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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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    Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Ted Knight

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Robert Duvall, Kim Stanley, Brock Peters

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    Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Steven Mackintosh

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  4. 4
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    Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Elizabeth Wilson

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    J. D. Cannon, George Kennedy, Jo Van Fleet

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    Gert Fröbe, Garry Marshall, Sean Connery

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    Michael Zaslow, Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney

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    Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman, Warren Beatty

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    Anne Bancroft, Buck Henry, Elizabeth Wilson

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    Ralph Richardson, Tom Courtenay, Klaus Kinski

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    Peter Ustinov, Richard Farnsworth, Jean Simmons

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    Claudia Cardinale, Peter Sellers, Brenda De Banzie

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    Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, James Garner

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    Cloris Leachman, Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott

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    Telly Savalas, Anthony Quayle, Bryan Forbes

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    Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris

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    Ed Wynn, Dick Van Dyke, Jane Darwell

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    Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn

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    Anna Lee, Maria von Trapp, Debbie Turner

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    Maximilian Schell, Burt Lancaster, Werner Klemperer

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Edie Adams

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    Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

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    Keir Dullea, Margaret Tyzack, Leonard Rossiter

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Miller, Mario Brega

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    Isabel Sanford, Beah Richards, Katharine Hepburn

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    Kris Kristofferson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Charlton Heston

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    Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Chris Blackwell

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    Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Renée Taylor

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    Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Robert Vaughn

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    Ruth White, M. Emmet Walsh, Bob Balaban

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Elizabeth Taylor

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendáriz, Sean Connery

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    Klaus Kinski, Clint Eastwood, Peter Lee Lawrence

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    Lee Grant, Beah Richards, Peter Masterson

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    Anna Lee, Bette Davis, Dave Willock

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    Alan Bates, Anthony Quinn, Yorgo Voyagis

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    Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Marge Champion

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nino Rota, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale

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    Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn

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    Karen Black, Warren Finnerty, Jack Nicholson

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    Alexander Knox, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

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    Robert Duvall, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Skerritt

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    Ben Johnson, Edmond O'Brien, Alfonso Arau

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    Charles Grodin, John Cassavetes, Ralph Bellamy

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    Claudia Cardinale, Lionel Stander, Henry Fonda

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    Melvyn Douglas, Crahan Denton, Yvette Vickers

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    Telly Savalas, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy

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