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Movies That Inspired “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
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This throwback to the Hollywood of yesteryear makes us all nostalgic for the good old days. Here’s what inspired this retro classic.

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
1969
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This comedy released during the events of OUATIH highlights a bit of the transitional time in Hollywood by featuring two middle-aged couples who become “enlightened” in love.

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Cactus Flower
1969
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Things get complicated and funny when a man pretending to be married falls for a woman he’s been casually seeing.

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Easy Rider
1969
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Two bikers head from LA to New Orleans, meeting a few interesting people along the way. They end up riding right into the counterculture hall-of-fame.

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Arizona Raiders
1965
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The team used this Western to inform DiCaprio’s character. In it, ex-gang members are hired by the Arizona Rangers to help find the rest of their old gang.

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Getting Straight
1970
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This dramedy about a recent graduate who is drawn to the world of social radicalism helped set the stage for New Hollywood when it was released.

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