Top Ranked Films of the 60s (all polls)

I took all the film polls I could find, and threw them all into a spreadsheet, and ranked the results. I posted the Top Ranked 1000 Films first, then an alphabetical list of all 2260 titles that made polls. I'm now posting sub-lists like this one. The complete and original lists can be found at http://worldsbestfilms.blogspot.com ..
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1.
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
“ Great film, from my favorite director, Stanley Kubrick, and my favorite science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, who didn't believe in evil and never had 'bad guys' in his novels. Thankfully, this changed forever the way sf films had to look. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
2.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ The shower scene is one of the best edited sequences in all of cinema; unfortunately the film loses steam after that, but is still studied in film schools. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
3.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This might be Kubrick's best, certainly the best-paced. My favorite comedy and favorite 'war film' rolled into one; Peter Sellers should have won a best acting Oscar, and Sterling Hayden is also unforgettable, ranting about our 'precious bodily fluids'. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
4.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ One of the greatest adventure (and war) epics, this film transports viewers out of their reality and into the great Saharan desert, and it also explains how modern Arabia got that way. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
5.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ For me, this film is excruciating to watch, every scene is overwrought and drawn out, and driven by inane pan flute music. Sergio Leone's best for me is Once Upon a Time in America, a gangster epic. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
6.
(1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
“ Fellini's most artistic film may not be his most accessible to the masses, but it's still great art. His La Dolce Vita is #11 on this list. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
7.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ The dangerous life of a little donkey named Balthazar; received a perfect "100" rating at Metacritics, tied for 1st there (Lawrence of Arabia and Wizard of Oz are two it's tied with). ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
8.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (164 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Another overlong spaghetti western from Leone, this one is more interesting b/c he cast blue-eyed Henry Fonda as a ruthless killer. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
9.
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.)
“ Unbelievable re-creation of the Algerian fight for independence from France, a primer on urban terrorism. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
10.
Jules and Jim (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
“ For many, this is Francois Truffaut's best, I prefer The 400 Blows but both are cinamatic art that should be 'must-see' material. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
11.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
“ Fellini's study of the decadent lives of theater people is my favorite of his. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
12.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
“ The original version, which is one of John Frankenheimer's best; his other must sees are the more action-packed The Train and Ronin. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
13.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Billy Wilder was an American master, after fleeing the Nazis in Berlin (he's a half-Jewish Austrian). For this he won 3 of his 6 Oscars. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
14.
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
“ Mike Nichols' classic comedy of love, sex, and infidelity made Dustin Hoffman a star, and Anne Bancroft the ideal 'older woman' - did she single-handedly create the 'cougar' in this? ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
15.
Persona (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Interesting study of two beautiful Swedish women alone in a house, played by Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson - I believe Bergman was married to each one, but not at the same time! ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
16.
Contempt (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ This is one of the slow films from Jean-Luc Godard; I'd go with Breathless or Band of Outsiders instead. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
17.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Another classic John Ford western in which a decades old mystery is revealed. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
18.
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. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
19.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Anyone else remember Flight of the Conchords' "Fou de Fas Fas"? hilarious take on French culture - haven't seen this Godard film however, he's not my favorite. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
20.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ In spite of the terminally cute Anna Karina, I still didn't like this Godard film. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
21.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ The film of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel about racial injustice and bigotry should be ranked higher. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
22.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ It's also #137 all-time. This is fun and kinda campy with a lot of humor, but I believe it's overrated at this position.. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
23.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Catherine Deneuve looks great doing just anything at all - in this she goes more than a little wacky. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
24.
The Leopard (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
“ This film of Visconti's scores well in the polls, but I was always bored by it myself - judge for yourself; it certainly looks great, but hardly anything happens. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
25.
Yojimbo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Kurosawa said this was inspired by John Ford westerns, then Sergio Leone used the same story for A Fistful of Dollars, as a bandit plays two sides against each other in a town's power struggle. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
26.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Polanski's thriller is tame by modern standards but is still a good suspense film ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
27.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ A western with bicycles and pop songs and pretty boy outlaws? not in my house! ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
28.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
“ Filmed verbatim with no additional narrative (and all amateur actors), Pasolini showed just how manic and insane this gospel story really is. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
29.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Good rock fun in this mindless entertainment; ignore the pseudo-serious plot manipulations that slow it down (a ridiculed Ringo runs away; awww...) and try to forget that it spawned "The Monkees" on tv. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
30.
L'Avventura (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
“ This is cinematic art at its highest level, an almost totally visual film without much dialogue, it's all told in the visual symbolism. All film students should study this film. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
31.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
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
“ Even though this won the Palm d'Or at Cannes, it's still 'much ado about nothing' in my opinion, and I think filmmaker Dennis Hopper knew that as well since they had no script. I think the plot was 'let's travel around with camera and a sack of weed and see if anyone will buy it!' ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
33.
The Hustler (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ A compelling film, the best yet about pocket pool, featuring an incredible performance by Jackie Gleason, who made all his own pool shots. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
34.
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.)
“ Interesting but not completely successful color film from Antonioni. The best part is a guitar-smashing Jeff Beck playing live with the Yardbirds, which inspired Pete Townshend and others to do that for real. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
35.
Playtime (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ French mime-actor Jacques Tati is an acquired taste, a little too slow for me, but his films make the polls. Expect wry smiles not outright laughter. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
36.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
37.
Belle de Jour (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ Even though Catherine Deneuve plays a daytime call girl, don't expect much titillation here, but a good film ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
38.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
“ Very good gangster and boxing film from Visconti, this seems to have directly influenced Scorsese's Raging Bull ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
39.
Viridiana (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
40.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
“ A good introduction to the often difficult films of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
41.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
Director: Cinéma
“ For me, the most fun of any Godard film, Anna Karina is delightful, vivacious eye candy - love the Madison dance scene, the actors spent six wks rehearsing that in their spare time ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
42.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Are you kidding? This is definitely B-level horror, post-midnight tv fare, not classic film quality. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
43.
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
“ Mel Brooks' funniest film, by far, thanks to the wonderfully gay Hitler played by comedian Dick Shawn - the con is to get investors, create a terrible play that goes under immediately, and pocket the money ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
44.
Army of Shadows (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
“ This gripping story of the French underground is based on true events ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
45.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Even for Hitchcock, this is a little over the top and not very credible, he has much better films. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
46.
L'Eclisse (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
“ Part of Antonioni's unrelated b&w trilogy that began with L'avventura and finishes with La Notte. A must-see for fans of Italian cinema, the futuristic city began by Mussolini is truly space age. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
47.
Le Samouraï (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner. (105 mins.)
“ Another quality French gangster film of the noir persuasion. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
48.
Weekend (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ If you like Godard a lot, check it out, otherwise you'd be better off going to the dentist, you'll have something positive for your pain. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
49.
West Side Story (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ ok, so it's corny and hollywooden, especially the lead actors, but still, if I'm ever in a dance fight, if I can remember these moves I'll kick butt! saved by great music from Leonard Bernstein, plus the coolest dude in films, a suave Oscar-winning George Chakiris. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair
 
50.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
“ To me, this gritty best picture winner from Brit John Schlesinger should be ranked much higher. Even today, Dustin Hoffman says Ratso Rizzo is his finest performance. ” - LawrenceJoseSinclair