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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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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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  2. 52
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    Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin

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  3. 53
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    Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Dom DeLuise

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  4. 54
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    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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  5. 55
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  6. 56
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    Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Vanessa Redgrave

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  7. 57
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    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Warren Mitchell

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  8. 58
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    ranked low on reranks Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  9. 59
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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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  10. 60
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    Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt

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  11. 61
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    Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones

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  12. 62
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    ranked low on reranks Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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  13. 63
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    James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough

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  14. 64
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  15. 65
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    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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  16. 66
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    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  17. 67
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    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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  18. 68
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer

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  19. 69
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  20. 70
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    Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas

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  21. 71
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    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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  22. 72
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    ranked low on reranks Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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  23. 73
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson

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  24. 74
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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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  25. 75
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    Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Jack Klugman

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  26. 76
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    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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  27. 77
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    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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  28. 78
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  29. 79
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    - 7

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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  30. 80
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    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

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  31. 81
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    Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Martin Landau

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  32. 82
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    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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  33. 83
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    added by wiabux Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

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  34. 84
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    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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  35. 85
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    Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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  36. 86
    + 8
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    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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  37. 87
    + 12
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    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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  38. 88
    + 9
    - 4

    added by wiabux John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

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  39. 89
    + 8
    - 7

    Rudy Vallée, Michele Lee, Robert Morse

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  40. 90
    + 8
    - 6

    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

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  41. 91
    + 18
    - 8

    Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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  42. 92
    + 5
    - 6

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  43. 93
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    often listed Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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  44. 94
    + 27
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    Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Harry Morgan

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  45. 95
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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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  46. 96
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    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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  47. 97
    + 9
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    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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  48. 98
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    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr

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  49. 99
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    Edgar Buchanan, Warren Oates, Randolph Scott

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  50. 100
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    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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