Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Nothing Is Real.
The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant white glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to London to enlist the help of the Beatles.
Ok the music is classic....the animation is ground breaking (a huge influence on the great Terry Gilliam)....The Beatles (wow do they look young) appear at the end of the movie....all those are the good things. The bad....the story does not make any sense. The story....blue meanies who hate music attack the land of musicians....the Beatles take a ride on the yellow submarine and save the day.
I judge people by what they say about The Beatles.
I am the ego man, goo goo ga choo.
If you're going to watch an animated musical featuring The Beatles it would probably help if you're a fan of their music. That's nothing unique to this film though, whether or not you like the music in any musical is going to effect your viewing experience.
The movie's characters and character designs are extremely charming and The Beatles themselves are constantly poking fun at themselves. There's a scene where Ringo ends up ejected from the Yellow Submarine and the group's first instinct is to figure out how to go on without him (Learn to sing trios) before Paul finally interjects with "Naw, let's save the poor devil".
The animation borrows…
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I was having some crazy Beatles nostalgia today. Last night I was in bed staring at the ceiling and I kept thinking just how surreal it is that a band like this could exist.
I thought about the time I saw this movie in the theatre, and the projectionist decided to turn the volume up to the highest possible level. He or she is the greatest projectionist of all time. My ears were ringing afterwards, but the jingle of Hey Bulldog and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds were perfectly ingrained in my head. Such pretty visuals and thoughts.
I felt like I was at a concert. A surreal one, for sure. The visuals are terrific, but the songs are the selling point here. Awesome selection from their later years and some good tracks from the early ones too, like Nowhere Man.
You have no idea how much I'm craving to watch this again.
Dr. Seuss meets Terry Gilliam. I'm not a big Beatles guy but now I might reconsider!
From the "I'm a born Lever-puller" point on, I was fully invested. Not only were the puns stupid...ly fun, the animation was wonderfully imaginative as if created by a group of really artistic kindergarteners. (The vacuum monster creating a world of nothingness and the Sea of Holes are now included in my list of favourite animated sequences.) The music also just brings out the inner singer in you, encouraging you to harmonize along with the nonsensical songs whenever it kicks in.
I will most definitely revisit Yellow Submarine sometime in the future, either with friends or stoned out of my mind. Maybe both.
This is a truly underrated film which i had never really heard of before watching it. This is so brilliantly visual and the songs are a delight. This truly deserves some more recognition.
This is one of those films that seems like every frame is made with love. What a wonderful animated celebration of the music of The Beatles. With enough clever puns (and some groan-inducing ones) and jokes and silly gags to make anyone smile, it's a film that you don't care what it's about. You just have to a great time watching it. And I do, every time.
I have so much love for this wonderful movie, and remember: love is all you need.
A very weird film.... but it boasts some dream-like animation and songs from the best band in the history of recorded sound. Some theme's are a little outdated and the film lacks story. But I still consider "The Beatles" own Yellow Submarine to be probably the best of their films, and a little underrated.
My second favorite Beatles film, behind Help! This film really has a weird psychedelic feeling, and is genuinely entertaining, even though the Beatles had almost nothing to do with it.
"The Beatles" were the best band in the history of recorded of sound. In terms of movies, they were average.
This is seriously one of the best films in history, well if you're a Beatles fan. I loved every song played through out, the animation is a bit scary though.
This was good for my soul today. It was needed.
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).