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Top 25 Movies of the 1960s


1. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
2. The Battle of Algiers
3. The Swimmer
4. A Child Is Waiting
5. Birdman of Alcatraz
6. An Autumn Afternoon
7. Ladybug, Ladybug
8. The Happy Ending
9. The Misfits
10. The Face of Another
11. The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner
12. Midnight Cowboy
13. The Sign of the Leo
14. The Professionals
15. Le Trou
16. Il Sorpasso
17. The Incident
18. Persona
19. Never On Sunday
20. David and Lisa
21. Hombre
22. Too Late Blues
23. Dry Summer
24. High and Low
25. Too Late Blues


and there's still many great ones left. Here's an easy way to find out if you rate on IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/search/title/?ti...y_ratings,desc
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Bullitt
Point Blank
The Graduate
The Birds
Psycho
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The Great Escape.
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Goldfinger
Doctor Strangelove
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
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2001: A Space Odyssey

Planet of the Apes

Fantastic Voyage

Mars Needs Women

Manos: The Hands of Fate
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22. Too Late Blues
23. Dry Summer
24. High and Low
25. Too Late Blues
http://www.imdb.com/search/title/?ti...y_ratings,desc
"Too Late Blues" is so good it occupies two spots in the top 25. ;-)
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TIL the next movie Michiyoshi Doi directed after Chiheisen ga giragira (1961) was called Shitto (1962).

Top 38 not yet named? Using IMDb would make this easier:

À bout de souffle (Breathless) (1960) Jean-Luc Godard
Andrei Rublev (1966) Andrey Tarkovskiy
Au hazard Balthazar (1966) Robert Bresson
Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres )(1969) Jean-Pierre Melville
Bedtime Story (1964) Ralph Levy
Belle de jour (1967) Luis Bunuel
Charly (1968) Ralph Nelson
Cleo de 5 à 7 (1962) Agnès Varda
Dzhamiliya (Jamilya)(1969) Irina Poplavskaya
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) Chuck Jones
Human Condition III (1961) Masaki Kobayashi
Il gattopardo (The Leopard)(1963) Luchino Visconti
Jules et Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut
Kes (1969) Ken Loach
La 317ème Section (1965) Pierre Schoendoerffer
La grande vadrouille (1966) Gerard Oury
La jetée (1962) Chris Marker
L’année dernière à Marienbad (1961) Alain Resnais
L’avventura (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Léon Morin, pretre (1961) Jean-Pierre Melville
Les yeux sans visage (1960) Georges Franju
Marketa Lazarova (1967) Frantisek Vlacil
Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero
Playtime (1967) Jacques Tati
Seconds (1966) John Frankenheimer
Sedmikrasky (Daisies)(1966) Vera Chylitova
The Apartment (1960) Billy Wilder
The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova)(1969) Sergei Parjanov
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) Sergio Leone
The Hustler (1962) Robert Rossen
The Pawnbroker (1964) Sidney Lumet
The Trial (1962) Orson Welles
Titicut Follies (1967) Frederick Wiseman
Trans-Europ Express (1966) Alain Robbe-Grillet
War And Peace (Vojna I Mir)(1965) Sergei Bondarchuk
Wavelength (1967) Michael Snow
Woman in the Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara
Yoyo (1965) Pierre Étaix
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. The Longest Day
3. The Great Escape 1963
4. The Dirty Dozen 1967
5. 2001 Space Oddity
6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
7. West Side Story 1961
8. Hello Dolly 1969
9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
10. Psycho 1960
11. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
12. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
13. Mary Poppins (1964)
14. Easy Rider 1969
15. Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
16. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963
17. Barefoot in the Park 1967
18. Wait Until Dark 1967
19. Failsafe 1964
20. The Yellow Submarine 1968
21. Lion in the Winter 1966
22. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967
23. Inherit the Wind (1960)
24. Gypsy (1962)
25. Dr. No (1962) partially for starting the franchise

I didn't bother with exact order, but this is for me an excellent top 25 for the 1960s.
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What’s with all these huge-ass lists? Why not the top five, or ten?
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What’s with all these huge-ass lists? Why not the top five, or ten?
I kind of liked top 25. Means I could put a few extras on the list whereas 5 or 10 I would feel bad for leaving some off.
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I kind of liked top 25. Means I could put a few extras on the list whereas 5 or 10 I would feel bad for leaving some off.
It’s a good point. I’ll give it a try tomorrow morning when I’m less tired.

