Best Movies of 1966

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Best Movies of 1966
Best Movies of 1966
TOP Movies: A Man for All Seasons (1966), Grand Prix (1966), Fantastic Voyage (1966), Spinout (1966), The War Game (1966), The Fortune Cookie (1966), Blow-Up (1966), Born Free (1966), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Seconds (1966), The Professionals (1966), El Dorado (1966), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), How to Steal a Million (1966), Alfie (1966), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Batman: The Movie (1966), The Chase (1966), Cul-De-Sac (1966), Torn Curtain (1966).
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List of Best Movies

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, battle of the sexes, confession, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: idealism, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, decapitation, oath, death sentence, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, hopes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, social misfits, fish out of water, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, heart, materialism ...
Time: 60s
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Grand Prix (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his team after a crash at Monaco that injures his teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for another team, and starts dating Stoddard's wife.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: car race, rivalry, sport team, race, formula 1, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete's life, ambition, unsupportive spouse, hopes, sport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, england
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Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, submarine, space and aliens, coma, rescue, assassination attempt, military, doctor, security, race against time, scuba diver, shrinking ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, future
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Spinout (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: date night
Plot: rock band, racecar driver, heiress, rich girl, family relations, friends, car chase, couples, wooing, family business, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
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The War Game (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, radiation, cold war, disaster, nuclear war, world war three, distopia, chaos, state affairs, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: europe, england, britain
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The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, lawsuit, insurance, american football, insurance fraud, cons and scams, odd couple, workplace, infidelity, disability, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: cleveland ohio, new jersey, usa
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Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cerebral, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), fashion, counterculture, corpse, amateur detective, singleness, mystery, investigation, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, lion cub, wildlife, animal rights, pets, friends, survival, family, adventure, friendship, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: halloween, pumpkin, family, holiday, friendship, halloween party, humble, friends, disorder, pets, social misfits, buddies ...
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, warship, navy, heroes, u.s. navy, missionary, chinese, ship, politics, redemption, war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, philadelphia, salt lake city utah ...
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Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: haunted by the past, midlife crisis, murder, surgery, faked death, plastic surgery, redemption, crimes, mystery, mind game, hidden identity, golden years ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, california, manhattan new york city, malibu california
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The Professionals (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, old west, mercenary, chase, scout, adventure, animal training, captivity, missing person, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, california
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El Dorado (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, sheriff, vengeance, good versus evil, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, criminal heroes, partners, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, oppression, rebelliousness, introspection, satire, firefighter, unhappy marriage ...
Time: future, 60s, near future
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, insurance, fall in love, art collector, couple relations, couples, love and romance, perfect crime, romance, art theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, self discovery, lifestyle, sexual relations, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz, party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, cowboy, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, santa fe new mexico, arizona ...
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Batman: The Movie (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, parody, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, rescue, super villain, adventure, missile, black cat, heroes, fighting crime, crimes, society, secret identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, small town, infidelity, racism, on the run, escape, drunkenness, alcohol abuse, sheriff, lynch mob, manhunt, house party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, california, new jersey
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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the ...
Style: psychological, cynical, humorous, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: island, gangsters, betrayal, hostage, on the run, castle, isolation, dark humor, confined, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, fugitives ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, poland
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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, nothing goes right, heroes, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
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Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, state affairs, political intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, secret agents, couple relations, double agent, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, copenhagen ...
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Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, cons and scams, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
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The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, sex comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: fighter pilot, world war one, military, rivalry, ambition, soldier, biplane, war, politics, anti war, adventure, ocean ...
Time: year 1916, 1910s, 1930s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, france, england
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Georgy Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, love triangle, love, butler, hospital, piano, roommate, bittersweet, virginity, single parent, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
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The Family Way (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Following the wedding of young Jenny Piper and Arthur Fitton (Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett), a rowdy reception is held at a local pub where the newlyweds are subjected to much well-meaning but vulgar ribaldry. The couple returns to the Fitton home ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: virginity, newlyweds, honeymoon, bowling, family relations, sexual dysfunction, privacy invasion, grownups, meet the parents, social relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, farce, newspaper, organ, small town, ghost, disorder, mystery, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, crimes, investigation, tough heroes, friends, warden, rivalry, family in danger, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, mississippi, california ...
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