The term “drama” is pretty broad. Aren’t most Westerns dramas? Science fiction? Thrillers? If we take the term “drama” in the most narrow sense—a film that takes itself seriously but isn’t included in one of these other genres—then my choice is not easy, but one film must be mentioned: In America.
It is the story of an Irish family having moved to New York in order to make a better life. It certainly is not a film about immigration, but about family and tragedy and marriage and such wonderful, wonderful characters. You can laugh and cry in every scene, at the same time.