My Favorite Films of the 1960’s

The era of the 1960’s was a veritable world-wide artistic explosion. While you might not agree with my choices or the ranking of certain films, remember that these films are important to me.

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50.  The Graduate……….d. Mike Nichols

49.  Blow Up……….d. Micheangelo Antonioni   (Italy)

48.  Village of the Damned……….d. Wolf Rilla  (UK)

47.  Judgment at Nuremburg……….d. Stanley Kramer

46.  The Wild Bunch……….d. Sam Peckinpah

45.  The Blue Max……….d. John Guillerman

44.  A Fistful of Dollars……….d. Sergio Leone (Italy / Spain / W. Germany)

43.  Yojimbo……….d. Akira Kurosawa (Japan)

42.  8 ½……….d. Federico Fellini (Italy)

41.  Hell Is for Heroes……….d. Don Siegel

40.  L’Avventura……….d. Micheangelo Antonioni (Italy)

39.  Easy Rider……….d. Dennis Hopper

38.  For a Few Dollars More……….d. Sergio Leone (Italy / Spain / W. Germany)

37.  Where Eagles Dare……….d. Brian G. Hutton (UK / USA)

36.  Jason and the Argonauts……….d. John Chaffee (UK / USA)

35.  Fahrenheit 451……….d. Francois Truffaut  (UK)

34.  Who’s That Knocking at My Door……….d. Martin Scorsese

33.  Peeping Tom……….d.  Michael Powell (UK)

32.  Saturday Night and Sunday Morning……….d. Karel Reisz  (UK)

31.  Dr. Zhivago……….d. David Lean (USA / Italy / UK)

30.  The Time Machine……….d. George Pal

29.  The Pink Panther……….d. Blake Edwards

28.  Never on Sunday……….d. Jules Dassin (Greece / USA)

27.  Rock and Roll Circus……….d. Michael Lindsay-Hogg (UK)

26.  Breathless……….d. Jean-Luc Godard (France)

25.  Yellow Submarine……….d. George Dunning (UK / USA)

24.  Shoot the Piano Player……….d. Francois Truffaut (France)

23.  The Producers……….d. Mel Brooks

22.  Dr. Strangelove……….d. Stanley Kubrick

21.  Psycho……….d. Alfred Hitchcock

20.  Monterrey Pop……….d. D.A. Pennebaker

19.  Jules and Jim……….d. Francois Truffaut (France)

18.  In The Heat of the Night……….d. Norman Jewison

17.  The Great Escape……….d. John Sturges

16.  Lawrence of Arabia……….d. David Lean

15.  Once Upon a Time in the West……….d. Sergio Leone (Italy / Spain / USA)

14.  Planet of the Apes……….d. Franklin J. Schaffner

13.  The Battle of Algiers……….d. Gillo Pontecorvo (Italy / Algeria)

12.  Two for The Road……….d. Stanley Donnan

11.  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner……….d. Stanley Kramer

10.  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance……….d. John Ford

09.  A Shot in The Dark……….d. Blake Edwards

08.  Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid……….d. George Roy Hill

07.  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly……….d. Sergio Leone (Italy / Spain / W. Germany / USA)

06.  The Bride Wore Black……….d. Francois Truffaut (France)

05.  The Longest Day……….d.  5 Directors for different sequences and locations*

04.  The Bible……….d. John Huston

03.  Help……….d. Richard Lester (UK)

02.  A Hard Day’s Night……….d. Richard Lester (UK)

01.  2001: A Space Odyssey……….d. Stanley Kubrick

 

*Ken Annakin / Andrew Martin / Bernhard Wicki / Gerd Oswald / Darryl F. Zanuck

My Favorite Films of the 1970’s

 

I don’t care if some of these films did not win a string of Academy Awards or even if they were nominated. They are the ones that I keep going back to when I want to relax as if I’m seeing an old friend. All films not produced in the USA are marked.

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50. The Last Picture Show – d. Peter Bogdonovich

49. Black & White in Color – d. Jean-Jacques Annaud (Ivory Coast)

48. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – d. Dario Argento (Italy)

47. Norma Rae – d. Martin Ritt

46. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – d. Luis Buñuel (France)

45. All The President’s Men – d. Alan J. Pakula

44. The Conversation – d. Francis Ford Coppola

43. Dog Day Afternoon – d. Sidney Lumet

42. The Man Who Fell to Earth – d. Nicolas Roeg (UK)

41. 1776 – d. Peter H. Hunt

40. Animal Housed. John Landis

39. Magnum Force – d. Ted Post

38. Barry Lyndon – d. Stanley Kubrick (UK / USA)

37. Last Tango in Paris – d. Bernardo Bertolucci (France / Italy)

36. Woodstock – d. Michael Wadleigh

35. Rocky – d. John G. Avildsen

34. The Outlaw Josey Wales – d. Clint Eastwood

33. The Seven-Ups – d. Phillip D’Antoni

32. Vanishing Point – d. Richard C. Sarafian

31. Alien – d. Ridley Scott

30. Close Encounters of the Third Kind – d. Stephen Spielberg

29. Jaws – d. Stephen Spielberg

28. Soylent Green – d. Richard Fleischer

27. The Song Remains the Same – d. Peter Clifton / Joe Massot

26. Mean Streets – d. Martin Scorsese

25. High Plains Drifter – d. Clint Eastwood

24. Murder on the Orient Express – d. Sidney Lumet

23. The Last Waltz – d. Martin Scorsese

22. The Stingd. George Roy Hill

21. Smokey and the Bandit – d. Hal Needham

20. Superman – d. Richard Donner

19. Nosferatu the Vampyre – d. Werner Herzog (West Ger. / France)

18. Macbeth – d. Roman Polanski (UK / USA)

17. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – d. Terry Gillian / Terry Jones (UK)

16. Star Wars – d. George Lucas

15. Blazing Saddles – d. Mel Brooks

14. Patton – d. Franklin J. Schaffner

13. Serpico – d. Sidney Lumet

12. Young Frankenstein – d. Mel Brooks

11. Scrooge – d. Ronald Neame (UK)

10. Apocalypse Now – d. Francis Ford Coppola

09. Taxi Driver – d. Martin Scorsese

08. The French Connection – d. William Friedkin

07. The Day of the Jackald. Fred Zinneman

06. Swept Away – d. Lina Wertmuller (Italy)

05. Day For Nightd. Francois Truffaut (France)

04. Jeremiah Johnson – d. Sydney Pollack

03. Let It Be – d. Michael Lindsay-Hogg (UK)

02. The Godfather Pt. II – d. Francis Ford Coppola

01. The Godfather – d. Francis Ford Coppola

Are any of your favorites here? Feel free to comment 🙂