Counterculture movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant counterculture movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, serious, thought provoking, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with counterculture, society, friendship, rebellion, mentor, marijuana, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, female nudity and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
counterculture movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as counterculture: Trainspotting (1996), Zabriskie Point (1970), Hipsters (2008), Hair (1979), Milk (2008), Across the Universe (2007), Punk's Not Dead (2011), Mandrake (2005), Combat Girls (2011), Something in the Air (2012).

List of counterculture movies

Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, social misfits, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, society, surrealism, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, atmospheric, road movie ...
Plot: hippie, counterculture, politics, rebellion, sex orgy, materialism, revolution, love and romance, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, phoenix arizona, america
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Hipsters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.
Style: stylized, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, singing, politics, against the rules, love and romance, counterculture, subculture, rebellion, rock, adoption, state affairs, dance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia
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Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...
Style: stylized, thought provoking, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, counterculture, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, anti war, fall in love, commune, army, skinny dipping, bohemian life, free spirited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, oklahoma, manchester, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, surreal, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, protest, vietnam war, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: reunion, music band, counterculture, friends, punk, society, disorder, rivalry, sexual content, once promising, profanity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, serbia, bosnia, europe
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Mandrake (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Paulo Mandrake, a charismatic defense attorney who finds himself sidetracked by his vices--especially beautiful Brazilian women--while serving as a liaison between his high-end clients and the Rio de Janeiro subculture. Marcos Palmeira stars in ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: womanizer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal, dishonesty, society, counterculture, lawyers and clients, crimes, courtroom, one night stand, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: racism, hate, neo nazi, ideology, refugee, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, crimes, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, society, counterculture, working class, vandalism, social relations, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence italy ...
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Wanderlust (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Plot: hippie, nudism, couple relations, nudist, couples, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, counterculture, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, new york, new jersey
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Sound of Noise (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, captivating, dark humor ...
Plot: drummer, performance, music store, rebelliousness, gang, rebellion, music band, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, police detective, counterculture ...
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Xiaolin Showdown (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young warriors in training that ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monk, martial arts, battles, dragon, world domination, adventure, rivalry, family, good versus evil, superhero, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: rock, hippie, radio, rebelliousness, ship, friendship, rebellion, weirdo, marijuana, radio dj, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: britain, london, england
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Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, counterculture, censorship, gay, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, idaho ...
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Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Important Things with Demetri Martin is a sketch-variety show that aired on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. Each episode examined a single theme, the "important thing", such as timing, power, control and money. All ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, clever ...
Plot: comedian, singer, musician, society, artists and showbiz, talented, actor, social relations, counterculture, social satire, parody, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, anti heroes, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, los angeles, louisiana ...
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The East (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: environmentalism, fighting the system, terrorism, ecological disaster, radical, undercover, environmental issues, powerful corporation, social activist, poisoning, danger, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, not serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: absurdism, surrealism, zoo, comedy team, absurd humor, imaginary, counterculture, musician, weirdo, boss, friendship, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england
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Youth on the March (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.
Style: avant garde, psychological, contemplative, touching, sincere ...
Plot: youth, teenager, drugs, suburbs, counterculture, mother, lifestyle, australian, surrealism, mother son relationship, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: business, sex scene, rock and roll, youth culture, counterculture, music business, illness, father son relationship, epilepsy, love, friendship, friend ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: helsinki finland
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The Last Big Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called "The Next Big ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: magazine, suburbs, arrogance, counterculture, model, artists and showbiz, journalism, society, investigation, music band, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Getting Wasted (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An uptight military school gets a dose of hippie-infused rebellion when a group of students gather in support of the 1960s uprising going on around them. When a few students decide to bring the more liberal, artsy side of the revolution onto campus, ...
Plot: counterculture, anti authority, military academy, cadet, student, hippie, marijuana, cannabis, revolt, drugs, drug
Time: 1960s, 60s
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End of the Road (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm"...
Style: cult film, dark humor, grotesque, psychedelic
Plot: counterculture, american flag, skinny dipping, chicken, catatonia, mad doctor, love triangle, english teacher, absurd humor, weirdo, unfaithful, marijuana ...
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Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), photograph, fashion, jazz, darkroom, photo shoot, counterculture, corpse, singleness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, gang, hate, youth, male rape, crimes, prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
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Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.
Style: captivating, sexy, sweet, exciting, entertaining
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, school, dance, broadway, mentor, creativity, destiny, artists and showbiz, performance, ballet, self fulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, crimes, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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The President's Analyst (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, assassination attempt, secret agent, politics, hippie, state affairs, manhunt, undercover, political intrigue, satire, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c., europe, new jersey ...
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Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, female friendship, roller skates, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, anti conformity, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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