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The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s

Updated July 8, 2019 2.3k votes 455 voters 30.1k views42 items

List RulesVote up your favorite love films that were released in the 1960s

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
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney

    Released1961

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise... more on Wikipedia
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    My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    My Fair Lady

    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical... more on Wikipedia

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    The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Apartment

    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon

    Released1960

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder,... more on Wikipedia
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    Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Barefoot in the Park

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

    Released1967

    Directed byGene Saks

    Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and... more on Wikipedia

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen,... more on Wikipedia

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    Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Doctor Zhivago

    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

    Released1965

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean,... more on Wikipedia
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    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

    West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Graduate

    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft

    Released1967

    Directed byMike Nichols

    The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1967

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Parent Trap

    Maureen O'Hara, John Mills

    Released1961

    Directed byDavid Swift

    The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian... more on Wikipedia

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier

    Released1967

    Directed byStanley Kramer

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    The Sand Pebbles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Sand Pebbles

    Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen

    Released1966

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of... more on Wikipedia
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    Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film... more on Wikipedia

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    The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Music Man

    Ron Howard, Shirley Jones

    Released1962

    Directed byMorton DaCosta

    The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones... more on Wikipedia

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    Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone

    Released1936

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by... more on Wikipedia
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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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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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    Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the... more on Wikipedia

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    How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    How to Steal a Million

    Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

    Released1966

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    This film is a 1966 comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter... more on Wikipedia
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    Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Viva Las Vegas

    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret.... more on Wikipedia
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    Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Seven Days in May

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner

    Released1964

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey...
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    The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison... more on Wikipedia
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    Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron

    Released1964

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and... more on Wikipedia
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    Blue Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    Blue Hawaii

    Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury

    Released1961

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Mickey Moore

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    That Touch of Mink is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s
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    That Touch of Mink

    Cary Grant, Doris Day

    Released1962

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, and directed... more on Wikipedia
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