We’ve already looked at music and literature from the hippie era, but now I’m wondering about movies. Yes, there were some that played straight into the stereotypes. Peter Sellars’ The Guru would head my list there.
But there were also others that took the issues and era seriously, even when they were comedies. Not all of them, I should emphasize, come from the ’60s or ’70s.
For a starter Top Ten list, let me propose:
- Alice’s Restaurant
- Putney Swope
- I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
- Yellow Submarine
- Brother Sun, Sister Moon
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Love Story
- Zabriske Point
Maybe The Graduate, Swept Away, 10, or Hippie Masala belong on the list. But it’s your turn to weigh in, savvy viewers that you are. What other nominees do you propose?