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The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s  

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This 1960s romance movies list ranks some of the greatest romantic films of all time, ranked from best to worst. The best '60s romance movies come in many forms. Some of the greatest '60s romance movies are dramas, while others are more comedic. And several of the most popular musicals ever made appear on this list of '60s romance films.

What are some of the top '60s romantic movies? The Sound of Music is one of the most famous and enduring romances from the 1960s. This musical love story was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1966 and it took home five, including the Oscar for Best Picture. Other musicals that are featured on this 1960s romantic movies list include West Side Story and Hello, Dolly.

If you are in the mood for a classic '60s love story, there's always Breakfast at Tiffany's, which contains one of the most charismatic performances from Audrey Hepburn. Some '60s romantic films can also be controversial, like Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film Lolita.

Do you have a favorite 1960s romantic movie? Vote up the best films, add any great '60s romances we may have missed, and if you've seen enough of these love stories, rerank the list!
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Breakfast at Tiffany's ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

Released: 1961

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Cukor

My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by ...more

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The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1960

Directed by: Billy Wilder

The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...more

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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

Released: 1965

Directed by: David Lean

Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to WWI, and is ...more

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn ...more

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Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

Released: 1967

Directed by: Gene Saks

Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and Robert Redford as Paul. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds ...more

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The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams ...more

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

Released: 1967

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

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Guess Who's Coming to Di... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1967

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

Released: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

Released: 1962

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

Released: 1961

Directed by: David Swift

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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore

Released: 1936

Directed by: George Cukor

Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film stars Leslie Howard as Romeo and Norma ...more

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Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis

Released: 1968

Directed by: William Wyler

Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the eponymous ...more

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

Released: 1963

Directed by: Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. ...more

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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

Released: 1961

Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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The Thomas Crown Affair ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1968

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Sidney

Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and ...more

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Blue Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, George Halas

Released: 1961

Directed by: Norman Taurog, Mickey Moore

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How to Steal a Million ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

Released: 1966

Directed by: William Wyler

This film is a 1966 comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in France, though the ...more
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Hello, Dolly! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

Released: 1969

Directed by: Gene Kelly

Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the same name. The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a ...more

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Marnie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

Released: 1964

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard

Released: 1964

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

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The Umbrellas of Cherbou... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo

Released: 1964

Directed by: Jacques Demy

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