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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"

Winning (1969)

6.1/10
Director: James Goldstone
Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas, Clu Gulager

Paul Newman discovered a life-long passion for race-car driving while making this film about a successful driver, Frank Capua, who falls in love (with... Read more

Winter in Wartime (2008)

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Melody Klaver, Martijn Lakemeier, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Tygo Gernandt

Dutch coming-of-age drama based on the children's novel 'Oorlogswinter' by Jan Terlouw. January, 1945. During the last winter of WWII, Nazi occupied H... Read more

Winter of Our Dreams (1981)

6.5/10
Director: John Duigan
Starring: Bryan Brown, Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann, Cathy Downes

Rob McGregor (Bryan Brown) is the charismatic owner of a popular Paddington bookshop living an open marriage with his academic wife Gretel (Cathy Down... Read more

Winter Sleep (2014)

8.2/10
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla wh... Read more

Winter Solstice (2004)

6.2/10
Director: Josh Sternfeld
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Aaron Stanford, Mark Webber, Allison Janney, Michelle Monaghan...

Anthony LaPaglia is left a widower with two teenage sons following the sudden death of his wife. Living in New Jersey, the youngest has a hearing pro... Read more

Winter's Tale (Blu-ray) (2014)

6.2/10
Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Read more

Wise Blood (1979)

7.2/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Brad Dourif, Harry Dean Stanton, Ned Beatty, Dan Shor

An unlikely religious leader (Brad Dourif) recruits a ragtag band of followers for his Church of Christ Without Christ in order to expose the hypocris... Read more

Wish I Was Here (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, James Avery, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Joey King, Pierce G...

'Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for h... Read more

Wit (2001)

8.1/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M Wood...

Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) is an English professor with a biting wit that educates but also alienates her students. With her teaching and life bot... Read more

Within the Whirlwind (2010)

6.7/10
Director: Marleen Gorris
Starring: Emily Watson, Ian Hart, Pam Ferris, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Ulrich Tukur

From the Academy Award Winning Director of "Antonia's Line". During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10... Read more