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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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  1. 51
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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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  2. 52
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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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  3. 53
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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  4. 54
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    - 11


    Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Dom DeLuise

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  5. 55
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    - 10


    Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin

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  6. 56
    + 31
    - 10


    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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  7. 57
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    Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Vanessa Redgrave

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  8. 58
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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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  9. 59
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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  10. 60
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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  11. 61
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  12. 62
    + 20
    - 9


    Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt

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  13. 63
    + 33
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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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  14. 64
    + 17
    - 12


    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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  15. 65
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    - 8


    Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones

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  16. 66
    + 12
    - 7


    James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough

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  17. 67
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  18. 68
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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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  19. 69
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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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  20. 70
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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  21. 71
    + 9
    - 15

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer

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  22. 72
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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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  23. 73
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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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  24. 74
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    Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas

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  25. 75
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  26. 76
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    - 9


    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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  27. 77
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  28. 78
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    - 6


    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Jack Klugman

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  29. 79
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    Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson

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  30. 80
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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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  31. 81
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    - 7


    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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  32. 82
    + 6
    - 11


    Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Martin Landau

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  33. 83
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    - 6

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

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  34. 84
    + 3
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    new!
    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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  35. 85
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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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  36. 86
    + 10
    - 8


    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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  37. 87
    + 32
    - 8


    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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  38. 88
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    - 1

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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  39. 89
    + 14
    - 8


    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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  40. 90
    + 10
    - 9


    Rudy Vallée, Michele Lee, Robert Morse

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  41. 91
    + 3
    - 11

    often listed
    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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  42. 92
    + 19
    - 9


    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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  43. 93
    + 9
    - 7


    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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  44. 94
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    - 12


    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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  45. 95
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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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  46. 96
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    - 7


    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  47. 97
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    - 8

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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  48. 98
    + 8
    - 9


    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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  49. 99
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    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Richard Johnson

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  50. 100
    + 28
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    Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Harry Morgan

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