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Film titles starting with Z

Z
A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
DVD 1705
Z
A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.
DVD 7069
Z for Zachariah
Three young people find themselves caught up in a love triangle after a disaster has wiped out most of civilization.
DVD 11418
Z mrtvého domu From the house of the dead /
DVD 9139
Zaak Alzheimer The memory of a killer /
International hit man Angelo decides to retire after he begins to suffer from Alzheimer's. He takes one last offer, but when learning one target is a teenage girl, he breaks the deal. Angelo then tries to discover who would want a young girl dead.
DVD 5575
Zabriski Poǐnt
Two young loners epitomize the rebellious counter-culture of the 1960s as they wander in the desert terrain of the western United States.
DVD 6112
Zabriskie Point
Two young loners epitomize the rebellious counter-culture of the 1960s as they wander in the desert terrain of the western United States.
DVD 6112
Zakurozaka no adauchi Snow on the blades /
"Shimura Kingo (Nakai) witnesses the assassination of his master Ii Naosuke (Nakamura), and is ordered to exact revenge. Thirteen years later, Kingo at last finds his sworn enemy Sabashi Jubei (Abe), but on that very same day the Meiji government bans retribution..."--J-Pitch JFDB.
DVD 11979
Zamani barayé masti asbha A time for drunken horses /
Just off the Iraqi border in the cold and stark mountains of Iranian Kurdistan, a boy is forced into the smuggling trade and his sister into a loveless marriage in order to raise money to get medical treatment for his older brother.
DVD 3490
Zan Boko
Zan boko means "the place where the placenta is buried" and symbolizes the continuity between past and present in African village societies. Tells the story of one village swallowed up by one of Africa's large cities and the change from agrarian society to a mass media culture.
DVD 6799
Zan Ziadi Unwanted woman /
Searing tale about the struggles of women in modern-day Iran. Poor Sima puts up with her philandering and abusive husband, Ahmad. He is so blatant with his indiscretions that he asks Sima to cover for him when he plans a trip with his girlfriend Saba. In an Iran where unmarried couples can be arrested for fraternizing in public, Ahmad needs Sima to pretend that Saba is her cousin. Sima and the couple's young daughter accompany Ahmad and Saba on their trip - a humiliating situation for the devoted wife and mother. But, a surprising turn awaits the trio when they stop in a town where a man has just murdered his wife for her alleged affair.
DVD 4295
Zangiku monogatari Story of the last chrysanthemum /
This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director's first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. The adopted son of legendary kabuki actor Kikunosuke, who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection, and she soon gives up everything for her beloved's creative glory.
DVD 11981
Zaṅs-dkar nas ʾgrul bskyod Journey from Zanskar : a monk's vow to children /
JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR tells the heroic, remarkable tale of these monks and children: The monks carefully select the brightest, most capable children in meetings with the poorest of the poor families. The kids then must separate from fathers and mothers, grandparents and friends. At the last minute, one grandmother refuses to let her beloved granddaughter leave. The monks lead the children on foot and horseback on an arduous and dangerous five day trek. At less than 300 vertical feet from the pass the trek runs into crisis - the yaks and horses can't navigate the deep snow. Rather than risk anyone dying, the monks insist on turning back. Forlorn and dejected, one man snowblind, the whole party returns wearily all the way back to the starting point in Padum. The monks learn how an adult man died trying to cross the pass the day after their own attempt. Undaunted, the monks resort to a fallback plan. Renting buses and vans, the group travels on closed roads over even higher passes, first to Leh, then to Manali. Success! They make it. They bask in the lush greenery and warm, humid air. Tsultim, 12 stares in wonder at his first ever vision of monkeys. To further their education and accent their accomplishment, all the children are later brought to Dharamsala to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
DVD 7820
Zapatista
Zapatista looks at the uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. It is the story of how a few thousand Mayan peasants have transformed the political culture of Mexico forever.
DVD 10037
Zappa plays Zappa
The DVD collection brilliantly commemorates the critically-acclaimed 2006 concerts which presented a collection of Frank Zappa's rock-oriented compositions from the 1960s through the 1980s. Featuring Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar.
DVD 8317
Zapruder film
Chronicles the history of the Zapruder film. Includes several versions of the film. Includes interviews with Zapruder's business associates, friends, as well as archivists at the National Archives and the photography experts who made the digital replicas of the original film.
