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Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)

The problem of coming to terms with reality is the simplest explanation for this blatant, European-style art film directed by American Philip Kaufman. Lengthily elaborated...

Uncle Buck (1989)

This is the movie in which director John Hughes made a decision to leave the world of adolescence behind after films such as The...

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Like most movies about Vietnam, Uncommon Valor is more about guns and explosions than it is about people, but it's never dull and the massive battle...

Under Fire (1983)

Two news reporters chronicle the last days of the shady Samoza Regime in Nicaragua and find themselves under fire from both sides. After an American...

Unforgiven (1992)

Exploring the harsh realities of frontier life, Clint Eastwood depicts the West as an unforgiving place where tragedy strikes every time somebody draws a...

Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

David Hemmings is excellent in this gripping thriller from John Mackenzie (The Long Good Friday) as John Ebony, the newly arrived idealistic young teacher at the...

Untamed Youth (1957)

Mamie Van Doren and Lori Nelson star as hitchhiking chanteuses, Penny and Janey Lowe, who are arrested and brought before naive old woman Judge...

Untouchables, The (1987)

One of the hits of 1987, The Untouchables took the true story of Eliot Ness, examined the facts in his autobiography, and illuminated the Prohibition Era...

Up In Smoke (1978)

Two boys (Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong) search for some marijuana to aid them in the formation of a pop group. In pursuit...

Up Jumped A Swagman (1965)

This marvellously entertaining, tongue-in-cheek musical romp stars Frank Ifield as a talented young Australian singer who moves to London in search of his big...

Up Pompeii (1971)

Frankie Howerd dons a toga here for a film version of his TV series based on the life of Roman slave Lurcio. Lurcio manages to...

Up the Chastity Belt (1971)

In the second of the new Up . . .  series, Frankie Howerd plays Lurkalot, a humble 12th-century serf who sells chastity belts in...

Up the Junction (1967)

Based on a successful novel by Nell Dunn (daughter of wealthy industrialist Sir Philip Dunn), Up the Junction was first turned into a BBC television play...

Up Your Alley (1971)

Seymour is a nerdy virgin who works in a dead-end job in the catering industry and spends most of his waking hours dreaming about...

Up! (1976)

Adolph Schwartz (Edward Schaaf), who bears a striking resemblance to another Adolf, expires in an untimely attack in his bath by a piranha fish. Enter...

Ups and Downs of a Handyman, The (1975)

Bob and Maggie inherit a country cottage but job opportunities in the area are scarce. Bob advertises his services as a general handyman and finds...

Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

It must have been very frustrating for the cast of accomplished British comedy performers, let alone for international stars Claudia Cardinale and Mylène Demongeot,...

Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) and Wardell Franklin (Bill Cosby) are customers in a nightclub that is held up by thieves. They enlist the aid of...

Urban Cowboy (1980)

Cowboys were all the rage in the US in 1980, thanks to that summer's smash hit at the box office, Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta...

Usual Suspects, The (1995)

A superb thriller about the activities of a gang of criminals in New York and Los Angeles. Events leading up to a shipboard inferno and...