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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"

Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

7.4/10
Director: John Badham
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti

Richard Dreyfuss is phenomenal as a sculptor who is left a quadriplegic after a car accident and decides that he wants to be allowed to die, a choice... Read more

Widows (2018)

7.4/10
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell...

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- h... Read more

Widows (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.4/10
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell...

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- h... Read more

Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (2002)

6.9/10
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay, Mads Mikkelsen, J...

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are insepara... Read more

Wilby Wonderful (2004)

6.7/10
Director: Daniel MacIvor
Starring: James Allodi, Maury Chaykin, Paul Gross, Rebecca Jenkins, Sandra Oh, Ellen Page,...

Set in the isolated community of Wilby, Canada, where peace and tranquility reign - until a series of not-so-innocent secrets threaten to unravel the... Read more

Wild (2014)

7.1/10
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

In "Wild", director Jean-Marc Vallee ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Reese Witherspoon and screenwriter Nick Hornby ("An Education") bring bestselling author... Read more

Wild Bill (1995)

5.9/10
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Marjoe Gortner, David Arquett...

Jeff Bridges stars in this look at the life of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok. In the town of Deadwood, South Dakota, Wild Bill (Bridges) must face h... Read more

Wild Bill (2011)

7.2/10
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Jason Flemyng, Andy Serkis, Jamie Winstone, Leo Gregory, Wi...

A sure-footed debut from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher, "Wild Bill" is an affecting crime drama set in London's East End that manages to breat... Read more

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

7.2/10
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Michael Schoeffling

This gem in the slim world of quality family entertainment is based on the inspiring true story of Sonora Webster, a teenaged orphan who follows her d... Read more

Wild Orchid (1989)

4.5/10
Director: Zalman King
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carre Otis

Set in the sultry splendour of Rio de Janeiro, Wild Orchid stars Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset and supermodel Carre Otis in a torrid adventure of t... Read more