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The Best Movies of the '60s

The 1960s was a great period for film. Some of the best and most memorable movies in film history were made during this time. The '60s saw the overlap of many of the iconic film directors and stars from film's Golden Age along with some of the young upstarts who came to define the next generation of stars and powerbrokers. The best movies of the '60s spanned many genres as well. There were thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate are considered classics as is Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey. There were also musicals that were adopted to the big screen like West Side Story. If you are a fan of westerns, there plenty of great films in the genre made in the '60s. These tough guy movies, like The Good The Bad and The Ugly introduced Clint Eastwood to the mainstream while Paul Newman and Robert Redford captured the hearts of audiences in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Movies like Midnight Cowboy and Easy Rider were gritty films that introduced Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson to the world. Hoffman was nominated for his role in The Graduate during the same decade.

The 1960s were a special period in film history and these are its best movies. Vote for the movies you think are the best of the '60s and should be recognized as the best of the decade.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty

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    Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    ranked low on reranks Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Harris

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman

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    Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Frees

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Martine Beswick

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Nino Rota

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    ranked low on reranks Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Ernest Borgnine, William Holden, Robert Ryan

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Mickey Rooney, Buster Keaton, Spencer Tracy

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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