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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 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

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 Dangerous Method (Blu-ray) (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 Date for Mad Mary (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Darren Thornton
Starring: Seana Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey

"Mad" Mary McArdle (Seána Kerslake) returns to her hometown after a brief stint in prison and is immediately labeled as undatable, but she is determin... 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 Deal Is A Deal (2008)

6.2/10
Starring: Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Gary Lewis, Imelda Staunton, Gemma Arterton

A comedy about ordinary people with unique dilemmas. How far will they go? Will the cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a b... Read more