Most Popular Titles With Ken Kesey


1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 682,131 | Gross: $112.00M

2. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 15,140 | Gross: $0.24M

3. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,164 | Gross: $1.71M

4. Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

GP | 114 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 2,658

5. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 427

6. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Calvert DeForest, Marv Albert

Votes: 2,745

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

R | 107 min | Documentary

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59 Metascore

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

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Veronica Taylor

Votes: 1,131 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Ricochet River (2001)

R | 112 min | Drama

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Not a lot is happening in Calamus Grove, a backwoods logging town where high school sweethearts Wade and Lorna spend their days dreaming of escape. But when they meet a sensitive Native ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Del Prete | Stars: John Cullum, Eddie Thiel, Tyler Miller, Jason James Richter

Votes: 224

9. Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (1995 Video)

58 min | Documentary

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Pre" embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the... See full summary »

Director: Erich Lyttle | Stars: Dana Carvey, Ken Kesey, Phil Knight, Brian Lanker

Votes: 62

10. Toestanden (1976)

80 min

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Director: Thijs Chanowski | Stars: Joop Admiraal, Yolande Bertsch, Cas Enklaar, Peter Faber

Votes: 21

11. Rock & Roll (1995 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Music

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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

Votes: 63

12. Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland (1978 TV Movie)

375 min | Music

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Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 62

13. Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

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How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists.

Director: Storm Thorgerson | Stars: Bernard Hill, Phil Daniels, Thom Booker, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 44

14. The Beatles Revolution (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music

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Celebrities explain how The Beatles (who only appear in archival footage) and their music touched their lives.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Meredith Vieira, Tim Allen, Bono, David Bowie

Votes: 146

15. Go Further (2003)

Unrated | 100 min | Documentary

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58 Metascore

Woody Harrelson and a group of friends take a road trip on a bio-fueled bus to demonstrate ways to be environmentally responsible and visit people who live by that principle.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ken Kesey, Tom Ballanco, Jessica Chung

Votes: 308

16. Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two (2012)

59 min | Documentary

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This is a documentary about the making of National Lampoon's Animal House in Eugene Oregon in 1978.

Directors: Jay Richardson, Marv Leake | Stars: Robert Bailey, Maida Belove, Dennis Cozzalio, The Cry

Votes: 19

17. Completely Cuckoo (1997 Video)

87 min | Documentary

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Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Ken Kesey, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Milos Forman

Votes: 135

18. Tripping (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A look at the life and influence of acclaimed sixties writer Ken Kesey. Features archive footage of his 1964 Magic Bus Tour with The Merry Pranksters.

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Jarvis Cocker, Marianne Faithfull, Fatboy Slim, Ken Kesey

19. Flashbacks (1990)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, G. Gordon Liddy

20. Timothy Leary's Last Trip (1997)

56 min | Documentary

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Directors: O.B. Babbs, A.J. Catoline | Stars: Ken Babbs, O.B. Babbs, Neal Cassady, Jerry Garcia

Votes: 83

21. Edge City: The Story of the Merry Pranksters (2008)

97 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Reuter, Gregor Wille | Star: Ken Kesey

22. How Much Is That Window in the Doggie? (1991)

1 min | Animation, Short

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Director: John Callahan

23. Twister: A Musical Catastrophe (2000 Video)

128 min | Action, Comedy

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Director: Ken Kesey | Stars: Phil Deitz, George Walker, Arzinia Richarson, Ken Kesey

Votes: 12

24. Rubber Tramps (2002)

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Max Koetter | Star: Ken Kesey

Votes: 8

25. Great Drives (1996 TV Mini-Series)

283 min | Documentary, History

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Celebrity hosts explore famous U.S. highways.

Stars: Levon Helm, Robert Townsend, Teri Garr, Graham Greene

Votes: 15

26. A Conversation with Ken Kesey (1995)

PG-13 | 8 min | Short

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Writer Ken Kesey discusses life, his work, and the 1960s in an interview conducted on his Oregon ranch.

Director: Paul Chart | Star: Ken Kesey

Votes: 7

27. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)
Episode: Episode dated 8 November 1983 (1983)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Redd Foxx, Ken Kesey, David Letterman, Paul Shaffer

28. Rock & Roll (1995– )
Episode: In the Groove (1995)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: Vicky Bippart, David Espar, Daniel McCabe, Robert Levi | Stars: Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez, Jeff Barry

29. Rock & Roll (1995– )
Episode: Renegades (1995)

Documentary, Music

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Directors: David Espar, Robert Levi | Stars: Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez, Jeff Barry

30. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

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59 Metascore

The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film

Director: Jerry Aronson | Stars: Joan Baez, William F. Buckley, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 215 | Gross: $0.00M