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The Best Movies of 1969

Updated March 31, 2021 7.1k votes 358 voters 14.8k views103 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

    John Wayne, Robert Duvall
    True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed...  more

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    The Undefeated

    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen
    The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne...  more

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    Support Your Local Sheriff!

    James Garner, Bruce Dern
    Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by...  more

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    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the...  more

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill...  more

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    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine
    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging...  more

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  • 7

    Mackenna's Gold

    Omar Sharif, Gregory Peck
    Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck,...  more
  • 8

    Change of Habit

    Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore
    Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and...  more
  • 9


    Elvis Presley, Victor French
    Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland...  more
  • 10

    Easy Rider

    Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
    Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film directed by Dennis Hopper. Wyatt...  more


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    Guns of the Magnificent Seven

    George Kennedy, James Whitmore
    Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western...  more
  • 12


    Lee Van Cleef, Ignazio Spalla
    Sabata, is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the first...  more
  • 13

    Carry On Camping

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor
    Carry On Camping is a 1969 comedy film and the seventeenth in the series of Carry On films to...  more
  • 14

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

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

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    Midnight Cowboy

    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight
    Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by...  more

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    A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin
    A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center...  more
  • 17

    Twisted Nerve

    Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw
    Twisted Nerve is a 1968 British psychological thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and...  more
  • 18

    100 Rifles

    Raquel Welch, Jim Brown
    100 Rifles is a 1969 western directed by Tom Gries based on the 1966 novel The Californio by...  more
  • 19

    Heaven with a Gun

    Barbara Hershey, Glenn Ford
    Heaven with a Gun is a 1969 American western film starring Glenn Ford....  more
  • 20

    Boot Hill

    Bud Spencer, Terence Hill
    Boot Hill is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. This...  more
  • 21

    A Touch of Zen

    Jackie Chan, Roy Chiao
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  • 22

    Young Billy Young

    Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson
    Young Billy Young is a 1969 western movie starring Robert Mitchum and featuring Angie...  more
  • 23

    Carry On Again Doctor

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor
    Carry On Again Doctor is the eighteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It was...  more
  • 24

    All Monsters Attack

    Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima
    All Monsters Attack, released in Japan as Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru Kaijū Daishingeki, is a...  more
  • 25

    Battle of Neretva

    Orson Welles, Yul Brynner
    Battle of Neretva is a 1969 Yugoslavian partisan film. The film was written by Stevan Bulajić...  more