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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.9
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

Votes: 1,273,453

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 509,460

3. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 89,816

4. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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43 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy.

Writers: Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Oliver Stone | Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 109,775

5. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Writers: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 89,306

6. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 132,203

7. Lovelace (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Writer: Andy Bellin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple

Votes: 29,303

8. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 72,128

9. This Is England (2006)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.

Writer: Shane Meadows | Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim

Votes: 96,677

10. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 15,534

11. 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 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.

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

Votes: 66,423

12. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Julio Cortázar, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 39,489

13. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 12,722

14. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 26,002

15. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Writers: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Malcolm Hart | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin

Votes: 21,083

16. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Writers: James Fogle, Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham

Votes: 24,586

17. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 2,409

18. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 12,282

19. Hippie Hippie Shake (2016)

R | Comedy, Drama | Completed

An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s.

Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Neville | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Chris O'Dowd, Max Minghella

20. Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry (2009)

R | 81 min | Documentary

4.9
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50 Metascore

Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored.

Writer: Charles Holland | Director: Michael Grecco | Stars: Michael Grecco, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Simon Karmarkar

Votes: 857

21. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Writers: Lewis John Carlino, David Ely | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 10,779

22. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 10,409

23. The American Dreamer (1971)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film "The Last Movie."

Writers: Lawrence Schiller, L.M. Kit Carson, Dennis Hopper | Directors: L.M. Kit Carson, Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Dennis Hopper, L.M. Kit Carson, Lois Ursone

Votes: 146

24. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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64 Metascore

More than 30 years after Deep Throat's provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.

Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 5,529

25. Helter Skelter (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Writers: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry, J.P. Miller | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 2,471

26. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 13,608

27. Gimme Shelter (1970)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 7,847

28. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Boris, Rupert Hitzig | Director: James William Guercio | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 3,479

29. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 6,878

30. Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns how brutal they are - not even murder is a taboo to ... See full summary »

Writer: R. Wright Campbell | Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor

Votes: 1,609

31. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Writers: Arlo Guthrie, Venable Herndon, Arthur Penn | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

Votes: 3,195

32. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,419

33. Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home (2012)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

3.3
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In this revisionist drama, the film delves into the family lineage of Wyatt Williams, the character made famous by Peter Fonda in the original Easy Rider Movie. Centering around the ... See full summary »

Writers: Phil Pitzer, Dustin Rikert | Director: Dustin Rikert | Stars: Chris Engen, Sheree J. Wilson, Jeff Fahey, Michelle Borth

Votes: 241

34. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Writer: Robert Thom | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,310

35. Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)

R | 107 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood, Ken Kesey | Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Jim Meskimen

Votes: 1,098

36. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sean Lynch, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards

Votes: 2,177

37. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Writers: Elijah Drenner, Calum Waddell | Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,701

38. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,852

39. Skidoo (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy

4.8
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Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his ... See full summary »

Writer: Doran William Cannon | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,053

40. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,047

41. Femme Fatale (1991)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

4.6
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Joseph Price, a former artist (painter) and now nature park ranger, has fallen for a woman who he meets in the park. They get on really well and before long they're married, but Joe doesn't... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Ferris, John D. Brancato | Director: Andre R. Guttfreund | Stars: Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane, Scott Wilson

Votes: 424

42. Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.7
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Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions ... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Bell | Directors: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon | Stars: Peter Ackworth, Claire Adams, Cyd Black, Princess Donna

Votes: 684

43. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Michaels, Michael Dorsey | Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 485

44. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Huntington, Laurence Merrick | Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 571

45. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Writer: Steven Blush | Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer, Vic Bondi

Votes: 2,736

46. Roadside Prophets (1992)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

Writer: Abbe Wool | Director: Abbe Wool | Stars: John Doe, Adam Horovitz, David Anthony Marshall, Judyth Thurman

Votes: 1,041

47. Marjoe (1972)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit, commenting on the showmanship of Evangelism and "the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Sarah Kernochan

Votes: 1,083

48. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 595

49. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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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.

Writer: Dusan Makavejev | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Milena Dravic, Ivica Vidovic, Jagoda Kaloper, Tuli Kupferberg

Votes: 3,199

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

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 4,689