The Best Beat Generation Movies

Beat Generation legend Jack Kerouac would have been 94 today. The pioneering writer, best known for the novel On the Road, captured the public’s fear and fascination with rebellious youth. The post-World War II era in literature gave rise to a sexual liberation, spiritual awakening, and era of experimentation that was prime material for the movies as well. Here are some of the better films influenced by the real-life Beats — several starring and made by the icons themselves. Add your personal favorites, below.