DVD 27
Zardoz
A postapocalyptic story of a privileged society separated from the mass of the population who have reverted to savagery living in a world devasted by war and pollution. When a particularly bright savage makes his wway into the world of the Eternals, he discovers the truth of his reality, and change for the world begins.
DVD 1540
Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe Tenderness of the wolves /
The story of German serial killer Fritz Haarmann, who murdered dozens of young boys. He vampirized them, and sold their remains as meat. Some factual details have been changed.
DVD 691
Zatōichi
Zotoichi: Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code determined to help the desperate residents of a village. Sonatine; Murakawa, an established and ruthless yakuza, is sent outside his usual turf to intervene in a gang war on the tropical island of Okinawa. Things go badly and he and his gang get caught in the crossfire.
DVD 7247
Zauberflöte
A young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter from a sorcerer.
DVD 6147
Zazie dans le métro
Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike. So after the obligatory sightseeing trip to the Eiffel Tower, Zazie loses her uncle and embarks on a series of madcap, rather Rabelaisian adventures. While visually borrowing from silent films and cartoons, there is quite a lot of humor, social satire, cultural and linguistic commentary (drawn directly from the novel) that is incomprehensible without a thorough knowledge of French history and culture in the post-war period. To the average American viewer, it is best approached as a surrealistic, farcical slice of French life and enjoyed accordingly.
DVD 8565
Zebra head
A young white man begins dating the cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, igniting long simmering racial tensions at their high school.
DVD 9631
Zebrahead
A young white man begins dating the cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, igniting long simmering racial tensions at their high school.
DVD 9631
Zed & two noughts
Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other because it looked so sad all alone. Oswald and Oliver become involved with Alba, and uncover dubious trafficking in zoo property. But ultimately, their only goal is to try and understand their mortal condition.
DVD 1740
Želary
During WWII, nurse Eliška is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard. When he is discovered, she is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis as well. A sympathetic colleague sends her off with a patient whose life she saved, to the remote Moravian mountain village of Želary, where time has stopped, as he has agreed to hide her as his wife. They live in a modest cabin for two years, waiting for the Nazi occupation to end and begin to form a bond despite their differences.
DVD 4279
Zelig
This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration.
DVD 1687
Zemli︠a︡
After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.
DVD 1908
Zemlya
After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.
DVD 1908
Zemsta Revenge /
Czesnik and Rejent are the combative scions of two prominent families fallen on hard times, both of whom have the poor fortune of having homes which share a common courtyard. Czesnik's niece Klara has fallen in love with Waclaw, Rejent's son. However, Rejent has promised his son to Podstolina, a beautiful widow who has attracted Czesnik's eye. Meanwhile, Papkin, a former nobleman short on both cash and courage, hopes to wed Klara, but as a neutral party in the feud between the two clans, Klara thinks she might be able to use Papkin for her own purposes to bring her together with Waclaw.
DVD 3742
Zen life D.T. Suzuki /
With rare recordings and interviews of those who knew and studied under him, this documentary offers an overview of Zen master Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki's life and times. Provides thematic segments on Satori (Enlightenment), East & West, Christianity & Buddhism, "Self Power" & "Other Power", Zen--religion or philosophy, Zen & psychoanalysis, Zen & the arts, life & death, as seen through the perspective of Suzuki's Zen teachings.
DVD 5558
Zendegi va digar hich Life and nothing more /
A father and son travel to Quoker and meet earthquake survivors who desperately and valiantly work to reconstruct their lives. The film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in northern Iran.
DVD 11092
Zentropa
Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purguing of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter.
DVD 6622
Zerkalo = The Mirror
Tarkovsky's looking glass is not merely cracked but shattered and we see the jagged, jumbled reflections of its shards, images of Tarkovsky's childhood mixed with fragments of his adult life--a child's wartime exile, a mother's experience with political terror, the breakup of a marriage, life in a country home--all intermingled with slow-motion dream sequences and poetic chunks of stark newsreels.
DVD 1310
Zero
"Zero is a death-defying descent into the personal hell of an unnamed young man. We see him in his basement abode, in a gentle wilderness, and in spaces that seem to exist only in his mind. Meanwhile, a cyst growns on his arm"--Container.
DVD 3227
Zero dark thirty
Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6.
DVD 9485
Zero days
A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.
DVD 12080
Zero de conduite. Zero in conduct /
A touching and telling look at the French educational system that was banned in France until 1946. Four students lead a revolt in the midst of assembled dignitaries on Alumni Day.
