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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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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Easy Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1969
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film directed by Dennis Hopper. Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) are freewheeling motorcyclists that sell cocaine smuggled from ...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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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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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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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.
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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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Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara
The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 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 the ...more