Most Popular Beat Generation Movies and TV Shows
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1. On the Road (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Votes: 38,236 | Gross: $0.72M
2. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
Votes: 33,168 | Gross: $1.03M
3. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
R | 92 min | Biography, Romance
Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »
Votes: 1,943 | Gross: $0.05M
4. American Pop (1981)
R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, History
The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.
Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $6.00M
5. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 12,179 | Gross: $0.62M
8. Night Tide (1961)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
9. Neal Cassady (2007)
Not Rated | 80 min | Biography, Drama
The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.
12. Burroughs: The Movie (1983)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »
13. Pull My Daisy (1959)
30 min | Short
Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »
14. Kerouac, the Movie (1985)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »
15. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,001 | Gross: $0.05M
16. Love Always, Carolyn (2011)
70 min | Documentary
Documentary about Carolyn Cassady, her life and marriage to Neal Cassady, her relationship with Jack Kerouac and how she takes care of the literary legacy from both.
17. What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Documentary explore the unfulfilled promise of Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac, covering the period from the publication of his notorious novel On the Road in 1957 to his alcohol-related death 12 years later.
19. A Cool Sound from Hell (1959)
71 min | Crime, Drama
Charlie is inducted into the Toronto Beatnik scene when he falls for a reckless party-girl named Steve. While Debbie, a girl who shares his values, waits in the wings for him, Charlie discovers that Steve is mixed up in a vicious drug ring.
20. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
What or who is Big Joy? Big Joy is James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1940s, and trickster poet who was a precursor to the beat movement in San Francisco. BIG JOY is a ... See full summary »
22. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)
Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.
24. The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)
70 min | Documentary
THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE is a 70 minute documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed... See full summary »
96 min | Documentary
Two writers from the opposite ends of the world share a meeting of the minds. Hungarian poet and translator István Eörsi journeys to New York City to meet literary legend Allen Ginsberg. ... See full summary »
29. David Amram: The First 80 Years (2011)
93 min | Documentary
The life and times of Classical/Jazz/film score composer/conductor/jazz french hornist/world musician and Beat novelist Jack Keroauc's musical collaborator, David Amram.
31. Curses and Sermons (2009)
15 min | Short, Fantasy, Western
With only the moon as his silent witness, a lone gunslinger digs an unmarked grave when a mysterious and beautiful stranger forces him to confront the man he has become and the man he could still be.
32. William S. Burroughs: 100 Years (2014)
16 min | Short, Biography
LARB A.V. presents a short documentary on the life of writer William S. Burroughs, in honor of his birthday centennial. With great help from celebrated biographer Barry Miles, we explore ... See full summary »
33. Beat Generation Ireland (2010– )
Beat Generation is a new concept - an offbeat and bold interactive cross-media entertainment, in the form of a video-blog based magazine filled with tips and the latest news about TV, ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film
Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.00M