The Best Movies of the '60s Films
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 4,896 votes 236 voters 13,982 views 141 items f p @

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.

  • 14 ReRanks
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 51
    + 40
    - 15

    Sue Lyon, Shirley Douglas, Peter Sellers

    ) open buy now
  2. 52
    + 19
    - 12

    Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne

    ) open buy now
  3. 53
    + 15
    - 5

    Rod Taylor, Tudor Owen, Mimi Gibson

    ) open buy now
  4. 54
    + 40
    - 11

    Dom DeLuise, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda

    ) open buy now
  5. 55
    + 32
    - 10

    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

    ) open buy now
  6. 56
    + 17
    - 10

    Dyson Lovell, Tsai Chin, Vanessa Redgrave

    ) open buy now
  7. 57
    + 14
    - 10

    Trevor Howard, John Leyton, Frank Sinatra

    ) open buy now
  8. 58
    + 28
    - 8

    ranked low on reranks
    Patrick Magee, Michael Caine, Nigel Green

    ) open buy now
  9. 59
    + 19
    - 10

    Raf Vallone, Michael Caine, John Forgeham

    ) open buy now
  10. 60
    + 14
    - 7

    Gordon Jackson, Michael Caine, Nigel Green

    ) open buy now
  11. 61
    + 20
    - 8

    Arthur Kennedy, Jean Simmons, Burt Lancaster

    ) open buy now
  12. 62
    + 16
    - 10

    Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

    ) open buy now
  13. 63
    + 33
    - 9

    ranked low on reranks
    John Carradine, Anna Lee, Edmond O'Brien

    ) open buy now
  14. 64
    + 20
    - 9

    John Hurt, Nick Tate, Orson Welles

    ) open buy now
  15. 65
    + 17
    - 12

    Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, George Voscovec

    ) open buy now
  16. 66
    + 25
    - 8

    ranked low on reranks
    Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, Maurice Evans

    ) open buy now
  17. 67
    + 12
    - 7

    Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Ian Bannen

    ) open buy now
  18. 68
    + 17
    - 13

    Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney

    ) open buy now
  19. 69
    + 2
    - 0

    added by but chickens double d
    Barbara Jo Allen, Fred Darian, Karl Swenson

    ) open buy now
  20. 70
    + 39
    - 11

    Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Kenneth Ives

    ) open buy now
  21. 71
    + 10
    - 15

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Johnny Indrisano

    ) open buy now
  22. 72
    + 42
    - 12

    Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien, Fredric March

    ) open buy now
  23. 73
    + 32
    - 8

    Telly Savalas, Gregory Peck, Edward Platt

    ) open buy now
  24. 74
    + 33
    - 7

    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Edmond O'Brien

    ) open buy now
  25. 75
    + 38
    - 13

    Richard Ricci, Marilyn Eastman, Duane Jones

    ) open buy now
  26. 76
    + 16
    - 6

    Paul Winchell, Scatman Crothers, Charles Lane

    ) open buy now
  27. 77
    + 14
    - 6

    Lee Remick, Jack Klugman, Jack Lemmon

    ) open buy now
  28. 78
    + 7
    - 9

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy

    ) open buy now
  29. 79
    + 10
    - 1

    added by ToddDavis1
    Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley

    ) open buy now
  30. 80
    + 14
    - 7

    Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret

    ) open buy now
  31. 81
    + 7
    - 11
    No image

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin

    ) open buy now
  32. 82
    + 39
    - 10

    James Coburn, Peter Stone, Stanley Donen

    ) open buy now
  33. 83
    + 33
    - 8

    John Gielgud, Siân Phillips, Pamela Brown

    ) open buy now
  34. 84
    + 13
    - 6

    added by wiabux
    Oskar Werner, Yvonne Blake, Anton Diffring

    ) open buy now
  35. 85
    + 11
    - 8

    Bruce Dern, Red Buttons, Cynthia Myers

    ) open buy now
  36. 86
    + 3
    - 0

    George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Bruce Reitherman

    ) open buy now
  37. 87
    + 16
    - 13

    Peter Barkworth, Clint Eastwood, Patrick Wymark

    ) open buy now
  38. 88
    + 15
    - 8

    Lillian Gish, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Wiseman

    ) open buy now
  39. 89
    + 6
    - 12

    Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Martin Landau

    ) open buy now
  40. 90
    + 10
    - 7

    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

    ) open buy now
  41. 91
    + 10
    - 9

    Rudy Vallée, Robert Morse, Paul Hartman

    ) open buy now
  42. 92
    + 3
    - 11

    often listed
    Michael Kane, Paul Carson, James MacArthur

    ) open buy now
  43. 93
    + 13
    - 12

    Burt Lancaster, Wolfgang Preiss, Paul Scofield

    ) open buy now
  44. 94
    + 19
    - 9

    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

    ) open buy now
  45. 95
    + 4
    - 0

    added by but chickens double d
    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

    ) open buy now
  46. 96
    + 7
    - 7

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

    ) open buy now
  47. 97
    + 30
    - 12

    Harry Morgan, Paul Hartman, Spencer Tracy

    ) open buy now
  48. 98
    + 10
    - 8

    added by wiabux
    Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan

    ) open buy now
  49. 99
    + 10
    - 11

    Kevin McClory, Sean Connery, Leonard Sachs

    ) open buy now
  50. 100
    + 2
    - 0

    added by slaft
    Larry Haines, Jack Lemmon, Carole Shelley

    ) open
142 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists