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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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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    the people's #1 & most listed Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    ranked low on reranks Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Harris

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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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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Frees

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    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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    Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars

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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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    ranked low on reranks Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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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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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    ranked low on reranks

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Nino Rota

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Ernest Borgnine, William Holden, Robert Ryan

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    Mickey Rooney, Buster Keaton, Spencer Tracy

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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