Zero Dark Thirty – Ziegfeld Girl – Z – Zodiac – Zoo – Zorba the Greek – Zabriskie Point Alphabetical Index
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E E is for Eve's Bayou
F F is for The Fountain
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P P is for Paris Is Burning
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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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Z (1969) Dir. Costa-Gavras. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Pierre Dux A–
Conspiracy thriller about a real-life assassination in mid-60s Greece and its prosecution

Z for Zachariah (2015) Dir. Craig Zobel. Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine C
Devout white woman and black male scientist rely on each other after apocalyptic event

Zabriskie Point (1970) Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. Daria Halprin, Mark Frechette B
Drama and landscape study about desires and anomies of late-60s youth in California

Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman (2003/2004) Dir. Takeshi Kitano. Takeshi Kitano
Semicomic spectacle built around blind masseur and sword-fighter of popular Japanese lore

Zebra Force (1976) Dir. Joe Tornatore. Mike Lane, Richard X. Slattery D+
Exploitation shoot-'em-up about white guys who rob banks while disguised as black men

 Zelig (1983) Dir. Woody Allen. Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Ellen Garrison B
Faked documentary about chameleonic Everyman's picaresque through world history

Zentropa (1991/1992) Dir. Lars von Trier. Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa
Psychedelic mystery-drama about American entangled in post-WW2 German industry

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke B
U.S.'s assassination of Osama bin Laden, told through vantage of a female CIA operative

Zero for Conduct (1933/1947) Dir. Jean Vigo. Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon
Unruly drama, controversial in its time, about a student revolt at a private boy's school

Zero Patience (1993/1994) Dir. John Greyson. John Robinson, Norman Fatueux B
Avant-garde musical links Victorian researcher Richard Burton to infamous AIDS patient

Zhou Yu's Train (2002/2004) Dir. Zhou Sun. Gong Li, Honglei Sun C
Meditative drama in the Double Life of Véronique vein about a Chinese woman's romances

Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr C
Eccentric musical/melodrama about three women's different fates in the Ziegfeld troupe

 Zodiac (2007) Dir. David Fincher. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. B
70s-set suspenser about newspaper employees vainly pursuing a Bay Area serial murderer

Zoo (2007) Dir. Robinson Devor. John Paulsen, Russell Hodgkinson, Jenny Edwards A–
Enigmatic semi-documentary about a death in a zoophile community in Washington State

Un Zoo la nuit (1987/1988) Dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon. Gilles Maheu, Roger Lebel B
Contemporary, queer-inflected neo-noir about a newly released convict and his old circle

Zoolander (2001) Dir. Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor C–
Comedy about rivalries and assassination plots among an elite class of male supermodels

Zootopia (2016) Dirs. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Voice of Ginnifer Goodwin B
Animated comedy about a rabbit police officer fighting crime in an all-animal city

Zorba the Greek (1964) Dir. Michael Cacoyannis. Alan Bates, Anthony Quinn C–
Greek-descended English writer makes unlikely bond with vivacious Greek peasant

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