Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Top 5 Classic Baby Boomer Movies

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The graduate boomer movies1 300x242 Top 5 Classic Baby Boomer MoviesTop 5 Classic Baby Boomer Movies. This is a guest post by Katrina Robinson.

Movies are some of the best ways to relive the “good old times”. They serve as reminders of eras that have past and can also be gateways to our own memories. Through our searching and scourging, we’ve come up with a list of the top five all-time classic baby boomer movies. If you’re feeling nostalgic, pick up one of these flicks and cozy up in from of the television.

1. Hair (1979)
As a member of the baby boomer generation, you remember Vietnam—maybe all too well. Hair stars Treat Williams, John Savage, and Beverly D’Angelo and was based on the Broadway musical. The film follows Claude (Savage), a man who has been drafted and leaves his Oklahoma home to journey to New York, where he falls in with a group of hippies. The music is fantastic, the visuals are great, and you’re sure to be transported back into time for the two hours that the film lasts.

2. Caddyshack (1980)
If you don’t want to watch something that brings you down or makes you think too hard, this is the perfect film for you. Caddyshack stars Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield as enemies in this gold-related and insanely ridiculous comedy. With incredible performances by Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, you’ll laugh yourself silly while basking in the light of vintage Dangerfield.

3. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
John Travolta when he was still fresh and new… Disco music before it was labeled as bad… This movie has it all. Saturday Night Fever is one of Travolta’s best works; it’s what got his name out there to begin with. The movie focuses on a young man from Brooklyn, Tony (Travolta), who feels as though the only way he can achieve greatness is by being the dancing king of the dance floor. After all, the rest of his life is in shambles: he fights with his father non-stop and finds himself competing with his brother. Poor Tony. But watch him move!

4. The Graduate (1967)
The Graduate is arguably one of the most classic baby boomer movies. It falls in line with the baby boomer’s constant struggle to be unique and an individual. And it’s one of Dustin Hoffman’s greatest performances. Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) has just graduated and finds himself in a whirlwind of confusion as the middle-aged Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) seduces him. Things get even more complicated as Benjamin falls in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). The film is a great metaphor for the baby boomer generation and their goal of individualism.

5. The Big Chill (1983)
We saved the best for last. This film has an all-star cast and focuses on a group of seven former college friends who gather together for a weekend they’ll never forget following the funeral of one of their friends. The Big Chill teaches us to live life to the fullest and to always strive to achieve our dreams. You’re sure to fall in love with almost all of the characters during this movie, which is packed full of nostalgia and memories.

These are our top five classic baby boomer movies—which other films do you think should have made the list?

Katrina Robinson is a freelance writer that commonly focuses on lifestyle, entertainment, and colon cleansing.
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