Movies by Decade

Zoot Suit (1981)

Luis Valdez directed this film adaptation of his hit stage musical, which is loosely based on the 1940s Sleepy Lagoon murder trial that unfairly convicted several Mexican-American zoot suit gang members. Except for the spirited musical numbers and an arresting performance by Edward James Olmos as the cynical conscience of gang member Daniel Valdez, the(...)

Zorba the Greek (1964)

A timid English writer arrives in Crete to open a mine for his family business and falls under the spell of a local peasant with a charismatic and inspiring zest for life. As Zorba - the salt-of-the-earth peasant who teaches the uptight Englishman the secret of life - Anthony Quinn plays the part of a lifetime,(...)

ZPG (Zero Population Growth) (1972)

ZPG (Zero Population Growth) (1972)

"Smog covers the Earth. The oxygen is depleted. Love is encouraged but the penalty for birth is death." World Governments have placed a 30-year ban on conception in an effort to achieve Zero Population Growth (ZPG) and save what's left of life on earth. Instead of real babies everybody is entitled to go the baby(...)

Zulu (1964)

The true story of the defence of a mission station and hospital called Rorke's Drift, where 139 soldiers of the South Wales Border regiment held off 4,000 Zulu warriors during the Zulu War of 1879 - this is the stuff epics are made of. On 22 January 1879, the British Army suffered one of its(...)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Fifteen years after the successful release of the classic 1964 film Zulu, a long-planned prequel finally made it to the cinemas. In 1879 South Africa, British forces are conspiring at Cape Colony to demolish the Zulu natives around them to make way for more industrial space. The scheme is led by Sir Henry Bartle Frere(...)

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