Top 100 Best 60s Movies

Greatest Films from the 1960s Decade

There are many reasons to fall in love with the 60s decade movies. As for human history the 60s marks the decade when Man first walked on Moon. So was 60s for Cinema. If you take a look on history of Hollywood, you will find that the decade of 1960s was packed of many ground breaking movies. First of all it was the 60s decade in which directors actually used the scientific methods and technology in science fiction movies which was missing in the 50s sci fi movies. The use of technology was not limited to just Science fiction movies but also scientific gadgets were used in action movies (For Example James Bond Movies). In fact the vision seen by the 60s sci fi movies have not yet been achieved by Man Kind til date (2001: A Space Odyssey).

Sci fi was not just the only reason to remember 60s decade. In fact many of the popular epic movies were released in the 60s. Directors focused more on drama and presenting life on grand scale. You will find many great historical drama movies released in the 1960s decade. People had not enough of western movies til 60s and the decade marks the end of some of the finest western movies. Though in later decades to the genre was revisited but apart from few films none other was able to recreate the magic of Spaghetti westerns of 1960s.

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Spy movies were on a move in 1960s and one of the most popular characters of all time – James Bond, was introduced on the big screen in 1960s with Dr. No. which was instant hit and made Sean Connery a superstar overnight. But the biggest stardom came to Clint eastwood in the 1960s. With his macho persona and style he soon became a heart throb. Among the other popular actor of 60s were – Peter Sellers, Peter O’ Toole, Dustin Hoffman,Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier and Warren Beatty. The ‘treasure of the cinema’ Woody allen also made debut in Hollywood in 1960s decade. The Popular actresses of 1960s Included – Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Julie Christie, Barbara Streisand, Natalie Wood and Jane Fonda.

However the 60s actually was more successful due to the vision of the brilliant directors who worked in that era. The Magic of Alfred Hitchcock ended in the 60s. Some of the legends who really made 60s decade memorable were – Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Robert Wise, Sergio Leone, Federicko Fellini, Mike Nichols, Stanley Kramer and George A. Romero.

Here is the list of 100 Greatest films from the 1960s decade:

100. Contempt
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99. The Exterminating Angel
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98. Yellow Submarines
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97. In Cold Blood
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96. A Shot in the Dark
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95. Hang ‘Em High
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94. Batman
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93. Barbarella
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92. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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91. Casino Royale
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90. Cleopatra
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89. The Fearless Vampire Killers
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88. Cape Fear
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87. Belle De Jour
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86. Peeping Tom
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85. The Haunting
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84. The Lion in Winter
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83. Andrei Rublev
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82. A Man For All Seasons
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81. A Hard day’s Night
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80. The Party
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79. Jules and Jim
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78. Oliver!
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77. Marine
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76. Le Samourai
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75. Wait Until Dark
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74. Fahrenheit 451
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73. Repulsion
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72. The Battle of Algiers
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71. The Guns of Navarone
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70. Blow-Up
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69. Where Eagles Dare
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68. The Longest Day
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67. Zulu
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66. The Sword in the Stone
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65. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
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64. You Only Live Twice
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63. La Dolce Vita
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62. The Producers
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61. In the heat of the Night
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60. Bullitt
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59. The Time Machine
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58. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
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57. Judgment at Nuremberg
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56. The Italian Job
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55. Romeo and Juliet
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54. Inherit the Wind
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53. The Odd Couple
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52. Charade
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51. Persona
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50. Take the Money and Run
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49. Breathless
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48. 8 ½
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47. The Hustler
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46. 101 Dalmatians
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45. Midnight Cowboy
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44. True Grit
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43. From Russia With Love
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42. Easy Rider
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41. The Jungle Book
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40. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
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39. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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38. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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37. Lolita
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36. My Fair Lady
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35. The Magnificent Seven
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34. The Manchurian Candidate
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33. Thunderball
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32. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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31. The Pink Panther
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30. The Dirty Dozen
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29. Yojimbo
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28. West Side Story
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27. The Wild Bunch
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26. A Fistful of Dollars
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25. Bonnie and Clyde
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24. Spartacus
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23. Dr. No.
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22. Night of the Living Dead
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21. Doctor Zhivago
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20. The Birds
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19. For a Few Dollars More
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18. Goldfinger
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17. The Apartment
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16. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
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15. Mary Poppins
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14. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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13. Rosemary’s Baby
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12. Cool hand Luke
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11. The Sound of Music
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10. Planet of the Apes
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9. The Great Escape
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8. Lawrence of Arabia
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7. Once upon a time in the West
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6. The Graduate
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5. To Kill a Mockingbird
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4. Dr. Strangelove Or How I learned to Stop worrying and love the bomb
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3. The Good The Bad and the Ugly
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2. Psycho
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
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So this was the list of most popular movies of 1960s decade. Did we Missed any film? Do you think we over rated any film from the decade or gave poor rating to a good film. If that’s the case then you’re more than welcome to point us out in the comment section.

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