Roger Ebert's Yearly Top Films Lists-- 1967 - 1969

'67 had fifteen films; '68 and '69, ten.

I'm breaking these lists into decades. This is my first list ever!

As you can see, sometimes the years don't match up. I'm guessing this has to do with the US Release dates.

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1.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ 1967 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
2.
Ulysses (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering... (132 mins.)
Director: Joseph Strick
“ 1967 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
3.
Blow-Up (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
“ 1967 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
4.
The Graduate (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ 1967 #4 His opinion has famously changed on this film: see his online review. ” - kingwilson
 
5.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ 1967 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
6.
The War Game (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
“ 1967 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
7.
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 1967 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
8.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ 1967 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
9.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away. (91 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
“ 1967 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
10.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ 1967 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
11.
The Family Way (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
“ 1967 #11 ” - kingwilson
 
12.
Our Mother's House (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal... (104 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ 1967 #12 ” - kingwilson
 
13.
Marat/Sade (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
“ 1967 #13 ” - kingwilson
 
14.
Two for the Road (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage. (111 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ 1967 #14 ” - kingwilson
 
15.
El Dorado (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 1967 #15 ” - kingwilson
 
16.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
“ 1968 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
17.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 1968 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
18.
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413. (113 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ 1968 #3 Also known as "Falstaff" ” - kingwilson
 
19.
Faces (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. (130 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ 1968 #4 ” - kingwilson
 
20.
The Two of Us (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country... (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ 1968 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
21.
The Producers (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. (88 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ 1968 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
22.
Oliver! (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young boy runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. (153 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 1968 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
23.
...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Jewish doctor in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia risks his life and attempts to regain his identity by assisting a wounded political fugitive. (100 mins.)
Director: Zbynek Brynych
“ 1968 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
24.
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
“ 1968 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
25.
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When the now-famous "star-crossed lovers" of two feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues. (138 mins.)
“ 1968 #10 ” - kingwilson
 
26.
Z (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ 1969 #1 ” - kingwilson
 
27.
Medium Cool (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (111 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler
“ 1969 #2 ” - kingwilson
 
28.
Weekend (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams... (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 1969 #3 ” - kingwilson
 
29.
If.... (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
“ 1969#4 ” - kingwilson
 
30.
Last Summer (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ 1969 #5 ” - kingwilson
 
31.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (145 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ 1969 #6 ” - kingwilson
 
32.
Easy Rider (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ 1969 #7 ” - kingwilson
 
33.
True Grit (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 1969 #8 ” - kingwilson
 
34.
Downhill Racer (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ 1969 #9 ” - kingwilson
 
35.
War and Peace (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
“ 1969 #10 ” - kingwilson