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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1960's)

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People who added this item 1641 Average listal rating (1078 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8


Notes: First of all, I really enjoyed how they took their time at the beginning for the viewers and the characters to get acquainted with this strange world. Eventually, after waiting for 30 minutes, you finally see those apes and it was basically a huge slap in my face. In my memories, I thought they looked really cheesy but I was wrong, they looked just awesome. The way they managed to allow the simian characters to have some specific facial characteristics and being able to show their emotions was just mind-blowing. Especially considering that the make-up is now already 45 years old! Furthermore, when the apes show up, it was like a nightmare (‘Where did I land?!? Is it real?’). They further developped some very interesting idea about the future, science-fiction in general, parallel realities and many other things. The only major flaw in my opinion was how clueless Taylor actually is. I mean, how many clues does he actually need ? I mean, the vegetation, the horses, the language, the alphabet and many other things in this planet were exactly the same as on Earth but, still, he didn’t get it. Anyway, with the ending, it then completely made sense. And what an ending! Definitely one of the famous ever put on the silver screen and it was indeed downright awesome and shattering.
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People who added this item 2414 Average listal rating (1465 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8


Notes: Basically, it was yet another masterpiece directed by Roman Polanski, it was a success when it was released and I think it definitely deserves its stellar reputation. Indeed, I'm a huge fan of this flick and it is absolutely one of my favorite horror movies of all time. I mean, the whole thing was so original, really unsettling and completely spellbinding from the beginning until the end. It was Polanski's first movie in America and he became right away a major director to reckon there as well. Eventually, the drama in his own private life would prevent him to have an even bigger impact on American cinema. Anyway, fortunately, he still managed to make this timeless classic. Eventually, even though I have sometimes a difficult time with older horror flicks, I have a huge weak spot for this one.
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People who added this item 461 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
If.... (1968)


Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick so maybe I should give it another try at some point. In fact, I remember actually very well the first time I saw it. Back in those days, I was in college, studying English, and an English exchange student showed us this movie while in class. The guy was really enthusiast, telling that it was a massive classic but, in fact, none of us had heard about if before. Eventually, I had a rather hard time to connect with the whole thing and, frankly, I thought it was slightly disappointing. It is always the tricky thing about watching a movie at school. Indeed, very often, it is just not the right setup to watch a movie, especially if it is something rather deep and/or subtle. Anyway, this movie is apparently regarded as one of the first that captured the counterculture movement of the late 60's which sounds really cool and which should have really appealed to me but, somehow, it didn’t really work for me. I don’t know, I guess it didn’t care much about the mix between realism and fantasy, it felt sometimes rather silly to me and something slightly more straightforward might have worked better for me.
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People who added this item 4023 Average listal rating (2450 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3


Notes: It is probably the most highly regarded movie directed by Stanley Kubrick and you might argue that this movie is the mother of all the Science-Fiction movies that came afterwards. Indeed, even if you think it's slow and boring, you can't deny it has visually inspired all the S-F movies that came afterwards. Here, Kubrick made a visually spellbinding feature and went metaphysical and it completely worked. I mean, the last 15 minutes are probably the most exhilarating piece of cinema I have seen in my entire life. As a viewer, it was a defining moment that I will never forget. This movie doesn't give you any answer, you have to look for them, you have to think the whole thing for yourself to make something of it. The only small critic I would have concerning this real masterpiece is that the pacing is rather sluggish but it is something marginal compared to the greatness of the whole endeavour.
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People who added this item 1632 Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9


Notes: Before watching this flick, since it is such a classic, I had some rather huge expectations. Honestly, I was a little bit disappointed by the whole thing. I mean, the point is that, after waiting all these years, I finally saw it and I liked it but I wasn't exactly blown away like I hoped I would be. I mean, it is well done and entertaining, I definitely can see how it must have been frightening for the audience back in 1968 and I can see as well how it has influenced all the horror movies which came afterwards but never during the whole thing was I thinking "God, this is really great, I'm having an awesome time here!". On the other hand, it has been a while since I saw the damned thing and I should definitely check it out again at some point. Anyway, eventually, in my opinion, it was not really a great movie but it is still a classic and it is definitely worth a look.
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People who added this item 199 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Targets (1968)


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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Shame (1968)


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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Lucía (1968)


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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7


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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
High School (1969)


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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Cow (1969)


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People who added this item 293 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Z (1969)


Notes: It is simply an amazing political thriller, easily one of the best I have ever seen. To be honest, it is rather slow paced but the directing was nothing short of amazing. Personally, I always dread it when US thrillers tend to loose focus and throw some random and tedious action scenes but it never happened here. Costa-Gavras kept instead a realistic approach, almost clinical, and the thing was so sharp, there was not even room for any sub-plots or romantic angles. The only thing which could resemble a romantic angle was the wife mourning her dead husband but even this was quite realistic. Still, the whole process remained fascinating, it played like a spellbinding thriller and it was quite chilling to discover that basically the very same events actually took place in Greece just a few years before this movie was released. Eventually, towards the end, when you think that, surprisingly, everything will end well, that justice will prevail, there was this shattering epilogue making the whole message even more resounding. Not only it was an entertaining feature but it is actually one of very few movies which are important historically.
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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7


