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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 Farewell to Arms (1932)

6.5/10
Director: Frank Borzage
Starring: Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou

The first Hemingway novel to reach the screen, nominated for four Oscars, with riveting performances by Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper as the sweet Engli... Read more

A Few Days in September (2006)

5.4/10
Director: Santiago Amigorena
Starring: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Nick Nolte

An international tale of intrigue with more than a hint of satire has Juliette Binoche as a French agent on the trail of a missing CIA operative with... Read more

A Few Good Men (1993)

7.7/10
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Navy lawyer (Tom Cruise) is driven to investigate the case of two marines who killed a compatriot. Jack Nicholson plays the commanding officer who doe... Read more

A Field in England (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glov...

Fleeing from a battle in the English Civil War, a small group of deserters are captured by a mysterious alchemist and forced to aid him in his search... Read more

A Gang Story ( aka Les Lyonnais ) (2011)

7/10
Director: Olivier Marchal
Starring: Daniel Duval, Tcheky Karyo, Gerard Lanvin

The enduring friendship between two notorious criminals is put to the ultimate test in this crime saga based on the memoirs of gangster Edmond Vidal a... Read more

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

7/10
Director: Dito Montiel
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest,...

Writer/director Dito Montiel unflinchingly lays bare the story of his life, and in particular his youth, in the rough New York suburb of Astoria. Rob... Read more

A Gun in Each Hand (2012)

6.5/10
Director: Cesc Gay
Starring: Jordi Molla, Eduardo Noriega, Ricardo Darin, Javier Camara, Leonor Watling, Leon...

Chance encounters between old friends, acquaintances, ex-spouses and potential lovers form an engrossing series of six intertwined tales of love, lost... Read more

A Handful Of Dust (1988)

6.8/10
Director: Charles Sturridge
Starring: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves

Evelyn Waugh's satiric novel on the decline of the British empire has been filmed in a very civilised manner. When the decent but very dull James Wilb... Read more

A Happy Event (2011)

6.6/10
Director: Remi Bezancon
Starring: Josiane Balasko, Pio Marmai, Louise Bourgoin

The unexpected will unfold when a young couple decide to embark on the most exhilarating and harrowing experience of their life - having a baby! Fille... Read more

A Hijacking (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Starring: Soren Malling, Pilou Asbaek, Dar Salim, Roland Moller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook... Read more