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85 Best Character-driven Movies to Watch

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Find the best character-driven movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these character-driven movies are highly-rated by both viewers and critics.

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Another Round (2020)
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8.0

A social experiment goes awry in this Oscar-winning, Mads Mikkelsen-led tragicomedy

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021)
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8.9

Three separate stories intertwined with themes of love and fate

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The Tribe (2014)
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No subtitles, no translation, just Ukranian sign language and a downward spiral into violence

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A Cop Movie (2021)
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An empathetic and impressively inventive look at the notoriously corrupt Mexican police force

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Drive My Car (2021)
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8.9

A poignant, meandering tale of art, love, and loss

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American Girl (2021)
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Mother and daughter hash it out in this poignant cross-cultural film

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Running on Empty (1988)
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A provocative feature about a family on the run

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Frantz (2016)
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A post-war romance hinged on mystery and politics

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CODA (2021)
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A lovely and feel-good portrait of family and deafness

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The Fallout (2021)
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An empathetic look at the aftermath of a school shooting

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I Am Love (2009)
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The lead-up to Call Me By Your Name is this drama Tilda Swinton learned Italian for

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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9.0

A rich, melancholy tale of 1960s youth in Taiwan

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