1960s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1960s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, captivating, interesting and emotional films and TV shows about / with friendship, husband wife relationship, storytelling, mentor, runaway, cigarette smoking, catastrophe, unlikely friendships, culture clash and death plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1960s
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1960s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1960s: Across the Universe (2007), The Help (2011), Jackie (2016), Grace of Monaco (2014), Quadrophenia (1979), Made in Dagenham (2010), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Hidden Figures (2016), Love & Mercy (2014), White Squall (1996).

List of 1960s movies

Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, intense, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, protest, cultural difference, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 397K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, civil rights, racial segregation, discrimination, blacks and whites, storytelling, social relations, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 67K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy family, first lady, u.s. president, president, widow, american history, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, america, dallas texas, washington d.c. ...
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, family relations, politics, couple relations, state affairs, society, husband wife relationship, royal court, supportive spouse, prince, mother daughter relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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 7.3
 16K
Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, youth, music, working class, coming of age, buddies, rock, weekend, teenage life, record player, dancing ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, woodstock ...
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Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, gender, factory, sewing machine, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, brutal, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, punishment, unwanted pregnancy, innocence lost, sexual abuse, human spirit, violence against women, irish ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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 7.8
 175K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: factual, touching, inspirational, light, sincere ...
Plot: nasa, racism, discrimination, mathematics, african american woman, racial segregation, space program, scientist, prejudice, ends with biographical notes, single mother, strong female character ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 33K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, pop music, musician, music, musician's life, power relations, addiction, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
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 6.6
 20K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, storm at sea, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, male bonding, discipline ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, west indies, jamaica, cuba, florida ...
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 7.5
 79K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 215K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, marriage, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, musician, performer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, tennessee, memphis ...
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 7.8
 73K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, dog, sport, friendship, team, childhood, coming of age, baseball movie, baseball game, unlikely friendships, treehouse, fence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 4K
Pennyworth (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The origin story of Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960s London.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak
Plot: secret society, murder, coup d'etat, ex special forces, loss of loved one, violence, crime, military officer, chase, army, good versus evil
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 256K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, prejudice, musician, driver, chauffeur, piano playing, travel, christmas, italian american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: america, bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, kentucky ...
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 7.3
 138K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: suspense, based on true events, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: nasa, space mission, test pilot, moon landing, space travel, astronaut, moon, historical event, husband wife relationship, space exploration, human in outer space, male protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, year 1965, year 1967, year 1969, year 1963 ...
Place: california, houston texas, florida
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 42K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: racism, murder, police brutality, police violence, chaos, justice, rescue, death, rebellion, injustice, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, year 1967, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, clever, meditative, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, singer, guitar, musician, homeless, ambition, struggle, performance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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Operation Avalanche (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: conspiracy, moon landing, nasa, stalking, mission, secret agent, spy, mysterious man, cia agent, danger, deception, investigation ...
Time: 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, year 1965
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American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: rough, emotional, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, terrorism, teenage girl, hiding, dysfunctional family, beauty queen, wife husband relationship, political activism, adulteress ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 3K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, propaganda film
Plot: police corruption, gay, society, discrimination, fighting the system, gender, humiliation, father son relationship, bigotry, parent child relationship, brother sister relationship, police brutality ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 3K
Longford (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: lawyer, politician, humiliation, cruelty, trial, judge, prison, friendship, civil rights, crimes, social activist, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 34K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, injustice, dangerous attraction, crimes, reporter, prison, newspaper man, journalism, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa
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 8.6
 185K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, ambition, career, advertising agency, sexism, office, urban, americana, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 10K
Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, missing person, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, interrogation, police, nickname, police station ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, fall in love, looking for sex, family relations, teenage love, best friends, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, rise to the top ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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 6.7
 27K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, generation gap, love and romance, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, gossip and rumors, journalism, fame, manipulation ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, eating disorder, coming of age, nurse, patient, female protagonist, psychiatric ward ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, urban ghetto life, vietnam war, militant, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crime, civil rights, homecoming, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, usa, bronx new york city ...
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