MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,423 this week

Birth of the Beatles (1979)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 381 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 1 critic

An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 05 Apr 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 22 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Birth of the Beatles (1979)

Birth of the Beatles (1979) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Birth of the Beatles.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was "all ears". So, starting in ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Swirsky
Stars: Seth Swirsky, Nancy Lee Andrews, Tony Bramwell
The Compleat Beatles (Video 1982)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage.

Director: Patrick Montgomery
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

Director: Christopher Munch
Stars: David Angus, Ian Hart, Stephanie Pack
S*P*Y*S (1974)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Marina Berti, Rory Calhoun, Massimo Giuliani
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis
Two of Us (TV Movie 2000)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives, and if "The Beatles" will ever reunite. The movie takes place in 1976.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Jared Harris, Ric Reid
Edward II (TV Movie 1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.

Directors: Richard Marquand, Toby Robertson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Diane Fletcher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Liam Redmond
Backbeat (1994)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history.

Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.

Director: David Carson
Stars: Philip McQuillan, Daniel McGowen, Mark Rice-Oxley
John and Yoko: A Love Story (TV Movie 1985)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.

Director: Sandor Stern
Stars: Mark McGann, Kim Miyori, Kenneth Price
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen MacKenna ...
Rod Culbertson ...
John Altman ...
Ray Ashcroft ...
Ryan Michael ...
...
Brian Jameson ...
Wendy Morgan ...
Gary Olsen ...
...
Agent
Eileen Kennally ...
...
Club Boss
Alyson Spiro ...
...
Jackie Fishel ...
Street Girl
Edit

Storyline

An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The excitement of being there when it first happened!

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 November 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El nacimiento de los Beatles  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Only Beatles biopic produced and released prior to the death of John Lennon. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when the Beatles audition for a club, John Lennon says they'll be playing Dizzy Miss Lizzy in the key of E, but when they play, its in the key of B flat. See more »

Connections

Version of Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Hold Your Hand
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by Rain (Eddie Lineberry, Chuck Coffey, Bill Connearney, and Steve Wight)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well done, accurate.
15 May 2001 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

As a knowledgeable fan I recommend this film as faithful to the facts and well acted. As an 11 year old living in Istanbul I heard some friends talking about a new music sensation that caused girls to scream. I thought hmmmm, if girls like them, they must be crap. My only records until then were Haley Mills, The Everly Brothers & Ricky Nelson. Soon after while on vacation with the family at a military cafeteria in Ismir I heard a song (which I later learned was 'Love Me Do') and was floored by the difference between it and every song I had ever heard until then. When I heard the 'Meet The Beatles' album of my older brother I was hooked for life. Having read the definitive book of their beginnings (by Davis) I was surprised that this movie followed the facts very well with the exception of leaving out most of the sex and some of the drug use (it did touch on the use of methadrine/dexadrine). >


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it good ? david-423
Goofs todd-175
Where can I get this? cathy_dolan_6
I've not seen it yet monty_python_eric
This movie gave me goose bumps! A dick clark classic! stefano
Ringo? moonbeam31
Discuss Birth of the Beatles (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?