Films of the decade - the 60s

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  • LoveUniHateExams

    I don't actually own many 60s films - eight, to be precise.

    Psycho (1960)

    Dr No (1962)

    From Russia With Love (1963)

    The Jungle Book (1967)

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    Easy Rider (1969)

    Er, and that's it, lol. I've seen the other 60s Bond films, plus one or two of the Herbie films, plus one or two of the Clint Eastwood 'Man With No Name' films. So, I've seen about 15 films of the 60s. Pretty pathetic, lol.

    Well, I can only speak of the films I own and remember.

    Easy Rider I thought was pretty good but I wouldn't call it great. I don't rate it has high as other people. I guess it's a classic because it captured America's changing of societal attitudes.

    I love The Jungle Book - it's a great cartoon film. I don't particularly like Disney films, but I love this one.

    2001: A Space Odyssey is good, too, although I found the ending to be a bit, er, pretentious. The film's pacing is very slow, especially compared to many of today's films, but I don't mind this. I actually like films to take their time.

    Psycho and Night of the Living Dead are good horror films made on a cheap budget - particularly the latter. The black & white film actually works in these films' favour because it covers up any shortages in the special effects department.

    I gotta say, I really like Rosemary's Baby - it's my particular favourite of this decade, although I haven't seen many 60s films. I don't know if Mia Farrow is a good actor, but she is very good in this as the film's lead.

    It's a very good psychological horror - you don't really know if everything's real or Rosemary is imagining it.

    Have you got any favourite 60s films and, more importantly, any that you'd recommend to me?

  • punkofnice

    I went to the cinema to see 2001 when it first came out about 1969. I thought it was epic and mysterious.

    Easy Rider bored me to tears. I think partially because I'm not interested in America or it's culture. Most of my choices are therefore more Brit based because I relate to that.

    Films from the 60s I love and watch over and no particular order...

    The Time Machine

    Up the Junction

    the Devil Rides Out

    Quatermass and the Pit

    The Hammer Dracula filmsI

    The Cushing Dalek films...good fun

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Where Eagles Dare - Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood et al.

    I watched it again recently, still enjoyed it.


  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    the Ipcress File.

  • Overrated

    Rosemary's Baby was a cool movie .

    Not even scary.

  • FFGhost

    How can any 60's list not include Dr. Strangelove?

  • littlerockguy

    Midnight Cowboy was really good. I enjoyed the book also. The book isn't long and it really fills in areas where the movies only briefly touches on. Its heartbreaking, ugly and beautiful. Only X rated movie to ever win an Oscar, as if Oscar's even matter anymore, lol

  • smiddy3

    Was The Day the Earth Stood Still a movie of the 60`s ? Invasion of The Body Snatches ? Soylent Green ?

    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest ?

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Good answers, everybody!

    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest ? - that was made in the 70s. I'll talk about 70s films in another OP.

  • punkofnice

    I did like 'HELP' and 'A Hard day's Night' when they came out. I'm not sure I'd feel the same way now but it was nice to see Wilfred Brambell in one.

    I still love 'Yellow Submarine' because it's totally nuts and more of a stoner film.

    Billy Liar was one I enjoyed

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