We Found A Watchlist For All The Beatles Fans That Miss Beatlemania
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There are numerous things to watch if you adore The Beatles – but a whole new horizon is yet to be explored if you miss Beatlemania. The band’s meteoric rise to fame in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe began in 1963. Then, after the release of their hit album Please Please Me, their fame was cemented when they conquered the U.S. Suddenly, wherever they went, swarms of young women chased behind them, going crazy. If you long for the days when huge audiences would demonstrate their enthusiastic screams, you can check these 5 films which featured exactly this kind of mania.
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
The first feature-length film starring The Beatles is largely fictitious. There may be some exaggeration in the portrayal of the band members’ personalities, but otherwise, A Hard Day’s Night is a very realistic depiction of a day in the life of a Beatle. The Fab Four were never physically threatened while out and about, but they were swamped by fans eager to see them on every available form of conveyance.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
If you’re interested in seeing a movie that shows the flip side of Beatlemania, check out I Wanna Hold Your Hand from 1978, which tells the story of a group of friends who plot to break into The Beatles’ hotel room during their first visit to America. One of them makes it to the band’s room, where he or she is forced to take refuge under the bed.
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1991)
If you want to know what truly went down during Beatlemania, when The Beatles first arrived in the United States, then you should watch The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit. Some of the most authentic early videos of The Beatles may be seen in this film.
The Beatles Anthology (1995)
If you want to learn more about the Beatles or Beatlemania, the best place to start is The Beatles Anthology. The Beatles produced and narrated the whole eight-part documentary, including the good and bad parts of Beatlemania which were discussed by the Fab Four themselves. The band had a horrible time getting from their hotel to their automobile to their airport because of all the shouting girls. Yet, the time spent alone in hotel rooms bonded the group; they became inseparable and could not have survived the ordeal alone.
Eight Days a Week (2016)
Eight Days a Week, a documentary directed by Ron Howard and released in 2016, looks back at The Beatles’ touring days in the years 1962–1966. The film highlights both the band’s triumphs and their tragedies throughout their frenetic and often perilous Beatlemania tour, wherein massive crowds followed them wherever they went. The focus and meaning of those years are brilliantly captured in the film.