Best Movies of 1969

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Best Movies of 1969
Best Movies of 1969
TOP Movies: Midnight Cowboy (1969), True Grit (1969), The Wild Bunch (1969), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Easy Rider (1969), Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Kes (1969), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Cactus Flower (1969), Women in Love (1969), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Battle of Britain (1969), Take the Money and Run (1969), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Topaz (1969), The Italian Job (1969), Paint Your Wagon (1969), Mackenna's Gold (1969), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969).
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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: disturbing, controversial, realistic, depressing, poignant ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, gigolo, prostitution, hustler, male prostitute, friendship between men, cripple, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
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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: buddy movie, epic, scenic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bank robbery, old west, robbery, friendship, heist, friendship between men, buddies, machismo, cowboy, buddy, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, wyoming, new york, california, latin america ...
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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, harsh, exciting, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: family outing, manly
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, murder, manhunt, vengeance, hanging, cowboy, reward, civil war veteran, alcoholic, texas ranger, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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: controversial, intense, disturbing, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, mexican revolution, on the run, violent, heist, robbery, friendship, gangsters, bounty hunter, suspense, civil war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, arizona, latin america, 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, disturbing, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, great depression, dancing, culture clash, suicide, social decay, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, ambition, competition, contest, reward ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york, dallas texas ...
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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: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, biker, marijuana, existentialism, rock music, drugs, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, california, usa, southern usa ...
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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, feel good, funny, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, love, teenager, merchant, brutality, happy ending, greed, fantasy world, fight scenes, destiny, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1890s
Place: new york, london, usa
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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: realistic, talky, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teacher, fascism, school, girls' school, female nudity, coming of age, boarding school, dedicated teacher, fascist, francisco franco, spanish civil war, unrequited love ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, california, new jersey, spain ...
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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, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, school, boy, childhood, working class, neglected child, child protagonist, bird, friendship, teacher, sibling rivalry, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london, scotland, britain ...
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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, sexy, colourful, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: british history, tudors, royal family, british monarchy, royalty, adultery, british royal family, renaissance, intrigue, betrayal, politics, king ...
Time: 16th century, 60s, 18th century, 1930s, middle ages
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, britain
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
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, suspenseful, sexy, harsh, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, espionage, spy, 007, car chase, secret agents, bond girl, transformation, beautiful scenery, cold war, villain, secret service ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, alps, england, portugal, swiss alps ...
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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: sexy, humorous, feel good, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dentist, nurse, honest, love and romance, cons and scams, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, nude, secrets ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, 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: erotic, sexy, sexual, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: adult
Plot: bisexual man, sex, erotica, love, lgbt, nude, female nudity, marriage, friendship, love triangle, gay, male nudity ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, paris france, alps, europe, swiss alps
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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, 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, funny, feel good, humorous, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, satire, violence, courage, farce, fighting the system, greed, honest, kids and family, small town, redemption, race issues ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, california, australia
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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: epic, realistic, exciting, light, factual ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, luftwaffe, aerial combat, war, fighter pilot, air battle, raf, british history, battles, fighter plane, airplane ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
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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, funny, talky ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, prison, robbery, fighting the system, goofy hero, couples, petty criminal, unlikely criminals, misfit, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: turkey, quebec
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Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, 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: sweet, humorous, tear jerker, affectionate, allegory ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, friendship, good versus evil, snowman, school, animals, stop motion, winter, runaway, adaptation ...
Time: 60s, 80s
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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, psychological, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, suspense, secret agents, surveillance, undercover, cuban missile crisis, conspiracy, kgb, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: cuba, france, paris france, copenhagen, new york ...
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The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Italy
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: humorous, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, robbery, mafia, gold, chase, caper, police, car, gangsters, thief, prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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, stylized, factual, sentimental, scenic ...
Plot: polyamory, mining, dancing, gold rush, friendship, loneliness, mormon, farce, stereotypes, hip hop, american history, bus ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, australia, usa, michigan
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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, tense, light, harsh ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gang, chase, desert, map, indians, greed, gold, marshal, murder, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, california, arizona, colorado, sonora ...
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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: cynical, humorous, satirical, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, dark humor, military, satire, railway, family relations, army, general, british empire, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1915, year 1917 ...
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: dog, holiday, life & death, superhero, lonely, boy, skating, school, cartoon dog, disorder, friends, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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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, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, survival, nazi, military, tank, escapades, anti war, wartime life, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, europe
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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: political, thought provoking, cynical, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: journalism, politics, photographer, nude, hippie, culture clash, vietnam war, counterculture, violence, male nudity, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., tokyo, usa, west virginia ...
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, investigation, corruption, murder investigation, political corruption, justice, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, africa, europe
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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: romantic, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teacher student relationship, boys' school, boarding school, world war two, teacher, youth, fall in love, love, vacation, dedicated educator, teaching, education ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, pompeii, england, london, europe ...
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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, exciting, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: wine, world war two, rise to the top, holocaust, mayor, small town, fighting the system, military, war, escapades, anti semitism, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s
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, tense, exciting, futuristic, melancholic ...
Plot: nasa, astronaut, space travel, space, rescue, survival, suspense, stranded, spacewalk, race against time, escapades, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, future, 70s, 60s
Place: antarctica, usa
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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, talky, scenic, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, horse, mexican revolution, military, desert, gunfight, betrayal, camp, revolution, bandit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 80s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa ...
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