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October 19, 2009

1960s – Best of Decade Top 100

Filed under: 1960s,Best of Decade — misterjiggy @ 12:20 am

TOP 100 – SIXTIES

Submitted 2010 in response to a RTCD Refugees Best of Decade poll.  Number to the far right of titles in blue reflects the ultimate consensus placement in the poll results. Titles in purple did not make consensus list.  Disclaimer – my submission was subject to certain self imposed quotas on director, genre, etc.


  1. 8½ (Otto e mezzo) [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1963) (# 2)
  2. ROSEMARY’S BABY  [ROMAN POLANSKI] (1968) (# 17)
  3. PERSONA  [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1966) (# 4)
  4. JULES AND JIM  [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (1962) (# 40)
  5. THE GRADUATE  [MIKE NICHOLS] (1967) (# 21)
  6. HUD  [MARTIN RITT] (1962) (# 36)
  7. CHARULATA (The Lonely Wife)  [SATYAJIT RAY] (1964) (# 89)
  8. WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Suna no onna)  [HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA] (1964) (# 6)
  9. IN COLD BLOOD  [RICHARD BROOKS] (1967) (# 67)
  10. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE  [JOHN FRANKENHEIMER] (1962) (# 10)
  11. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  [ROBERT MULLIGAN] (1962) (# 46)
  12. ADVISE & CONSENT  [OTTO PREMINGER] (1962) (# 72)
  13. HARAKIRI (Seppuku)  [MASAKI KOBAYASHI] (1962)
  14. MARNIE  [ALFRED HITHCOCK] (1964) (# 50)
  15. L’AVVENTURA  [MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI] (1960) (# 9)
  16. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (Såsom i en spegel)  [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1961) (# 32)
  17. IL POSTO  [ERMANNO OLMI] (1961) (# 96)
  18. BILLY LIAR  [JOHN SCHLESINGER] (1963)
  19. CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)  [AGNÈS VARDA] (1961) (# 88)
  20. PSYCHO  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1960) (# 3)
  21. THE PROFOUND DESIRE OF THE GODS (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo)  [SHOHEI IMAMURA] (1968)
  22. WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS (Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki)  [MIKIO NARUSE] (1960) (# 24)
  23. THE WILD BUNCH  [SAM PECKINPAH] (1969) (#14)
  24. SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (Tirez sur le pianiste) [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (1960) (# 60)
  25. LOVES OF A BLONDE (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) [MILOS FORMAN] (1965) (# 76)
  26. MANJI  [YASUZO MASUMURA] (1964)
  27. KNIFE IN THE WATER (Nóz w wodzie)  [ROMAN POLANSKI] (1962) (# 74)
  28. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING  [KAREL REISZ] (1960)
  29. THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (El Ángel exterminador)  [LUIS BUÑUEL] (1962) (# 20)
  30. DEATH BY HANGING (Koshikei) [NAGISA OSHIMA] (1968)
  31. ARMY OF SHADOWS (L’ Armée des ombres) [JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE] (1969) (# 37)
  32. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Il Buono, il brutto, il cativo)  [SERGIO LEONE] (1966) (# 7)
  33. ONIBABA  [KANETO SHINDÔ] (1964)
  34. SECONDS  [JOHN FRANKENHEIMER] (1966) (# 30)
  35. THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?  [SYDNEY POLLACK] (1969) (#77)
  36. INTENTIONS OF MURDER (Akai satsui) [SHOHEI IMAMURA] (1964)
  37. THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET (Obchod na korze)  [JAN KÁDÁR AND ELMAR KLOS] (1965) (# 78)
  38. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO  [DAVID LEAN] (1965) (# 106)
  39. LES BONNES FEMMES  [CLAUDE CHABROL] (1960)
  40. LA DOLCE VITA  [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1960) (# 26)
  41. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri)  [GILLO PONTECORVO] (1966) (# 18)
  42. POINT BLANK  [JOHN BOORMAN] (1967) (# 25)
  43. I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba/Ya Kuba)  [MIKHAIL KALATOZOV] (1964) (# 56)
