REWIND & RANK: TOP 10 Movies of the 1960s – Part 2

RANKING THE DECADE’S BEST: FROM OSCAR MOVIES TO BLOCKBUSTERS

Walk down memory lane… And let the movie nerd debate begin.

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Let’s REWIND to the 1960s.

PART 2: Featuring Movies from 1965 – 1969.

These are personal TOP 10s ranking Oscar-nominated movies right alongside popcorn-munching blockbusters, indie films, b-movies, and cult classics. You never know, you might even uncover a hidden gem or two.

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The 1960s have some all-time greats of cinema. There are some truly legendary films that premiered from 1965-1969. The #1 movie during this period was THE SOUND OF MUSIC with $163 million (not adjusted for inflation). My Notable Must-Watch list is filled with films that have withstood the test of time. Every year (up to today) there are several must-see movies that slipped through the cracks for me.

My TOP 10 is followed by HONORABLE MENTIONS and the Best of ART VS POPCORN.

Let’s dig in…


THE TOP 10

10. TO SIR, WITH LOVE

9. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

8. WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967)

7. BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

6. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

5. PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

4. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (1966)

3. LE SAMOURAI (1967)

2. THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)


HONORABLE MENTIONS

BARBARELLA (1968) / EASY RIDER (1969)  / ENDLESS SUMMER (1966) / FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) / THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) / MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)  / THE PARTY (1968) / ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) / THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) / TRUE GRIT (1969)


THE BEST OF THE REST (BY YEAR)

1965 // FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE / THUNDERBALL // 1966 // BATMAN / DJANGO // 1967 // ULTRAMAN / YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE // 1968 // DESTROY ALL MONSTERS // 1969 // ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE


NOTABLE FILMS I NEED TO SEE (BY YEAR)

1965 // THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY / ALPHAVILLE / CAT BALLOU / THE CINCINNATI KID / THE COLLECTOR / DOCTOR ZHIVAGO / THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD / IN HARM’S WAY / HELP! / THE IPCRESS FILE / A PATCH OF BLUE / PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES / REPULSION / THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

1966 // THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS / BLOW-UP / THE BLUE MAX / BORN FREE / THE CHASE / CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS / CUL DE SAC / EL DORADO / DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS / FANTASTIC VOYAGE / FAHRENHEIT 451 / GAMBIT / THE GHOST & MR. CHICKEN / GRAND PRIX / HAWAII / KILL, BABY, KILL / KNIVES OF THE AVENGER / MADAME X / MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE / A MAN & A WOMAN / A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS / MASCULIN FEMININ / ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. / OUR MAN FLINT / PERSONA / THE PROFESSIONALS / THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING / THE SAND PEBBLES / THE SHE BEAST / SHIROI KYOTO (THE IVORY TOWERS) / THE SINGING NUN / STAGECOACH / TORN CURTAIN / WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? / THE WILD ANGELS

1967 // BAREFOOT IN THE PARK / BEDAZZLED / BELLE DE JOUR / BONNIE & CLYDE / THE BORN LOSERS / CAMELOT / CASINO ROYALE / LA COLLECTIONNEUSE / THE COMEDIANS / COOL HAND LUKE / LE DEPART / THE DIRTY DOZEN / DOCTOR DOLITTLE / THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS / THE FOX / THE GRADUATE / GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER / HOUR OF THE GUN / I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW) / IN COLD BLOOD / IN LIKE FLINT / KING KONG ESCAPES / LIVE FOR LIFE (VIVRE POUR VIVRE) / MARAT SADE / POINT BLANK / QUATERMASS & THE PIT / REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE / THE SHOOTING / THE SHUTTERED ROOM / TITICUT FOLLIES / THE TRIP / VALLEY OF THE DOLLS / THE WAR WAGON / WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR

1968 // ASTERIX & CLEOPATRA / BANDOLERO! / THE BOSTON STRANGLER / THE BRIDE WORE BLACK / BULLITT / CANDY / CHARLY / CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG / COOGAN’S BLUFF / DANGER: DIABOLIK / THE DETECTIVE / THE DEVIL’S BRIGADE / FUNNY GIRLTHE GREEN BERETS / HANG ‘EM HIGH / HOUR OF THE WOLF / ICE STATION ZEBRA / IF… / THE LION IN WINTER / THE ODD COUPLE / OLIVER! / ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST / PETULIA / PRETTY POISON / RACHEL, RACHEL / ROMEO & JULIET  / SHALAKO / TARGETS / THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR / VIXEN! / WHERE EAGLES DARE / WITCHFINDER GENERAL / YELLOW SUBMARINE

1969 // 100 RIFLES / AGE OF CONSENT / ALICE’S RESTAURANT / ARMY OF SHADOWS / BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE / CACTUS FLOWER / DOWNHILL RACER / AGE OF CONSENT / FELLINI SATYRICON / A GENTLE WOMAN (UNE FEMME DOUCE) / GOODBYE, COLUMBUS / HELLO, DOLLY! / THE ILLUSTRATED MAN / THE ITALIAN JOB / LAST SUMMER / MARQUIS DE SADE: JUSTINE / MAROONED / MEDIUM COOL / THE MILKY WAY / MISSISSIPPI MERMAID / MY NIGHT AT MAUDE’S / PAINT YOUR WAGON / THE PASSION OF ANNA / TAKE THE MONEY & RUN / THE VALLEY OF GWANGI / WOMEN IN LOVE


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Stay tuned for more REWIND & RANK. Coming soon.


 

15 thoughts on “REWIND & RANK: TOP 10 Movies of the 1960s – Part 2

  1. Oh my goodness Dame Helen! Well what do you say to this. Great list Dan although I’ll admit out of the Top 10 I’ve sadly only properly watched The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, To Sir With Love and Planet of the Apes. I think a fellow blogger Beetley Pete has written about Le Samourai so I will have to check it out if possible. I recently saw The Apartment from the early 60s. So many great films here. Three that come to mind that are really grand are The Battle of Algiers and I recently saw Once Upon a Time in the West which does not suffer at all without Clint Eastwood. It’s magnificient. I also remember years ago discovered push up bras had existed in some way years ago when watching Casino Royale. I really did love Miss MoneyPenny in that. Finally there’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? I’ve seen that film 3 or 4 times and I always cry when Spencer Tracey does his speech at the end. It was the last scene he shot and he died days later. When he looks at Katherine Hepburn there is something very real there about love and life.

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      1. Being super-swamped with work is my new normal 😉 But I’m collaborating on a lot of exciting projects: movies, tv, books, short films plays, musicals, comics, video games, and new social media format coming soon.

        These Rewind & Rank’s are kind of a good stress reliever. I love graphic design type stuff too.

        Thanks for staying tuned though. I appreciate it.

        Everyone hop over to Lloyd’s site and check his reviews!

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