Best Drama Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 23: Actor Tom Hanks, actress Sally Field, and director Robert Zemeckis attend the ‘Forrest Gump’ Hollywood Premiere on June 23, 1994, at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 23: Actor Tom Hanks, actress Sally Field, and director Robert Zemeckis attend the ‘Forrest Gump’ Hollywood Premiere on June 23, 1994, at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) /

No. 11 – Forrest Gump  (1994)

Written by: Eric Roth (screenplay)/Winston Groom (novel)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field

Many might consider Forrest Gump a top ten movie in this scenario. It does seem impossible for a person to dislike, or hate, Forrest Gump. However, for as many people as you will find that think Forrest Gump is a good movie, there might not be as many who could tell you why it is a great movie, and that is why it misses the top ten.

Forrest Gump follows a character by the same name (Hanks), an intellectually slow, physically disabled young man who leaves his small, Georgia town and experiences the world through multiple decades of historical events. From the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights protests to the Watergate Scandal, Forrest manages to find himself on the ironic side of history, all while chasing his childhood sweetheart, Jenny (Wright).

Obviously, Forrest Gump is one of the most watchable movies of all-time. Tom Hanks is, without a doubt, fantastic as is Robin Wright in the supporting role. Gary Sinise and Mykelti Williamson also provide comedic support with Lieutenant Dan and Bubba, respectively, and Robert Zemeckis gives the viewers a really charming two hours with this feel-good story. However, Forrest Gump suffers from being slightly overrated, and a tad on-the-nose with some of its thematic elements at times, and its second half is not nearly as intriguing as its first. Nonetheless, this is a must-watch for all types of views, but especially for families on a weekend night looking for a movie for everyone.