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Best of 1960s

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People who added this item 1400 Average listal rating (691 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Director: Federico Fellini
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo

Story: A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

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La Dolce Vita (1960)
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People who added this item 1097 Average listal rating (679 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Apartment (1960)


Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Story: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
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People who added this item 1444 Average listal rating (813 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

Story: A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
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People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Mimi Gibson

Story: A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8


Director: Agnès Varda
Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck

Story: We follow singer Cléo for two hours while she cruises through the streets of Paris, and waits for the test results from her doctor.
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman

Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
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People who added this item 1265 Average listal rating (772 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Easy Rider (1969)


Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Phil Spector

Story: Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: Georges Franju
Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob

Story: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash.
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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Haunting (1963)


Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion.
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People who added this item 500 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

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The Silence (1963)
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
In Cold Blood (1967)


Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Story: After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2


Director: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Innocents (1961)


Director: Jack Clayton
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Story: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
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People who added this item 407 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: Alain Resnais
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Francoise Bertin

Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
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People who added this item 566 Average listal rating (337 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Le Samourai (1967)


Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Francois Périer, Cathy Rosier

Story: Things suddenly go badly for a successful French assassin.
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People who added this item 606 Average listal rating (340 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8


Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Story: A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.
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People who added this item 1603 Average listal rating (1006 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: George A. Romero
Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Story: A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
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People who added this item 762 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Roger Dutoit

Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

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Band of Outsiders (1964), Breathless (1960), Contempt (1963), A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
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People who added this item 3836 Average listal rating (2451 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh

Story: A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Purple Noon (1960)


Director: René Clément
Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Story: Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.
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People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (512 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Repulsion (1965)


Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Story: Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a young beauty finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past.

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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4


Director: Jean Cocteau
Cast: Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Yul Brynner, María Casares

Story: The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions.
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Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Maidie Norman

Story: In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
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People who added this item 849 Average listal rating (449 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1


Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Story: A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
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Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Oct 23 7:54
All are great titles! Needless none... :)

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