Last Updated on 20 November 2023

I searched far and wide for lists of best 60s movies of all time. Criteria included the movies being ranked, not just listed, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like Ranker.com).

I was able to find 21 lists. I took the 21 lists and added all their content into a spreadsheet, noting the rank of every film. I ended up averaging the rankings each movie got (there were 292 that were on at least 2 lists) and dividing that average by a factor of the number of lists that movie was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The movies that were on the most lists (out of 21) were:

  • Psycho (1960) – 20 lists
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – 19 lists
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – 19 lists
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) – 17 lists
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964) – 17 lists
  • The Graduate (1967) – 16 lists
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – 15 lists
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) – 15 lists
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 15 lists
  • The Wild Bunch (1969) – 15 lists

Here are links to the lists I used along with dates the lists were created:

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