Last Updated on 5 December 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 400 best movies made in the 1960s.
I found 21 different ranked lists online of “best” or “favorite 60s movies” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 21 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Psycho (1960)
  2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  5. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  6. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  7. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  8. The Apartment (1960)
  9. The Graduate (1967)
  10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  11. (1963)
  12. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  14. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  15. Persona (1966)
  16. The Sound of Music (1965)
  17. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  18. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  19. The Great Escape (1963)
  20. High and Low (1963)
  21. Yojimbo (1961)
  22. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  23. La Dolce Vita (1960)
  24. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  25. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  26. Mary Poppins (1964)
  27. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  28. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  29. Harakiri (1962)
  30. Goldfinger (1964)
  31. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  32. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  33. The Hustler (1961)
  34. Breathless (1960)
  35. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  36. Le Samouraï (1967)
  37. Easy Rider (1969)
  38. Army of Shadows (1969)
  39. Charade (1963)
  40. My Fair Lady (1964)
  41. Andrei Rublev (1966)
  42. Spartacus (1960)
  43. Z (1969)
  44. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  45. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  46. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  47. Balthazar (1966)
  48. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  49. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  50. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  51. The Leopard (1963)
  52. Belle de Jour (1967)
  53. Blow-Up (1966)
  54. Jules and Jim (1962)
  55. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  56. Dr. No (1962)
  57. Playtime (1967)
  58. Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)
  59. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  60. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  61. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  62. The Jungle Book (1967)
  63. The Birds (1963)
  64. Repulsion (1965)
  65. L’Avventura (1960)
  66. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
  67. The Innocents (1961)
  68. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  69. The Lion in Winter (1968)
  70. My Life to Live (1962)
  71. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
  72. In Cold Blood (1967)
  73. Peeping Tom (1960)
  74. Viridiana (1961)
  75. The Producers (1967)
  76. Bullitt (1968)
  77. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
  78. Kwaidan (1964)
  79. The Longest Day (1962)
  80. Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
  81. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  82. Cape Fear (1962)
  83. Thunderball (1965)
  84. Lolita (1962)
  85. The Odd Couple (1968)
  86. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  87. The Virgin Spring (1960)
  88. Contempt (1963)
  89. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  90. Inherit the Wind (1960)
  91. The Hole (1960)
  92. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  93. From Russia with Love (1963)
  94. La Jetée (1962)
  95. West Side Story (1961)
  96. Rocco and his Brothers (1960)
  97. Wait Until Dark (1967)
  98. Band of Outsiders (1964)
  99. Winter Light (1963)
  100. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  101. I Am Cuba (1964)
  102. Seconds (1966)
  103. Fail Safe (1964)
  104. Red Beard (1965)
  105. Daisies (1966)
  106. The Pink Panther (1963)
  107. The Haunting (1963)
  108. Sanjuro (1962)
  109. How the West Was Won (1962)
  110. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
  111. Django (1966)
  112. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  113. Onibaba (1964)
  114. Kes (1969)
  115. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  116. War and Peace (1965)
  117. Zulu (1964)
  118. If…. (1968)
  119. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  120. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  121. True Grit (1969)
  122. Black Girl (1966)
  123. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  124. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  125. Samurai Rebellion (1967)
  126. Marketa Lazarová (1967)
  127. The Servant (1963)
  128. The Time Machine (1960)
  129. Hud (1963)
  130. La Notte (1961)
  131. The Italian Job (1969)
  132. Faces (1968)
  133. Cleopatra (1963)
  134. The Miracle Worker (1962)
  135. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
  136. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  137. You Only Live Twice (1967)
  138. Marnie (1964)
  139. The Face of Another (1966)
  140. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  141. Oliver! (1968)
  142. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
  143. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
  144. Gertrud (1964)
  145. L’Eclisse (1962)
  146. Seven Days in May (1964)
  147. My Night at Maud’s (1969)
  148. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  149. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
  150. Weekend (1967)
  151. El Dorado (1966)
  152. The Swimmer (1968)
  153. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
  154. The Music Man (1962)
  155. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  156. Hang ’em High (1968)
  157. The Great Silence (1968)
  158. The Train (1964)
  159. Point Blank (1967)
  160. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  161. The Trial (1962)
  162. The Cremator (1969)
  163. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  164. The Executioner (1963)
  165. Divorce Italian Style (1961)
  166. Take the Money and Run (1969)
  167. The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer (1961)
  168. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
  169. The Good Time Girls (1960)
  170. Pale Flower (1964)
  171. The Misfits (1961)
  172. Branded to Kill (1967)
  173. The Party (1968)
  174. Two Women (1960)
  175. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  176. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  177. Mouchette (1967)
  178. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967)
  179. Barbarella (1968)
  180. Battle of Britain (1969)
  181. The Naked Island (1960)
  182. One, Two, Three (1961)
  183. Alphaville (1965)
  184. Batman: The Movie (1966)
  185. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
  186. The Diamond Arm (1969)
  187. Zorba the Greek (1964)
  188. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  189. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  190. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
  191. Purple Noon (1960)
  192. Becket (1964)
  193. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
  194. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  195. Salesman (1969)
  196. Titicut Follies (1967)
  197. Fellini Satyricon (1969)
  198. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  199. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
  200. Red Desert (1964)
  201. The Hill (1965)
  202. Shame (1968)
  203. A Patch of Blue (1965)
  204. The Fire Within (1963)
