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The Best Movies of the '60s

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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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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    96
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    1966 More
    86
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    Psycho

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    86
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967 More
    86
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    1964 More
    84
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    often listed
    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967 More
    83
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    Doctor Zhivago

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    80
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    The Great Escape

    1963 More
    78
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    77
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    The Birds

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    77
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    Lawrence of Arabia

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    75
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    The Manchurian Candidate

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    75
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    Spartacus

    1960 More
    74
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    The Pink Panther

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    72
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    72
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    1967 More
    72
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    West Side Story

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    71
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    1964 More
    71
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    The Apartment

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    71
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    1964 More
    71
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    Judgment at Nuremberg

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    70
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    1969 More
    70
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    1969 More
    69
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    1968 More
    69
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    1968 More
    69
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    1967 More
    68
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    1968 More
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    66
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1966 More
    66
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    66
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    Planet of the Apes

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    66
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    65
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    1968 More
    65
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    1967 More
    63
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    Zorba the Greek

    1964 More
    63
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    62
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    62
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    1970 More
    61
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    60
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    60
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    59
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    59
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    58
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    The Dirty Dozen

    1967 More
    57
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    56
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