When he started to teach English, he observed every student, understood their point of view, and treated them politely rather than yelling and threatening them physically like other teachers. He tries to understand which situation the students are going through. 

He wants to know why they don’t want to learn and perform poorly in grades. Soon he finds out the situation of every student. He decides to change their mindset about the things which they are against. He tried lots of methods to make them understand the value of education.

Know how he changes the mind of teenagers who want to become thugs and gangsters. They performed amazingly at the end of the year and loved him for his kind of act. 

8 Mile (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger

Surely you know Eminem, the world’s famous rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. In this movie, there are lots of scenes that are completely inspired by his real life. The film shows the struggle of a self-made person. 

The story of motivation, passion, and dedication to success. This movie will give you the amazing lessons of life and how life treats a person differently. This movie is about Jimmy in 1995. This movie shows the struggle of a 23 years old boy who has to suffer from things every day. 

Jimmy is an unhappy blue-collar worker from a low-income family. They live in a trailer park in Detroit, Michigan. Jimmy has just moved 8 miles recently from his mother, who is shown to be the alcoholic in the movie. Jimmy always had the dream to be a professional rapper. 

A car factory is Jimmy’s place of work during the day. One day one of his coworkers disrespected a gay friend of his with the rapping style. Then Jimmy defends his friend by freestyle rapping. That was when he started chasing his dream of being a rapper. 

The movie shows how passion, dedication, and determination can make a person successful. 

Bridesmaids (2011)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

It is the story of Annie Walker. An unmarried woman in her thirties, she is single. She lives in Milwaukee. Her bakery failed due to the recession, and also her boyfriend left her. She has already lost all of her savings due to the recession. Then she works at a jewelry store and lives in a shared apartment with her British immigrant siblings. 

Then she is involved in a sexual relationship with a wealthy person named Ted. But in all of the misery, she has her lifelong best friend, Lillian. When Lillia is engaged to her boyfriend, Lillian asks Annie to be the maid of honor at her wedding. 

Then the story takes lots of turns that make Annie surprised, happy, sad, and emotional about things. She gets to know who is with her when she is struggling and who is just pretending to be with her. And at the moment she thinks everything is going smoothly at the moment, but then she finds something is happening behind her back. 

This movie shows the actual color of people and how they react when they have nothing to offer. To know how she resolved her problem, give this movie a shot.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81%

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

The movie is about singing groups in colleges. The main character is Beca. She joined the university recently because of her father’s insistence, who is a professor at the college. She also interned at a radio station in her school, where she met with newly joined Jesse Swanson. 

Beca is invited to join the Bellas at the university fair by current leaders Chloe Beale and Audrey. First, she declines the offer and later she becomes part of the Bellas. The movie takes an interesting turn when every female Bellas makes it into the national finals of the ICCAC, held every year at Lincoln Center in New York.

The movie takes an interesting turn from here, with Bella having internal gaps. Those gaps become the reasons for the fight in the group. They were also losing their coordination in the performances. They hardly saved them from getting eliminated.

This movie shows how the limelight can play with someone’s mind, and ego can destroy future opportunities. You need to watch this movie to know how Beca helps resolve the issue between Bellas. 

American Gangster(2007)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor

The story is of the time 1968 when Frank Lucas, played by Denzel Washington, is the right-hand man of Mob boss Johnson. When Johnson dies due to a heart attack, Frank enters into the heroin trade business. He decides to buy the heroine from producers, not from the middle man, and directly sell on US soil.

Frank makes a brand of heroin named Blue Magic. The blue magic’s purity and popularity were eliminating all his competitors. Frank’s business is booming at its peak all over the US land. Then the focus of a detective named Richie Robert came to Frank Lucas. 

One night, the detective saw Lucas’s brother, Jimmy Zee, shoot his girlfriend. And they captured Jimmy and attached a recording to the device to know when and how Frank Lucas is getting his raw material for the Blue magic. To understand how Lucas gets his raw material for his brand blue magic. 

The movie shows how the world of drugs works and how the officials treat their relatives and their known. This movie gives you insights into gangs and drug cartels.

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