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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 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

A Dangerous Method (2011)

6.4/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gado...

Experimenting with a bold new method of treating mental illness, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) engages madhouse patient Sabina Spi... Read more

A Dark Song (2016)

6.1/10
Director: Liam Gavin
Starring: Catherine Waller, Steve Oram

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want. Read more

A Day at the Beach (1970)

6.6/10
Director: Roman Polanski, Simon Hesera
Starring: Peter Sellers, Mark Burns, Fiona Lewis

Bernie (Mark Burns) is an alcoholic escapist who tries the patience of everybody around him with the exception of his niece Winnie (Beatie Edney). Des... Read more

A Dog's Purpose (2016)

7/10
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Dennis Quaid, John Ortiz, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, K J Apa

After suffering through a few troubled lives, Bailey the dog (voiced by Josh Gad) finally reincarnates correctly, finding a home with farm boy Ethan (... Read more

A Dog's Purpose (Blu-Ray) (2016)

7/10
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Dennis Quaid, John Ortiz, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, K J Apa

After suffering through a few troubled lives, Bailey the dog (voiced by Josh Gad) finally reincarnates correctly, finding a home with farm boy Ethan (... Read more

A Dry White Season (1989)

7/10
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jurgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon, M...

Donald Sutherland is South African school teacher Ben du Toit, someone who has remained isolated from the racial violence in his country until his bla... Read more

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

8.2/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa

Andy Griffith made his stunning movie debut as Lonesome, a big ol' teddy bear whose meteoric rise to TV fame is paralleled by his plunge into booze, s... Read more