DVD 6076
Zero degrees of separation
"Takes viewers on a unique journey through the complex lives of Israeli and Palestinian gays and lesbians in inter-ethnic relationships. Though living on the margins of society, these couples defy the odds, existing in the midst of conflict with a gentle humanity and mutual respect" -- http://www.zerodegreesofseparation.com/zero.html.
DVD 4841
Zero For Conduct
A touching and telling look at the French educational system that was banned in France until 1946. Four students lead a revolt in the midst of assembled dignitaries on Alumni Day.
DVD 6076
Zero motivation
Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted.
DVD 11088
Zero, ten, twenty
"For twenty years, the producers of LIFE followed the lives of 11 children born in different countries around the world in 1992 -- the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, where world leaders signed up to a blueprint for a greener, fairer world. In this series LIFE catches up with the children -- now on the threshold of adulthood -- in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Latvia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, England and the US. Their stories constitute a unique diary of what it's been like to grow up in a fast-changing, 21st century world, and how globalization and the Earth Summit have impacted their lives"--Container label.
DVD 10179
Zero theorem
The story about a computer hacker in a dystopian sci-fi world. Living under constant surveillance by 'Management,' he strives to solve The Zero Theorem, a mathematical formula that may hold the key to the meaning of life.
DVD 10955
Zerotentwenty the children of Rio /
"For twenty years, the producers of LIFE followed the lives of 11 children born in different countries around the world in 1992 -- the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, where world leaders signed up to a blueprint for a greener, fairer world. In this series LIFE catches up with the children -- now on the threshold of adulthood -- in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Latvia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, England and the US. Their stories constitute a unique diary of what it's been like to grow up in a fast-changing, 21st century world, and how globalization and the Earth Summit have impacted their lives"--Container label.
DVD 10179
Žert The joke /
Tragicomedy that revolves around a single joke: a professor, who is also an unrepentant ladies' man, is sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverant postcard he sends to a woman he is trying to seduce. A stunning vision of life in Czechoslovakia during the Stalinist 50s.
DVD 1265
Zhestokiĭ romans
"The beautiful Larissa Ogudalova, daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a small town on the Volga, is madly in love with Sergei Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates the girl's feelings as long as it suits his purposes. Paratov keeps secret his engagement to another girl and just passes time with Larissa. At the climactic moment, when the girl is expecting him to explain himself, he leaves town to go inspect his estate. At the same time, Larissa is being proposed to by Karandyshev, whom she despises"--Container.
DVD 4511
Zhi tong zhi
Interviews with over 30 prominent figures in China's LGBT community who have experienced changes in attitudes and lifestyles in China over the past 30 years. The main focuses and themes of the documentary: Academic publication: from translation to sociological research and to grassroots scholarly works; Sexology: from the "asexual era," to "liberated sex," to the "one-child era"; Laws and regulations: moving from illegal to legal statuses, and towards appealing for further freedoms; Gender politics: from "unnameble," to "invisible," to "coming out" ; Economy: from unified supply to "Pink Economy"; Mental health: from the "pervert" to depathologization; Culture and media: from absence of attention to becoming a hot topic; Literature and art: from the underground to the press and to the podcasts; Community life: from hidden from light to facing the public.
DVD 7506
Zhongguo zheng lan
This documentary visits a Chinese blue-jean factory, where workers are trying to survive a harsh working environment. But when the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western client that forces his teenage workers to work around the clock, a confrontation becomes inevitable.
DVD 4763
Zhonghua zhan shi Magnificent warriors /
Michelle Yeoh plays a fearless soldier of fortune in World War II Mongolia, heroically trying to save a small village from the approaching Japanese army.
DVD 883
Zhou Yu de huo che Zhou Yu's train /
"Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy, sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she meets the hedonistic vet Zhang Qiang, and begins a torrid affair, which takes her to another train station, and another level of lust"--Container.
DVD 3760
Zhou Yu's train
"Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy, sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she meets the hedonistic vet Zhang Qiang, and begins a torrid affair, which takes her to another train station, and another level of lust"--Container.
DVD 3760
Ziemia obiecana The promised land /
"Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair."--Container.
DVD 1046
Žižek!
Documentary follows the eccentric Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek as he travels around the world lecturing.
DVD 4326
Znachor The quack /
A surgeon is abandoned by his wife and daughter. After a night of drinking he is beaten. Suffering from amnesia, he wonders from village to village. Working at a mill he is driven to help the owner's son. Soon people stop by to see the famous quack.
