Best Dramas of 2018

Each of us as a thinking being carries a complex of feelings and experiences. The value of cinema is that through the prism of dramatic cinema, the viewer can observe the destinies and events that excite people against the backdrop of everyday reality. We have prepared for you the top best dramas of 2018.

Capernaum (2018)

The Zeid family tried to find peace and prosperity by fleeing their native Syria to Beirut. But life in this country has not become better. The 12-year-old boy was left with all the household chores and the responsibility to look after his numerous brothers and sisters. In addition, he is forced to work to help feed his relatives. Zeid can’t stand it and runs away from home. This rated film opens the list of the best dramas of 2018.

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Original title:
Capharnaüm

Cast:
Zayn Al Raffea, Yordanos Shiferou, Boluwatife Treaja Bankole

Country:
Lebanon, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.5

Age limit:
18+

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

The biographical drama tells about the creative path of the famous musical group Queen. In the center of the plot of the film are the members of the team, led by their leader Freddie Mercury. Thanks to the talent of the vocalist, Queen quickly gained popularity. Their songs were listened to by millions, and thousands of fans came to concerts. But one day the limit came, and the group was on the verge of disintegration due to Freddie’s unacceptable lifestyle. The film rightfully takes its rightful place in the list of the best foreign dramas of 2018.

Original title:
Bohemian Rhapsody

Cast:
Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilim Lee

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
18+

I am a teacher (2018)

Finally, Naina’s childhood dream came true – she received an education and can teach. But the girl is not hired due to the fact that she suffers from Tourret’s syndrome. Once the stubborn Naina still managed to get a job in an elite school. True, the young teacher got a lagging class, entirely consisting of hooligans. The heroine of the film makes every effort to win the respect of children.

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Original title:
Hichki

Cast:
Rani Mukherjee, Neeraj Kabi, Janat Zubar Rahmani

Country:
India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
12+

Mid 90s (2018)

The action of this drama takes place in the mid-90s of the 20th century in California. Stevie grows up in an ordinary American family. Mom and older brother still consider him a child, so the teenager desperately wants to grow up. One day, a local party of young skaters accepts him into their team. Stevie decides to raise his authority in a new company for him and begins to commit rash acts one after another.

Original title:
Mid90s

Cast:
Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
18+

Cold War (2018)

Pianist Viktor travels through war-torn Poland in search of talented songwriters. In a remote village, he meets a pretty blonde dancer with a beautiful voice named Zula. Young people turned out to be completely different in character and way of life. They liked each other, but soon fate divorced them for several years. This movie ranks high on the list of the best new love dramas of 2018.

Original title:
Zimna wojna

Cast:
Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Boris Shits

Country:
Poland, UK, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
18+

Favorite (2018)

In the 18th century, England and France are waging a merciless war against each other. Queen Anne actually removes herself from power. The Queen’s friend Lady Sarah takes over the reins. During this turbulent time, a new maid, Abigail, arrives at the palace. This girl is from an impoverished family, but has aristocratic roots. She enters into the confidence of the Queen and Lady Sarah and gradually takes over the functions of government. The historical drama continues the list of the best films of this genre of 2018.

Original title:
The Favorite

Cast:
Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone

Country:
Ireland, UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
18+

With love, Simon (2018)

17-year-old Simon is a high school student and comes from a good family. His father, in his younger years, was the favorite of the female half of the school, charmed the first beauty and married her. Simon can’t do that. He is not attracted to girls, but is attracted to guys, but he cannot admit this to others. One day, his intimate correspondence on the net falls into the hands of a local merry fellow Martin. He threatens to tell the whole school about the sexual orientation of the hero of the drama.

Original title:
Love, Simon

Cast:
Nick J. Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Where Hands Touch (2018)

1944 The air already smells of the defeat of Nazi Germany. During this difficult time, a woman named Kirsten moves to Berlin with her 15-year-old daughter Leila, where she expects to get lost. After all, the girl’s father is a Senegalese, and people with dark skin color are subject to destruction. There, Leila meets the son of an SS officer, Lutz, who falls in love with her, despite racial prejudice. This melodrama is deservedly included in the top best love drama films of 2018.

