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on 21 Oct 2011 10:26

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Swingin' films of the '60s

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Herein you'll find what I consider to be the best movies of the 1960s that I have seen, arranged by both quality and how much I love each film. Several of these I've rated based on my memories of the films, as I haven't seen them in many years (the Bond films & Pink Panther series both fall into this category)...thus any re-watches may alter the order of this list in the future. Anything missing is most likely due to my having not seen the film yet.
People who added this item 1444  Average listal rating (895 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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People who added this item 3442  Average listal rating (2187 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
2. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 355  Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
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People who added this item 2557  Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
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People who added this item 2443  Average listal rating (1552 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. The Birds (1963)
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People who added this item 463  Average listal rating (258 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. The Pier (1962)
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People who added this item 1162  Average listal rating (732 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
8. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
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People who added this item 324  Average listal rating (189 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Wait Until Dark (1967)
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People who added this item 473  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
10. The Hustler (1961)
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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
11. Spider Baby (1967)
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People who added this item 2134  Average listal rating (1282 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
12. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 1221  Average listal rating (698 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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People who added this item 1175  Average listal rating (809 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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People who added this item 703  Average listal rating (389 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. Jules and Jim (1962)
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People who added this item 1438  Average listal rating (939 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
16. Planet of the Apes (1968)
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People who added this item 516  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
17. Bullitt (1968)
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People who added this item 1949  Average listal rating (1176 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. The Graduate (1967)
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People who added this item 254  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
19. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
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People who added this item 63  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. The Endless Summer (1966)
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People who added this item 134  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
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People who added this item 2431  Average listal rating (1480 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
22. The Jungle Book (1967)
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People who added this item 497  Average listal rating (287 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
23. The Italian Job (1969)
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People who added this item 285  Average listal rating (132 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
24. Onibaba (1964)
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People who added this item 3511  Average listal rating (2129 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
26. Tales of Terror (1962)
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People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
27. The Pink Panther (1963)
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 1 10:17
Nice list, and lots I haven't seen yet.

If I had to pick a single decade that I feel I'm the most behind on, great cinema-wise, I'd say it's the 60's. For one thing, I still haven't discovered that handful of quintessential directors that really made a name for themselves during that decade.

Ha, I mentioned to jaytoast that I may make February "Foreign Film February" in which i focus nearly exclusively on finding and watching good foreign flicks. In keeping with the alliteration aspect, if I still feel behind on 60s movies come next September...oh buddy it is on.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 2 22:26
I love seeing The Jungle Book on here, one of my favorites from my childhood, and I need to rewatch the Pink Panther, it has been so long since I have seen it that I don't remember it that well, although I'm sure that it's better than the Steve Martin remake - Not a fan of Lawrence Of Arabia, even though I love Peter O'Toole, however I do recognize that it's a classic, and even own the 2-disk special edition DVD - so I'm sure I'll watch it again.

Nice Choices!
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 3 15:27
I don't recognize a couple of them, but I love the rest! That's a definitive list!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 12 7:54
Some really great 60's movies. Great list.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 25 7:38
I love old movies and the 60s had some great ones that defined that decade as much as the movies of the 40s and 50s defined theirs. Some of my favorites, like The Odd Couple and Cool Hand Luke, made your list.

I might suggest you add David Lean's other great 60's epic, Doctor Zhivago.

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