DVD 4248
Zodiac
Sgt. Matt Parish investigates the gruesome murders of the Zodiac Killer.
DVD 4801
Zodiac
Robert Graysmith is a socially awkward newspaper cartoonist. He becomes obsessed with the Zodiac, a serial killer whom was murdering people in the San Francisco area. The publicity-hungry Zodiac starts writing cryptic letters to the papers regarding the unsolved murders. He latches onto columnist Paul Avery who has the crime beat and gets overly involved with the investigation. Lead investigator, David Toschi and his partner, William Armstrong, have their hands full with the investigation and the intense interest that the story is generating. Based on actual events that occured in the 1960s and 1970s.
DVD 6352
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji no kettō = Samurai II : duel at Kchijoji Temple /
In this second installment of the Samurai trilogy, the main character faces several enemies eager to test his reputation as a great fighter. He pays the price for his success with the loss of the woman he loves and a meeting with his life-long enemy, yet still persues spiritual enlightenment. This release includes the original theatrical trailer.
DVD 703
Zoku Sugata Sanshirō 1945-nen seisaku = Sanshiro Sugata, part 2 /
Story of a handsome bumptious young man who wishes to learn judo as a path to philosophical knowledge, rather than a mere set of self-defense techniques.
DVD 8602
Zombieland
In a world that has become overrun with zombies, two men must figure out how to survive. Wimpy Columbus is afraid of his own shadow, while Tallahassee is the biggest, baddest, gun-toting zombie-slayer who ever lived. When they meet two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, the four strike out for an amusement park that is said to be zombie-free. This mismatched group will have to rely on each other to survive, which could be worse than surrendering to the zombies.
DVD 7687
Zone of silence Zona de silencio /
Five Cuban intellectuals that live on the island discuss censorship as historical, political and social phenomena. Their discussion is about the limits that this scourge has imposed on artistic creation throughout time and throughout the world--taken from back of DVD container.
DVD 9126
Zookeeper's wife
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance.
DVD 12256
Zootopia
Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprising habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.
DVD 11642
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy /
This video examines the rich legacy of the writings of Zora Neale Hurston.
DVD 4055
Zora Neale Hurston : jump at the sun
A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.
DVD 10608
Zu, warriors from the magic mountain
Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.
DVD 6303
Zubeidā Zubeidaa /
The story of a young man's quest to recover the memory of the mother he never knew and to piece together her life from the memories of those who knew her.
DVD 3798
Zubeidaa
The story of a young man's quest to recover the memory of the mother he never knew and to piece together her life from the memories of those who knew her.
DVD 3798
Zui hao de shi guang Three times /
A rapturous and beautiful love story set in three different eras - a pool hall in 1966, a 1911 brothel, and present-day Taipei. The director brings to life the culture of each period as the tales unfold.
DVD 5550
Zui yu fa crime & punishment /
This film describes a police station in Dandong City, located on China's border with North Korea. It is much like any other small town Chinese police station, and the young policemen spend their days as representatives of the Chinese government, upholding the law, preserving the peace, and supervising the lives of the local residents. As they carry out their duties, they meet up with a motley group of characters.
DVD 8381
Zus & zo
Zus & Zo follows three sisters as they attempt to sabotage their gay brother's upcoming wedding so he does not inherit the treasured family resort.
DVD 2425
Zwartboek Black book /
Rachel, a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazi's during World War II in The Netherlands, sees her hiding place blown up. She escapes with her rescuer, a young sailor, but the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. She escapes and joins the resistance, and under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his headquarters to meet him again and gain his trust, and soon they fall in love. She joins his office as a spy, but when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All that's left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer.
DVD 5520
Zwei Leben
"Europe 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany but having lived in Norway for the last 20 years, is a 'war child' - the result of a romance between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secrecy is unveiled until Katrine is faced with losing everything she's built for herself, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand on what matters more: the life they have lived together or the lie that it's based on." --
DVD 12138
Zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages The second awakening of Christa Klages /
Christa Klages is a young mother distraught at the prospect that her day care center is running out of money. With her lover, Werner, and another friend, she robs a bank. The friend is captured and Werner is killed while eluding the police, so Christa flees with her friend, Ingrid, who helps Christa escape to Portugal.
DVD 12334
Zweite Heimat Chronik einer Jugend in 13 Filmen = Leaving home : chronicle of a generation in 13 films /
A chronicle of the 1960s in Germany, focusing on the experiences of a young classical musician who moves to Munich to find a new life and new home.
DVD 4209