  205. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
  206. A Man and a Woman (1966)
  207. Charulata (1964)
  208. Carnival of Souls (1962)
  209. The Sword of Doom (1966)
  210. Ride the High Country (1962)
  211. Shock Corridor (1963)
  212. Le Doulos (1963)
  213. The War Game (1966)
  214. Casino Royale (1967)
  215. La grande vadrouille (1966)
  216. Torn Curtain (1966)
  217. The Silence (1963)
  218. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
  219. Operation ‘Y’ & Other Shurik’s Adventures (1965)
  220. How to Steal a Million (1966)
  221. Masculine Feminine (1966)
  222. Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
  223. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
  224. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  225. Elmer Gantry (1960)
  226. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
  227. Battle of the Bulge (1965)
  228. Knife in the Water (1962)
  229. Help! (1965)
  230. The Professionals (1966)
  231. Lilies of the Field (1963)
  232. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
  233. The Nutty Professor (1963)
  234. El Cid (1961)
  235. Nothing But a Man (1964)
  236. Dragon Inn (1967)
  237. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
  238. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
  239. Loves of a Blonde (1965)
  240. The Pawnbroker (1964)
  241. Funny Girl (1968)
  242. Village of the Damned (1960)
  243. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  244. The Big City (1963)
  245. Blood and Black Lace (1964)
  246. Marriage Italian Style (1964)
  247. The Alamo (1960)
  248. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
  249. Black Sunday (1960)
  250. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
  251. The Children’s Hour (1961)
  252. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
  253. Late Autumn (1960)
  254. I Knew Her Well (1965)
  255. Medium Cool (1969)
  256. Kuroneko (1968)
  257. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
  258. King of Kings (1961)
  259. House of Usher (1960)
  260. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  261. The Great Race (1965)
  262. Simon of the Desert (1965)
  263. Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
  264. The Endless Summer (1966)
  265. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  266. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
  267. Alfie (1966)
  268. The Night of the Iguana (1964)
  269. Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
  270. Yearning (1964)
  271. Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
  272. Cat Ballou (1965)
  273. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
  274. Le Petit Soldat (1963)
  275. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
  276. The Big Gundown (1966)
  277. The Easy Life (1962)
  278. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  279. Wild River (1960)
  280. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  281. The Round-Up (1966)
  282. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
  283. Mysterious Island (1961)
  284. The Ipcress File (1965)
  285. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
  286. Eros + Massacre (1969)
  287. In Harm’s Way (1965)
  288. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
  289. Stolen Kisses (1968)
  290. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
  291. To Sir, With Love (1967)
  292. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  293. The Damned (1969)
  294. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  295. The Devil’s Bride (1968)
  296. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
  297. The Red and the White (1967)
  298. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
  299. The Firemen’s Ball (1967)
  300. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  301. Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)
  302. Theorem (1968)
  303. The Parent Trap (1961)
  304. The Job (1961)
  305. Diamonds of the Night (1964)
  306. Death by Hanging (1968)
  307. Children of the Damned (1964)
  308. Pigs and Battleships (1961)
  309. That Darn Cat! (1965)
  310. Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
  311. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
  312. The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)
  313. Wavelength (1967)
  314. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
  315. I Love You, I Love You (1968)
  316. Il Sorpasso (1962)
  317. The Housemaid (1960)
  318. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  319. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
  320. In the Year of the Pig (1968)
  321. Winnie-the-Pooh (1969)
  322. Macario (1960)
  323. Primary (1960)
  324. The Structure of Crystal (1969)
  325. The Cow (1969)
  326. Love at Sea (1965)
  327. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
  328. Time Piece (1965)
  329. The Boston Strangler (1968)
  330. The Honeymoon Killers (1969)
  331. The Given Word (1962)
  332. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
  333. Valley of The Bees (1967)
  334. Mandabi (1968)
  335. Trans-Europ-Express (1966)
  336. Come Drink With Me (1966)
  337. Krylya (1966)
  338. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
  339. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
  340. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
  341. The Milky Way (1969)
  342. The Night of Counting the Years (1969)
  343. Irma la Douce (1963)
  344. A Thousand and One Nights (1969)
  345. Signs of Life (1968)
  346. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
  347. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
  348. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
  349. A Married Couple (1969)
  350. Putney Swope (1969)
  351. Black Sabbath (1963)
  352. Nevada Smith (1966)
  353. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
  354. Fantastic Voyage (1966)
  355. Mamma Roma (1962)
  356. Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
  357. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
  358. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  359. Topaz (1969)
  360. Gypsy (1962)
  361. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
  362. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
  363. Blue Hawaii (1961)
  364. The Organizer (1963)
  365. Asterix the Gaul (1967)
  366. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
  367. Plácido (1961)
  368. Bande à part (1964)
  369. The Unforgiven (1960)
  370. Black God, White Devil (1964)
  371. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
  372. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
  373. The Sargossa Manuscript (1965)
  374. Cactus Flower (1969)
  375. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
  376. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
  377. Butterfield 8 (1960)
  378. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  379. Mothra (1961)
  380. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
  381. Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  382. Fantomas (1964)
  383. The Art of Love (1965)
  384. Two Rode Together (1961)
  385. What a Way to Go! (1964)
  386. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
  387. Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)
  388. The 300 Spartans (1962)
  389. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
  390. Tom Jones (1963)
  391. Topkapi (1964)
  392. Crooks in Clover (1963)
  393. Scorpio Rising (1963)
  394. Robbery at 3 O’clock (1962)
  395. Accattone (1961)
  396. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
  397. The Naked Kiss (1964)
  398. The Bedford Incident (1965)
  399. Marat/Sade (1967)
  400. The Comancheros (1961)

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