Upstream Color – The Uninvited – Unforgiven (1992) – The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – Under the Skin (1997) – Umberto D. Alphabetical Index
B B is for The Blair Witch Project
C C is for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
D D is for Dancer in the Dark
E E is for Eve's Bayou
F F is for The Fountain
G G is for Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
H H is for The Heiress
I I is for In the Mood for Love
J J is for Juno
K K is for Kandahar
L L is for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
M M is for M
N N is for Network
O O is for Orlando
P P is for Paris Is Burning
Q Q is for Quiz Show
R R is for The Royal Tenenbaums
S S is for Star Wars
T T is for Tropical Malady
U U is for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
V V is for Velvet Goldmine
W W is for WALL·E
X X is for Xala
Y Y is for Y tu mamá también
Z Z is for Zodiac

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U-571 (2000) Dir. Jonathan Mostow. Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Bill Paxton B
Action thriller about Americans forced to steer a U-Boat while disguised as a Nazi crew

Ulee's Gold (1997) Dir. Victor Nuñez. Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel B
A beekeeper raising his granddaughters is harassed by drug-dealing blackmailers

Ulysses' Gaze (1995/1997) Dir. Theo Angelopoulos. Harvey Keitel, Maëa Morgenstern B
Filmmaker hunts mythic footage, amid allegorical stagings of modern European crises

Umberto D. (1952/1955) Dir. Vittorio De Sica. Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio B–
Neorealist landmark about elderly Roman man living on a pension with his beloved dog

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Dir. Jacques Demy. Catherine Deneuve B+
Sung-through drama about young lovers divided by war, money, and family obligations

Una Noche (2012/2013) Dir. Lucy Molloy. Javier Núñez Florián, Daniel Arrechaga B
Drama about three teenagers in present-day Havana differently driven to flee to the U.S.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) Dir. Philip Kaufman. Daniel Day-Lewis A
Erotic-philosophical drama about a surgeon, his naïve wife, and his worldly mistress

 Unbreakable (2000) Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson C
Drama about a seemingly indestructible man and a stranger's theory about his hardiness

Unbroken (2014) Dir. Angelina Jolie. Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson D
Story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic racer, WW2 pilot, and Japanese labor camp survivor

The Uncertainty Principle (2002/–) Dir. Manoel de Oliveira. Leonor Baldaque B–
Drama of a woman, her husband, his mistress, and a maid who intervenes in their fates

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010/2011)
    Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas B
Surrealist tale of a Thai villager nearing death and the ghosts who pass around his home

Under Electric Clouds (2015/–) Dir. Aleksei German, Jr. Viktoriya Korotkova B+
Multi-stranded Russian/Ukrainian epic commencing in a post-apocalyptic 2017

Under the Domim Tree (1994/1996) Dir. Eli Cohen. Kaipu Cohen, Riki Blich C
Ensemble period drama about orphans in Israel who lost their parents to the Holocaust

Under the Sand (2000/2001) Dir. François Ozon. Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer B+
Character study about middle-aged woman's fugue state after husband's disappearance

Under the Shadow (2016) Dir. Babak Anvari. Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi B
Iranian horror film about a mother and daughter trapped in their haunted home

Under the Skin (1997/1998) Dir. Carine Adler. Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook B
Indie drama about adult sisters' contrasting reactions to their aging mother's death

Under the Skin (2013/2014) Dir. Jonathan Glazer. Scarlett Johansson, Lee Fanning A–
Experimental sci-fi portrait of a voluptuous alien increasingly curious about humans

Under the Sun of Satan (1987/1989) Dir. Maurice Pialat. Gérard Depardieu A
Cannes-winning drama about anguished woman and agnostic priest visited by a devil

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) Dir. Audrey Wells. Diane Lane, Sandra Oh C+
Adaptation of a memoir by woman who plants roots in Italy after her husband leaves her

Undercover Brother (2002) Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. Eddie Griffin, Aunjanue Ellis B–
Spoof about big-Afro'd detective coming to the aid of a black presidential candidate

Underground (1995/1997) Dir. Emir Kusturica. Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski A–
Surrealist epic about three generations of Balkan conflicts and elaborate political lies

Underground Fragrance (2015/–) Dir. Pengfei. Ying Ze, Luo Wenjie, Zhao Fuyu B
Chinese workers form unexpected bonds living in cramped subterranean quarters

Undertow (2004) Dir. David Gordon Green. Jamie Bell, Devon Alan, Josh Lucas B
Southern Gothic with Night of the Hunter overtones about young boys and lethal uncle

