Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Top Ten 1960s Films To See

The 1960s in film. It was the decade-in-flux internationally; in America, the decade when the Hollywood studio system crumbled and "new Hollywood" entered the fray. The old masters were still hard at work though, as movies reinvented themselves. Here's a list of ten classic 1960s films that have managed so far to elude me, but I've got them on my radar:

Sons and Lovers— 1960

Yojimbo— 1961

David and Lisa— 1962

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance— 1962

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow— 1963

The Night of the Iguana— 1964

Repulsion— 1965

A Man and A Woman— 1966

In Cold Blood— 1967

Playtime— 1967


Jeremy said...

First of all I would say "Playtime" is my pick for favorite on that list. "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" is amazing and "Yojimbo" is classic Kurosawa. Other than that, I haven't seen the others on your list. I have wanted to see "Night of the Iguana" and "Sons and Lovers for a long time.

Oneliner said...

I really like Richard Burton-- and IGUANA plays all the time on TCM, so I'll be looking out for it. I'm actually quite horrified that I STILL haven't seen THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE!