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

Richard Maibaum

1969-12-18

1960s

Film

Ernest Lehman

1969-12-16

1960s

Film

William Goldman

1969-09-24

1960s

Film

Donald James
Gerry Anderson
Sylvia Anderson
Tony Williamson

1969-08-27

1960s

Film

Dennis Hopper
Peter Fonda
Terry Southern

1969-07-14

1960s

Film

Marguerite Roberts

1969-06-13

1960s

Film

Sergio Donati
Sergio Leone

1969-05-28

1960s

Film

Waldo Salt

1969-05-25

1960s

Film

Alan R. Trustman
Harry Kleiner

1968-10-17

1960s

Film

George A. Romero
John Russo

1968-10-01

1960s

Film

Vernon Harris

1968-09-26

1960s

Film

Roman Polanski

1968-06-12

19

Original Era

Film

Michael Wilson
Rod Serling

1968-04-03

4

Space Odyssey

Film

Arthur C. Clarke
Stanley Kubrick

1968-04-02

1960s

Film

Buck Henry
Calder Willingham

1967-12-22

1960s

Film

William Rose

1967-12-12

1960s

Film

Mel Brooks

1967-11-22

1960s

Film

Nigel Kneale

1967-11-09

1960s

Film

Donn Pearce
Frank R. Pierson

1967-11-01

1960s

Film

Bill Peet
Ken Anderson
Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Vance Gerry

1967-10-18

1960s

Film

David Newman
Robert Benton

1967-08-13

1960s

Film

Stirling Silliphant

1967-08-02

1960s

Film

Lukas Heller
Nunnally Johnson

1967-06-15

1960s

Film

Roald Dahl

1967-06-13

1960s

Film

Age & Scarpelli
Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Leone

1966-12-23

1960s

Film

Robert Bolt

1966-12-12

1960s

Film

Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky

1966-12-01

1960s

Film

Arthur C. Pierce

1966-10-01

1960s

Film

François Truffaut
Jean-Louis Richard

1966-09-16

1960s

Film

Ingmar Bergman

1966-08-31

1960s

Film

Franco Solinas
Gillo Pontecorvo

1966-08-31

1960s

Film

Harry Kleiner

1966-08-24

1960s

Film

Ernest Lehman

1966-06-21

1960s

Film

Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Donati
Sergio Leone

1965-12-30

1960s

Film

Robert Bolt

1965-12-22

1960s

Film

John Hopkins
Richard Maibaum

1965-12-21

1960s

Film

Ernest Lehman

1965-03-02

1960s

Film

Alan Jay Lerner

1964-10-21

1960s

Film

Berkely Mather
Paul Dehn
Richard Maibaum

1964-09-18

1960s

Film

1964-09-12

1960s

Film

Bill Walsh
Don DaGradi

1964-08-27

1960s

Film

Alun Owen

1964-08-11

1960s

Film

Jay Presson Allen

1964-07-22

1960s

Film

Blake Edwards
Maurice Richlin

1964-03-18

1960s

Film

Logan Swanson
William F. Leicester

1964-03-08

1960s

Film

Peter George
Stanley Kubrick
Terry Southern

1964-01-29

1960s

Film

Tania Rose
William Rose

1963-11-07

1960s

Film

Berkely Mather
Richard Maibaum

1963-10-11

1960s

Film

John Osborne

1963-09-29

1960s

Film

James Clavell
W. R. Burnett

1963-07-04

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