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"

Wish I Was Here (2014)

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)

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)

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

Witness (1985)

Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Harrison Ford, Lukas Haas, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Jan Rubes, Alexander Go...

Harrison Ford is the cop who runs head-on into the non-violent world of the Amish community in this Academy Award-winning struggle of life and death i... Read more

Witness ( Blu-ray ) (1985)

Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Danny Glover, Harrison Ford, Jan Rubes, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Viggo Morten...

Harrison Ford is the cop who runs head-on into the non-violent world of the Amish community in this Academy Award-winning struggle of life and death i... Read more

Woman at War (2018)

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminium industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life chang... Read more

Woman in Gold (2015)

Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Ir...

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War... Read more

Womb (2010)

Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Starring: Matt Smith, Eva Green

Tells the story of the cross-generational love affair between Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith), two childhood friends who, once re-united,... Read more

Women in Love (1969)

Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb

Director Ken Russell's moving adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel is set in 1920s England and chronicles the complicated romantic lives of artist Glen... Read more

Wonder (2017)

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences... Read more