 Unfaithful (2003) Dir. Adrian Lyne. Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Olivier Martinez D+
Remake of French thriller about an adulteress whose husband learns of her affair

An Unforgettable Summer (1994) Dir. Lucian Pintilie. Kristin Scott Thomas B+
Romantic drama set in 1920s Romania, linked to class and political tensions of the era

Unforgiven (1992) Dir. Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman B+
Revisionist Western about a retired gunman coaxed to avenge a mutilated prostitute

Unhook the Stars (1996) Dir. Nick Cassavetes. Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei B
Comedy-drama about an empty-nester and a young single mother who become friends

The Uninvited (1944) Dir. Lewis Allen. Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Ruth Hussey
Gothic mystery about a haunted mansion and new owners delving into its secrets

United 93 (2006) Dir. Paul Greengrass. Ben Sliney, Khalid Abdalla, Jamie Harding A–
Docudrama onboard the hijacked flight that steered away from its target on 9/11

Unlawful Entry (1992) Dir. Jonathan Kaplan. Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe
Thriller about burglarized couple befriended by an unsettling cop investigating their case

An Unmarried Woman (1978) Dir. Paul Mazursky. Jill Clayburgh, Michael Murphy B
Comedy-drama about woman making a new life with a new man after her husband leaves

An Unreasonable Man (2006/2007) Dirs. Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan B
Documentary about Ralph Nader's years in consumer advocacy and national politics

Unrelated (2007/2014) Dir. Joanna Hogg. Kathryn Worth, Tom Hiddleston, Mary Roscoe A
Single woman joins a family holiday in Italy but feels isolated by loneliness and age

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Dir. Charles Walters. Debbie Reynolds B–
Musical based on fictionalized story of the Denver socialite and Titanic survivor

Unstoppable (2010) Dir. Tony Scott. Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson B–
Action film about two men stopping an explosive freight train from barreling into a city

Unstrung Heroes (1995) Dir. Diane Keaton. Nathan Watt, Andie MacDowell B–
Period comedy-drama about Jewish teen befriending misfit uncles as his mother dies

The Untouchables (1987) Dir. Brian De Palma. Kevin Costner, Sean Connery C+
Dramatic period thriller about an elite police squad hunting down gangster Al Capone

Unzipped (1995) Dir. Douglas Keeve. Documentary about designer Isaac Mizrahi B
A window into the designer's life, including highs and lows as he preps a new show

Up (2009) Dir. Pete Docter. Animated. Voices of Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Bob Petersen B
Crotchety widower and young Scout take a fantastical airborne trip over the jungle

 Up at the Villa (2000) Dir. Philip Haas. Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn B
English widow and handsome American conspire in Tuscany to cover up a murder

Up in the Air (2009) Dir. Jason Reitman. George Clooney, Anna Kendrick C+
Comedy-drama about commitment-phobic downsizing specialist opening up to love

Up the River (1930) Dir. John Ford. Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart
Comedy about prisoners conniving to protect paroled pal from a blackmail scheme

Up the Yangtze (2006/2007) Dir. Yung Chang. Documentary about modern China A–
Follows two Chinese youths working as staff on a river-boat cruise for Western tourists

 The Upside of Anger (2005) Dir. Mike Binder. Joan Allne, Kevin Costner, Mike Binder B
Comedy-drama about alcoholic mother of four who takes up with a former baseball player

Upstairs Inferno (2015/–) Dir. Robert L. Camina. Documentary B
Revisits a New Orleans gay bar that was the site of a 1973 homophobic mass murder

Upstream Color (2013) Dir. Shane Carruth. Amy Siemetz, Shane Carruth B
Elliptical drama built around a woman traumatized by a possibly hallucinated abduction

Urbania (2000) Dir. Jon Shear. Dan Futterman, Samuel Ball, Matt Keeslar C+
Drama about a gay man with a sad secret, seeking out friends and strangers in NYC

Urinal (1988/–) Dir. John Greyson. Lance Eng, Keltie Creed, Olivia Rojas, Paul Bettis B
Experimental narrative in which past gay icons weigh in on present-day homophobia

The Usual Suspects (1995) Dir. Bryan Singer. Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri C+
Mystery-thriller about five hoods looped into the schemes of a criminal mastermind

U-Turn (1997) Dir. Oliver Stone. Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jon Voight F
Black-comic thriller about a man stranded in a Southwestern town of grotesques

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