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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 Only Live Once (1937)

7.4/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, William Gargan

Fritz Lang's gripping drama features Henry Fonda as an innocent man on the lam with his girlfriend (Sylvia Sidney). Caught in an intense cat-and-mouse... Read more

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You Were Never Really Here (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You Will Be My Son (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Gilles Legrand
Starring: Niels Arestrup, Valerie Mairesse, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin, Nicolas Bridet...

Niels Arestrup stars as Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion, who is disheartened b... Read more

You're Not You (2014)

7.4/10
Director: George C Wolfe
Starring: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel

Kate is a classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS. Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic af... Read more

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