But, “Ten Favorite Songs?” Sheesh. How about “25 Places on Your Body You Like To Be Touched?”
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Breathless
Peeping Tom
Black Sunday (1960)
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
The Innocents
8.5
Dr. Strangelove
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The Saragossa Manuscript
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Battle of Algiers
The Sword of Doom
Bonnie and Clyde
Point Blank
Quatermass and the Pit
Weekend
2001: A Space Odyssey
Night of the Living Dead
Danger: Diabolik
Once Upon a Time in the West
Z
The Wild Bunch
The Valley of Gwangi
Goyokin





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...Wavelength (1967) Michael Snow....
Respectfully, inclusion of this title invalidates your entire, otherwise interesting list, imo.
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The Guns of Navarone

36 Hours

The Train

Heroes of Telemark

633 Squadron

Wait until Dark

101 Dalmatians

Mary Poppins

My Fair Lady

The Pink Panther

A Shot in the Dark

The Great Race

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Where Eagles Dare

A Fistful of Dollars

A Few Dollars More

True Grit
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Respectfully, inclusion of this title invalidates your entire, otherwise interesting list, imo.
The TSPDT poll currently has Wavelength at #210 all-time greatest film and #1 all-time greatest Canadian film. Not that it should matter overly, but their methodology suggests I'm definitely not alone on this one. Something like Bedtime Story (1964) I might have to get creative to defend...

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Searching "196" in the TSPDT poll gives 174 1960s worthy films. Polls aren't everything, I'd argue a movie that you love with a much more limited appeal is what's really great about movies, but I'll grant this represents a lot of people that watch a lot of movies.

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I can get about half of them...
To Kill a Mockingbird
Charade
Wait Until Dark
Failsafe
The Miracle Worker
The Apartment
Cape Fear
The Odd Couple
To Sir, With Love
A Shot in the Dark
Dr. Strangelove
Psycho
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When I look through my list of my 100 favorite movies, I find that seven of them were made in the 1960's:

Army of Shadows (1969, France/Italy, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)
Dr. Strangelove (1964, U.K., dir. Stanley Kubrick)
La Jetée (1962, France, dir. Chris Marker)
Psycho (1960, U.S., dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Ride the High Country (1962, U.S., dir. Sam Peckinpah)
2001 (1968, U.K., dir. Stanley Kubrick)
The Wild Bunch (1969, U.S., dir. Sam Peckinpah)
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In no particular order:

Lawrence of Arabia
The Great Escape
Bonnie and Clyde
Days of Wine and Roses
Kelly's Heroes
Bullitt
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
The Time Machine
Planet of the Apes
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Charade
Elmer Gantry
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Becket
The Train
The Dirty Dozen
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The Italian Job
Gambit
Cool Hand Luke
Fitzwilly
Two for the Road
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Once Upon a Time in the West
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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I would add:

Spartacus (1960)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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"Too Late Blues" is so good it occupies two spots in the top 25. ;-)
Good catch. I think I'll put in His Days Are Numbered (1962) as the replacement. Thanks.
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Kelly's Heroes: I love this movie, but it was 1970. Otherwise it would have been in my list.

Fitzwilly: I forgot this one, I would take it over Dr. No
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Kelly's Heroes: I love this movie, but it was 1970. Otherwise it would have been in my list.



Fitzwilly: I forgot this one, I would take it over Dr. No
I figured that out earlier while working on my 1970s list. I'll swap in Women in Love, the Oliver Reed movie from 1969.
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2. The Longest Day
3. The Great Escape 1963
4. The Dirty Dozen 1967
5. 2001 Space Oddity
6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
7. West Side Story 1961
8. Hello Dolly 1969
9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
10. Psycho 1960
11. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
12. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
13. Mary Poppins (1964)
14. Easy Rider 1969
15. Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
16. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963
17. Barefoot in the Park 1967
18. Wait Until Dark 1967
19. Failsafe 1964
20. The Yellow Submarine 1968
21. Lion in the Winter 1966
22. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967
23. Inherit the Wind (1960)
24. Gypsy (1962)
25. Dr. No (1962) partially for starting the franchise

I didn't bother with exact order, but this is for me an excellent top 25 for the 1960s.

Pretty much what I would have picked, but take out Yellow Submarine and replace it with A Hard Day's Night (1964 IIRC).

And wasn't The Lion In Winter released in 1968?
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Pretty much what I would have picked, but take out Yellow Submarine and replace it with A Hard Day's Night (1964 IIRC).

And wasn't The Lion In Winter released in 1968?
Yes, 1968 is correct.

I wanted to include a Beatles movie and I know how important A Hard Day's Night was at the time but I realized I have enjoyed Yellow Submarine a lot more often over the years and from 3 different point of views. Child, guy in his early 20s and father of little kids. A Hard Day's Night was really good once, but not as much on re-watching.
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