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 theĀ Shakespeare timeline.

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




Original Era


Michael Wilson
Rod Serling



Space Odyssey


Arthur C. Clarke
Stanley Kubrick




Ernest Lehman


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