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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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  1. 51
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    Sue Lyon, Shirley Douglas, Peter Sellers

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  2. 52
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    Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne

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  3. 53
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    Dom DeLuise, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda

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  4. 54
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    John Hurt, Nick Tate, Orson Welles

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  5. 55
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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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  6. 56
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    Dyson Lovell, Tsai Chin, Vanessa Redgrave

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  7. 57
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    Trevor Howard, John Leyton, Frank Sinatra

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  8. 58
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    Rod Taylor, Tudor Owen, Mimi Gibson

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  9. 59
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    Patrick Magee, Michael Caine, Nigel Green

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  10. 60
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    Raf Vallone, Michael Caine, John Forgeham

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  11. 61
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    Gordon Jackson, Michael Caine, Nigel Green

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  12. 62
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    John Carradine, Anna Lee, Edmond O'Brien

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  13. 63
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    Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

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  14. 64
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    Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, George Voscovec

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  15. 65
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    Arthur Kennedy, Jean Simmons, Burt Lancaster

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  16. 66
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    Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Ian Bannen

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  17. 67
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    Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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  18. 68
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    Barbara Jo Allen, Fred Darian, Karl Swenson

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  19. 69
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    Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Kenneth Ives

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  20. 70
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    Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Johnny Indrisano

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  21. 71
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    Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien, Fredric March

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  22. 72
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    Telly Savalas, Gregory Peck, Edward Platt

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  23. 73
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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Edmond O'Brien

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  24. 74
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    Richard Ricci, Marilyn Eastman, Duane Jones

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  25. 75
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    Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley

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  26. 76
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    Paul Winchell, Scatman Crothers, Charles Lane

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  27. 77
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    Lee Remick, Jack Klugman, Jack Lemmon

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  28. 78
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    Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy

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  29. 79
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    Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret

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    John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin

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  31. 81
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    James Coburn, Peter Stone, Stanley Donen

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  32. 82
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    Oskar Werner, Yvonne Blake, Anton Diffring

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  33. 83
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    Lillian Gish, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Wiseman

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  34. 84
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    John Gielgud, Siân Phillips, Pamela Brown

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  35. 85
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    Bruce Dern, Red Buttons, Cynthia Myers

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  36. 86
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    George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Bruce Reitherman

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  37. 87
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    Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Martin Landau

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  38. 88
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    Peter Barkworth, Clint Eastwood, Patrick Wymark

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  39. 89
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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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  40. 90
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    Rudy Vallée, Robert Morse, Paul Hartman

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    Michael Kane, Paul Carson, James MacArthur

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  42. 92
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    Burt Lancaster, Wolfgang Preiss, Paul Scofield

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  43. 93
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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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  44. 94
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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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  45. 95
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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  46. 96
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    Harry Morgan, Paul Hartman, Spencer Tracy

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    Bruce Dern, Inger Stevens, Ben Johnson

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  48. 98
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    Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan

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  49. 99
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    Neil Innes, Sandy Johnson, John Cleese

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    David Opatoshu, Paul Newman, Alfred Hitchcock

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