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The Best Movies of the '60s

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The 1960s were 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 Hollywood'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. 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. These films, which wouldn't even get made now, were actually popular movies of the 1960s.

The 1960s were a special period in film history and these are the decade's 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
    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    most listed
    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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