Today marks the 30th anniversary of the devastating murder of music legend John Lennon. Listening to 'Imagine' and placing Lennon quotes in your Facebook status are two ways to commemorate the late great Beatle, but may we suggest remembering Lennon by watching his films?

Lennon's movie career consisted of mainly Beatles films -- among them 'A Hard Day's Night,' 'Magical Mystery Tour,' 'Help!' and 'Let It Be.' There was also 'How I Won The War,' Lennon's first and only turn at playing an entirely fictional character. (I'd include the psychedelic cartoon 'Yellow Submarine' but the Beatles didn't even do their own voices in that one.)

The Beatles movies have always been guilty pleasures for me, and I'm sure for other fans, as well. The band's members, Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, made brilliant music, but their films were often cheesy and promotional.
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