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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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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  4. 54
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  5. 55
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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  12. 62
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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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  14. 64
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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari

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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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    Anne Wiazemsky, Pierre Klossowski, Walter Green

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    James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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