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The 1960s is one of the best settings for films because the decade marked a true change in America and around the world. The top 1960s period movies feature characters fighting for equal rights, coping with the horrors of the Vietnam War, and just trying to make it through the everyday struggles of middle-class life. This is a list of 1960s period movies featuring everything from Catch Me If You Can to Across the Universe to Girl, Interrupted.

What films will you find on this list of movies set in the 1960s? Maybe you'll vote Taking Woodstock to the top of the heap. Set at the most famous music festival of all time, a young man learns more about himself and the town which played host to the epic event. The Doors is another music-centric movie that represents the 1960s aesthetic. If you are looking for some sixties-era laughs, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery has you covered. Other good movies featured on this 1960s period movies list include Moonrise Kingdom, A Single Man, and Riding in Cars with Boys.

Which 1960s movie deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and add any notable titles that are missing.

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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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The Help is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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That Thing You Do! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Girl, Interrupted Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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Saving Mr. Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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Taking Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Taking Woodstock Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch

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It is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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Riding in Cars with Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Riding in Cars with Boys Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy

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Down with Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Down with Love Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan

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Ray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Ray Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
The Dreamers Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud

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An Education is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
An Education Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike

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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

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Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Jersey Boys Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Steve Schirripa

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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
A Single Man Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

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The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Detroit John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith

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Love & Mercy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Love & Mercy Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, John Cusack

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Hairspray Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

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The Rum Diary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
The Rum Diary Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

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Grace of Monaco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Grace of Monaco Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega

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Big Eyes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Big Eyes Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz

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Inside Llewyn Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Inside Llewyn Davis Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Across the Universe Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono

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Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Hitchcock Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren

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Beyond the Sea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Beyond the Sea Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman

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Lenny is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Lenny Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Gary Morton

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Doubt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic
Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Pirate Radio USA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic