The Movie: The Complete Beatles (1982)
What Is It?: The first Beatles documentary of any significance managed to boil the band’s hefty history down to two hours. Narration by Malcolm McDowell is an extra cool touch. I always suspected that Patrick Montgomery based his film on The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash. My favorite moment is the copy of Revolver that starts spinning as “Tomorrow Never Knows” plays… trippy special effects, man! Sadly, McCartney bought The Complete Beatles and pulled it off the market so it wouldn’t compete with the Anthology, though you can still find it on YouTube.
Why Today?: Today is Global Beatles Day.