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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"

A Beautiful Mind ( Blu-ray ) (2001)

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

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

A Bell for Adano (1945)

6.8/10
Director: Henry King
Starring: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix

Major Joppolo and his men are assigned to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano. He has to manage getting supplies into town without int... Read more

A Bigger Splash (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson

In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts) vacationing and... Read more

A Bronx Tale (1993)

7.8/10
Director: Robert De Niro
Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato

Robert De Niro's directing debut is an acclaimed coming-of-age story set in an Italian neighbourhood in the Bronx in the early 1960's, where the son o... Read more

A Canterbury Tale (1944)

7.7/10
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

A modern parallel to Chaucer's noted report is the story of the effects of that story's countryside on an American GI and three Britishers who find th... Read more

A Christmas Carol (2009)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright

Director Robert Zemeckis uses the techniques developed for 'The Polar Express' and 'Beowulf' for this computer animated retelling of Charles Dickens'... Read more

A Christmas Tale (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Devos, Hippolyte Girardot, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil...

In Arnaud Desplechin's beguiling concoction, Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard fam... Read more

A Civil Action (1999)

6.5/10
Director: Steven Zaillian
Starring: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, James Gandolfini

Based on a true story and focusing on a high-priced personal injury attorney (John Travolta) who only takes big-money cases he can safely settle out o... Read more

A Common Thread ( aka Brodeuses ) (2004)

7/10
Director: Eleonore Faucher
Starring: Lola Naymark, Ariane Ascaride, Marie Felix, Thomas Laroppe, Arthur Quehen, Jacki...

Luscious and powerful, this French drama follows Claire, a pregnant teen working in a supermarket who's moved out of home not wanting her parents to k... Read more

A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

7/10
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Pal Sverre Hagen, Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Breaking all Danish box office records, the Department Q series follows in the tradition of the ever-popular "Nordic Noir" thriller genre. When a... Read more