1969

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Films set mainly in 1969, many of which involve Woodstock

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1. 1969 (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

Director: Ernest Thompson | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 3,436 | Gross: $5.98M

2. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 27,639 | Gross: $7.44M

3. The Price of Milk (2000)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Lucinda, Rob and their 117 cows lead a charmed existence in a magic land. He milks, she's the honey. But Lucinda is worried that their happiness cannot last. She tests their love with a game of sabotage that threatens to curdle everything.

Director: Harry Sinclair | Stars: Danielle Cormack, Karl Urban, Willa O'Neill, Michael Lawrence

Votes: 1,612 | Gross: $0.11M

4. Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War

33 Metascore

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 25,868 | Gross: $31.05M

5. Living Hell (2008 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A mild-mannered teacher and a hazmat specialist have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable creature who feeds on light and energy, and moves with exponential speed, before it destroys everything in its path.

Director: Richard Jefferies | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Erica Leerhsen, James McDaniel, Jason Wiles

Votes: 2,102

6. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 568,898 | Gross: $83.47M

7. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 115,831 | Gross: $52.10M

8. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 110,241 | Gross: $17.84M

9. Moonshot (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch.

Director: Richard Dale | Stars: Daniel Lapaine, James Marsters, Andrew Lincoln, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 497

10. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins

Votes: 1,641 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Love and Honor (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

28 Metascore

When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.

Director: Danny Mooney | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Austin Stowell

Votes: 8,698

12. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern

Votes: 10,470 | Gross: $17.40M

13. Riding the Bullet (2004)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,837 | Gross: $0.10M

14. The Chicken Chronicles (1977)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

A high school senior tries to score with Margaret.

Director: Frank Simon | Stars: Phil Silvers, Ed Lauter, Steve Guttenberg, Lisa Reeves

Votes: 277

15. Moontrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dyke | Stars: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Leigh Lombardi, Robert Kurcz

Votes: 2,798

16. Coming Through the Rye (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

64 Metascore

In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search is a journey into the meaning of friendship, love and loss.

Director: James Steven Sadwith | Stars: Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen, Chris Cooper, Jacob Leinbach

Votes: 780 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd, Eric Schweig

Votes: 655 | Gross: $0.01M

18. CQ (2001)

R | 88 min | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.

Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 4,508 | Gross: $0.41M

19. Moonwalkers (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

39 Metascore

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.

Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet | Stars: Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 8,059

20. CrissCross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

A 12-year-old boy comes of age in 1969 Key West against the backdrop of the Apollo moon landing, when he begins to sell cocaine so his mother can stop stripping.

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, James Gammon, David Arnott

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $3.05M

21. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama, History

30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $0.19M

22. Dirty Deeds (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

Director: David Caesar | Stars: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Neill

Votes: 3,069

23. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 14,702 | Gross: $2.25M

24. The Falling (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Maxine Peake, Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Anna Burnett

Votes: 5,562

25. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 40,136 | Gross: $105.49M

26. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 4,309 | Gross: $0.31M

27. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 22,391 | Gross: $13.84M

28. The Hot Potato (2012)

95 min | Drama

London's East End 1969. Based on real events. Two chancers 'find' a lump of Uranium and crisscross Europe to find a buyer. Accompanied by Danny's girl,the lovely Carole. They encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Lewiston | Stars: Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston, David Harewood

Votes: 623

29. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 321,030 | Gross: $179.02M

30. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

67 Metascore

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 7,469 | Gross: $29.20M

31. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 14,348 | Gross: $7.50M

32. Things That Hang from Trees (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama

St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The... See full summary »

Director: Ido Mizrahy | Stars: Cooper Musgrove, Peter Gerety, Laila Robins, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 197

33. Used People (1992)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley MacLaine), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice... See full summary »

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Marcello Mastroianni

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $17.96M

34. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $4.74M

35. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

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: 37,746 | Gross: $1.54M

36. Wolves at the Door (2016)

R | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

Four friends are murdered in their home for no reason by four members of the Manson Family.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Katie Cassidy, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Campbell, Miles Fisher

Votes: 3,027

37. Jasper Jones (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath

Votes: 2,711

38. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 338,337 | Gross: $135.37M



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