The 10 Best Drama Movies Coming Out in 2019

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Do you ever feel like there just isn't enough drama in your real life, and you need to turn to the world of entertainment to find some? Probably not, right? But do you ever feel like the drama of your real life is just too real and you need a little dramatic escapism to get you through the day, week, month, or—let's be honest—entire year? Yeah, same. Thankfully, 2019 has a spate of drama movies in the pipeline featuring many of our favorite Hollywood stars, including Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightly, and Taraji P. Henson. These are the top 10 most-anticipated drama films coming out in 2019, here to distract you from the too-real drama of, you know, life.

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1 'Serenity'

Release date: January 25

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong

Originally slated for last fall, this star-studded "sexy-noir" flick will finally hit theaters later this month. The gist: A fishing boat captain is approached by his ex-wife to murder her current husband. Words we would use to describe it: twisty, mysterious, thrilling.

2 'Miss Bala'

Release date: February 1

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Anthony Mackie

An LA makeup artist (Rodriguez) is kidnapped in Tijuana and forced to smuggle money for a drug cartel. But maybe she's also a mole for the DEA? Watch and find out.

3 'The Aftermath'

Release date: March 15

Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke

Keira Knightley in a gut-wrenching costume drama? Yes. Please.

4 'Five Feet Apart'

Release date: March 22

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse

This is 2019's addition to the "sick teens fall in love" drama subgenre and it's pretty much guaranteed to make us all sob so many tears.

5 'The Best of Enemies'

Release date: April 5

Starring: Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell

The true story of what happened when a a Civil Rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader co-chaired a committee on desegregation in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, brought to life by two of the most talented actors of our time.

6 'After'

Release date: April 12

Starring: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

Started as One Direction fan fiction, this movie version of the Wattpad sensation stars Josephine Langford (sister of Katherine, of 13 Reasons Why fame) as Tessa, whose life is changed after she hooks up with a cute boy name Harry Hardin. Think of it as Forever by Jude Blume, reimagined for Gen Z.

7 'The Third Wife'

Release date: May 15

Starring: Le Vu Long, Tran Nu Yen Khe, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, and Nguyen Nhu Quynh

The Third Wife tells the story of May, a 14-year-old girl in 19th century Vietnam who must marry a wealthy landowner and finds herself quickly balancing her relationships with his other wives, impending motherhood, and revelations about her own sexuality.

8 'Rocketman'

Release date: May 31

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Steven Mackintosh

It's Elton John's life story, dramatized and committed to film. Already tearing up thinking about any Princess Diana scenes.

9 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
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Release date: July 26

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie

This movie is Quentin Tarantino's take on the Charles Manson murders, so prepare for a lot of violence, blood, gore, and profanity.

10 'Little Women'

Release date: December 25

Starring: Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, James Norton, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, and Abby Quinn

Greta Gerwig's Little Women adaptation is as anticipated as it is full of A-list talent, which is to say: VERY.

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