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The Best Movies of 1966 

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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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Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more

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#173 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #1 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #45 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever

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Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith
This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away ...more

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#48 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #157 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books

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John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum
El Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Written by Leigh Brackett and loosely based on the novel The Stars in ...more

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#29 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #145 of 463 The Best Feel-Good Moviesfeaturing The Real Story Of El Dorado

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Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough
The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat USS ...more

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#227 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #33 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1960s

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Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris
The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of the play of the same title by Edward ...more

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#885 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #195 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Sucklisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave
A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. It was released on 12 December 1966. Paul Scofield, who had ...more

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#41 of 59 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins #67 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60slisted on Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

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Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle
The Fortune Cookie is a 1966 film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in their first on-screen collaboration, and directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.
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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is a 1966 film combining live-action and animation. It was released by The Walt Disney Company. Based on the first two chapters of the book Winnie-the-Pooh by ...more
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Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe
The Blue Max is a 1966 British war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. It was directed by John Guillermin, stars ...more

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#134 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #11 of 110 The Best Aviation Movies

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Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin
The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy ...more

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#81 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #15 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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Raquel Welch, James Brolin, Donald Pleasence
Per salvare la vita di un celebre scienziato, vittima di un attentato, alcuni medici si fanno miniaturizzare ed entrano nel suo corpo. Per arrivare al cervello e operarlo hanno solamente un'ora. ...more

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#120 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time #13 of 39 The Best Raquel Welch Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jimmy Page, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff Beck
Blowup, or Blow-Up, is a 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured an incident on film. It was ...more

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#910 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #391 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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James Coburn, James Brolin, Lee J. Cobb
Our Man Flint is a 1966 American action film that parodies the James Bond genre. The film was directed by Daniel Mann, written by Hal Fimberg and Ben Starr, and starring James Coburn as master ...more
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Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner
Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 British Dystopian science fiction drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. Based on the 1953 novel of ...more

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#58 of 160 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies #127 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune
Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer with music by Maurice Jarre and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves ...more

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Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas
Cast a Giant Shadow is a 1966 big-budget action film based on the life of Colonel Mickey Marcus, and stars Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Yul Brynner, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson. ...more

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#67 of 99 The Best John Wayne Movies of All Time, Ranked #42 of 53 The Best Michael Douglas Movies

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Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir
Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher. The film was photographed in Techniscope by Michael Reed, designed by Bernard Robinson and scored by James ...more
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Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott
Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film ...more

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#108 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s #201 of 206 The Best Comedies Rated PG #10 of 108 The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked

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Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Lee Meriwether
Batman, often promoted as Batman: The Movie, is a 1966 film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by ...more

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#139 of 165 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time #340 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel The Off-Islanders, and was adapted for the ...more

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#582 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #226 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever

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Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock
Torn Curtain is a 1966 American political thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. Written by Brian Moore, the film is about an American scientist who ...more
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Steve McQueen, Loni Anderson, Suzanne Pleshette
Nevada Smith is a 1966 American Western film in Eastmancolor and Panavision directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Steve McQueen, made by Embassy Pictures and Solar Productions in association ...more

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#32 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s #99 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s

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Yul Brynner, Warren Oates, Fernando Rey
Return of the Seven is the first sequel to the western, The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner is the sole returning cast member from the first film, portraying Chris Adams. Robert Fuller assumes ...more
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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