The '60s experience: Cult, art, exploitation and counterculture films 1965-1975

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1.
The Trip (1967)
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After his wife leaves him, a disillusioned director dives into the drug scene, trying anything his friend suggests. (82 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
2.
Psych-Out (1968)
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A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
3.
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
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An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police. (109 mins.)
Director: Stuart Hagmann
 
4.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
5.
Female Trouble (1974)
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. (89 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
6.
Deep End (1970)
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15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman... (92 mins.)
 
7.
Ciao Manhattan (1972)
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CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 1960s through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971. (84 mins.)
 
8.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
9.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
10.
Mondo Trasho (1969)
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them... (95 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
11.
Performance (1970)
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A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star. (105 mins.)
 
12.
Blow-Up (1966)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
13.
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
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Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem. (91 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
14.
Chelsea Girls (1966)
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. (210 mins.)
 
15.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
16.
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines. (96 mins.)
Director: Don Edmonds
 
17.
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
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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. (84 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
18.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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In World War II Italy, our fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (117 mins.)
 
19.
La chinoise (1967)
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
20.
The Devils (1971)
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
21.
Primitive London (1965 Documentary)
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Exploitation film documentary on 'Swinging London' as it actually happened. Arnold Louis Miller, the director of 'Nudist Memories'... (80 mins.)
 
22.
Blue Movie (1969)
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Viva (playing herself) and Louis Waldon (playing himself) spend an idyllic afternoon together in an apartment in New York City. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
23.
Trash (1970)
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The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold... (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
24.
Heat (1972)
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"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady... (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
25.
Flesh (1968)
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A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and hustlers. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
26.
The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
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A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
27.
The Nude Restaurant (1967)
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At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman... (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
28.
Sweet Movie (1974)
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
29.
The Beast (1975)
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A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumours that cloud the family's name. (93 mins.)
 
30.
Daisies (1966)
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
31.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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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. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
32.
I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything... (121 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
33.
Weekend (1967)
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A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
34.
Tristana (1970)
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Shortly after her mother's death, an innocent and youthful woman will find refuge into the household of her middle-aged aristocratic guardian, who will submit her to his sexual advances. (99 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
35.
Belle de Jour (1967)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
36.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
37.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
38.
Supervixens (1975)
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Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge... (106 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
39.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
40.
The Night Porter (1974)
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship. (118 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
41.
Lucifer Rising (1972 Short Film)
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Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age. (29 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
42.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
43.
Pink Narcissus (1971)
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An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute. (65 mins.)
Director: Anonymous
 
44.
Thundercrack! (1975)
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On a dark and stormy night, a group of strangers find themselves stranded at a remote mansion, so they soon indulge in swapping bizarre personal stories - and bodily fluids. (160 mins.)
Director: Curt McDowell
 
45.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
46.
Deep Throat (1972)
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A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation. (61 mins.)
Director: Jerry Gerard
 
47.
The Collector (1965)
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there. (119 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
48.
If.... (1968)
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
 
49.
Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
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Miss Jones is tired of her life and commits suicide. She comes to a place where its decided if she will end up in Heaven or Hell... (67 mins.)
Director: Gerard Damiano
 
50.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
51.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
52.
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
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Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems. (113 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
53.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress. (108 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
54.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
55.
Images (1972)
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
56.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
57.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
58.
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
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Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college. (98 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
59.
Don't Look Now (1973)
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
60.
Fruit of Paradise (1970)
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An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence. (99 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
61.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
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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. (114 mins.)
 
62.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
63.
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
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An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters... (89 mins.)
Director: Carlos Aured
 
64.
Sisters (1972)
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A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
65.
Shivers (1975)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
 
66.
Zabriskie Point (1970)
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At Zabriskie Point, United State's 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. (113 mins.)
 
67.
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose? (107 mins.)
 
68.
Day for Night (1973)
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. (115 mins.)
 
69.
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache