The Beatles’ second feature with director Richard Lester gallivants all over the place, with a plethora of inventive sight gags and songs. The plot resembles a 60s anticipation of the Indiana Jones epics, with a religious sect attempting to recover a sacred ring from Ringo. Most critics called this a comedown from A Hard Day’s Night when it first came out (1965), but in some ways it’s even more exhilarating. (JR)

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