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List Rules Vote up your favorite war films that were released in the 1960s.

What you’ll see on this list of the best 60s war movies are big stories with big stars. War movies from the 1960s were all about action packed battles and the glory of war, but there were also films that discussed the morality of war, and whether nuclear weapons are really ethical to use.

Among the top 60s war movies, you’ll find In Harm’s Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal and Henry Fonda; Battle of Britain with Micheal Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer and Ralph Richardson; and The Longest Day featuring John Wayne, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and Red Buttons. Not quite as epic but just as interesting are The Manchurian Candidate and Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Enjoy this list of great war movies from the 60s, and don't forget to vote up your favorites or add any classics that might be missing.

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The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 60s War Movies
RobLein added The Alamo John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Guns of Navarone Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Battle of Britain Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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The Green Berets John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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Khartoum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 60s War Movies
RobLein added Khartoum Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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The Train Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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Tobruk Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Norman Rossington

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Sink the Bismarck! Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Michael Hordern

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The Sand Pebbles Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough

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The Charge of the Light Brigade Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Natasha Richardson

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Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 60s War Movies
RobLein added Major Dundee Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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The Battle of Algiers Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Gene Wesson

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Von Ryan's Express Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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The Bridge at Remagen Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara

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Exodus Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb

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Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

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Two Women Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

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633 Squadron Cliff Robertson, Harry Andrews, George Chakiris

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The Heroes of Telemark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 60s War Movies
RobLein added The Heroes of Telemark Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave

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The Hill Sean Connery, Ossie Davis, Michael Redgrave

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McHale's Navy Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine

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The Blue Max Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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The Carabineers Barbet Schroeder, Marino Masé, Jean-Louis Comolli

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Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau

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War and Peace Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg

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Lost Command Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Anthony Quinn

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The Shop on Main Street Ida Kamińska, Jozef Kroner, František Zvarík

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El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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Closely Watched Trains Jiří Menzel, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

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The War Game is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 60s War Movies
The War Game (remove) Michael Aspel

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PT 109 Robert Blake, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp

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Ivan's Childhood Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikolai Burlyayev, Yevgeni Zharikov

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Army of Shadows Simone Signoret, Lino Ventura, Jean-Pierre Cassel