2010 Drama Movies

The Presence (2010)

The Presence

    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Drama

    In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. Soon the woman begins to exhibit weirdly irrational behavior as the thin line between sanity and possession begins to unravel. Is she battling her inner demons, or is a much darker presence threatening them all?

    The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

    The Princess of Montpensier

    • 84%
    • NONE
    • 140 min
    • Action

    France, 1562. Against a background of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières (Mélanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, and the rakish Henri de Guise (Gaspard Ulliel) fall in love, but Marie's father has promised her hand in marriage to the Prince of Montpensier (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet). When he is called away to battle, her husband leaves her in the care of Count Chabannes (Lambert Wilson), an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare. As he experiences his own...

    The River Why (2010)

    The River Why

      • NONE
      • 101 min
      • Drama

      "The River Why," an adaptation of the 1983 Sierra Club novel by David James Duncan. The coming-of-age tale centers on a young man named Gus Orviston (Gilford) and his quest for an elusive rainbow trout, which is a metaphor for the man's internal search for self-knowledge.

      Hurt is Gus' father, while Heard is his love interest, a tomboy fly-fisher.

      The Road Home (2010)

      The Road Home

        • Unrated
        • 21 min
        • Short

        Sent by his parents to an international boarding school in the Himalayas, Pico grapples with his identity as he escapes from his boarding school in search of the road back home to England.

        The Robber (2010)

        The Robber

        • 77%
        • NONE
        • 90 min
        • Biography

        A champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day. Based on the real-life story of Austria's most-wanted bank robber of the 1980s, Benjamin Heisenberg's thriller is a lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion, featuring a riveting central performance by Andreas Lust (REVANCHE).

        The Round Up (2010)

        The Round Up

          • NONE
          • 115 min
          • Drama

          A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

          The Scientist (2010)

          The Scientist

            • NONE
            • 88 min
            • Drama

            A reclusive physicist creates an infinite-energy machine in his basement that changes his life and all those around him.

            The Seaside Motel (2010)

            The Seaside Motel

              • Unrated
              • 103 min
              • Drama

              The Seaside Motel is trapped in the mountains, without even enough water to serve their guests 24 hours a day, much less having a view of a body of water of any kind.

              The Seminarian (2010)

              The Seminarian

                • NR
                • 101 min
                • Drama

                The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. He is also close to his religiously devout mother who, as things stand, is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ryan needs to complete a solid theological thesis in order to continue doctoral work at the university of his dreams. As he works on his thesis...

                The Sentimental Engine Slayer (2010)

                The Sentimental Engine Slayer

                  • Unrated
                  • 97 min
                  • Drama

                  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the noted prog rock band The Mars Volta wrote, directed and stars in this story of a man in his early twenties struggling to deal with maturity and a troubled past. Barlam (Rodriguez-Lopez) is a nerdy guy who works at a grocery store and his frequently taunted by his few friends and many casual acquaintances. Barlam still lives with his father (Angel Marcelo Rodriguez Chevrez) and his sister Natalia (Tatiana Velazquez) and has never fully recovered from his parent's...

                  The Silence (2010)

                  The Silence

                  • 87%
                  • NONE
                  • 118 min
                  • Crime

                  The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case, and his younger colleague David struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes, Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty. Meanwhile, their...

                  The Silent House (2010)

                  The Silent House

                  • 71%
                  • NONE
                  • 78 min
                  • Drama

                  Laura and her father Wilson settle down in an old farmhouse to make some repairs and update it prior to its sale. But after they spend the night there, things start to get strange. Laura hears a sound that gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs, waiting for her father's return.

                  The Sleeping Beauty (2010)

                  The Sleeping Beauty

                  • 74%
                  • Unrated
                  • 82 min
                  • Drama

                  The princess Anastasia is cursed by the witch Carabosse to die but three teenage fairies change it and the girl falls into a deep sleep for one hundred years to wake-up as a sixteen year-old teenager. Along her dream, Anastasia takes a ghost train and is adopted by a woman that lives in the woods with her son Peter that becomes her stepbrother. Soon Peter is seduced by the Snow Queen and leaves home with her. Anastasia seeks him out and travels through the kingdom of albino King and Queen that...

                  The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)

                  The Solitude of Prime Numbers

                    • NONE
                    • 118 min
                    • Drama

                    Paolo Giordano ’s deeply touching debut novel immediately thrusts the reader into the lives of two individuals, at the moment when each of their young lives takes a sharp turn toward painful solitude: Alice has been crippled in a childhood skiing accident, Mattia is consumed by guilt after playing an unintended but key role in his twin sister’s disappearance. Upon meeting in their early teens, they develop a frequently uncomfortable yet enveloping friendship. What follows is a beautiful and...

                    The Special Relationship (2010)

                    The Special Relationship

                    • 86%
                    • NR
                    • 93 min
                    • Drama

                    The tentatively titled "The Special Relationship," and will again star "Frost/Nixon" actor Sheen as Tony Blair. The film that would be the third movie in the Tony Blair trilogy launched in 2003 by Stephen Frears' British TV movie "The Deal" and followed by "The Queen."

                    The Deal tracked the rise of Tony Blair, played by Michael Sheen. Frears and Sheen then reteamed for The Queen, which also starred Helen Mirren in her Oscar-winning turn. Morgan earned an Oscar nomimation for best original...

                    The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

                    The Strange Case of Angelica

                    • 88%
                    • 97 min
                    • Drama

                    Set in the 1950s, a photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

                    The Taqwacores (2010)

                    The Taqwacores

                    • 42%
                    • NONE
                    • 80 min
                    • Drama

                    Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" house mates soon introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists out west. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Yusef is influenced by Taqwacore too, as he begins to challenge...

                    The Tempest (2010)

                    The Tempest

                      • Unrated
                      • 131 min
                      • Drama

                      Featuring a mesmerizing performance by Christopher Plummer as Prospero, Shakespeare's The Tempest is brought from the stage of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to the cinematic screen.

                      The Tree (2010)

                      The Tree

                      • 73%
                      • 100 min
                      • Drama

                      The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, I'm Not There) stars in French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli's achingly beautiful follow-up to her sleeper hit Since Otar Left. The Closing Night Film at Cannes in 2010, The Tree is a mystical drama of loss and rebirth in the Australian countryside. Not since classic 1970s works Picnic at Hanging Rock and Walkabout has the harshly gorgeous outback landscape been such a lyrical yet foreboding metaphor for grief and coming of age. Blindsided with...

                      The Trial (2010)

                      The Trial

                        • PG-13
                        • 90 min
                        • Drama

                        After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him forever.