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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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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Harris

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    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman

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

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Frees

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Martine Beswick

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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, Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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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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    Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Nino Rota

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    Mickey Rooney, Buster Keaton, Spencer Tracy

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Ernest Borgnine, William Holden, Robert Ryan

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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