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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"

You, The Living (2007)

7.5/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabeth Helander, Bjorn Englund, Leif Larsson

A tragi-comic panorama of the human condition, Swedish director Roy Andersson ('Songs from the Second Floor') has stitiched together 50 short scenes o... Read more

Young Adam (2003)

6.5/10
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone

British Beat writer Alexander Trocchi's first novel is adapted for the screen by David Mackenzie. Two barge workers, Joe (Ewan McGregor) and Leslie (P... Read more

Young Adult (2011)

6.3/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Reaser, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson

"Juno" director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody team up again to tell the darkly comic story of a divorced, alcoholic writer (Charlize Theron) in... Read more

Young Man With A Horn (1950)

7.2/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernandez

Based on the life of jazz trumpeter Bix Biederbecke and adapted from the novel by Dorothy Baker, Kirk Douglas is the Bix character, Rick Martin, one o... Read more

Young Mr Lincoln (1939)

7.6/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: Alice Brady, Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Marjorie Weaver

Few historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star pairings embody classic American cinema as perfectly as that of John F... Read more

Young Ones (Blu-ray) (2014)

5.9/10
Director: Jake Paltrow
Starring: Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning

Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive. Read more

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)

6.7/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Chihara, Seiji Chihara, Sarina Suzuki, Kyosuke Yabe, Moeko Ezawa, Marie Kik...

A vaguely autobiographical and sometimes violent comedy/drama from the eclectic and prolific Takashi Miike which he followed with the prequel, 'Young... Read more

Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)

6.7/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Naoto Takenaka, Saki Takaoka, Yuki Nagata, Shonusuke Shofukutei

This prequel to 'Innocent Blood' has been called by director Takashi Miike his favourite of all his many films. Set in 1969 Japan, this gritty coming... Read more

Your Sister's Sister (2011)

6.7/10
Director: Lynn Shelton
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass, Mike Birbiglia

Still struggling with his brother's death a year earlier, aimless thirtysomething Jack (Mark Duplass) takes up best friend Iris' (Emily Blunt) offer o... Read more

Youth (2015)

7.3/10
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano

YOUTH is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor,... Read more