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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
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
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
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
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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The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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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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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin
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
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 Music Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett
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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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness
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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Charade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn
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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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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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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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills
The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more
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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder
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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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore
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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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau
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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Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on ...more
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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr
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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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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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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Blue Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, George Halas
Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in ...more
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The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto
The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best ...more
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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard
Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's ...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
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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How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach
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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Marnie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren
Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay Presson Allen was based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi ...more
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is ...more