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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"

Wonderwall (1968)

5.6/10
Director: Joe Massot
Starring: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Richard Wattis, Iain Quarrier

Eccentric Professor Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran), a specialist in the behaviour and collection of butterflies, discovers he can peep on his beautifu... Read more

Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Morrison
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Emily Woof, Sam Smith, Leonie Elliott

Eleven year old David Wiseman (Sam Smith) is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has all the kit but none of the skill and he's a laughing stock... Read more

Words and Pictures (2013)

6.6/10
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Amy Brenneman, Bruce Davison, Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Navid Nagahban

Jack Marcus is a seemingly washed up writer turned English professor teaching honors students. Not having published anything in years, not only is hi... Read more

Working Woman (2018)

7/10
Starring: Liron Ben-Shlush, Menashe Noy, Oshri Cohen

Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. Her husband struggles to keep hi... Read more

World Trade Center (2006)

6/10
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Dorff, Jay H...

Oliver Stone's unusually apolitical memorial to 9/11 is the true story of two New York policemen (Nic Cage and Michael Pena) sent in to find survivors... Read more

World Traveller (2001)

Director: Bart Freundlich
Starring: Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore

Cal (Billy Crudup) is a man in his mid thirties, living in New York City with a loving wife and a baby. But when he becomes frustrated with his family... Read more

Worried About the Boy (2010)

7.1/10
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Freddie Fox, Mark Gatiss, Marc Warren, Douglas Booth, Mathew Horne

Inspired by the 1986 newspaper headline, which broke during boy george's heavily reported drug problem, worried about the boy is a compassionate biogr... Read more

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

7.1/10
Director: Randa Haines
Starring: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine

A grand movie about two older men now living in Florida: a boozy Irish ex-sea captain (Richard Harris) and a retired Cuban barber (Robert Duvall). The... Read more

Written on the Wind (1956)

7.5/10
Director: Douglas Sirk
Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Bathed in lurid technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's 'Written on the Wind' is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought dow... Read more

Written on the Wind (Blu-Ray) (1956)

7.5/10
Director: Douglas Sirk
Starring: Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone

Mitch Wayne (Rock Hudson) is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared (Robert Keith), works hard to e... Read more