Movies About The Beatles

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Movies About The Beatles

When it comes to Movies About The Beatles, there is no limit to the movies exploring this feeling. We gathered 20 of the top ones.

Concert for George (2003)

Concert for George
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From David Leland, starring Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown
Rated PG-13

Concert for George is a 2003 documentary film directed by David Leland, which chronicles the emotional, star-studded tribute to George Harrison. On the first anniversary of Harrison's passing, his friends and family gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall to honor him in an evening of music and celebration. The film documents the many artists who came together in an unforgettable night of music, featuring performances by Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, Billy Preston, Monty Python, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, George’s son Dhani Harrison, and many more. The film also includes interviews with Harrison's family, friends, and colleagues as they share their stories and fond memories of George. Concert for George is an emotional, heartfelt tribute to the legendary musician, and serves as a celebration of his life and legacy.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ron Howard, starring The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney
Rated Not Rated

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years is a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. The film focuses on the first years of Beatlemania, chronicling the band's meteoric rise and the cultural phenomenon they created. It features rare and exclusive footage, much of which has never been seen before, as well as interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as other key figures in the Fab Four's story. The film looks at the Beatles' inner workings - how they made decisions, created their music, and built their collective career together - as well as the impact they had on the world. It also examines the struggles they had to face in order to maintain their artistic integrity while being swept up in the whirlwind of their fame.

Sound City (2013)

Sound City
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Dave Grohl, starring Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice
Rated Not Rated

Sound City is a documentary film about the legendary recording studio, Sound City, located just outside of Los Angeles. It tells the story of the history of the studio, and how it has influenced music over the decades. The film features interviews with a variety of rock stars who have recorded at the studio, including Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Lars Ulrich and many more. The studio is known for its classic analog sound, and the film explores the impact of technology on the music industry. It also looks at the issues of copyright and music ownership. Finally, it follows Dave Grohl as he records his own project at the studio, and explores the importance of great music, regardless of the technology used to create it.

Let It Be (1970)

Let It Be
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Michael Lindsay-Hogg, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated G

Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the recording process of the Beatles’ twelfth and final studio album, also titled Let It Be. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the film documents the group’s studio rehearsals and recording sessions during January 1969, as well as a few of their gigs at the rooftop of the Apple Corps building. The film shows the tensions and disagreements between band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, as well as the attempts of producer, George Martin, to keep them on track. The documentary ultimately concludes with a live performance of their single from the album, “Get Back”, which was filmed in front of an audience at London’s Apple Studios. Let It Be serves as an insight into the creative process of the Beatles and the personal dynamics between the members, as well as a celebration of the band’s music.

I Am Sam (2001)

I Am Sam
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jessie Nelson, starring Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest
Rated PG-13

I Am Sam is a 2001 drama film directed by Jessie Nelson, starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film focuses on Sam Dawson (Penn), a mentally challenged father, who fights for custody of his daughter, Lucy (Dakota Fanning). Due to his intellectual disability, Sam is unable to provide for Lucy and she is eventually placed in the foster care system. With the help of a pro-bono lawyer (Pfeiffer), Sam attempts to prove himself capable of raising his daughter and wins a series of court battles to gain custody of Lucy. Through their struggles, Sam and Lucy develop a strong bond, and with the help of his friends, Sam shows that he is a capable and loving father. The film highlights the importance of family and emphasizes the strength of the human spirit.

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Scheinfeld, starring Gerry Beckley, Lee Blackman, Perry Botkin Jr., Ray Cooper
Rated Not Rated

"Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)" is a 2010 documentary film that explores the mysterious life and music of singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. The film takes a look at Nilsson's musical talent, his eccentric lifestyle, and his struggles with fame. It features interviews with Nilsson's family, friends, and collaborators, as well as rare archival footage and photographs. The film reveals the many sides of Nilsson, from the devoted family man and loyal friend, to the partying hard-drinking wild man, to the genius songwriter and performer. Ultimately, the film aims to answer the questions of why Nilsson's music has endured and just who was the mysterious and talented Harry Nilsson.

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

A Hard Day's Night
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Lester, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated G

A Hard Day's Night is a classic British comedy-musical starring The Beatles during the height of their fame in the early 1960s. The plot follows the Beatles on a chaotic tour of London, including a hilarious train ride, a variety of wild and wacky adventures, and some classic musical performances. The film follows the group as they deal with hordes of screaming fans, a grumpy television producer, and a cranky father-in-law. Told with a style that combines day-in-the-life realism with a quirky, slapstick sensibility, A Hard Day's Night is a timeless classic that remains one of the most beloved Beatles films of all time.

Yellow Submarine (1968)

Yellow Submarine
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Dunning, starring Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon
Rated G

Good Ol' Freda (2013)

Good Ol' Freda
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ryan White, starring Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison
Rated PG

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld, starring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali
Rated PG-13

Help! (1965)

Help!
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard Lester, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated G

Nowhere Boy (2009)

Nowhere Boy
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Sam Taylor-Johnson, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall
Rated R

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman
Rated PG

The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

The Killing of John Lennon
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Piddington, starring Jonas Ball, Mie Omori, Krisha Fairchild, Gail Kay Bell
Rated Unrated

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

Magical Mystery Tour
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles, starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Rated Not Rated

Oh My God (2009)

Oh My God
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Peter Rodger, starring Peter Rodger, Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, David Copperfield
Rated Not Rated

The Magic Christian (1969)

The Magic Christian
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Joseph McGrath, starring Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston
Rated M/PG

Caveman (1981)

Caveman
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Carl Gottlieb, starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford
Rated PG

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

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
★★★★
★★★★
1.7 out of 4 stars

From Michael Schultz, starring Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Rated PG

Shanghai Surprise (1986)

Shanghai Surprise
★★★★
★★★★
1.3 out of 4 stars

From Jim Goddard, starring Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths
Rated PG-13

 



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