The Best Movies of 1966

List of the best movies of 1966, with movie trailers when available. Many remember 1966 as the year that Walt Disney died while supervising The Jungle Book. These top movies of 1966 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - but each film was released in 1966. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1966 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1966 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Examples include Fahrenheit 451 and A Man for All Seasons.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1966?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1966?"1966 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1966. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1966 aren't just one persons opinion.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    1
    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Sergio Leone
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
    2
    Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
  • Return of the Seven
    3
    Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
  • The Sand Pebbles
    4
    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
    5
    Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
    6
    Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata, Kumi Mizuno
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Jun Fukuda
  • Frankie and Johnny
    7
    Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Frederick De Cordova
  • Nevada Smith
    8
    Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Henry Hathaway
  • One Million Years BC
    9
    Raquel Welch, Martine Beswick, John Richardson
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Don Chaffey
  • The Trouble with Angels
    10
    Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, June Harding
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Ida Lupino
  • The Professionals
    11
    Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Richard Brooks
  • El Dorado
    12
    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • The Rare Breed
    13
    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • The Ugly Dachshund
    14
    Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charlie Ruggles
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Norman Tokar
  • Fantastic Voyage
    15
    Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    16
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • The Bible: In the Beginning...
    17
    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: John Huston
  • A Man for All Seasons
    18
    Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
  • Batman
    19
    Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
  • A Big Hand for the Little Lady
    20
    Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Fielder Cook
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style
    21
    Elvis Presley, Deanna Lund, Red West
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Mickey Moore
  • Cast a Giant Shadow
    22
    Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Melville Shavelson
  • Hawaii
    23
    Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: George Roy Hill
  • The Family Way
    24
    Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Roy Boulting
  • Torn Curtain
    25
    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock