7.8/10
4,996
79 user 12 critic

Let It Be (1969)

The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie 1967)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, and 3 more credits »
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Help! (1965)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt
Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney
The Beatles: Let It Be (Video 1970)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Filmed on 31 January 1969, at Apple Studio. Footage used in the film Let It Be.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon
The Beatles Anthology (1995–1996)
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
The Beatles: 1 (Video 2015)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Compilation of almost all The Beatles' music videos, with other television appearances and live performances.

Stars: The Beatles, Jane Asher, Pattie Boyd
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

They performed "Don't Let Me Down" twice during their rooftop concert of 30 January 1969, one of which was included in the Let It Be (1970) film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Beatles produced a promotional film clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever", which served as an early example of what became known as a music video. The film features reverse film effects,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Goldmann
Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon
The Beatles: Get Back (Video 1969)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Filmed on 30 January 1969, at the Beatles' rooftop concert at Apple in London. Footage used in the film Let It Be. The Beatles' rooftop concert was the final public performance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Beatles ... Themselves (uncredited)
George Harrison ... Himself (The Beatles) (uncredited)
John Lennon ... Himself (The Beatles) (uncredited)
Paul McCartney ... Himself (The Beatles) (uncredited)
Yoko Ono ... Herself (uncredited)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Sellers ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

A documentary showing both how The Beatles made music together, and how they split up. Hundreds of hours of raw footage was condensed into the final product. The rooftop performance ending the film remains a rock-n-roll archetype. Written by Ed Chen <echen@bcm.tmc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An intimate experience on film See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Déjalo ser See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Apple Corps, ABKCO Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song "Let it be" was one of the ten finalists chosen by the Academy music branch in the year 1970 for the Best Original Song Oscar. It wasn't nominated in the end being of one the biggest snubs in this category. See more »

Goofs

Due to the 2 camera technique used to film most of the scenes, during much of the performances the audio does not match up with the performers. One such example is during the Suzy Parker segment, and again during I Got a Feeling, though this scene was filmed using 5 cameras. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [to Paul] Yeah, okay, well, I don't mind. I'll play, you know, whatever you want me to play. Or I won't play at all if you don't want me to play, you know. Whatever it is that'll please you, I'll do it.
See more »

Alternate Versions

There are bootleg tapes that exist of some footage not used in the final release, including a moment where Peter Sellers visits the band. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in In the Red: Episode #1.3 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got a Feeling
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Let it Be": Amidst Acrimony springs Majestic Music
1 October 2018 | by jtncsmistadSee all my reviews

The Beatles were on the verge of permanent implosion from within when the landmark documentary "Let if Be" was filmed. The iconic band could hardly stand to be in the same room with one another at this point, let alone continue on as the greatest popular music group the world will ever know.

Still, having watched this fascinating chronicle again after several years, I was struck with this one prevailing notion.

That is clearly just how much dang fun these legendary Liverpudlians were having when they put all the business and inflated ego BS aside, cranked up the amps and launched full force into exactly what they ever really wanted to do from the beginning.

Rock our as--- right straight off.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 79 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed