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Drama Movies
Films that transport the viewer to past moments in time.

A Royal Affair Film Review star
A young queen, married to a mentally unstable king, begins an illicit love affair with the court physician. Based on historical events that took place in 18th Century Denmark, "A Royal Affair" features Alicia Vikander in a breakout role.

Augustine Film Review star
Writer/director Alice Winocour uses historical events as the basis for her powerful debut feature. A young woman suffering mysterious seizures is committed to a hospital for female "hysterics". A seductive game begins between Augustine, who wants her life back, and the controlling Dr. Charcot.

Blood on the Moon (1948) Film Review star
An atmospheric Western filmed in the noir style, "Blood on the Moon" showcases the talent of cinematographer Nick Musuraca. Lillie Hayward's screenplay pairs Robert Mitchum with a strong-minded heroine, played with spirit by Barbara Bel Geddes.

Jauja Film Review star
Viggo Mortensen is the star and co-producer of this striking film from director Lisandro Alonso. Mortensen plays a Danish military officer in 19th century Argentina, on a quest to recover his runaway teenage daughter.

The Last King Film Review star
A 13th century tale with biblical overtones, "The Last King" is based on true events that continue to be commemorated in Norway. Two loyal soldiers brave the elements and enemy forces as they protect Norway's child heir to the throne.

The Salvation Film Review star
"The Salvation" is Danish director Kristian Levring's homage to the American Western. Mads Mikkelsen, typecast as the villain in his English language films, is the hero in this tale of revenge.

The Water Diviner Film Review star
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut in this period drama that takes place in 1919. Crowe plays Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer who suffers the terrible loss of his three sons in the Battle of Gallipoli, then travels to the battlefield to recover their bodies.

The Wonderful Country Film Review star
A Western that has resonance for contemporary audiences, "The Wonderful Country" stars Robert Mitchum as a gunman searching for his identity. Living in exile in Mexico, he must decide whether to remain south of the border or cross to the other side. Julie London co-stars.

Yellow Sky Film Review star
Gregory Peck plays a bad man redeemed by love in this powerful Western from "A Star is Born" director William Wellman.

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