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John Lennon

Highest Rated:   98% A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Lowest Rated:   54% How I Won the War (1967)
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Birthplace:   Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
There are few details of the short life of musical genius John Lennon that haven't been virtually memorized by his disciples. A bare-bones precis of his existence would include his Liverpool childhood, his formation of the Quarrymen, aka the Silver Beatles aka the Beatles in 1961, the world-wide fame, the drug-and-religion experimentation, the controversial alignment with Yoko Ono, the 1970 Beatles breakup, the five-year retirement (1975-80) to raise son Sean, and his senseless murder outside New York's Hotel Dakota in December of 1980. Lennon's film career, though but one small aspect of his creative energies, is worth a brief recap. First there were the films with his fellow Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (64), Help (65) (in which for two delicious seconds Lennon shamelessly plugs his recently published book of doggerel In His Own Write), Yellow Submarine (67) (that's Lance Percival doing his speaking voice, but that's Lennon in the vocals), Magical Mystery Tour (69) and Let It Be (70). There was Lennon's one-and-only solo acting assignment as a bespectacled British Tommy in How I Won The War (68) -- in which, as he watches his guts spill out of his body, he turns to the camera and says ominously "I knew this would happen. Didn't you?" There were the oddball, home-movielike projects, made with his friends and with Yoko Ono, of which Bottoms (an engaging if pointless study of the human derriere) is the most entertaining. And, best of all, there was the posthumous, lovingly assembled Imagine: John Lennon (88), including the famous 1969 anti-war "Bed-In," the TV confrontation with ultraconservative cartoonist Al Capp, never before seen footage of Lennon at home and at work, and of course several plaintive renditions of the title song.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
  • Actor
$3M 2016
No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary
  • Actor
2014
84% Good Ol' Freda
  • Actor
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Happy Birthday To John
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet John Lennon: Love Is All You Need
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet LennoNYC
  • Actor
2011
92% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?
  • Actor
$30.3k 2010
No Score Yet LennonNYC
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Beatles on Record
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Beatles: Turn Left at Greenland
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet John Lennon: In Performance
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rare and Unseen: The Beatles
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Memories
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Beatles: Videobiography
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles London
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet I Met the Walrus
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Destination Hamburg - The Early Years
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Music in Review
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles Phenomenon
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rock Milestones: The Beatles: The Blue Album
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Looking Back at the Beatles
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Intimate Scrapbook
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet John Lennon: Timeless Portrait
  • Actor
2006
77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon
  • Actor
$1.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: Hamburg and the Hamburg Sound
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Beatles - She Loves You
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Beatles: A Rockumentary of the 1964 Tour
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet John & Yoko: Give Peace a Song
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Pete Best: Best of the Beatles
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Beatles' Biggest Secrets
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Beatles: Around the World
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Inside John Lennon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Beatles: The Journey
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet George Harrison: From Beatles to Self-Realization
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet John Lennon: The Messenger - In Spite of All the Dangers
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Beatles - A Long And Winding Road
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet John and Yoko's Year of Peace
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth - The Making of Imagine
  • Director
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles Anthology
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles: From the Beginning to the End
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Beatles: Alone & Together
  • Actor
1989
92% Imagine: John Lennon
  • Himself/Narration
1988
No Score Yet John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto
  • Actor
1988
85% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Rock Together
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Fire in the Water
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Chelsea Girls With Andy Warhol
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet John Lennon - Live in New York City
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken
  • John Lennon
1971
82% Let It Be
  • Actor
1970
56% The Magic Christian
  • Himself (Getting on Boat)
1970
No Score Yet Rape
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Walden - Diaries Notes and Sketches
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet John & Yoko: The Bed-In
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet All My Loving
  • Actor
1968
58% Magical Mystery Tour
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1967
54% How I Won the War
  • Gripweed
1967
91% Help!
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Go Go Mania (Pop Gear)
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Beatles: Washington D.C. Feb. 11th, 1964
  • Actor
1964
98% A Hard Day's Night
  • John
1964
No Score Yet The Beatles - Down Under
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet John Lennon: Beatles & Beyond
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
  • 2012

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