5 Best Baby Boomer Hippie Movies

Monday, March 14 by Layla Sinclair

The 5 best baby boomer hippie movies feature free love, drugs, and classic music. The films below show some characters railing against the establishment and others just having fun. These movies set the mood of the 1960’s and 1970’s and inspired later films like “Dazed and Confused.”

  1. “Easy Rider” This movie made hippies and motorcycles cool. Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda play counterculture motorcyclists traveling from California to Mardi Gras. Along the way, they pick up a lawyer played by Jack Nicholson and continue on in this best baby boomer hippie movie.
  2. “Hair” This best baby boomer movie is based on the popular 1960’s musical about hippies and free love. One young man comes to New York and adopts the antiestablishment doctrine. When forced to fight in the Vietnam War, he and the group try to devise a way to escape.
  3. “Billy Jack” In this action flick, Tom Laughlin plays one tough hippie named Billy Jack, who fights the conservative rednecks of his Southwest town. Billy Jack embraces his Native American roots and protects the peaceful citizens in his area in this best baby boomer hippie movie.
  4. “Butterflies Are Free” This baby boomer hippie movie stars Goldie Hawn as a young hippie who befriends a shy blind man next door to her. Sheltered his entire life, he soon discovers new ideas and the liberating feeling of freedom after spending more time with Hawn’s character.
  5. “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!” Peter Sellers stars as an uptight middle-aged man who falls for a young hippie in this best baby boomer movie. He decides to embrace the hippie movement and quit his work to eat magic brownies and spend time with her. The plan soon turns out to be harder than it looks.
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