What Defines Drama and Comedy? <ul><li>Drama films rely on in-depth character development using emotional and dramatic themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy films mostly emphasize on humor. In such movies, more emphasis is placed on the actors instead of the plot. </li></ul>The Godfather (1972) is a classic drama film.
The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (2001) <ul><li>Foreign film (French) </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: This film tells the story of an eccentric girl named Amelie and the ways she touches the lives of other fellow Parisians. </li></ul>
The Pianist (2002) <ul><li>Adapted from an autobiography of Polish musician Władysław Szpilman. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: During the outbreak of World War II, this film details the hardships of being a Jew in a Nazi-occupied country. </li></ul>
Garden State (2004) <ul><li>When a Californian man learns of the death of his mother, he travels back to his hometown in New Jersey and returns to the life and people he had left behind. </li></ul>
Atonement (2007) <ul><li>Summary: A young girl accuses her sister’s lover of a terrible crime, and he is sent to fight in World War II. As she grows older, she realizes her mistake and spends the rest of her life trying to atone for it. </li></ul>
Juno (2007) <ul><li>Summary: A high school girl finds out that she's pregnant. But instead of opting for an abortion, she begins an intensive search to find the perfect family for her child. </li></ul>
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) <ul><li>Romantic comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: A Greek-American falls in love with a non-Greek American man. The movie examines the woman’s relationship with her traditional Greek family, which can be sometimes rocky, but ends in mutual appreciation. </li></ul>
Bruce Almighty (2003) <ul><li>A TV news reporter complains to God that nothing is going right for him, and God shows up and tells him to prove that he can do a better job. At first he uses God’s powers for personal gain, but he soon realizes his mistakes and becomes a better person in the end. </li></ul>
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) <ul><li>Romantic comedy film </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: A journalist finds herself writing an article about “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, and sets out for her goal. Coincidentally, she meets a man who bragged to his boss that he could make any woman fall in love with him within 10 days – and needs to back up his claim. </li></ul>
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