Best Movies of 1969

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Best Movies of 1969
Best Movies of 1969
TOP Movies: Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Wild Bunch (1969), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), True Grit (1969), Easy Rider (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969), Kes (1969), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Cactus Flower (1969), Women in Love (1969), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Take the Money and Run (1969), Battle of Britain (1969), Frosty the Snowman (1969), The Italian Job (1969), Paint Your Wagon (1969), Topaz (1969), Medium Cool (1969), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969).
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List of Best Movies

Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, homosexual, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, gunfight, on the run, cowboy, friendship, chase, last stand, robbery, adventure, thief, explosion, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america, new york, wyoming ...
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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: epic, stylized, bleak, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, anti heroes, anti hero, mexican revolution, chase, gunfight, friendship, mercenary, loss of friend, one last job ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona, yuma arizona
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, down on your luck, reward, crimes, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, chicago illinois, pacific ocean ...
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, motorcycle, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, california, new orleans, los angeles, louisiana ...
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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, merchant, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, promotion, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, urban, city life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, london
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, boy, friendship, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bird, falcon, neglected child, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, school, girls' school, fascism, innocence lost, teacher, school dance, weirdo, coming of age, love and romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: scotland, europe, italy, britain, edinburgh scotland ...
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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Cactus Flower (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, romance, love triangle, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, couple relations, honest, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, love triangle, romance, friendship, family relations, family problems, couples, honeymoon, human nature, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps, paris france
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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, western town, mayor, anti heroes, anti hero, danger, rescue, rivalry, escapades, lone wolves, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, colorado, california
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Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, hapless, cons and scams, couple relations, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: world war two, raf, british history, aerial combat, soldier, danger, military, battles, fighter pilot, luftwaffe, war, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, berlin germany, france ...
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, heroes, gadget, world domination, bio weapon, suicide attempt, daughter, secret organization, british secret service, kilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, france, london ...
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Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, danger, escapades, mischievous children, rescue, unlikely partners ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s
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The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, car chase, gold, heist, traffic jam, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, england, turin italy, london, alps
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Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: friendship, tunnel, gold, prostitute, kidnapping, love triangle, mining, polyamory, gold rush, hijacking, prospector, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa, michigan, australia
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Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, journalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, vandalism, vietnam war, culture clash, urban ghetto, state affairs, media, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, west virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, dark humor, military, family relations, military life, infantrymen, superior officer, wartime life, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
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A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: school, skating, peanuts, heroes, gang, family, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, anti hero, follow your dream ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa
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Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, map, adventure, chase, desert, gang, marshal, rivalry, danger, murder, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, sonora, mexico ...
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, explosion, escapades, wartime life, anti war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, boarding school, vacation, love, school teacher, teacher student relationship, school life, music hall, boys' school, forbidden love, teaching, high school life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england, pompeii, greece
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, soldier, mexican revolution, cavalry, bandit, accomplice, adventure, lone wolves, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, texas ...
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rise to the top, holocaust, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
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Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, confined, danger, isolation, survival, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
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Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elevator, hopes, celebrity, dancehall girl, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, looking for love, couples, sleazy, change of heart, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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