After sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, movies were the recreation of choice for the youth of the late '60s and early '70s. In fact, these young people were often called the film generation because of their intense interest in a new, freer kind of motion picture that was then emerging.
Here are some of the films that reflected - and helped to form - the movies' most anti-Establishment era. All are available on videocassette.``Bonnie and Clyde' (1967): Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway play outlaw heroes in this shockingly violent - for its day - adventure comedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, the film spoke to young people in the '60s, many of whom felt like outlaws themselves.
``Easy Rider' (1969): With drug-dealing bikers (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) as heroes, this neo-road picture captured the imagination of a generation. Hopper directed the film, which made supporting actor Jack Nicholson an instant star.
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``Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice' (1969): In this loose-limbed comedy, director Paul Mazursky affectionately poked fun at the sexual revolution of the late '60s. Robert Culp, Natalie Wood, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon star.
``Midnight Cowboy' (1969): Dustin Hoffman scores again as the seedy city dweller Ratso Rizzo. Jon Voight co-stars as a hayseed stud in director John Schlesinger's hard-hitting drama, which won the Academy Award for best picture.
``Take The Money and Run' (1969): In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he casts himself as a bumbling bank robber. The hip perspective behind this comedy's outrageous humor made the film a hit with the under-30 crowd.
``MASH' (1970): Although set during the Korean conflict, director Robert Altman's anti-war service comedy resonated with the anti-Vietnam War movement. Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland star as military doctors at war with the army.
``Five Easy Pieces' (1970): Director Bob Rafelson's drama features a tone of disillusionment that seemed to sum up the Vietnam era. Jack Nicholson plays a musician who abandons a promising career to work on an oil rig.
``The Last Picture Show' (1971): Although its style is entirely different from ``The Graduate's,' this black-and-white coming-of-age drama spoke to young people in much the same way. Set in desolate small-town Texas, it was directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
``The Godfather' (1972): By presenting a vivid portrait of a corrupt America, director Francis Ford Coppola tapped into the period's anti-Establishment mood. Marlon Brando won, but refused to accept, a best-actor Oscar for his performance in the title role.