Movies – L to Z

Young Guns (1988)

In this version of the legend of Billy the Kid, the young William H Bonney joins a wealthy rancher's gang of young guns. When the rancher is murdered by a ruthless landowner, the gang swear revenge, but their vigilante actions put them on the wrong side of the law - and make Bonney the most(...)

Young Lions, The (1958)

Three soldiers have their outlook on life drastically altered during the Second World War. An idealistic German lieutenant begins to question his faith in Nazi ideology, an American singer does his best to dodge the draft, and a Jewish recruit encounters prejudice from his own side. The action leapfrogs from Paris to America and from(...)

Young Ones, The (1961)

In 1961, Cliff Richard had most of the world at his feet. Easily Britain's most successful performer, he had just picked up his fifth gold disc (for A Girl Like You), was playing to packed houses worldwide, and had Britain's most popular group - The Shadows - as his backing band. Cliff had broadened his appeal from(...)

Young Savages, The (1960)

Shot on the streets of Harlem, Frankenheimer's juvenile delinquency movie has Burt Lancaster's DA Hank Bell caught between two street gangs while seeking justice for a blind Puerto Rican kid murdered by Italian punks. Features Puerto Rican gang members dressed like The Specials restyled by The Cramps, and the delightful cynicism of Telly Savalas. The gang fight scenes,(...)

Zabriskie Point (1970)

After enjoying the biggest success of his career with Blow Up (1966), Michelangelo Antonioni spent two years and $7 million of Hollywood’s money-making Zabriskie Point, a mind-expanding odyssey of two youths (Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin) on the run from the police after a violent student demonstration. Their surreal adventures in the California desert climax in(...)

Zachariah (1970)

This offbeat and satirical rock western about two young men embarking on a life of violent crime features Don Johnson (Miami Vice) in an early role. Co-written by members of America's ever-so-hip Firesign Theatre, Zachariah boasts appearances by a whole host of contemporary musicians, including Country Joe and The Fish, The James Gang, Elvin Jones(...)

Zapped! (1982)

An entertaining cross between Porky's and Carrie which stars Scott Baio, alias Chachi from Happy Days, as a nerdy high-school kid who gets zapped in a chem-lab explosion, and finds he has the power to move objects by thought alone. Cue lots of teen high jinks, such as telekinetically divesting the busty local girls of(...)

Zardoz (1974)

Zardoz (1974)

In the year 2293, the Earth is polarised into two groups. The Brutals are a crude and vicious people inhabiting the Outlands. They are ruled over by the Elite, who employ a group of killers called the Exterminators (who run around in orange underpants!) to keep the Brutals at bay. Then one of the Exterminators,(...)

Zero Hour! (1957)

Ted Stryker, an ex-fighter pilot haunted by his wartime experiences, is forced to take control of an airliner after the crew is taken ill from food poisoning. Stryker (Dana Andrews) must face his demons to land the aircraft safely - much to the joy of wife Linda Darnell and the sneers of ground controller Sterling(...)

Zeta One (1969)

A sexy sci-fi caper starring a bevy of naked alien astronauts and Charles Hawtrey? The first attempt to mix British sex comedy with an episode of Star Trek, Zeta One is partially based on a comic strip that appeared in short-lived fantasy magazine Zeta in the late 1960s. Adapted for the big screen by writer/director(...)

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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