60s movies 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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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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The Party is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Party Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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Blowup is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Blowup Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Lolita Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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Zorba the Greek is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Zorba the Greek Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Fahrenheit 451 Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Zulu is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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Persona is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Persona Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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In Cold Blood is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
In Cold Blood Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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Von Ryan's Express is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Von Ryan's Express Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

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A Man for All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Lion in Winter Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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The Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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Hud is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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Yojimbo is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Barefoot in the Park Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
How the West Was Won John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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La Dolce Vita is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
La Dolce Vita Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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Breathless is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Breathless Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Sword in the Stone Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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Birdman of Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Birdman of Alcatraz Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Jason and the Argonauts Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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Village of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Village of the Damned George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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Last Year at Marienbad is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Last Year at Marienbad Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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Where Eagles Dare is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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Help! is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Repulsion Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski, Ian Hendry

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Days of Wine and Roses is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Days of Wine and Roses Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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Andrei Rublev is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Andrei Rublev Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin