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A Hard Day's Night
The prototypical "wacky band antics" movie, in the days when those kinds of things just blatantly marked themselves as fictional, instead of as earnest documentaries. But it's really pretty good (and much better than any of the band's later forays into film). The writing's sharp, the Beatles are all at their most charming, Wilfred Brambell provides a surprising amount of comic relief as Paul's grandfather, and the whole thing clocks in under 90 minutes. Plus, someone put the entire thing up on YouTube, so this is a low-risk, high-reward proposition.