  44. SEDUCED AND ABANDONED (Sedotta e abbandonata)  [PIETRO GERMI] (1964)
  45. THE NAKED KISS  [SAMUEL FULLER]  (1964) (# 105)
  46. THE APARTMENT  [BILLY WILDER] (1960) (# 29)
  47. STORY OF A PROSTITUTE (Shunpu den)  [SEIJUN SUZUKI] (1965)
  48. THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo) [LUCHINO VISCONTI] (1963) (# 68)
  49. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)  [JACQUES DEMY] (1964)\ (# 23)
  50. ANDREI RUBLEV (Andrei Rublyov)  [ANDREI TARKOVSKY] (1969) (# 19)
  51. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1968) (# 1)
  52. MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S (Ma nuit chez Maud)  [ERIC ROHMER] (1969) (# 45)
  53. STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET  [RICHARD QUINE] (1960) (# 95)
  54. Z  [COSTA-GAVRAS] (1969) (# 90)
  55. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT  [NORMAN JEWISON] (1967) (# 85)
  56. LOLITA  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1962) (# 71)
  57. VALLEY OF THE BEES (Udoli vcel) [FRANTISEK VLÁCIL] (1967)
  58. WILD RIVER  [ELIA KAZAN] (1960)
  59. THE PASSION OF ANNA (En Passion) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1969)
  60. NOTHING BUT A MAN  [MICHAEL ROEMER] (1964) (# 62)
  61. THE BIG CITY (Mahanagar)  [SATYAJIT RAY] (1963)
  62. PETULIA  [RICHARD LESTER] (1968)
  63. HIGH AND LOW (Tengoku to jigoku)  [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1964) (# 31)
  64. BONNIE AND CLYDE  [ARTHUR PENN] (1967) (#8)
  65. THE SERVANT  [JOSEPH LOSEY] (1963) (# 73)
  66. LE SAMURAÏ  [JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE] (1967) (# 41)
  67. FACES  [JOHN CASSAVETES] (1968) (# 97)
  68. WINTER LIGHT (Nattvardsgästerna)  [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1963) (# 58)
  69. CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS (Ostre sledované vlaky)  [JIRÍ MENZEL] (1966) (# 102)
  70. HOME FROM THE HILL  [VINCENTE MINNELLI] (1960)
  71. THE SWIMMER  [FRED PERRY] (1968)
  72. LA NOTTE  [MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI] (1961)
  73. THE HUSTLER  [ROBERT ROSSEN] (1961) (# 44)
  74. DIVORCE – ITALIAN STYLE (Divorzio all’italiana)  [PIETRO GERMI] (1961)
  75. DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB  [KUBRICK] (# 5)
  76. SAMURAI REBELLION (Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu) [MASAKI KOBAYASHI] (1967)
  77. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD  [GEORGE A. ROMERO] (1968) (#27)
  78. FISTS IN THE POCKET (I Pugni in tasca)  [MARCO BELLOCCHIO] (1965)
  79. VIRIDIANA  [LUIS BUÑUEL] (1961) (# 52)
  80. THE FIRE WITHIN (Le Feu follet)  [LOUIS MALLE] (1963)
  81. SALVATORE GIULIANO  [FRANCESCO ROSI] (1962)
  82. THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE  [RONALD NEAME] (1969)
  83. THE INNOCENTS  [JACK CLAYTON] (1961) (# 59)
  84. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF  [MIKE NICHOLS] (1966) (# 83)
  85. LILITH  [ROBERT ROSSEN] (1964)
  86. SPARTACUS  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1960)
  87. THE PAWNBROKER  [SIDNEY LUMET] (1964)
  88. TUNES OF GLORY  [RONALD NEAME] (1960)
  89. WINGS (Krylya) [LARISA SHEPITKO] (1966)
  90. THE HOUSEMAID (Hanyo) [KI-YOUNG KIM] (1960)
  91. YOJIMBO  [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1961) (# 28)
  92. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST  (C’era una volt ail West)  [SERGIO LEONE] (1968) (# 12)
  93. THE VIRGIN SPRING (Jungfrukällan) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1960)
  94. YEARNING (Midareru)  [MIKIO NARUSE] (1964)
  95. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR  [ROBERT BRESSON] (1966) (# 15)
  96. PIERROT LE FOU  [JEAN LUC GODARD] (1965) (# 79)
  97. HIGH SCHOOL  [FREDERICK WISEMAN] (1968)
  98. ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) [LUCHINO VISCONTI] (1960)
  99. WEST SIDE STORY  [ROBERT WISE AND JEROME ROBBINS] (1961) (#86)
  100. MAMMA ROMA  [PIER PAOLO PASOLINI] (1962)

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