The Best Movies of the '60s Films

The Best Movies of the '60s

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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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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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  2. 52
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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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  3. 53
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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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  4. 54
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    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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  5. 55
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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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  6. 56
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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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  7. 57
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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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  8. 58
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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  9. 59
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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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  10. 60
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  11. 61
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  12. 62
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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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  13. 63
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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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  14. 64
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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  15. 65
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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  16. 66
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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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  17. 67
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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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  18. 68
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  19. 69
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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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  20. 70
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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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  21. 71
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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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  22. 72
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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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  25. 75
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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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  26. 76
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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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  28. 78
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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  30. 80
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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  31. 81
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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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  33. 83
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    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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  34. 84
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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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  35. 85
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    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons

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  36. 86
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    Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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  37. 87
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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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  38. 88
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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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  39. 89
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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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  40. 90
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    James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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  41. 91
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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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  42. 92
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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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  43. 93
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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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  44. 94
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    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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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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    Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

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  47. 97
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    Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy

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  48. 98
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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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  49. 99
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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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