Film The Best Movies of 1969  

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List of the best movies of 1969, with movie trailers when available. Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two cinematic icons in different genres, made their debuts on the big screen in 1969. These top movies of 1969 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, including lots of Westerns like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, True Grit, and The Undefeated - but each film was released in 1969. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1969 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1969 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The Italian Job, Cactus Flower, and The Wild Bunch are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1969?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1969?"

1969 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1969. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1969 aren't just one persons opinion.

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John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn; Wayne won his only ...more

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1969
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon ...more

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William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of ...more

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James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more

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Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau Cactus Flower is a 1969 comedy film directed by Gene Saks and starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, who won an Oscar for her performance. The screenplay was adapted by I. A. ...more

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Bill Cosby, Natalie Wood, Dyan Cannon Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is a 1969 comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It stars Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video ...more

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Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 war film starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was directed by John Guillermin and was shot on location in Czechoslovakia. The film is based on ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1969 American musical film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan is based on James Hilton's 1934 novella of the same name, which was first adapted ...more

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Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley, Telly Savalas On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Following the decision of Sean Connery to retire from the ...more

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Maggie Smith, Pamela Franklin, Celia Johnson The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a 1969 British drama DeLuxe Color film, based on the novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. The novel was turned into a play by Jay Presson Allen ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Anthony Quayle Anne of the Thousand Days is a 1969 British costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by Hal B. Wallis. ...more

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Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American comedic mockumentary directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Janet Margolin. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film chronicles the life of ...more

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Steve McQueen, Burgess Meredith, Diane Ladd The Reivers is a 1969 film starring Steve McQueen and directed by Mark Rydell based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name. The supporting cast includes Sharon Farrell, Rupert Crosse, ...more

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Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Bouquet Mississippi Mermaid is a 1969 French romantic drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Adapted from the 1947 novel Waltz into ...more

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Robert Duvall, James Caan, Shirley Knight The Rain People is a 1969 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Alongside Shirley Knight, leading players are James Caan and Robert Duvall, both of whom would later work with Coppola in The ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli Topaz is a 1969 American espionage thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the 1967 Cold War novel Topaz by Leon Uris, the film is about a French intelligence agent who becomes entangled ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center Films, distributed by National General Pictures, and directed by Bill Meléndez, it is the ...more

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Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann The Passion of Anna is a 1969 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its original Swedish title is En passion, which means "A passion". Bergman was awarded Best ...more

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Raquel Welch, Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds 100 Rifles is a 1969 western directed by Tom Gries based on the 1966 novel The Californio by Robert MacLeod. The film stars Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, and Fernando Lamas and was ...more

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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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Ian McKellen, Michael York, Julian Glover Alfred the Great is a 1969 epic film which portrayed Alfred the Great's struggle to rid Wessex of the invading Danes, in the 870s AD. It starred David Hemmings in the title role.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Kenneth More, Giancarlo Giannini, Capucine Fräulein Doktor is a First World War spy film released in 1969. It was an Italian and Yugoslavian co-production directed by Alberto Lattuada, starring Suzy Kendall and Kenneth More, and ...more

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Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore. Written by James Lee, S.S. Schweitzer, and Eric Bercovici, ...more

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin Z is a 1969 Algerian French language political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis ...more

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Easy Rider is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1969
Easy Rider is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by James Benning.

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Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Sally Geeson The Oblong Box is a 1969 British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler, starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Alister Williamson. This was the first film to star both Price and Lee.

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George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Fernando Rey Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western film, The Magnificent Seven. The picture was directed by Paul Wendkos and stars George Kennedy as ...more

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Ruth Gordon, Geraldine Page, Robert Fuller What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? is a 1969 American thriller film directed by Lee H. Katzin with Bernard Girard, and starring Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller and ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and ...more

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Elvis Presley, Victor French, James Sikking Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. It was his only role that didn't feature him singing ...more

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Capucine, Gordon Mitchell, Salvo Randone Fellini Satyricon, or simply Satyricon, is a 1969 Italian fantasy drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini. It is loosely based on Petronius's work, Satyricon, a series of bawdy and ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Liza Minnelli, Tim McIntire, Wendell Burton The Sterile Cuckoo, released in the UK as Pookie, is a theatrical release feature film released by Paramount Pictures that tells the story of an eccentric young couple whose relationship deepens ...more

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Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno Marlowe is a neo-noir movie starring James Garner as Raymond Chandler's private detective Philip Marlowe. Directed by Paul Bogart, the mystery film was written by Stirling Silliphant based on ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Roland Hedlund, Peter Schildt, Anita Björk Ådalen 31 is a 1969 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg. It depicts the 1931 Ådalen shootings, in which Swedish military forces opened fire against labour demonstrators in ...more

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, Leonid Kogan, Françoise Fabian My Night at Maud's is a 1969 French drama film by Éric Rohmer. It is the third film in his series of Six Moral Tales.

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Charlotte Rampling, Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger The Damned is a 1969 Italian-German drama film written and directed by Luchino Visconti. The plot centers around the Essenbecks, a wealthy industrialist family who have begun doing business with ...more

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Michel Piccoli, Delphine Seyrig, Bernard Verley The Milky Way is a 1969 film directed by Luis Buñuel. It stars Laurent Terzieff, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Georges Marchal and Michel Piccoli. Buñuel later called The Milky ...more

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Gene Hackman, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr The Gypsy Moths is a 1969 American drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, based on the novel of the same name by James Drought. It is the story ...more

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Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates Women in Love is a 1969 British romantic drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden. The film was adapted by Larry Kramer from D. ...more

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Omar Sharif, Gregory Peck, Julie Newmar Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Ted Cassidy, Camilla Sparv, and Julie Newmar. It was photographed in Super ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added David Niven, Eli Wallach, Jean-Paul Belmondo The Brain is a 1969 French comedy film directed by Gérard Oury, about a second train robbery by the brains of the Great Train Robbery.

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Gene Hackman, Gregory Peck, Lee Grant Marooned is a 1969 Eastmancolor American film directed by John Sturges and starring Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus, and Gene Hackman. It was based on the 1964 ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang The Dance of Death is a 1969 film version of the play The Dance of Death by August Strindberg as presented by the National Theatre Company. It stars Laurence Olivier and Geraldine McEwan. ...more