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Across the Universe (2007)
Director: Julie Taymor
Based on songs by The Beatles
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luthor McCoy, T.V. Carpio, Bono, Joe Cocker and Eddie Izzard
On an excursion to America, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy. When Lucy's brother Max is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.
Director: Ian Softley
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams, Kai Wiesinger and Jennifer Ehle
A pre-fame Beatles head for the seedy clubs of Hamburg in search of success. The band meet up with a group of trendy German beatniks, one of whom (Astrid Kircherr), bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with. Whilst best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock 'n roll and a new life in Germany...
Producer: Sid Bernstein
Starring: The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Ed Sullivan, Murray the 'K', Mal Evans, The King Curtis Orchestra, Sounds Inc. and The Discotheque Dancers
Documentary film of The Beatles classic August 15th 1965 New York concert.
Director: Steve Cole
Starring: The Beatles, Sid Bernstein, Chuck Berry, Paul Gambaccini, Duffy, Mark Ronson and Steven Tyler
The Beatles first-ever U.S. concert performance from February 11th 1964 at D.C.'s Washington Coliseum.
Director: Richard Marquand
Starring: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft and Nigel Havers
An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon, Robin Ray, Lionel Blair, John Bluthal, Pattie Boyd, Phil Collins, Bob Godfrey, Kenneth Haigh, Susan Hampshire, Julian Holloway and Jeremy Lloyd
A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: The Beatles, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear, Patrick Cargill, John Bluthal, Alfie Bass and Warren Mitchell
Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.
Director: Edmund Coulthard
Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Christopher Fairbank, Allan Corduner, Andrew Scott and Naoko Mori
A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Starring: The Beatles, Billy Preston, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Linda McCartney, Heather McCartney, Peter Sellers, Mal Evans, Derek Taylor and Michael Lindsay-Hogg
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
Directors: Bernard Knowles and The Beatles
Starring: The Beatles, Neil Innes, Victor Spinetti, Derek Royle, Spencer Davis, Mike McGear, Magic Alex, Neil Aspinall, Mal Evans, Ivor Cutler, Angelo Muscat, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Peggy Spencer's Dance Group, Women's Air Force and Jessie Robbins
The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Director: Sam Taylor
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Anne-Marie Duff, Thomas Sangster, Josh Bolt and David Morrissey
Liverpool, 1955. 15-year-old John Lennon is a living with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George, who have been his surrogate parents since he was five. He is especially close to his uncle, a very playful man. When George unexpectedly dies, John's strict and unemotional aunt tells the boy that now it's just the two of them. Aunt Mimi expects John to do well in school but he'd much rather be drawing or doodling. Her call to responsibility doesn't register at all with this rebellious youth who is still searching for his passion.
John is excited to he learn that his mother Julia lives nearby with her three young children and common-law husband. They are happily reunited and John begins seeing his mother regularly. Julia teaches him how to play the banjo and, when he picks up a tape of an African-American singer, Julia is the one he plays it for. In a crowded cinema, John is enthralled by the adulation given to Elvis Presley and soon he adopts the singer's hair style and swagger.
As soon as he is proficient on guitar, John starts his own band called The Quarrymen. He adds Paul McCartney to the group and is impressed with his talent and his ability to write original material.
Director: Michael Schultz
Based on songs by The Beatles
Starring: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Paul Nicholas, Sandy Farina, Donald Pleasence, George Burns, Steve Martin, Frankie Howerd, Alice Cooper, Earth Wind & Fire, Aerosmith, Billy Preston, Dianne Steinberg and Stargard
A small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the in the music industry.
Director: George Dunning
Starring (voices): The Beatles, Paul Angelis, John Clive, Dick Emery, Geoffrey Hughes, Lance Percival and Peter Batten
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
A list of my favorite films featuring The Beatles and/or their music.
Listed in alphabetical order.
10 votesMy Music Film Lists (5 lists)
list by kathy
Published 4 years, 9 months ago
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