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AMC Movie List

Quintessential Movies of the 1960s

Filmsite.org‘s Tim Dirks picks out 20 movies from the 1960s for AMC’s Mad Men fans. Which is your favorite?

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1 The Graduate
An aimless college grad (Dustin Hoffman) is seduced by a family friend (Anne Bancroft) then falls for her daughter (Katharine Ross).
1169 2335
2 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) escorts wealthy men in NYC but falls for a writer (George Peppard) instead.
744 2154
3 The Apartment
An office worker (Jack Lemmon) lets his boss (Fred MacMurray) have a tryst in his flat with a woman (Shirley MacLaine) he's also dating.
696 1752
4 Goldfinger
British superspy 007 (Sean Connery) thwarts efforts of criminal Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) to steal gold from Fort Knox.
686 2002
5 Midnight Cowboy
Naive hick (Jon Voight) and wannabe gigolo gets hustled in NYC and partners with Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman).
531 1697
6 The Hustler
"Fast" Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) falls for a failed writer (Piper Laurie) and is mentored by a big-time gambler (George C. Scott).
531 1551
7 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Liberals (Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn) must accept their daughter's engagement to a black doctor (Sidney Poitier).
455 1751
8 Doctor Zhivago
The story of the Russian Revolution as seen by the titular doctor (Omar Sharif), who's in love with a beautiful woman (Julie Christie).
445 1677
9 Charade
A widow (Audrey Hepburn), who discovers her late husband stole money from the CIA , gets help from a mysterious stranger (Cary Grant).
390 1478
10 The Thomas Crown Affair
Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) heists a bank then comes under the scrutiny of an insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway).
343 1355
11 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
An alcoholic professor (Richard Burton) and his acidic wife (Elizabeth Taylor) fight into the wee hours with another couple.
287 1525
12 La Dolce Vita
Federico Fellini's visually stunning masterpiece told of a hedonistic Rome-based gossip columnist (Marcello Mastroianni).
280 1456
13 Hud
An amoral Texan (Paul Newman) antagonizes his rancher father (Melvyn Douglas) while seducing the family's housekeeper (Patricia Neal).
229 1235
14 Ocean’s Eleven
Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) plans to rip off a casino with some buds from the Army, including a Vegas garbageman (Sammy Davis Jr.).
201 1435
15 Blow-Up
London photographer (David Hemmings) believes he's captured a murder on film.
176 1414
16 Alfie
Alfie (Michael Caine) is a ne'er-do-well who neglects his pregnant wife (Julia Foster) for his adulterous lover (Vivien Merchant).
65 1241
17 Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand plays a Broadway star who chafes against a cautious handler (Walter Pidgeon) and a gambling husband (Omar Sharif).
25 1435
18 Marnie
A publishing exec (Sean Connery) blackmails a man-hating employee (Tippi Hedren) into marriage in this thriller from Hitchcock.
14 1246
19 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
A window washer (Robert Morse) at World Wide Wickets improbably ascends the corporate ladder with a little help.
-32 1216
20 Bye Bye Birdie
When a rock star is drafted, his songwriter (Dick Van Dyke) plans a farewell concert to serenade a fan (Ann-Margret).
-35 1397