Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

A Hard Day's Night


Richard Lester

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

About the Movie

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, and 5.1 surround mix supervised by sound producers Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 106
  • Fresh: 104
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a fine conglomeration of madcap clowning in the old Marx Brothers' style, and it is done with such a dazzling use of camera that it tickles the intellect and electrifies the nerves. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Let's talk about joy, and about wistfulness, because one so often trails the other, and both are woven into the DNA of A Hard Day's Night. – Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice, Jul 2, 2014

Fresh: [Hard Day's Night] adds up to a breathless, sometimes funny film maybe even worth a squeal or two. – Mike McGrady, Newsday, Jan 4, 2018

Fresh: The movie never feels like a nostalgia trip. It moves, breathes and sings with life. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Jul 17, 2014

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Customer Reviews

It Begins

The 4 headed monster called The Beatles, lifts off on the flight that continues today and will never land. One of the best films of all time. Lennon's wit and bizarre humor is endless. They had no idea what was coming.

A Hard Day's Night

Their first film, an inside (and edited) look into the Beatles' lives as they traveled for shows, rehearsels and interviews. A must see for any serious Beatles fan!

Sublime Defined

I've been praying for YEARS for Criterion to do right by this masterwork. Finally!!!!