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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"

Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Morrison
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Emily Woof, Sam Smith, Leonie Elliott

Eleven year old David Wiseman (Sam Smith) is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has all the kit but none of the skill and he's a laughing stock... Read more

Words and Pictures (2013)

6.6/10
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Amy Brenneman, Bruce Davison, Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Navid Nagahban

Jack Marcus is a seemingly washed up writer turned English professor teaching honors students. Not having published anything in years, not only is hi... Read more

World Trade Center (2006)

6/10
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Dorff, Jay H...

Oliver Stone's unusually apolitical memorial to 9/11 is the true story of two New York policemen (Nic Cage and Michael Pena) sent in to find survivors... Read more

World Traveller (2001)

Director: Bart Freundlich
Starring: Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore

Cal (Billy Crudup) is a man in his mid thirties, living in New York City with a loving wife and a baby. But when he becomes frustrated with his family... Read more

Worried About the Boy (2010)

7.1/10
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Freddie Fox, Mark Gatiss, Marc Warren, Douglas Booth, Mathew Horne

Inspired by the 1986 newspaper headline, which broke during boy george's heavily reported drug problem, worried about the boy is a compassionate biogr... Read more

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

7.1/10
Director: Randa Haines
Starring: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine

A grand movie about two older men now living in Florida: a boozy Irish ex-sea captain (Richard Harris) and a retired Cuban barber (Robert Duvall). The... Read more

Written on the Wind (1956)

7.5/10
Director: Douglas Sirk
Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Bathed in lurid technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's 'Written on the Wind' is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought dow... Read more

Wunderkinder (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Marcus O Rosenmuller
Starring: Gudrun Landgrebe, Kai Wiesinger, Catherine Flemming, Konstantin Wecker

During WWII, three musically gifted children - two Jewish siblings and a German friend - and their families, are torn apart as the Nazis invade Russia... Read more

Wushu - The Young Generation (2008)

Director: Antony Szeto
Starring: Sammo Hung, Fengchao Liu, Wenjie Wang, Xiaofei Wang, Yongchen Liu, Yachao Wang

Starring legendary martial arts actor Sammo Hung, and produced by his buddy Jackie Chan, this film was shot in an actual martial arts school in Mainla... Read more

Wuthering Heights (2008)

7.7/10
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Starring: Kevin McNally, Charlotte Riley, Tom Hardy, Andrew Lincoln, Burn Gorman, Sarah La...

If there were ever a definitive tale about how all-encompassing and thwarted passion can destroy, this thrilling adaptation of Emily Bronte's only nov... Read more