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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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  1. 51
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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Zorba the Greek is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Zorba the Greek Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Hud is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Hud Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Fahrenheit 451 Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Zulu is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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    In Cold Blood is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    In Cold Blood Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    One Hundred and One Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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    Blowup is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Blowup Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    A Man for All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    La Dolce Vita is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    La Dolce Vita Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    The Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Birdman of Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Birdman of Alcatraz Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    The Sword in the Stone Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Days of Wine and Roses is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Days of Wine and Roses Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    Village of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Village of the Damned George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Lion in Winter Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Barefoot in the Park Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Breathless is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


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

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Yojimbo is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Andrei Rublev is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Andrei Rublev Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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    Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Last Year at Marienbad is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Last Year at Marienbad Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Persona is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    Persona Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    One, Two, Three is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    One, Two, Three James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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    Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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    The Battle of Algiers is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    The Battle of Algiers Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    The Cincinnati Kid is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s


    The Cincinnati Kid Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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    Support Your Local Sheriff! is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Mutiny on the Bounty is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Mutiny on the Bounty Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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    Au Hasard Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    Au Hasard Balthazar Anne Wiazemsky, Pierre Klossowski, Walter Green

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    L'Avventura is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s

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    L'Avventura Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari

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