Here’s the next installment of my decade by decade Top 50s. Today, the greatest movies of the 1960s.

 

  1. Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964)
  2. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  3. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
  4. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
  5. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
  6. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
  7. You Only Live Twice (Lewis Gilbert, 1967)
  8. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
  9. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
  10. The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)
  11. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
  12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  13. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
  14. The Fire Within (Louis Malle, 1963)
  15. Billy Budd (Peter Ustinov, 1962)
  16. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
  17. L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
  18. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963)
  19. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, 1967)
  20. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
  21. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966)
  22. The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)
  23. Simon of the Desert (Luis Buñuel, 1965)
  24. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
  25. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
  26. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
  27. Hud (Martin Ritt, 1963)
  28. Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut, 1960)
  29. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967)
  30. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)
  31. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
  32. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  33. True Grit (Henry Hathaway, 1969)
  34. Oliver! (Carol Reed, 1968)
  35. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  36. Long Day’s Journey into Night (Sidney Lumet, 1962)
  37. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
  38. In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967)
  39. The Little Soldier (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
  40. Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969)
  41. Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963)
  42. Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
  43. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, 1969)
  44. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
  45. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Sydney Pollack, 1969)
  46. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
  47. The Miracle Worker (Arthur Penn, 1962)
  48. Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968)
  49. West Side Story (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961)
  50. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)