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, melancholic, captivating, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, runaway, mentor, friendship, catastrophe, culture clash, cigarette smoking, death and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1960s
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1960s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1960s: The Help (2011), Jackie (2016), Grace of Monaco (2014), Across the Universe (2007), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Hidden Figures (2016), Love & Mercy (2014), White Squall (1996), Selma (2014), Walk the Line (2005).

List of 1960s movies

 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, blacks and whites, against the rules, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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 6.7
 66K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, 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, kennedy assassination, first lady, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, dallas texas, united states ...
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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, mother daughter relationship, family relations, society, politics, state affairs, couple relations, royal court, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, prince, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, french riviera, europe
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, fan, political unrest, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: convent, sexual harassment, nun, sin, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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 7.8
 172K
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, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, scientist, space program, prejudice, racial segregation, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, strong female character, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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 7.4
 32K
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, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, storm at sea, mentor, seasickness, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, cuba, jamaica, west indies, florida ...
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 7.5
 77K
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, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, righting the wronged, americana, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.9
 211K
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, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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 8.2
 214K
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, road movie, light, funny, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, musician, violence, christmas, travel, driver, prejudice, black american, italian american ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: bronx new york city, america, southern usa, ohio, kentucky ...
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 7.4
 122K
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: test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, space exploration, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, moon landing, loss of child ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: houston texas, california, florida
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 7.4
 40K
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, factual, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: racism, murder, police brutality, police violence, revenge, death, racial tension, tragic event, injustice, rebellion, rescue, chaos ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, year 1967, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: 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, melancholic, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, singer, guitar, musician, homeless, ambition, performance, financial problem, follow your dream ...
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, spy, stalking, mission, secret agent, friendship, lie, cold war, investigation, secret mission ...
Time: 1960s, year 1965, year 1968, year 1967
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 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, police brutality, brother sister relationship, parent child relationship, bigotry ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
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 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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, investigation, small town, injustice, dangerous attraction, crimes, reporter, prison, newspaper man, uncover truth, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
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 8.6
 177K
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, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, ambition, career, advertising agency, sexism, office, cigarette smoking, boss and employee, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 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: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, missing person, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, police, interrogation, nickname, lawyer ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.1
 15K
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, research, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, journalism, fame, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 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, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 25K
Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, cia, military life, pilot, society, battle zone, idealism, refugee camp, helicopter, wartime, destiny ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
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 6.7
 82K
Inherent Vice (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger, conspiracy, paranoia, obsession, neo noir, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1970
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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Dirty Dancing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, light, sweet
Plot: love story, fall in love, dancing, adaptation, secret love, sister sister relationship, dance performance, stereotypes, guilty pleasure, father daughter relationship, culture clash, forbidden love ...
Time: 1960s
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 8.6
 14K
FEUD (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, humorous, melancholic, factual
Plot: feud, hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, actress, aging, jealousy, woman, workplace problem, family problems, glory, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good
Plot: dream, racism, racial segregation, race, equality, dance, live performance, live broadcast, society, rivalry, theater, social relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: baltimore
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, oldies, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: culture clash, artists and showbiz, backstage, generation gap, fame, music, the beatles, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, police chase, railway station ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, youth, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, road not taken, one more chance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
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 7.3
 15K
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: bleak, stylized, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, youth, gang, rocker, working class, music, urban, society, rock, estrangement, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, woodstock, brighton ...
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