Summer of '69by pbn | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
We have already marked several 50th anniversaries of significant events from the year 1969. Which of these films which were set in 1969 do you think is the best depiction of the time?
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1. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 354,654 | Gross: $135.37M
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 569,777 | Gross: $83.47M
3. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 144,488 | Gross: $44.94M
4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".
Votes: 208,843 | Gross: $206.04M
5. Judy (II) (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
6. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 116,016 | Gross: $52.10M
7. Taking Woodstock (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
Votes: 27,661 | Gross: $7.44M
8. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Votes: 414,953 | Gross: $33.08M
11. Chappaquiddick (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Votes: 10,503 | Gross: $17.40M
15. 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.
Votes: 4,312 | Gross: $0.31M
16. Air America (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
Votes: 25,896 | Gross: $31.05M
18. Men in Black 3 (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 321,505 | Gross: $179.02M
19. CQ (2001)
R | 88 min | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 4,509 | Gross: $0.41M
20. We Shall Overcome (2006)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Family
A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
21. Regular Lovers (2005)
183 min | Drama, Romance
1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »
22. 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.
Votes: 3,442 | Gross: $5.98M