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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
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N N is for Network
O O is for Orlando
P P is for Paris Is Burning
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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
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X X is for Xala
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Grades omitted for films I viewed long ago. When world premiere precedes U.S. release, I've listed both.

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 Y tu mamá también (2001/2002) Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal A–
Politically inflected road-trip sex comedy about two boys and a woman crossing Mexico

Yam Daabo (1987/–) Dir. Idrissa Ouedraogo. Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud B+
Tale of intertwined romantic rivalries and rural hardship in a Burkinabe village

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Dir. Michael Curtiz. James Cagney, Joan Leslie B+
Bio of song-and-dance man George M. Cohan, from young vaudevillian to national icon

Yanks (1979) Dir. John Schlesinger. Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave C–
Melodrama that follows two English women linked to American men in WW2-era London

 The Yards (2000) Dir. James Gray. Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron B
Family drama and civic-corruption suspenser, centered on New York City train yards

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982/1983) Dir. Peter Weir. Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt B–
Sweltering political drama set in 1965 Indonesia on the eve of paramilitary coup

 Year of the Dog (2007) Dir. Mike White. Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, Josh Pais C
Semicomic drama of woman's personal and professional tailspin after losing her pet dog

The Yearling (1946) Dir. Clarence Brown. Claude Jarman Jr., Gregory Peck B
Drama of family resilience in 19th-century Florida, including young boy's love of a pet fawn

Yeelen (1987/1989) Dir. Souleymane Cissé. Isiyake Kane, Nyamanto Sanògò B
Malian fable about man defying sorcerer father on a journey in long-ago North Africa

Yella (2007/2008) Dir. Christian Petzold. Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow B+
Enigmatic drama about a car crash survivor's attempts to get back on track

Yentl (1983) Dir. Barbra Streisand. Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin B
Musical adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer story of a cross-dressed Talmud scholar

Yes (2004/2005) Dir. Sally Potter. Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill C
Stylized iambic-verse drama about American woman's affair with Lebanese expat

The Yes Men (2003/2004) Dirs. Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price. Documentary B–
Chronicle of the comic adventures of men impersonating World Trade Organization officers

Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) (2000) Dir. Edward Yang. Wu Nianzhen, Elaine Jen
Novelistic drama of an extended Taiwanese family, filtered through three perspectives

Yojimbo (1961) Dir. Akira Kurosawa. Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai B+
A tribeless samurai enters a village torn between rival gangs and tries to induce order

Yolanda and the Thief (1945) Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer D
MGM musical set in a fictional Latin country, with extended dream-ballet sequences

Yossi (2012/2013) Dir. Eytan Fox. Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi D+
Further adventures of the now-retired older soldier from Yossi & Jagger, still pining away

Yossi & Jagger (2002/2003) Dir. Eytan Fox. Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen C
Drama of male Israeli soldiers hiding a romance while stationed at Lebanese border

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012/2013) Dir. Alain Resnais. Vimala Pons, Sabine Azéma B
Castmates from a long-ago Eurydice gather to watch a younger ensemble's production

 You Can Count on Me (2000) Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo A–
Comic drama about sudden reunion of adult sister and brother, orphaned in their childhood

 You Can Count on Me (2000) Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo A–
Comic drama about sudden reunion of adult sister and brother, orphaned in their childhood

You Can't Take It with You (1938) Dir. Frank Capra. James Stewart, Jean Arthur B
Adaptation of hit farce about a young man courting a woman with an eccentric family

You Don't Know Dick (1996/–) Dirs. Candace Schermerhorn & Bestor Cram B
Hour-long, interview-based documentary about "courageous hearts of transsexual men"

You Only Live Once (1937) Dir. Fritz Lang. Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney B
Two lovers, reunited after a long prison sentence, find it hard to re-enter society

You Only Live Twice (1967) Dir. Lewis Gilbert. Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence A–
James Bond thriller about East Asian conspiracy pitting US and USSR against each other

You, the Living (2007/2009) Dir. Roy Andersson. Elisabeth Hallender, Jörgen Nohall A–
Absurdist, deadpan vignettes set around Sweden, possibly auguring the end of the world

Young Adam (2003/2004) Dir. David Mackenzie. Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton B–
Existentialist mood-piece about Scottish drifter coming between married barge operators

Young Adult (2011) Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt C–
Bitter comedy about misanthropic writer determined to win back high-school boyfriend

Young & Beautiful (2013/2014) Dir. François Ozon. Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas B
French teen girl earns money as a prostitute under bourgeois parents' noses

Young @ Heart (2007/2008) Dir. Stephen Walker. Documentary about a choir B
Profile of senior citizens touring renditions of punk and rock-and-roll songs

Young Frankenstein (1974) Dir. Mel Brooks. Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr B–
Slapstick riff on the Frankenstein legend, starring Mel Brooks' usual repertory of players

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Dir. John Ford. Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Eddie Collins A–
Biographical drama covering Abraham Lincoln's early career as a lawyer in Illinois

Young Soul Rebels (1991) Dir. Isaac Julien. Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay C–
Multi-strand drama exploring queer and multiracial social groups in the UK's Jubilee Year

The Young Victoria (2009) Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée. Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend C
Drama about early life and reign of Queen Victoria I of England, emphasizing her marriage

 Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) Dir. Neil LaBute. Ben Stiller, Catherine Keener C
Bitter tale tracing entanglements and conflicts among three men and three women

Your Sister's Sister (2011/2012) Dir. Lynn Shelton. Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt C+
Comedy-drama of a bereaved man and his surprise tryst with his gal pal's lesbian sister

You're a Big Boy Now (1966) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Peter Kastner C+
Comedy about young man's rude awakening to life and sex in countercultural New York

You're Next (2011/2013) Dir. Adam Wingard. Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci B–
Black-comic horror thriller about a wealthy family lethally stalked by masked strangers

You're Not You (2014) Dir. George C. Wolfe. Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum B–
Classical pianist dying of ALS befriends a shiftless young woman hired as her caretaker

Youth (2015) Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz C
Retired composer, aging filmmaker, and others reflect on past choices at a Swiss spa

Youth Without Youth (2007) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz C–
Portentous mystery-drama of European linguistics professor and his reincarnated lovers

You've Got Mail (1998) Dir. Nora Ephron. Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Greg Kinnear B–
Modern remake of The Shop Around the Corner, headed by rival bookstore owners

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