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The Best Movies of 1969

Updated September 4, 2020 7.4k votes 350 voters 14.2k views106 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1969.

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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    True Grit
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    True Grit

    John Wayne, Robert Duvall

    Released1969

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Support Your Local Sheriff!
    139
    32

    Support Your Local Sheriff!

    James Garner, Bruce Dern

    Released1969

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    The Undefeated
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    43

    The Undefeated

    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen

    Released1969

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    112
    50

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley

    Released1969

    Directed byPeter R. Hunt

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Wild Bunch
    80
    83

    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1969

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Change of Habit
    87
    16

    Change of Habit

    Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released1969

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Mackenna's Gold
    72
    37

    Mackenna's Gold

    Omar Sharif, Gregory Peck

    Released1969

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Charro!
    87
    13

    Charro!

    Elvis Presley, Victor French

    Released1969

    Directed byCharles Marquis Warren

    Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Guns of the Magnificent Seven
    89
    18

    Guns of the Magnificent Seven

    George Kennedy, James Whitmore

    Released1969

    Directed byPaul Wendkos

    Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Midnight Cowboy
    80
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    Midnight Cowboy

    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Sabata
    84
    12

    Sabata

    Lee Van Cleef, Ignazio Spalla

    Released1969

    Directed byGianfranco Parolini

    Sabata, is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Carry On Camping
    27
    29

    Carry On Camping

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1969

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Camping is a 1969 comedy film and the seventeenth in the series of Carry On films to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Z
    57
    74

    Z

    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand

    Released1969

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Z is a 1969 Algerian French language political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, with a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
    86
    10

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

    Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero

    Released1969

    Directed byRobert Butler

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is a 1969 film starring Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    A Boy Named Charlie Brown
    42
    56

    A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1969

    Directed byBill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

    A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Twisted Nerve
    74
    22

    Twisted Nerve

    Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting

    Twisted Nerve is a 1968 British psychological thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    100 Rifles
    70
    39

    100 Rifles

    Raquel Welch, Jim Brown

    Released1969

    Directed byTom Gries

    100 Rifles is a 1969 western directed by Tom Gries based on the 1966 novel The Californio by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Heaven with a Gun
    49
    14

    Heaven with a Gun

    Barbara Hershey, Glenn Ford

    Released1969

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

    Heaven with a Gun is a 1969 American western film starring Glenn Ford.Amazon buy button
  • 20
    Fellini Satyricon
    36
    57

    Fellini Satyricon

    Capucine, Gordon Mitchell

    Released1969

    Directed byFederico Fellini

    Fellini Satyricon, or simply Satyricon, is a 1969 Italian fantasy drama film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Mississippi Mermaid
    35
    58

    Mississippi Mermaid

    Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Released1969

    Directed byFrançois Truffaut

    Mississippi Mermaid is a 1969 French romantic drama film directed by François Truffaut and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Boot Hill
    70
    11

    Boot Hill

    Bud Spencer, Terence Hill

    Released1969

    Directed byGiuseppe Colizzi

    Boot Hill is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. This... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    A Touch of Zen
    33
    18

    A Touch of Zen

    Jackie Chan, Roy Chiao

    Released1969

    Directed byKing Hu

    A Touch of Zen is a 1971 Taiwanese wuxia film directed by King Hu. The film won significant... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Paint Your Wagon
    57
    93

    Paint Your Wagon

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin

    Released1969

    Directed byJoshua Logan

    Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    All Monsters Attack
    35
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    All Monsters Attack

    Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima

    Released1969

    Directed byIshirō Honda

    All Monsters Attack, released in Japan as Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru Kaijū Daishingeki, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button