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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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To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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336 111
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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343 83
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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195 105
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

5
219 107
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

6
191 92
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

7
254 93
Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

8
202 77
Cool Hand Luke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

9
159 99
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

10
237 95
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

11
208 89
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

12
208 86
Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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200 53
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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213 83
The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

15
158 86
The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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177 70
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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184 97
Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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148 74
Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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217 54
The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

20
172 61
Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Planet of the Apes Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

21
157 83
Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

22
138 59
Dr. No is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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141 60
From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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111 58
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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150 59
A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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156 80
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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147 61
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

28
103 65
Judgment at Nuremberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Judgment at Nuremberg Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

29
159 43
The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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133 77
The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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80 62
The Producers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Producers Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

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122 52
For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

33
146 48
Once Upon a Time in the West is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

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136 61
Midnight Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Midnight Cowboy Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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97 56
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Worl... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

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132 44
The Hustler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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124 53
The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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116 60
The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Guns of Navarone Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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55 63
8½ is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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129 62
Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Easy Rider Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

41
124 41
The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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87 26
True Grit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
RobLein added True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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114 51
MASH is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
MASH Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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78 31
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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81 34
One Hundred and One Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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98 55
What Ever Happened to Baby Jan... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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103 39
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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70 72
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

49
114 57
Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
Bullitt Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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92 45
The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of the '60s
The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton