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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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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