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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"

White Man's Burden (1995)

5.2/10
Director: Desmond Nakano
Starring: John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch

Race relations are turned on their head in this thought provoking, speculative drama set in an America where the privileged black majority controls al... Read more

White Material (2009)

7/10
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Subor, Isaach De Bankole

Isabelle Huppert delivers an intense performance in this gripping drama about a French woman who refuses to abandon her family's African coffee planta... Read more

White Mischief (1987)

6.3/10
Director: Michael Radford
Starring: Charles Dance, Geraldine Chaplin, Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Joss Ack...

Based on the scandalous true story of a murder mystery in colonial Kenya that shocked the world, White Mischief is a compelling drama where the heady... Read more

White Nights (1985)

6.6/10
Director: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren

Mikhail Baryshnikov stars as a Russian defector whose downed plane lands him back in the USSR. Gregory Hines is an American defector who befriends him... Read more

White Oleander (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Starring: Alison Lohman, Robin Wright, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger, Billy Connolly,...

When her mother, charismatic and sociopathic poet Michelle Pfeiffer, is sent to jail for killing her lover in a fit of rage, teenager Alison Lohman pa... Read more

White Vengeance (2011)

6.3/10
Director: Daniel Lee
Starring: Leon Lai, Yifei Liu, Zhang Hanyu, Shaofeng Feng

In a time of tyranny and oppression, deception is everywhere. Insurgency swells among the people as two friends battle for supremacy - and the love of... Read more

Who Loves the Sun (2006)

6.1/10
Director: Matt Bissonnette
Starring: Lukas Haas, Molly Parker, Adam Scott, R H Thomson, Wendy Crewson

A simmering and often humourous tale of lost friendship with Adam Scott as Daniel, a successful writer who hasn't seen his best friend Will (Lukas Haa... Read more

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

8.1/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Based on Edward Albee's smash hit play; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in the story of the love-hate relationship between a middle-aged prof... Read more

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968)

6.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Zina Bethune

For the movie world, a major talent was knocking: New York University graduate film student Martin Scorsese. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times proc... Read more

Whore ( aka The Life ) (2003)

5.6/10
Director: Luna
Starring: Denise Richards, Daryl Hannah, Joaquim de Almeida

Directed in a surreal documentary style, filmed viginettes spoken directly to the camera by prostitutes, porn stars and pimps are interlaced with a fi... Read more