Here Are the 14 Best Dramatic Movies Coming Out in 2018

Here are the best drama movies being released in 2018.

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Your life probably doesn't need extra drama, but if it does, 2018 is full of movies bringing you just that. Here are 14 of the best-looking dramas (some of which definitely cross into romance) coming out this year—and FYI, we'll be updating this list like the film nerds we are.

1. 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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Release date: December 25.

Starring: Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech, and Lucy Boynton.

About: A biopic about the band Queen.

2. 'Mary Queen of Scots'

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Release date: December 7.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Joe Alwyn, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston.

About: It's a historical drama that tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

3. 'First Man'

Release date: October 12.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, and Christopher Abbott.

About: The story of NASA's mission to put a man, Neil Armstrong, on the moon in the 1960s.

4. 'A Star Is Born'

Release date: October 5.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dave Chappelle.

About: Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented young woman named Ally and the two fall in love. Jack convinces Ally to share her talent with the world, but struggles when her fame begins to eclipse his.

5. 'Christopher Robin' 

Release date: August 3.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, and Sophie Okonedo.

About: Christopher Robin, the little boy from Winnie the Pooh, is all grown up and unable to imagine anymore. So, naturally, Pooh and the gang reappear to help him re-find his sense of whimsy.

6. 'Eighth Grade'

Release date: July 13.

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, and Fred Hechinger.

About: An eighth grade girl who struggles to make it through the end of middle school.

7. 'Adrift'

Release date: June 1.

Starring: Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.

About: Two adventurous people decide to go on a romantic sailing trip that goes awry when they sail into a hurricane and have to find their way back to shore while badly injured against all odds. Bonus: It's based on a true story.

8. 'Mary Magdalene'

Release date: March 30

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tahar Rahim.

About: It's a biblical biopic telling the story of Mary Magdalene, who defies her family and joins a social movement led by a guy named Jesus of Nazareth.

9. 'Midnight Sun'

Release date: March 23.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Rob Riggle.

About: A young woman with an extreme sensitivity to sunlight meets (and falls for) the guy she's secretly had a crush on for years, all while trying to hide her condition from him.

10. 'Every Day'

Release date: February 23.

Starring: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, and Lucas Jade Zumann.

About: A 16-year-old named Rhiannon falls in love with a spirit named A. The trick? A wakes each morning in a different body, so there's that to deal with.

11. 'Red Sparrow'

Release date: March 2.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons.

About: Jennifer Lawrence plays Russian spy Dominika Egorova who falls for CIA agent Nathaniel Nash and considers becoming a double agent.

12. 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Release date: February 9.

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Brant Daugherty, Luke Grimes, and Rita Ora.

About: The "climax" of the Fifty Shades trilogy, obviously. In between sex scenes, Ana and Christian get married, and face more danger and guns, etc.

13. 'Forever My Girl'

Release date: January 19.

Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, and John Benjamin Hickey.

About: A country music star returns to his hometown, runs into the girl he left at the altar, and has to resolve all kinds of feelings about leaving her (and his life in the small town) for fame and fortune.

14. '12 Strong'

Release date: January 19.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle.

About: The movie tells the story of Task Force Dagger, a group of men sent to Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks to face off against Taliban forces.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.