UK SWINGING SIXTIES MOVIES

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1. Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)

88 min | Musical

6.7
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Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les "Chad" Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960's Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy's... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Leslie Maguire, Les Chadwick

Votes: 122

Gerry and pacemakers etc

2. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.7
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96 Metascore

A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 34,113 | Gross: $13.78M

3. Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,860

4. Up the Junction (1968)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A girl from a rich family in Chelsea is bored and decides to go "slumming" in depressed ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Maureen Lipman, Adrienne Posta

Votes: 470

5. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: The Dave Clark Five, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey

Votes: 407

also called CATCH US IF YOU CAN

6. The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Live performances by some of the top rock-and-roll acts of the mid 60s. Includes Ray Charles, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful, and several more.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Joan Baez, Gene Clark, Mike Clarke, The Byrds

Votes: 133

Chuck Berry,Bo Diddley,Rolling stones etc

7. Help! (1965)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 14,699

8. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

6.3
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This comedy / drama film follows the sexual exploits of teenager Jamie McGregor and the permissive society of the 60's.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Barry Evans, Judy Geeson, Angela Scoular, Sheila White

Votes: 529

9. The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.7
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Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naive and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly

Votes: 2,343

10. The Girl-Getters (1964)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris, Harry Andrews

Votes: 546

also called THE SYSTEM,with OLIVER REED.

11. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle

Votes: 296

12. Go Go Mania (1965)

70 min | Music

6.5
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No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964. Includes bands such as The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Frederic Goode | Stars: Jimmy Savile, John Allen, The Animals, Peter Asher

Votes: 262

also called POP GEAR,inc ANIMALS,FOUR PENNIES and NASHVILLE TEENS and others.

13. Poor Cow (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Terence Stamp, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts

Votes: 1,001

14. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 13,074 | Gross: $42.43M

15. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 46,106

16. Play It Cool (1962)

82 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Billy Fury, Michael Anderson Jr., Dennis Price, Richard Wattis

Votes: 97

17. Wild for Kicks (1960)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

6.5
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An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee, Gillian Hills

Votes: 653

also called BEAT GIRL.

18. Swinging U.K. (1964)

29 min | Short, Music

6.4
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Director: Frank Gilpin | Stars: The Cockneys, The Migil Five, The Four Pennies, Alan Freeman

Votes: 12

MILLIE,MERSEYBEATS and others

19. UK Swings Again (1964)

27 min | Short, Music

6.6
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Director: Frank Gilpin | Stars: The Animals, The Applejacks, Alan Blakley, Heinz Burt

Votes: 9

HOLLIES,LULU and others.The two last shortish films were put together later as GO GO BIG BEAT.

20. Some People (1962)

93 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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The story of three teenaged tearaways Johnnie, Bill and Bert who find themselves at odds with society. Following a brush with the law they have a chance meeting with a local choirmaster who offers them a way of making good.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Kenneth More, Ray Brooks, Anneke Wills, David Andrews

Votes: 129

set in BRISTOL.