Best Movies List of 1960s

Psycho (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 97 | Earnings: $32.00M

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 281 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 279 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $6.10M

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $6.00M

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Patton (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $56.72M

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

The Graduate (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 257 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $104.40M

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: null

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 239 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $102.31M

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 231 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

MASH (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 227 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $81.60M

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: null

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

From Russia with Love (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 213 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $24.80M

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.

Easy Rider (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 207 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: null

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.

Il conformista (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: null

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Goldfinger (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $51.10M

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Dr. No (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $16.07M

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.