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Original title:
Where Hands Touch

Cast:
Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
16+

Handsome boy (2018)

David always sincerely admired his son Nick: a polite, sympathetic and intelligent boy never caused trouble. But after the divorce of the parents of the hero of the film, it was as if they had changed. After a while, the father notices that Nick is addicted to drugs. David is trying to ward off his son from the harmful influence, but it turns out to be very difficult. However, the father does not leave attempts to return Nick to a full life. The film traces the drama of the relationship between fathers and children.

Original title:
Beautiful Boy

Cast:
Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
18+

Life Itself (2018)

Abby and Will are residents of modern New York. They met each other, fell in love, and later got married. After some time, a baby was born to a young married couple. The happy parents decided to celebrate this event by going on a romantic trip. But suddenly a tragedy occurs – Abby dies under the wheels of a car. Will rushes to her aid and suffers the same fate. This film continues the selection of the best dramas of 2018.

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Original title:
Life Itself

Starring :
Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening

Country:
USA, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+

Roma (2018)

The film takes place in the 1970s in Mexico City. The local doctor is a wealthy man who has a wife with four children and a mistress. The servant helps with the housework. One of the maids is a girl named Cleo. Mass riots are taking place in the capital of Mexico, accompanied by the execution of a student demonstration. The drama film traces the tragic fate of the heroes through the prism of the events of the Massacre of the Body of Christ.

Original title:
Roma

Cast:
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina De Tavira, Diego Cortina Autry

Country:
Mexico, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
18+

Mia and the white lion (2018)

Mia’s parents, after moving from London to Africa, purchased a lion breeding farm. Now the girl will have to live far from the usual blessings of civilization and friends left in England. Mia is upset by the changes in her life and wants to return to Britain. Unexpectedly, she is assigned to take care of an orphaned lion cub named Charlie. This film about love between a girl and a lion is one of the best foreign dramas of 2018.

Original title:
Mia et le lion blanc

Cast:
Dania De Villiers, Melanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood

Country:
France, Germany, South Africa

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
6+

One Can Only Imagine (2018)

Bart has been fond of football since childhood and dreams of a sports career. One day, a serious injury makes the guy forget about the sport, and he is fond of music. Bart lives with his father, but can’t find a common language with him. When the hero turns eighteen, the father dies. In order not to fall into depression, the guy goes on a trip around the country. On the way, he organizes a rock band and composes the song “MercyMe” dedicated to his father, which became a hit. This picture continues the selection of the best drama films.

Original title:
I Can Only Imagine

Cast:
J. Michael Finley, Madeleine Carroll, Dennis Quaid

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
12+

Van Gogh. On the Threshold of Eternity (2018)

The now famous artist Vincent van Gogh was not popular during his lifetime, and no one noticed his talent. He lived in the Montmartre district of Paris, where he spent time in the company of a good friend Paul Gauguin over a bottle of absinthe. The second passion of the hero after creativity was beautiful women. The biographical drama reveals to the viewer Van Gogh from a side that his fans never thought about.

Original title:
At Eternity’s Gate
Cast
:
Willem Dafoe
, Rupert Friend
, Oscar Isaac
Country

: Ireland
, Switzerland, UK, France, USA

 

 

 

Man in the Moon (2018)

Neil Armstrong dreamed of flying and testing experimental aircraft from his youth. He stubbornly strives for his goal, puts in a lot of effort and becomes a naval aviation pilot. The result of efforts is not long in coming. The guy is noticed by NASA specialists and invited to work. Eight years Armstrong meticulously prepares, and then makes the main flight of his life. This new movie of 2018 completes the list of the best dramas.

Original title:
First Man

Cast:
Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

Country:
USA, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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