Mod Essentials

Films portraying the 60s London sub-culture known as mod movement
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Quadrophenia (1979)
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Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs only to be disappointed. (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
3.
Blowup (1966)
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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. (111 mins.)
 
4.
The Touchables (1968)
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British rock star with a love-'em-and-leave-'em reputation. The tables are turned when four cute young girls kidnap the singer. After several days of sex and degradation, the poor fellow is rescued by his friends. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Freeman
 
5.
I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
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Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
6.
What's Good for the Goose (1969)
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A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them. (105 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
 
7.
The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
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A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
8.
Georgy Girl (1966)
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer... (99 mins.)
 
9.
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
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After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness into trying to win her back. (97 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
10.
Camille 2000 (1969)
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Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her... (115 mins.)
Director: Radley Metzger
 
11.
We Are the Mods (2009)
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Sadie's art is her photography. Nico's art is her life. Together they explore Britain's 60's mod culture of music, fashion, drugs and vintage scooters in contemporary Los Angeles. (80 mins.)
Director: E.E. Cassidy
 
12.
Up the Junction (1968)
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
13.
Privilege (1967)
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Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents... (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
14.
Smashing Time (1967)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
15.
To Sir, with Love (1967)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
16.
Catch Us If You Can (1965)
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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... (91 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
17.
Mondo Mod (1967 Documentary)
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Beginning with the title song, "It's a Mod Mod World" by the Gretschmen, "Mondo Mod" explores West Hollywood... (72 mins.)
Director: Peter Perry
 
18.
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1968)
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This comedy / drama film follows the sexual exploits of teenager Jamie McGregor and the permissive society of the 60's. (96 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
19.
Engelchen - oder die Jungfrau von Bamberg (1968)
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Troubled by the fact that she is still a virgin and doesn't want her fiance to deflower her, a 19-year-old German teenager takes off to the big city for an operation. (90 mins.)
Director: Marran Gosov
 
20.
Some People (1962)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
21.
Gonks Go Beat (1965)
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Bizarre sixties fable resembling Romeo and Juliette, but instead of Montagues and Capulets, there are two musical communities... (90 mins.)
 
22.
Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964)
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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... (88 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Summers
 
23.
Just for You (1964)
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Sam Costa, disc jockey, lying in bed operates the first push button hit parade in the history of science. This electronic device provides not only the performers, music, haggis, vitamin and pep pills but also a girl to go with them! (63 mins.)
 
24.
Dateline Diamonds (1965)
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An ex-con manages a top band in the UK, and he wants to re-enter the crime scene. (73 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Summers
 
25.
The Cool Ones (1967)
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A young, millionaire rock promoter decides to create a new boy/girl duo team for his teen TV dance show by teaming up an ambitious go-go dancer and a has-been pop star and presenting them to the public as a new romantic pair. (95 mins.)
Director: Gene Nelson
 
26.
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966 Documentary)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
27.
Bronco Bullfrog (1970)
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Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law. (86 mins.)
 
28.
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967 Documentary)
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Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number... (70 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitehead
 
29.
Brighton Rock (2010)
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Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish. (111 mins.)
Director: Rowan Joffe
 
30.
Young Birds Fly (2011)
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A quirky coming of age tale about a teenager who gets involved in the Southern California Mod culture scene. (103 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Flores
 
31.
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968)
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Rupert Street, a piano player and composer, decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday... (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph McGrath
 
32.
7 donne d'oro contro due 07 (1966)
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Mark Davis, secret agent No. 07, is after a Nazi treasure hidden somewhere in the Mediterranean waters before the end of WW2... (90 mins.)
 
33.
La morte non ha sesso (1968)
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When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders. (95 mins.)
 
34.
The April Fools (1969)
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In New York, the newly-promoted Wall Street broker, Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther... (95 mins.)