BeaTles & Beatlemania movies!

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1. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 37,503 | Gross: $13.78M

2. Help! (1965)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Sir Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 16,168

3. The Music of Lennon & McCartney (1965 TV Special)

55 min | Documentary, Music

The Beatles host this showcase of other musicians performing their songs.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Peter Asher, Toni Baker

Votes: 59

4. The Beatles (1965–1969)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The musical adventures of the greatest of the Rock Bands.

Stars: The Beatles, Paul Frees, Lance Percival

Votes: 377

5. The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15, 1965 New York concert.

Director: Robert Precht | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 449

6. The Family Way (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Avril Angers, John Comer

Votes: 1,193

7. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6,314

8. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

An inept British World War II commander leads his troops through a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 2,100

9. Two Virgins (1968)

19 min | Short

Psychedelia and love images blended and interacting.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 63

10. Wonderwall (1968)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama

The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When a model (Penny Lane) and her photographer boyfriend move in next to him, he becomes fascinated... See full summary »

Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

Votes: 606

11. Yellow Submarine (1968)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

79 Metascore

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred (Lance Percival) in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Director: George Dunning | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 23,057 | Gross: $0.99M

12. Honeymoon (1969)

61 min | Documentary

This a short documentary of John and Yoko's "Bed-in for Peace", filmed in their hotel room in Amsterdam, 1969, during their honeymoon.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: Timothy Leary, John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 29

13. The Magic Christian (1969)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers), the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman (Sir Ringo Starr). Together, they set out to prove that anyone, and anything, can be bought with money.

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston

Votes: 2,892

14. Apotheosis (1970)

18 min | Short

This short follows Lennon and Ono as they take a hot-air balloon ride over snow-covered countryside.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 96

15. Up Your Legs Forever (1971)

70 min | Drama

The film consists of continuous panning shots up a series of 367 human legs.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: Al Aronowitz, Daniel Cohn, Allen Klein, Christine Parks

Votes: 17

16. Let It Be (1969)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 5,061

17. Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally (1972)

PG | 78 min | Documentary

Documentary about political activist John Sinclair.

Director: Steve Gebhardt | Stars: Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 15

18. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

"Touring makes you crazy", Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this movie came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 1,781

19. The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

G | 103 min | Documentary, Music

The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

Director: Saul Swimmer | Stars: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,395

20. Imagine (1972 TV Movie)

83 min | Documentary, Music

A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: Fred Astaire, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Dick Cavett

Votes: 583

21. One Hand Clapping (1974)

55 min | Documentary, Music

A rarely seen "rockumentary" made by Paul McCartney and his then band, Wings, at Abbey Road studios in London, in August 1974. The film features the band playing live and also voice overs ... See full summary »

Director: David Litchfield | Stars: Geoff Britton, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney

Votes: 37

22. Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

An art student is thrown out of college. Depressed, he comes up with the Party of Dynamic Erection, a near-fascist "party" that promotes male sexual dominance, and which attracts a couple of other unsavory confused characters.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: John Hurt, John McEnery, David Warner, Rosalind Ayres

Votes: 162

23. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

Composer and pianist Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) attempts to overcome his hedonistic life-style while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas).

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

Votes: 2,088

24. Helter Skelter (1976)

Not Rated | 194 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 3,168

25. Fire in the Water (1977)

90 min | Drama

A man decides to edit a documentary on the 1960's at a remote cabin in the Scottish Highlands.

Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Nathalie Delon, Edouard Niermans, David Hockney, John Lennon

Votes: 22

26. The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

Votes: 5,734

27. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,620 | Gross: $20.38M

28. Birth of the Beatles (1979)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft

Votes: 541

29. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 17,370

it's actually 1979

30. Rockshow (1980)

G | 102 min | Documentary, Music

In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "... See full summary »

Director: Jack Priestley | Stars: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch

Votes: 378

31. Seaside Woman (1980)

5 min | Animation, Short, Music

Animated video to accompany the record of the same name, released under the pseudonym of Suzy and the Red Stripes, but in reality Wings' with Linda on lead vocals.

Director: Oscar Grillo

Votes: 63

32. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 54,401 | Gross: $42.37M

33. Caveman (1981)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman.

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford

Votes: 6,669 | Gross: $15.97M

34. Back to the Egg (1979 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Music

A film comprising videos of the music from Wings' new LP of the same title.

Director: Keef | Stars: Steve Holley, Laurence Juber, Denny Laine, Linda McCartney

Votes: 14

35. Bullshot Crummond (1983)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 587

36. Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Music

Sir Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing.

Director: Peter Webb | Stars: Paul McCartney, John Burgess, Bryan Brown, Philip Jackson

Votes: 1,320 | Gross: $1.39M

37. The Compleat Beatles (1982 Video)

119 min | Documentary, Music

The history of the great British rock band.

Director: Patrick Montgomery | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,058

38. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,133

39. John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Mark McGann, Kim Miyori, Kenneth Price, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 177

40. Yesterday (1985)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Set in the 60's. In a small provincial town four high school teenagers are facing the graduation, but all that is on their minds is how to woo the home crowd to a concert full of Beatles ... See full summary »

Director: Radoslaw Piwowarski | Stars: Piotr Siwkiewicz, Anna Kazmierczak, Andrzej Zielinski, Krzysztof Majchrzak

Votes: 182

41. Rupert and the Frog Song (1985)

13 min | Short, Music, Animation

Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

Director: Geoff Dunbar | Stars: Windsor Davies, Paul McCartney, June Whitfield

Votes: 261

42. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 12,019 | Gross: $5.79M

43. Shanghai Surprise (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Shanghai, 1938: A missionary woman hires a fortune hunter to help her find 1100 lbs. opium lost, as wounded need the morphine. Adventure and romance follows.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 4,761 | Gross: $2.32M

44. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 37,081 | Gross: $1.54M

45. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, Jacqueline Tong

Votes: 5,124 | Gross: $0.42M

46. Daumier's Law (1992)

15 min | Animation, Short, Crime

Paul McCartney's sketched short based on the works of artist Honoré Daumier. A man in a bookstore reads an allegorical story about a wrongfully convicted man, who must feed a giant called Gargantua until salvation comes.

Director: Geoff Dunbar

Votes: 12

47. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of The Beatles' early history.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

Votes: 5,474 | Gross: $2.39M

48. The Beatles Anthology (1995–1996)

600 min | Documentary, Music

An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin

Votes: 5,903