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The Best Movies of the '60s

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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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  7. 57
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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Rene Requiestas

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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

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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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

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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons

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    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

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    Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

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    Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman

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    Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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