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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).
1131 2295
2 Goldfinger
British superspy 007 (Sean Connery) thwarts efforts of criminal Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) to steal gold from Fort Knox.
711 1971
3 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) escorts wealthy men in NYC but falls for a writer (George Peppard) instead.
710 2114
4 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.
666 1720
5 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).
546 1526
6 Midnight Cowboy
Naive hick (Jon Voight) and wannabe gigolo gets hustled in NYC and partners with Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman).
543 1671
7 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Liberals (Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn) must accept their daughter's engagement to a black doctor (Sidney Poitier).
441 1723
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).
424 1650
9 Charade
A widow (Audrey Hepburn), who discovers her late husband stole money from the CIA , gets help from a mysterious stranger (Cary Grant).
360 1444
10 The Thomas Crown Affair
Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) heists a bank then comes under the scrutiny of an insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway).
340 1338
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.
297 1495
12 La Dolce Vita
Federico Fellini's visually stunning masterpiece told of a hedonistic Rome-based gossip columnist (Marcello Mastroianni).
249 1421
13 Hud
An amoral Texan (Paul Newman) antagonizes his rancher father (Melvyn Douglas) while seducing the family's housekeeper (Patricia Neal).
232 1216
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.).
219 1413
15 Blow-Up
London photographer (David Hemmings) believes he's captured a murder on film.
171 1385
16 Alfie
Alfie (Michael Caine) is a ne'er-do-well who neglects his pregnant wife (Julia Foster) for his adulterous lover (Vivien Merchant).
82 1220
17 Marnie
A publishing exec (Sean Connery) blackmails a man-hating employee (Tippi Hedren) into marriage in this thriller from Hitchcock.
28 1226
18 Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand plays a Broadway star who chafes against a cautious handler (Walter Pidgeon) and a gambling husband (Omar Sharif).
-2 1402
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.
-52 1190
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).
-53 1373