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100 Best Movies of the 60s On Netflix (2020) Popular Classics

Wondering what are the best 60s movies? 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 the 60s for Cinema. If you take a look at the history of Hollywood, you will find that the decade of the 1960s was packed of many groundbreaking movies.

First of all, it was the 60s decade in which directors actually used the scientific methods and technology in science fiction movies which were 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 has not yet been achieved by Man Kind til date (2001: A Space Odyssey).

Sci-fi was not just the only reason to remember the 60s decade. In fact, many of the popular epic movies were released in the 60s. Directors focused more on drama and presenting life on a grand scale. You will find many great historical drama movies released in the 1960s decade.

Greatest Movies from the 60s

People had not enough of western movies til the 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 the 1960s.

Spy movies were on a move in the 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 an 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 heartthrob. 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.

best 60s Movies

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, Federico 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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Director – Jean-Luc Godard
Cast – Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

Release Date – 20 December 1963
Box Office – $1 Million

Genre – Drama
Awards – None

Pilot – A screenwriter starts doubting that his wife who is an actress is having an affair with the film producer.

99. The Exterminating Angel

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Director – Luis Bunuel
Cast – Silvia Pinal

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%

Release Date – 16 December 1962
Box Office – $300 K

Genre – Fantasy, Drama
Awards – None

Plot – A couple get stuck at a dinner party.

98. Yellow Submarines

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Director – George Dunning
Cast – John Clive, Paul Angels

IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%

Release Date – 17 July 1968
Box Office – $400 K

Genre – Animation, Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – The Beatles go on a mission to convince people that music is good.

97. In Cold Blood

best 60s movies

Director – Richard Brooks
Cast – Scott Wilson, Robert Blake

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%

Release Date – 14 December 1967
Box Office – $13 Million

Genre – Biography, Crime
Awards – None

Pilot – Two robbers get involved in a murder. They try to prove their innocence.

96. A Shot in the Dark

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Director – Blake Edwards
Cast – Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Release Date – 23 June 1964
Box Office – $12 Million

Genre – Comedy, Mystery
Awards – None

Plot – This is the first film in the famous Pink Panther series.

95. Hang ‘Em High

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Director – Ted Post
Cast – Clint Eastwood, Inger stevens

IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Release Date – 3 August 1968
Box Office – $6.8 million

Genre – Western
Awards – None

Pilot – The society turns an innocent man in a brutal chief who wants to bring justice in society.

94. Batman

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Director – Leslie H Martinson
Cast – Adam West, Burt ward

IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

Release Date – 30 July 1966
Box Office – $1.7 million

Genre – Superhero, Adventure, Crime
Awards – None

Plot – The first live action Batman movie that stars Adam west.

93. Barbarella

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Director – Roger Vadim
Cast – Jane Fonda

IMDB Rating – 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%

Release Date – 10 October 1968
Box Office – $5.5 million

Genre – Action, Sci Fi
Awards – None

Plot – A 41st century scientist travels back to fight an evil genius.

92. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Director – Ken Hughes
Cast – Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries

IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 67%

Release Date – 17 December 1968
Box Office – $7.5 million

Genre – Adventure, Fantasy
Awards – None

Pilot – An inventor turns a broken the race car into a family vehicle and then goes on an adventure with his kids to save their grandparents.

91. Casino Royale

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Director – John Huston, Ken Hughes, Val Guest
Cast – Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Ursula Andress

IMDB Rating – 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 27%

Release Date – 13 April 1967
Box Office – $41.7 million

Genre – Comedy
Awards – None

Plot – A spoof comedy movie of James Bond.