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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"

44 Inch Chest (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Malcolm Venville
Starring: Ian McShane, Joanne Whalley, John Hurt, Melvil Poupaud, Ray Winstone, Stephen Di...

How far would you go to avenge betrayal? Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone) is about to find out in this gritty, provocative drama (laced with black humour)... Read more

5 Centimetres Per Second (2007)

Director: Makoto Shinkai

This animated triptych - named for the speed at which cherry blossoms fall to the ground - is made up of three stories surrounding Takaki, a Japanese... Read more

50/50 (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Seth...

Loosely based on the experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, this poignant comedy/drama follows Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a 27-year-old man diagno... Read more

52 Tuesdays (2013)

6.2/10
Director: Sophie Hyde
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane

16-year-old Billies reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes... Read more

54 (1998)

5.8/10
Director: Mark Christopher
Starring: Mike Myers, Neve Campbell, Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Breckin Meyer, Sherry St...

The days of 70's disco, drugs and hedonism rear their heads in this look back at New York's infamous Studio 54. Starring Mike Myers as the druggie clu... Read more

55 Days At Peking (1963)

6.8/10
Director: Nicholas Ray
Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

Charlton Heston and a host of international stars try to hold off a cast of thousands in this historical recreation of the Boxer Rebellion. The foreig... Read more

6 Days (2017)

6.2/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish

In April 1980, a half-dozen armed Arab separatists stormed the Iranian embassy in London and took 26 of the occupants hostage. The tense hours that fo... Read more

600 Miles (2015)

5.5/10
Director: Gabriel Ripstein
Starring: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Monica Del Carmen, Craig Hensley, Harris Kendall

After a terrifyingly tense opening of a slope-shouldered youth perusing a gun store, Gabriel Ripsteins 600 Miles charts the unlikely alliance of a Me... Read more

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

5.8/10
Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Brontis Jodorowsky, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan, D...

In July 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris and force the flight crew to land in Entebbe, Uganda. There, the Jewi... Read more

8 Mile (2002)

7.1/10
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Eminem , Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer

Screen debut for controversial rapper Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers), who is a sensation as Jimmy Smith, Jr., aka "Rabbit", a factory worker tryi... Read more