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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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    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

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    Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck

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    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

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    John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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

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    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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

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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai

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    Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski, Ian Hendry

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Robert Hardy

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    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov

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    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff, Giorgio Albertazzi

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe, Richard Warwick

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    Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Jean-Luc Godard

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    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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