Movies in the 1960s

To Kill A Mockingbird

The 1960s were a groundbreaking time in cinema. The list of iconic movies that spawned from the decade could go on for miles. And the range of subject matter and styles were unprecedented.


1960 started the decade with a bang, featuring one of the most popular horror films of all time, Psycho.

Soon after that, the world was treated to an outstanding performance from my favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Check out our top five favorite movies from each year between 1960-69 below.

These are not necessarily the most popular movies from the time, just the ones we would watch over and over again.

Five Great Movies from 1960

  • Psycho
  • La Dolce Vida
  • Spartacus
  • Peeping Tom
  • The Apartment

Five Great Movies from 1961

  • The Innocents
  • The Hustler
  • West Side Story
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Breathless

Five Great Movies from 1962

  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Lolita

Five Great Movies from 1963

  • The Leopard
  • The Great Escape
  • From Russia With Love
  • 8 1/2
  • The Birds

Five Great Movies from 1964

  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Mafioso
  • My Fair Lady
  • Goldfinger
  • Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Five Great Movies from 1965

  • Repulsion
  • The Sound of Music
  • Thunderball
  • The Collector
  • Alphaville

Five Great Movies from 1966

  • Persona
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Blow-Up
  • Batman (Campy? Yes. But I love it.)
  • The Battle of Algiers

Five Great Movies from 1967

  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Graduate
  • To Sir, With Love
  • In the Heat of the Night

Five Great Movies from 1968

  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Belle de Jour
  • The Producers

Five Great Movies from 1969

  • The Wild Bunch
  • True Grit
  • Easy Rider
  • Z
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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