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Z for Zachariah (1984)

This two-hour feature was one of the last productions of the BBC's Play for Today and depicted events in a Welsh valley after a nuclear holocaust. 16-year-old Ann Burden (Pippa Hinchley) lives alone on a remote country...

Zaat (1971)

After a lengthy sequence where a narrator extols the virtues of the underwater kingdom, mad scientist Dr Kurt Leopold (Marshall Grauer) transforms himself into a killer fish monster so that he can take revenge on...

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 on the run from the...

Zachariah (1971)

This offbeat and satirical film - billed as "the first Electric Western" - was conceived by members of America's ever-so-hip Firesign Theatre for the midnight movies circuit and boasts appearances by a whole host of...

Zapped! (1982)

An entertaining cross between Porky's and Carrie which stars Scott Baio, alias Chachi from Happy Days, as Barney, a nerdy high-school senior who gets zapped in a chem-lab explosion, and finds he has the power...

Zardoz (1974)

In the year 2293, human society is dilapidated and regressed, technology is extinct, and the Earth has descended into anarchy and is polarised into two groups. The Brutals are a crude and vicious people inhabiting the...

Zebra Force, The (1976)

A crew of white Vietnam veterans pose as black men by wearing sophisticated Mission: Impossible-style masks to rip off money and drugs from a Mob-owned casino using their combat skills. A racial gang war results. The...

Zed and Two Noughts, A (1985)

Following the deaths of their wives in a car crash, doctors and twin brothers Oswald and Oliver Deuce (Brian and Eric Deacon) channel their grief through an infatuation with time-lapse images of decomposing nature (from...

Zee & Co (1972)

London architect Robert Blakeley (Michael Caine) and his wife Zee (Elizabeth Taylor) are a self-absorbed pair with a love-hate marriage that spirals towards destruction when Robert falls in love with a beautiful and elegant young...

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...

Zeta One (1969)

A sexy sci-fi caper starring a bevvy 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...

Zodiac Killer, The (1971)

Set in San Francisco in 1969 and filmed on location (without any permits) on a shoestring budget of $13,000, The Zodiac Killer claimed to be "based on real facts". A narrator warns us that "Somebody sitting...

Zoltan: Hound of Dracula (1977)

A group of Soviet soldiers in Romania uncover the underground tomb of the Dracula family. A soldier unwittingly removes a stake from a pile of sheets in an opened casket and is bitten to death by...

Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

A yacht is adrift in New York City harbour, getting in the way of the ferries and other boats, so a patrol boat is sent to investigate. The two patrolmen think there might be something...

Zoot Suit (1981)

Luis Valdez directed this film adaptation of his hit stage musical, which is loosely based on the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder trial that unfairly convicted several Mexican-American zoot suit gang members in Los Angeles. Except for...

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...

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)...

Zulu (1964)

The true story of the defence of a missionary 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...

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...