'Easy Rider' (1969)

The "Citizen Kane" of drug movies. This low-budget mainstream hit that changed the face of Hollywood stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as hippie bikers Wyatt and Billy who are dealing cocaine. They take off on a cross-country road trip where they encounter a boozy civil rights lawyer named George Hanson ( Jack Nicholson in his first Oscar-nominated role) who joins the duo. There's a bad LSD trip involving the guys and two prostitutes that was shot in a New Orleans cemetery. The three stars actually smoked marijuana on camera. Hopper directed. Grade: Five tokes
Columbia Pictures
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