Best 1960s Films

The 1960s brought us James Bond, some of the greatest Disney classics, musicals and westerns at their height, and dozens of other incredible films. These are our picks for the best 1960s films.

What’s on the Best 1960s Films timeline?

This timeline assembles all of the best movies from the 1960s. These include all the winners of the Best Picture Oscar, as well as others noted for their critical reception, financial success, and lasting status.

The 1960s is often considered a golden age of Hollywood (though I would contend this fact), with genres like the Musical and the Western reaching their heights. Disney and other notable companies also reached new heights. And while it would be another decade before genres like fantasy and science fiction would be overhauled, this decade did bring us such classics as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes.

We hope you enjoy this dive into film history. Film historians should enjoy this compilation of influential, popular, and critically acclaimed films. Enjoy!

As always, if you see something you think we should add or change, give us a shout out in the comment section below. And if you liked this timeline, you might like some of our others, such as the Shakespeare timeline.

And if you see any film you think we should add, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1960s

Film

Brunello Rondi
Ennio Flaiano
Federico Fellini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Tullio Pinelli

1960-02-05

1960s

Film

Jean-Luc Godard

1960-03-16

1960s

Film

Billy Wilder
I. A. L. Diamond

1960-06-30

1960s

Film

David Duncan

1960-07-22

1960s

Film

Joseph Stefano

1960-09-08

1960s

Film

Dalton Trumbo

1960-10-06

1960s

Film

James Edward Grant

1960-10-24

1960s

Film

Lowell S. Hawley

1960-12-21

1960s

Film

Bill Peet

1961-01-25

1960s

Film

Akira Kurosawa
Hideo Oguni
Ryūzō Kikushima

1961-04-25

1960s

Film

Robert Rossen
Sidney Carroll

1961-09-25

1960s

Film

George Axelrod

1961-10-05

Films

Film

Ernest Lehman

1961-10-18

1960s

Film

Val Guest
Wolf Mankowitz

1961-11-23

1960s

Film

Abby Mann

1961-12-19

1960s

Film

James Warner Bellah
Willis Goldbeck

1962-04-18

1960s

Film

Marion Hargrove

1962-06-19

1960s

Film

Berkely Mather
Johanna Harwood
Richard Maibaum

1962-10-05

1960s

Film

George Axelrod

1962-10-24

1960s

Film

Michael Wilson
Robert Bolt

1962-12-10

1960s

Film

Horton Foote

1962-12-25

1960s

Film

Brunello Rondi
Ennio Flaiano
Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli

1963-02-14

1960s

Film

Evan Hunter

1963-03-28

1960s

Film

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Ranald MacDougall
Sidney Buchman

1963-06-12

1960s

Film

James Clavell
W. R. Burnett

1963-07-04

1960s

Film

John Osborne

1963-09-29

1960s

Film

Berkely Mather
Richard Maibaum

1963-10-11

1960s

Film

Tania Rose
William Rose

1963-11-07

1960s

Film

Peter George
Stanley Kubrick
Terry Southern

1964-01-29

1960s

Film

Logan Swanson
William F. Leicester

1964-03-08

1960s

Film

Blake Edwards
Maurice Richlin

1964-03-18

1960s

Film

Jay Presson Allen

1964-07-22

1960s

Film

Alun Owen

1964-08-11

1960s

Film

Bill Walsh
Don DaGradi

1964-08-27

1960s

Film

1964-09-12

1960s

Film

Berkely Mather
Paul Dehn
Richard Maibaum

1964-09-18

1960s

Film

Alan Jay Lerner

1964-10-21

1960s

Film

Ernest Lehman

1965-03-02

1960s

Film

John Hopkins
Richard Maibaum

1965-12-21

1960s

Film

Robert Bolt

1965-12-22

1960s

Film

Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Donati
Sergio Leone

1965-12-30

1960s

Film

Ernest Lehman

1966-06-21

1960s

Film

Harry Kleiner

1966-08-24

1960s

Film

Ingmar Bergman

1966-08-31

1960s

Film

Franco Solinas
Gillo Pontecorvo

1966-08-31

1960s

Film

François Truffaut
Jean-Louis Richard

1966-09-16

1960s

Film

Arthur C. Pierce

1966-10-01

1960s

Film

Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky

1966-12-01

1960s

Film

Robert Bolt

1966-12-12

1960s

Film

Age & Scarpelli
Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Leone

1966-12-23

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