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, interesting, dramatic, intense and captivating films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, friendship, mentor, unlikely friendships, culture clash, childhood, husband wife relationship, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1960s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1960s: The Help (2011), Grace of Monaco (2014), Walk the Line (2005), White Squall (1996), Mad Men (2007), Aquarius (2015), Dirty Dancing (2017), FEUD (2017), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), American Graffiti (1973).

List of 1960s movies

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, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: master and servant, friendship, maid, racism, discrimination, against the rules, prejudice, justice, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy
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: stylized, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: royal family, mother daughter relationship, royal court, family relations, couple relations, politics, society, state affairs, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, cinderella story, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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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, music, country music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, divorce, musician ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, usa, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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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, touching, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sailing, survival, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, danger, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, sea disaster ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies
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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, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, cigarette smoking, ambition, americana, career, office, advertising, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, missing person, police investigation, cult, crimes, murder, hippie, nickname, police, interrogation, policewoman, name calling ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa
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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, secret love, culture clash, forbidden love, adaptation, dancing, sister sister relationship, singing, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1960s
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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, melancholic, humorous, thought provoking, factual
Plot: feud, hollywood, filmmaking, woman, movie star, actress, aging, jealousy, awards show, workplace problem, glory, family problems ...
Time: 1960s
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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, serious, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, life is a bitch, irish, clergy, humiliation, religions or cults, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: radio, small town, friendship, car race, coming of age, car, coming-of-age, robbery, airplane, vandalism, love at first sight, radio station ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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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: dramatic, factual, inspirational, interesting, light ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, mathematician, space program, sexism, racial segregation, black woman, scientist, segregation, prejudice ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, rocker, working class, music, youth, gang, rock, estrangement, music festival, crimes, urban ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, woodstock ...
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: orphan, childhood sweetheart, teenage love, social misfits, first love, island, youth, adolescence, summer camp, misfit, disappearance, letter ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa
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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, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, songwriter, nervous breakdown, pop music, therapist, music, showbiz, musician's life, doctors and patients, addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: clever, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: scandal, sex scandal, political corruption, betrayal, politics, rise and fall, member of parliament, social differences, social decay, dishonesty, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, gay, gender, suicidal, broken heart, unfulfillment, best friends, death ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california
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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: clever, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: discrimination, gender, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1970 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA, Canada
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: rough, atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, rape, corruption, gangsters, rise and fall, friendship, organized crime, brooklyn bridge, opium, memory, torture, murder ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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: offbeat, surreal, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, protest, university, riot, police arrest, cultural difference, vietnam war, political unrest, music, americana, artist, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, seaport, california, manhattan new york city ...
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Animal House (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, buddies, rebellion, rebelliousness, looking for sex, college life, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, youth, friends, teachers and students, fraternity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: pennsylvania
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, space program, rescue, nasa, astronaut, outer space, moon, courage, against the odds ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: clergy, nun, pedophile, religions or cults, school, boy, guilt, janitor, tolerance, gossip, singing, wine ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Monica Z (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: emotional, realistic, factual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, jazz, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, usa, new york, stockholm sweden
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The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: goofy hero, comedy of errors, nun, crime, fighting crime, incompetent police, disorder, officers and cadets, overbearing, gendarme, father daughter relationship, beach ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, southern france, riviera ...
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All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, u.s. vice president, democrat, congress, campaigning, racial discrimination, racial, american politics ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, texas, usa, america, new jersey ...
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, drummer, recording studio, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
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Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, workplace, investigation, irish, police protagonist, suspect ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: hawaii, usa
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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, forbidden love, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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