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The Best Movies of the '60s 

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The 1960s were a great period for film. Some of the best and most memorable movies in film history were made during this time. The '60s saw the overlap of many of the iconic film directors and stars from Hollywood's Golden Age along with some of the young upstarts who came to define the next generation of stars and powerbrokers.

The best movies of the '60s spanned many genres as well. Thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate are considered classics as is Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. There were also musicals that were adopted to the big screen like West Side Story. If you are a fan of westerns, there plenty of great films in the genre made in the '60s. These tough guy movies, like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, introduced Clint Eastwood to the mainstream while Paul Newman and Robert Redford captured the hearts of audiences in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Movies like Midnight Cowboy and Easy Rider were gritty films that introduced Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson to the world. Hoffman was nominated for his role in The Graduate during the same decade. These films, which wouldn't even get made now, were actually popular movies of the 1960s.

The 1960s were a special period in film history and these are the decade's best movies. Vote for the movies you think are the best of the '60s and should be recognized as the best of the decade.
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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Butch Cassidy and the Su... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Dr. Strangelove or: How ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Midnight Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Ma... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Once Upon a Time in the ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Hustler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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Dr. No is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Manchurian Candidate... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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For a Few Dollars More ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Man Who Shot Liberty... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
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The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s