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Drama

The denotative aspects of drama from Aristotle's "Poetics" include a story development with a beginning, middle and an end. In the more conventional sense, dramatic presentations include the portrayal of characters, settings, life situations and stories in the course of a theatrical performance. In theatre, drama usually takes on the scope of dealing with matters of a serious nature. Drama is Alice's largest section and a treasure trove of great drama catering for every taste. The bulk of the "Drama" section (generally made since 1965 and include psychological dramas) is listed below, however you may also choose from the "Classic Drama" sub-section (generally made before 1965), in blue on left. Also helpful may be "Alices Playhouse", "True Stories" and "Shakespeare" features. Right: Scene from Kubrick's beautifully mounted "Barry Lyndon"

12 Angry Men (1957)

8.9/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Ed Begley, Lee J Cobb, Henry Fonda, E G Marshall, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman, Mar...

A teenage boy is accused of killing his father, and between him and capital punishment stands just one man. A vivid, shocking courtroom drama with a p... Read more

12 Angry Men (1997)

7.9/10
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Hume Cronyn, Jack Lemmon, George C Scott, Courtney B Vance, Ossie Davis, Armin M...

A fine new version of the memorable tale of jury haggling on a stuffy afternoon in N.Y.C., with a bunch of cranky men. New to this version are the def... Read more

12 Years a Slave (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Quv...

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Read more

12 Years a Slave ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mic...

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Read more

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

6.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Armand Assante

Gerard Depardieu plays the intrepid explorer who discovered America 500 years ago, Christopher Colombus. Told from the point of view of his illegitima... Read more

187 (1997)

5.2/10
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan

'187' nomenclature for murder 1, is a stirring and vividly horrifying depiction of the status quo in American big city schools, starring Samuel L. Jac... Read more

1917 (2019)

8.4/10
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Fi...

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message tha... Read more

1917 (Blu-ray) (2019)

8.4/10
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Fi...

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message tha... Read more

1918 (1985)

6.3/10
Director: Ken Harrison
Starring: Matthew Broderick

While an influenza epidemic is sweeping America, young men everywhere are succumbing to the patriotic fervor fanned by the flames of World War I. In a... Read more

1969 (1988)

5.8/10
Director: Ernest Thompson
Starring: Bruce Dern, Joanna Cassidy, Kiefer Sutherland, Mariette Hartley, Robert Downey J...

Scott and Ralph (Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr), two small-town class-of-'67 high school graduates, venture off to college to sow some wild o... Read more