An eccentric excursion to the furthest fringes of youth culture and alternative lifestyles, as captured in archive film and TV.
In this companion to BFI Player's Beat Generations collection you'll encounter an eclectic array of eccentrics, outsiders, activists and all who dare to be different. Among the tribes and iconoclasts represented here you'll find mods, rockers, Ufologists, New Age travellers, artists, anarchists, free thinkers, punks, pagans, skinheads, rastas, reverends and ravers. Warning: Some films in this collection include explicit adult material, including frank scenes of nudity, sexual activity and drug taking.
Horror197391 minsDirector: Don Sharp
The greatest zombie-biker, toad-worshipping-Satanists horror in British cinema is an undisputed cult classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem.
1988113 minsDirector: Laurens C. Postma
Big Audio Dynamite’s Don Letts made his acting debut in this gripping, gritty 1990 drama of dreads, drugs, and music business corruption.
Documentary197181 minsDirector: Anthony Klinger and Michael Lytton
In-your-face 70s documentary exploring the lives of Hell's Angels, hippies, skinheads, rudeboys, mods and drug addicts.
195714 minsDirector: Geoffrey Hughes
Do you believe in flying saucers? Intrepid investigator Dan Farson weighs up the evidence in this fascinating TV film.
195714 minsSilentDirector: Geoffrey Hughes
Man about town Daniel Farson grills the Lord's Day Observance Society on their beliefs about appropriate Sunday activities.
Drama195375 minsDirector: Lewis Gilbert
Lewis Gilbert’s shocking and controversial 1952 drama focuses on a gang of juvenile delinquents and their dangerous exploits in post-war London.
Comedy196269 minsSilentDirector: Godfrey Grayson
A grubby Soho beatnik becomes a fuzz-faced fashionista for a leading London fashion house in this 1960s rom com.
Horror198234 minsDirector: Stanley A. Long
A malevolent Mr Punch puppet goes on a murder spree after a teenage delinquent torments a seaside entertainer.
Drama1960111 minsDirector: Val Guest
Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)