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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"

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

8 Seconds (1994)

6.5/10
Director: John G Avildsen
Starring: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Carrie Snodgress, Cynthia Geary

Lane Frost, was a real-life, crowd-pleasing bullrider who rose to rodeo fame in the late '80s. Luke Perry saddles up for the ride of his life when he... Read more

9 / Tenths (2006)

5.4/10
Director: Bob Degus
Starring: Gabrielle Anwar, Dave L. Ortiz

Directed by Bob Degus and set in the not too distant future, this unflinching drama paints a disturbing picture of modern survivalism. A wealthy coupl... Read more

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

3.5/10
Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke

Director Adrian Lyne's erotically charged, controversial drama stars Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke as a young New York couple whose relationship, bas... Read more

90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)

4.7/10
Director: Michael Polish
Starring: Dwight Yoakam, Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth

Pronounced dead by rescue workers after a car accident, Texas pastor Don Piper (Hayden Christensen) believes that he visited heaven before springing b... Read more

99 Homes (2014)

7.1/10
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Laura Dern, Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield

Ramin Bahranis visceral drama of real estate agency run amok is keenly honed to make your blood boil. Michael Shannon is magnetic as Rick Carver, a r... Read more