In anticipation of the new Beatles themed film Yesterday written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, we curated a list of the top 5 Beatles moments in movies.
Yesterday comes out 28 June!
Twist and Shout appears in the famous parade scene of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off whenFerris hops on a parade car and puts on an unexpected show. Soon after, everyone at the parade begins to dance and sing along to this cheerful Beatles song.
The musical Across the Universe, based on songs by The Beatles brings spectacular covers accompanied by visually stunning scenes. In this particularly powerful scene, Strawberry Fields acts as a framework to evoke the pain endured by war.
In the very last scene of the film The Social Network, the song Baby You’re a Rich Man plays in perfect juxtaposition as we learn that Mark Zuckergberg became the youngest billionaire in the world.
In this important Micheal Moore political documentary about gun violence in America, Bowling For Columbine, a montage showing the absurdity behind gun laws in the U.S uses the song Happiness is a Warm Gun to capture Moore’s satirical stance on the matter.
After Richie, one of the Tennenbaum sons in The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson, releases their pet falcon Mordecai, we see the bird free and soaring through the skies as the chorus of Hey Jude plays.