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Drama

The rich human condition told with a straight face, this is the mother of all genres. So if it doesn't fit snugly anywhere else it's usually Drama...

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Daughters of the DustDaughters of the Dust (1991)
Dir. Julie Dash
Feat. Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers
Turn-of-the-century tale of the Gullah, descendants of slaves living on islands near South Carolina who maintained their West African heritage. Through a mingling of old memories and ancestral myths, this unfolds as an evocative tone poem, narrated by a child not yet born.
Smoke SignalsSmoke Signals (1998)
Dir. Chris Eyre
Feat. Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
Entirely made and funded by Native American Indians, this is both a fresh, palpably authentic portrait of a minority culture and an engrossing road-movie, following two Coeur d'Alene Indian lads off their Idaho reservation and onto the trail of a long-lost father. Adapted from Sherman Alexie's book 'Lone…
A United KingdomA United Kingdom (2016)
Dir. Amma Asante
Feat. Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Jack Davenport
Solid historical drama which deftly covers a decade-long fight for acceptance when the King of Botswana falls in love with a British clerk just as South Africa implements apartheid.
Founder, TheFounder, The (2016)
Dir. John Lee Hancock
Feat. Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
The story of the founding of the McDonald's burger empire, with Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, an ambitious and manipulative salesman from Illinois who saw potential in a Californian burger joint owned by the McDonald brothers in the 1950s.
Edge of SeventeenEdge of Seventeen (2016)
Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig
Feat. Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner
Candid and humourous coming-of-age drama where an awkward seventeen year old comes to terms with her all-star older brother dating her best friend, and finds a glimmer of hope through her own burgeoning romance. Hailee Steinfeld gives an impressive performance as the anguished, unpopular and intelligent…
I, Daniel BlakeI, Daniel Blake (2016)
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan
Infused with Loach's unique mix of tenderness and political consciousness, this deeply moving Palm d'or winner follows the troubled lives of a 50-something carpenter trying to make ends meet and a struggling single mother-of-two in London.
Hacksaw RidgeHacksaw Ridge (2016)
Dir. Mel Gibson
Feat. Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn
The true World War II story of a conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers.