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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"

Where the Truth Lies (2005)

6.5/10
Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman, Rachel Blanchard, Maury C...

In the mid 1950s, Lanny Morris (Kevin Bacon) and Vince Collins (Colin Firth) were a wildly popular comedy team who suddenly broke up, at the peak of t... Read more

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2020)

6.5/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Laurence Fishburne

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her... Read more

While At War (2019)

Director: Alejandro Amenabar

July 18, 1936. Salamanca, Castilla and León (center to Spain). The Spanish army declares the state of war in the city, hoping to extend it to the rest... Read more

While We're Young (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz

Noah Boaumbach's comedy While We're Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-for... Read more

Whina (2022)

7.4/10
Director: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones
Starring: Rena Owen, Vinnie Bennett, James Rolleston, Miriama McDowell

A biopic of the trailblazing Maori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion the rights of Maori,... Read more

Whip It (2009)

6.9/10
Director: Drew Barrymore
Starring: Daniel Stern, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Jimmy Fallon, E...

Drew Barrymore's feature directing debut (she also produced and co-stars) is this hilarious comedy starring Ellen Page ("Juno") as Bliss Cavendar, a s... Read more

Whiplash (2014)

8.5/10
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Paul Reiser, J K Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist

A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who... Read more

Whiplash (Blu-ray) (2014)

8.5/10
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Paul Reiser, J K Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist

A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who... Read more

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

6.6/10
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring: Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Tina Fey, Margot Robbie

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged... Read more

Whistle Down The Wind (1961)

7.8/10
Director: Bryan Forbes
Starring: Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird

A wonderfully honest, touching film about a trio of children who find an escaped criminal in their barn and mistake him for Christ. Hayley Mills, Bern... Read more