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This 1960s romance movies list ranks some of the greatest romantic films of all time, ranked from best to worst. The best '60s romance movies come in many forms. Some of the greatest '60s romance movies are dramas, while others are more comedic. And several of the most popular musicals ever made appear on this list of '60s romance films.

What are some of the top '60s romantic movies? The Sound of Music is one of the most famous and enduring romances from the 1960s. This musical love story was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1966 and it took home five, including the Oscar for Best Picture. Other musicals that are featured on this 1960s romantic movies list include West Side Story and Hello, Dolly.

If you are in the mood for a classic '60s love story, there's always Breakfast at Tiffany's, which contains one of the most charismatic performances from Audrey Hepburn. Some '60s romantic films can also be controversial, like Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film Lolita.

Do you have a favorite 1960s romantic movie? Vote up the best films, add any great '60s romances we may have missed, and if you've seen enough of these love stories, rerank the list!
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by ...more

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. With a screenplay by Alan Jay ...more

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical The Sound of Music, composed by Richard ...more

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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922, and is based ...more

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The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some Like It Hot and, like its predecessor, a commercial ...more

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
but chickens double d added Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn's niece Katharine ...more

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Parent Trap Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the film's director David Swift was based upon the ...more

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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Romeo and Juliet Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film stars Leslie Howard as Romeo and Norma Shearer as Juliet. The New York Times selected the ...more

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film features Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and ...more

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Marnie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Marnie Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay Presson Allen was based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. The music was composed by ...more

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The Sand Pebbles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Sand Pebbles Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period war film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat USS San Pablo in 1920s China. The film features ...more

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Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Barefoot in the Park Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and Robert Redford as Paul. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter and their adventures living in ...more

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The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for Michel Legrand's "Windmills of ...more

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Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
slaft added Funny Girl Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and ...more

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith Willson. The film was one of the biggest hits of the year ...more

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Camelot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Camelot Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero Camelot is a 1967 film adaptation of Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Richard Harris stars as King Arthur, Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere, and Franco Nero as Lancelot. The film was directed by Joshua Logan. ...more

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The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
but chickens double d added The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The screenplay is by Calder Willingham and Buck ...more

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and shot in the 70 mm Todd-AO format, with a ...more

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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley's best movies, ...more

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Hello, Dolly! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Hello, Dolly! Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the same name. The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried ...more

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is all sung as recitative, even the most casual ...more

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
but chickens double d added One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same name. It is the 17th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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That Touch of Mink is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
That Touch of Mink Cary Grant, Doris Day, Yogi Berra That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, and directed by Delbert Mann. The film co-stars Gig Young, John Astin, Audrey Meadows, and Dick Sargent. In addition, baseball stars Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and ...more

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morn... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, Shirley Anne Field Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a 1960 British film produced by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name by Alan Sillitoe. Sillitoe wrote the screenplay adaptation and the film was directed by Karel Reisz. ...more

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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Father Goose Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's character. The film won an Academy Award for ...more

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Let's Make Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Let's Make Love Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman Krasna, Hal Kanter, and Arthur Miller. It starred ...more

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The Leopard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
The Leopard Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon The Leopard is a 1963 Italian film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel of the same name.

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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Lolita Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon ...more

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How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
How to Steal a Million Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach How to Steal a Million is a 1966 heist comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in France, though the characters speak entirely in ...more

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Stolen Kisses is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Stolen Kisses Jean Piere Leaud, Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig Stolen Kisses is a 1968 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by François Truffaut starring Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade. It continues the story of the character Antoine Doinel, whom Truffaut had previously depicted in ...more

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Blue Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Blue Hawaii Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, George Halas Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in 1962 in the category of Best Written American ...more

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Paris When It Sizzles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Paris When It Sizzles Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich Paris When It Sizzles is a 1964 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Quine and produced by Quine and George Axelrod. The screenplay is by George Axelrod based on the story and film Holiday for Henrietta by Julien Duvivier and Henri Jeanson. ...more

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Gidget Goes Hawaiian Carl Reiner, James Darren, Michael Callan Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a 1961 musical romantic comedy film starring Deborah Walley and James Darren. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film is a sequel to the 1959 Sandra Dee "beach movie" vehicle Gidget. Dee was under contract to ...more

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Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II and Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

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My Night at Maud's is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
My Night at Maud's Jean-Louis Trintignant, Leonid Kogan, Françoise Fabian My Night at Maud's is a 1969 French drama film by Éric Rohmer. It is the third film in his series of Six Moral Tales.

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Marriage Italian Style is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Marriage Italian Style Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Marilù Tolo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialMarriage Italian Style is a 1964 film by Vittorio De Sica.

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Band of Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Band of Outsiders Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur A beautiful young woman (the famous actress Anna Karina) meets two young men who convince her to help them rob her aunt.  A surreal version of a Hollywood gangster movie set in 1960's Paris, Bande å Part contains wonderful dance ...more

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A Woman Is a Woman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
A Woman Is a Woman Jeanne Moreau, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo A Woman Is a Woman is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with the French New Wave. It is notable for being ...more

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Jules and Jim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Jules and Jim Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Michel Subor Jules and Jim is a 1962 French film directed by François Truffaut. Set around the time of World War I, it describes a tragic love triangle involving French Bohemian Jim, his shy Austrian friend Jules and Jules' girlfriend and later wife ...more

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Lola is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '60s Romance Movies
Lola Anouk Aimée, Margo Lion, Corinne Marchand Lola, is a 1961 film, the debut film directed by Jacques Demy as a tribute to director Max Ophüls and is described by Demy as a "musical without music". Anouk Aimée starred in the title role. The film was restored and ...more