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The Best Movies of the '60s

The 1960s was 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 film'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. There were 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.

The 1960s were a special period in film history and these are its 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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  1. 51
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    Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin

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  2. 52
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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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  3. 53
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    Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Dom DeLuise

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  4. 54
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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  5. 55
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    Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Vanessa Redgrave

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  6. 56
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    ranked low on reranks Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  7. 57
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  8. 58
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    Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt

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  9. 59
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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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  10. 60
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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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  11. 61
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    ranked low on reranks John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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  12. 62
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    Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones

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  13. 63
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    ranked low on reranks Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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  14. 64
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    James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough

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  15. 65
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  16. 66
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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  17. 67
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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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  18. 68
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  19. 69
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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  20. 70
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer

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  21. 71
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    Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas

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  22. 72
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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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  23. 73
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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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  24. 74
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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  25. 75
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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    often listed Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson

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  27. 77
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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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  28. 78
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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Jack Klugman

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  29. 79
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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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  30. 80
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  31. 81
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    Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Martin Landau

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  32. 82
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    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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  33. 83
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    added by wiabux Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

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  34. 84
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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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  35. 85
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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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  36. 86
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    often listed Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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  37. 87
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    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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  38. 88
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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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  39. 89
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    Rudy Vallée, Michele Lee, Robert Morse

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  40. 90
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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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  41. 91
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    added by wiabux John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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  42. 92
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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  43. 93
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    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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    new! & added by ToddDavis1 Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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  45. 95
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    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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  46. 96
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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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  47. 97
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    Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara

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  48. 98
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  49. 99
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    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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  50. 100
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    Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Harry Morgan

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