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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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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  7. 57
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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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  12. 62
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons

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    Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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

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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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