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The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1960s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic, serious, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, mentor, friendship, dialogue, catastrophe, unlikely friendships, culture clash, childhood and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1960s: The Help (2011), Grace of Monaco (2014), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), American Graffiti (1973), Quadrophenia (1979), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Love & Mercy (2014), A Single Man (2009).
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 8.7
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
115 min.
 7.7
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Cold War
Drama, Romance
Poland, France, UK
88 min.
 8.0
A Very English Scandal
Biography, Crime, Drama
UK
180 min.
 8.0

List of 1960s movies

 8.1
 373K
The Help
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, inspirational, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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Grace of Monaco
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy, USA
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, sincere, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, family relations, royal court, royal family, couple relations, politics, society, state affairs, mother daughter relationship, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, witty, colourful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: eccentricity, looking for love, romance, woman, love affair, fashion, life philosophy, jazz, love story, love triangle, loneliness, stereotypes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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Brokeback Mountain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, sad, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love story, love, adultery, forbidden love, character study, stereotypes, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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 7.8
 152K
Hidden Figures
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: nasa, racism, mathematics, space program, segregation, prejudice, women, race issues, workplace, space travel, mentor, science ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, innocence lost, friendship, radio, coming of age, rock and roll, teenager, high school, dance, oldies, college, geek ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1962
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 15K
Quadrophenia
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working class, motorcycle, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, rebellion, drug abuse, adolescence, drugs, hotel, estrangement ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, brighton ...
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Moonrise Kingdom
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: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, adolescence, childhood, coming of age, children, runaway, first love, orphan, surrealism, social misfits, storytelling, deadpan ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: new england, usa
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 7.4
 30K
Love & Mercy
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, music, genius, schizophrenia, drug abuse, psychology, friendship, loneliness, drinking, death, mentor, rock and roll ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california, usa, new jersey, malibu california
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 7.6
 96K
A Single Man
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: touching, stylized, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay, death, loneliness, depression, suicide, homosexuality, friendship, drinking, transformation, redemption, life & death, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california
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 6.5
 4K
Scandal
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: betrayal, politics, british, rise and fall, political, runaway, corruption, social differences, political corruption, pornography, drinking, world politics ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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Made in Dagenham
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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, workplace, working class, rebellion, fighting the system, discrimination, revolution, politics, feminism, justice, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: england, europe, london, michigan
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Once Upon a Time in America
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, friendship, prohibition, organized crime, rape, gunfight, gangster, violence, betrayal, mafia, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1960s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Across the Universe
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, surreal, offbeat, serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, idealism, romance, rebellion, artist, anti war, loneliness, young lovers, rock, drugs/alcohol, protest, revolution ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, seaport, liverpool, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 101K
Animal House
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, realistic, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, rebellion, beer, drinking, road trip, revenge, virginity, buddies, rebelliousness, chase, looking for sex, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: pennsylvania
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 7.5
 110K
Doubt
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, dramatic ...
Plot: school, sexual abuse, guilt, teacher, morality, religion, storytelling, clergy, catholicism, sisters, moral ambiguity, child abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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 7.3
 11K
All the Way
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, political, president, racism, race issues, assassination, assassin, mentor, corruption, surveillance, conspiracy, courage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new jersey, california, vietnam, america, usa ...
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 7.7
 366K
Zodiac
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, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 6.6
 19K
White Squall
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, ocean or sea, mentor, adolescence, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, danger, childhood, courage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies
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In the Mood for Love
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, melancholic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, loneliness, romance, marriage, neighbor, newspaper, love, relationships, love story, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, asia, shanghai, singapore, cambodia ...
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A Driver for Vera
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov hires Viktor, a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring ...
Style: dramatic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, brutal
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, father daughter relationship, kgb, social relations, family relations, couple relations, young soldier, stranded, outcast, driver, young man, assassination ...
Time: 1960s
Place: soviet union
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 7.5
 74K
Selma
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, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.0
 18K
Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, segregation, dancing, dance, teenager, follow your dream, farce, racism, camp, rock and roll, high school, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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 7.8
 35K
Withnail & I
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the ...
Style: talky, dark humor, witty, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cult, farce, drinking, wine, nothing goes right, marijuana, british, drugs, actor's life, eccentricity, dialogue ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: england, london, europe, northern england
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 6.7
 108K
Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, music, racism, dancing, high school, underdog, oldies, tv show, segregation, broadway, follow your dream, interracial romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.3
 120K
An Education
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, adolescence, romance, virginity, love affair, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, school, age difference, love and romance, betrayal, art ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, california, france ...
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 6.8
 8K
Matinee
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, macabre, scary ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, americana, filmmaking, monster, small town, artists and showbiz, monsters, military life, segregation, bomb shelter, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, cuba, latin america, usa, texas
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An American Crime
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, crime, guilt, murder, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, courtroom, sexual abuse, brutality, domestic disturbance, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love, love triangle, young lovers, love story, love and romance, marriage of convenience, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, class differences, first love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958 ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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