Afterword - Counter Culture, Underground, 1960s

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1. The London Nobody Knows (1969)

53 min | Documentary

A 45-minute trippy documentary of late 1960's London and is a fascinating time capsule of the remnants of a bygone age before Londons's extensive redevelopment in the late 1960's.

Director: Norman Cohen | Star: James Mason

Votes: 213

2. Between the Lines (1977)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 506

3. The Committee (1968)

GP | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

Experimental 1968 British satire with an exclusive soundtrack by PINK FLOYD.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Paul Jones, Tom Kempinski, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Pauline Munro

Votes: 167

4. Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967)

70 min | Documentary, Music

Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number of different "movements," each depicting a different theme underscored by music: A ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Alan Aldridge, Julie Christie, David Hockney, Andrew Loog Oldham

Votes: 261

5. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 10,463 | Gross: $25.00M

6. Getting Straight (1970)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons, Jeff Corey

Votes: 1,060 | Gross: $3.86M

7. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 52,519

8. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 13,768 | Gross: $1.05M

9. The Touchables (1968)

R | 97 min | Drama

British rock star with a love-'em-and-leave-'em reputation. The tables are turned when four cute young girls kidnap the singer. After several days of sex and degradation, the poor fellow is rescued by his friends.

Director: Robert Freeman | Stars: Judy Huxtable, Ester Anderson, Kathy Simmonds, Monika Ringwald

Votes: 149

10. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 20,767

11. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 8,789 | Gross: $0.19M

12. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 104,067 | Gross: $2.53M

13. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

GP | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

Votes: 3,798 | Gross: $13.99M

14. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 93,546 | Gross: $41.73M

15. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 9,430 | Gross: $9.00M

16. The Magus (1968)

R | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina

Votes: 1,476

17. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Milena Dravic, Ivica Vidovic, Jagoda Kaloper, Tuli Kupferberg

Votes: 4,265

18. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 32,176 | Gross: $10.01M

19. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 33,230 | Gross: $0.06M

20. 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: 1,798

21. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 7,224

22. The Last Movie (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar, John Alderman

Votes: 1,532

23. The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)

101 min | Drama

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Michael Gothard, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,049

25. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 33,178 | Gross: $15.28M

26. I Drink Your Blood (1970)

R | 83 min | Horror

A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.

Director: David E. Durston | Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson

Votes: 3,040

27. Steppenwolf (1974)

R | 107 min | Drama

In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Haines | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti, Carla Romanelli

Votes: 989

28. 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: 2,918 | Gross: $0.69M

29. More (1969)

112 min | Drama, Romance, Crime

Stefan, a recent college graduate, hitchhikes from Germany to Paris where he meets American expatriate, Estelle. They chase the sun to Ibiza. An idyllic island life degenerates when she introduces him to heroin and they get addicted.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli

Votes: 2,205 | Gross: $0.30M

30. Stamping Ground (1971)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary of a 1970 rock concert held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Directors: Hans Jürgen Pohland, George Sluizer | Stars: Marty Balin, Skip Battin, Marc Bolan, The Byrds

Votes: 54

31. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 3,577 | Gross: $1.48M

32. I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 2,709

33. Hippie Hippie Shake

R | Comedy, Drama | Abandoned

An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Matthew Beard, Sienna Miller, Emma Booth

34. Turkish Delight (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A young love faces with old problems.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Votes: 9,505



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