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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"

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

99 Homes (Blu-ray) (2014)

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

Behind on his mortgage, Orlando construction worker Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is up against it after he, his young son (Noah Lomax), and his mom (... Read more

A Bag of Marbles (2016)

7.3/10
Director: Christian Duguay
Starring: Christian Clavier, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Campan, Patrick Bruel, Dorian Le Cl...

In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices, demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage,... Read more

A Bear Named Winnie (2004)

7/10
Director: John Kent Harrison
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry

During the early days of World War I, veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn purchased a small bear cub, naming her Winnie after his hometown of Winn... Read more

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

7.3/10
Director: Marielle Heller
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, b... Read more

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

8.2/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, Ron Howard's compelling, real life drama centers on J... Read more