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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.
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  1. 51
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    Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

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  2. 52
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    Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Vanessa Redgrave

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  3. 53
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    Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin

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    ranked low on reranks Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  6. 56
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    Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt

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    Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Dom DeLuise

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  8. 58
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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    Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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  12. 62
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    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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  13. 63
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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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  14. 64
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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough

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  16. 66
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    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer

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  17. 67
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    ranked low on reranks Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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  19. 69
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    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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  20. 70
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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas

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  22. 72
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  23. 73
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    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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  24. 74
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson

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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  26. 76
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    added by wiabux Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

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  27. 77
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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Jack Klugman

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  29. 79
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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  32. 82
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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Martin Landau

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  34. 84
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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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  38. 88
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    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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    Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Harry Morgan

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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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

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  46. 96
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    added by wiabux John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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    Edgar Buchanan, Warren Oates, Randolph Scott

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    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Stanley Adams

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    Lauren Bacall, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson

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    added by wiabux Clark Gable, James Cagney, David Niven

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