Movies ABOUT the 60s & 70s.

by jamirosmajic | created - 16 Apr 2011 | updated - 15 Jun 2015 | Public

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1. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 221,932 | Gross: $32.53M

its a pretty sweet movie about a young article writer who has to follow the semi-fictional band called stillwater. He follows them for an article about the band thats almost famous ,for rolling stone.

its pretty sweet, has a good soundtrack(Led Zeppelin!) and makes you feel satisfied.

2. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 135,257 | Gross: $7.99M

i watched this one when it was like 2 AM and i was feeling great. it is an awesome movie that makes you feel mighty and happy.

3. Detroit Rock City (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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33 Metascore

In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington

Votes: 31,968 | Gross: $4.22M

Just a good 70s we-have-to-get-to-that-(?)-but-there-are-going-to-be-some-obstacles-on-the-way-movie.

4. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 41,908 | Gross: $3.57M

not the best certainly not the best but a pretty dark movie, i liked it .

5. The Stöned Age (1994)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Hubbs are a pair of rockers who are on a quest for 'chicks'. This is the tale of their adventures over one night.

Director: James Melkonian | Stars: Michael Kopelow, Bradford Tatum, China Kantner, Renee Allman

Votes: 3,926

6. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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: 26,004 | Gross: $7.44M

Its certainly one of the best stoner films i have seen , its really fun to watch and gives you another point of view of the famous hippie festival of the late sixties.

7. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 73,092 | Gross: $35.18M

8. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 25,308 | Gross: $2.83M

Shows the *beep* life of 2 junkies, Sid and nancy. Its pretty weird but worthwhile.

9. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel, headed by Pablo Escobar established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 212,773 | Gross: $52.99M

10. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 53,848 | Gross: $25.81M

11. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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63 Metascore

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, Nat Faxon

Votes: 58,576 | Gross: $18.32M

Not really a serious one, and it is pretty weird. But if you really like those rock movies its pretty cool.

12. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 46,822 | Gross: $11.01M

13. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 12,385 | Gross: $1.78M

14. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

Votes: 19,515 | Gross: $1.06M

15. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 31,127 | Gross: $44.36M

16. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 78,416 | Gross: $27.09M

17. Losin' It (1983)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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51 Metascore

Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockwell, John P. Navin Jr.

Votes: 3,381 | Gross: $1.25M

18. Porky's (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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40 Metascore

In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson

Votes: 33,243 | Gross: $111.29M

19. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 96,503 | Gross: $7.99M

20. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 30,834 | Gross: $1.45M

A beautiful, funny and toughtfull movie about Lennon. Beginning at his teen years, with no Beatles yet, this is the one of the best Rock Bio pics ever.

21. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 288,840 | Gross: $85.29M

22. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 134,450 | Gross: $43.82M

23. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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65 Metascore

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.

Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 38,899 | Gross: $0.23M

24. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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47 Metascore

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.

Director: Kent Alterman | Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney

Votes: 70,845 | Gross: $33.47M

25. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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42 Metascore

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 45,957 | Gross: $0.29M

26. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 73,092 | Gross: $35.18M

27. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 119,466 | Gross: $75.33M

28. Men in Black 3 (2012)

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

6.8
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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: 285,485 | Gross: $179.02M

29. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 18,426

30. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 204,029 | Gross: $26.40M

31. Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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44 Metascore

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas

Votes: 84,057 | Gross: $16.12M

32. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 11,304 | Gross: $2.45M

33. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 68,908 | Gross: $115.00M