Movies by Decade

Wrong Man, The (1956)

The Wrong Man is one of the bleakest movies Hitchcock ever made. Henry Fonda plays Manny Balestrero, a New York jazz musician who is mistakenly identified as the man who robbed an insurance office. Though he's released on bail, the worry and disgrace begin to affect his wife Rose (Vera Miles). They try to find the(...)

Wrong Side Of The Road (1981)

Wrong Side Of The Road (1981)

Directed by Ned Lander, The Wrong Side of The Road tells the story of two Aboriginal rock bands - No Fixed Address and Us Mob - as they travel from one country gig to another in the outback of Australia. The improvised dialogue has some very awkward gaps, the film sometimes drifts and the sound is occasionally muddy.(...)

X The Unknown (1957)

On a desolate Scottish moor, a platoon of soldiers are being trained in the use of the Geiger counter. Their manoeuvres are interrupted by a mysterious and unexplained explosion which leaves a large fissure in the ground. Dr Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), chief scientist at the nearby atomic research establishment, is called in to investigate(...)

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Dr James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) and also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself when his(...)

Xanadu (1980)

A struggling young artist, a heavenly muse and a sentimental millionaire join forces to open up a roller-disco palace. Olivia Newton-John plays Kira - the glowing, singing, roller-skating muse who inspires a young artist called Sonny Malone (pictured at right) to open the roller disco in partnership with clarinet-puffing money-bags Danny McGuire (dancing legend Gene Kelly).(...)

Yakuza, The (1975)

Retired detective and ex-serviceman Harry Kilmer (Robert Mitchum) is called on to help an old army friend whose daughter is being held hostage by yakuza gangsters. Turning to a Japanese assassin who owes him a debt of honour, the cop exploits the hitman's gangland connections to infiltrate Tokyo's underworld. Writers Robert Towne (of Chinatown fame)(...)

Yanks (1979)

While stationed in a small Lancashire town as they await D-Day, three American soldiers become involved in romances with local women. Some interesting performances from the principle players - including Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane and Rachel Roberts - and an old-fashioned (1940s) romantic air help the film along nicely, despite a series of events which are quite(...)

Year My Voice Broke, The (1987)

An intelligent, downbeat coming-of-age film set in Australia in 1962. The 15-year-old protagonist Danny (Noah Taylor) suffers heartbreak when the girl he loves - the beautiful and free-spirited Freya (Loene Carmen) - becomes pregnant by older boy Trevor (Ben Mendelsohn), and then leaves town. The young actors in the lovesick triangle - Taylor, Carmen, and(...)

Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)

This thriller/romance is set in Indonesia (though filmed in the Philippines) in 1965, just before the fall of the Sukarno regime. Civil war is breaking out everywhere, and there is endless talk about Communist guerrillas, military coups, and the death of colonialism. Mel Gibson is an ambitious but naive Australian radio correspondent who has an(...)

Yellow Balloon, The (1953)

Yellow Balloon, The (1953)

A young boy dies while playing in the ruins of a London neighbourhood destroyed during the blitz. His friend, who was with him at the time and blames himself, is blackmailed by a murderer on the run and is forced to steal from his parents to fund the fugitive's escape or be accused of causing his(...)

Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Beatles come to the rescue when the evil Blue Meanies try to drive all the music and fun from Pepperland in the third feature film featuring the acclaimed and influential rock band. This marvellous Pop Art animated classic features songs from Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper , so the Blue Meanies don't stand a chance! As the film(...)

Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard was the realisation of Graham Chapman's long-standing desire to film a comic pirate romp in the style of Robert Newton’s celebrated Long John Silver. The movie tells the story of the infamous pirate Yellowbeard, whose 15 years in prison have done little to dampen his appetite for larceny, lechery and lunacy. No one knows(...)

Yentl (1984)

Barbra Streisand spent fifteen years of her life trying to get Yentl on the screen. Every cynic in the film industry told her it could not be done. In the end she co-wrote the film, produced it (with a great deal of her own personal financing) and directed it herself. Set in Eastern Europe in 1904, this(...)

Yogi’s Ark Lark (1973)

You Can’t See ’round Corners (1969)

The story of a man who has a chip on his shoulder and is against the world at large. Frankie McCoy (Ken Shorter) is young, stylish and tough, an illegal 'SP’ bookmaker in the working-class Sydney suburb of Newtown. Conscripted to fight in Vietnam, he enters basic training at Kapooka camp, but neither the food nor(...)

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