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The Best Movies of the '60s

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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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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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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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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