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People who added this item 960 Average listal rating (571 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9


Notes: To be honest, it has been ages since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, even though it was released in 1969, in my opinion, it actually belongs to the great wave of amazingly inspired US movies from the 70’s. Indeed, back then , the box-office was not ruled by giant robots or super-heroes, it was ruled by such deep and dark features and this movie was a fine example. To be honest, I have never been really impressed by Jon Voight (seriously, in fact, the guy is nowadays more famous for being Angelina Jolie’s father than for his actual acting legacy) but he did make a few impressive movies and this movie is definitely one of them. And, of course, Dustin Hoffman was at the time one of the best actors in the world and he gave here one of his best performances.
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Notes: At some point, I bought this movie on DVD but, for some reasons, I sold it afterwards which is too bad because it could have been pretty neat to re-watch it. Anyway, it is probably regarded as one of the best Westerns ever made and I belive it really deserves this reputation. Indeed, back then Robert Redford was still an upcoming actor and it is with this movie that he would become a major movie star, especially in the 70’s. Eventually, it would be a great masterstroke to combine him with Paul Newman as they had together some great chemistry. In fact, this combinaction was so awesome that this movie became the inspiration for virtually all the buddy movies that came afterwards. Eventually, a few years later, George Roy Hill would try to give the same gimmick with ‘The Sting’, also starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and even though it would be again a big critical and commercial success, I thought it was a decent watch but not much more than that.
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People who added this item 1291 Average listal rating (788 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Easy Rider (1969)


Notes: Since this movie is such a huge classic, I was really eager to check the damned thing. Well, I don’t know, since it had such an impressive reputation, I had some really high expectations but, to be honest, I can't say I was really blown away. I mean, sure , I thought it was pretty good, I guess, but I don’t think the whole thing grew old very well. For example, when you get to see Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper on their bikes with ‘Born To Be Wild’ on the soundtrack, it might have seen awesome back in the days but, almost 50 years later, it does looks slightly cheesy. Above all, the main issue was probably the fact that there was actually not much going on during this story. Basically, it was a typical road-movie and there was no real plot but it wasn't not really necessary. The most important value of this movie remains that it perfectly captured this period of time, the flower power, and those days are long gone, I’m afraid. And of course, thanks to this flick, Jack Nicholson finally became a star. Anyway, even though I don't think it was actually anything really mindblowing, it is still a classic.
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People who added this item 364 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Kes (1969)


Notes: Honestly, it has been a while since I have watched this flick and maybe I should re-watch it again at some point. Anyway, back in the 90’s, I was quite a fan of Ken Loach’s work so I was quite eager to check this movie, one of his very first. Indeed, it is usually considered a massive classic from the British cinema so I had some rather high expectations. Eventually, to be honest, even though I thought it was a decent watch, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. I don’t know, maybe I was just too young at the time to really appreciate it but I just couldn’t see what so amazing about the damned thing. I mean, the directing was solid, as usual with this director, and I always loved the way he mixes a really realistic barren social environment with a captivating dramatic story. Furthermore, the young actor playing the lead character was also really good as well. And yet, this tale was slightly too generic and predictable to become really remarkable. Still, it is a solid drama.
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People who added this item 769 Average listal rating (473 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8


Notes: Since it is such a classic, I was really eager to check it out and I had some very high expectations. Eventually, even though I enjoyed it, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. To be honest, I have seen it only once and a re-watch might change my opinion about this flick. I don’t know, like some other classics, I didn’t really connect with it and maybe I wasn’t in the right mood. The point is that I’m pretty sure that the movie was pretty shocking back then in 1969, but nowadays, there are so many movies much more violent than this one so I have become rather numb and uninterested by the genre. It is pretty much like ‘Staw Dogs’ (a movie I enjoyed more than this one), even though it developed some strong ideas, I still think it is rather dated. Anyway, for Peckinpah, this controversial movie would be his breakthrough and he will be forever remembered for his extremely violent features.
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Many years ago, I actually discovered this website thanks to the awesome list 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die but, unfortunately, this list is not up to date anymore so I have decided to create my own version. I will try to add every day a new movie and, of course, I will keep it up to date.


(7th edition)



Furthermore, if you're like me and you don't feel like browsing through the whole list, you can now use this index :

- MAIN LIST
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- 1001 Movies ... (1980's)
- 1001 Movies ... (1970's)
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- 1001 Movies ... (1930's)
- 1001 Movies ... (1920's)
- 1001 Movies ... (1910's)
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