Best films, 1969

All worthwhile films of 1969 ranked
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1.
My Night at Maud's (1969)
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
2.
L'amour fou (1969)
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director... (252 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
3.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 Documentary)
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival... (251 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
4.
Z (1969)
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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
 
5.
Eros + Massacre (1969)
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Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories. (202 mins.)
 
6.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
7.
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol)... (100 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
8.
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan. (107 mins.)
 
9.
Army of Shadows (1969)
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
 
10.
Double Suicide (1969)
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A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan. (142 mins.)
 
11.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
12.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
 
13.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
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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
 
14.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon. (129 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
15.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
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James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. (142 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
 
16.
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
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After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences. (65 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
 
17.
A Married Couple (1969 Documentary)
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An "actuality drama" about a real-life marriage in crisis, in which the couple attempts to identify and resolve the conflicts and resentments that have driven them to the brink of separation. (97 mins.)
Director: Allan King
 
18.
Boy (1969)
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
19.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
20.
The Damned (1969)
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. (156 mins.)
 
21.
Salesman (1969 Documentary)
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families. (85 mins.)
 
22.
The Cow (1969)
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns. (104 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
23.
Women in Love (1969)
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Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions. (131 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
24.
Macunaima (1969)
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Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown... (110 mins.)
 
25.
High School (1969 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students. (75 mins.)
 
26.
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
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Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path... (96 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
27.
Burn! (1969)
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The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada... (132 mins.)
 
28.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
29.
Blood of the Condor (1969)
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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women. (70 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
30.
We (1969 Documentary)
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Monumental picture exploring the identity and fate of the Armenian nation. (27 mins.)
 
31.
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
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After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
 
32.
Law and Order (1969 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
33.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
34.
Blind Beast (1969)
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model. (86 mins.)
 
35.
Fellini's Satyricon (1969)
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome. (129 mins.)
 
36.
Downhill Racer (1969)
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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
 
37.
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
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Charles Desvallées has good reasons to believe that his wife is cheating on him and hires a P.D. in order to prove himself right... (98 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
38.
Akran (1969)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Richard Myers
 
39.
Calcutta (1969 Documentary)
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With minimal narration by the director and very little context this is a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals from Calcutta... (105 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
40.
Cremator (1969)
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
41.
Medium Cool (1969)
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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
 
42.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
43.
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town. (158 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
44.
Putney Swope (1969)
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Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge... (84 mins.)
 
45.
True Grit (1969)
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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
 
46.
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
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During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans (139 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
47.
Shark (1969)
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A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one. (92 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
48.
Battle of Britain (1969)
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
49.
The Passion of Anna (1969)
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Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends... (101 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
50.
The Milky Way (1969)
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages. (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
51.
Topaz (1969)
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring. (143 mins.)
 
52.
Katzelmacher (1969)
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Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around... (88 mins.)
 
53.
Winnie-the-Pooh (1969 Short Film)
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Winnie Pooh finds a beehive on the top of a big oak tree and tries to get to the honey with the help of Piglet. (11 mins.)
Director: F. Khitruk
 
54.
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
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Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno... (88 mins.)
 
55.
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969)
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Ghosts! Cine-recordings of the vivacious doings of persons long dead. Preservation of their memory ceases at the edges of the frame. (115 mins.)
Director: Ken Jacobs
 
56.
The Oblong Box (1969)
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Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town. (96 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
57.
100 Rifles (1969)
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In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, native revolutionary Yaqui Joe robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people, but finds himself sought by an American lawman and the Mexican Army. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
58.
Back and Forth (1969)
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A camera in a classroom continuously sways back and forth at various speeds as people occasionally move around the setting. (52 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
59.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
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In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie. (98 mins.)
 
60.
The Italian Job (1969)
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
61.
Mondo Trasho (1969)
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them... (95 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
62.
Stereo (1969)
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Sometime in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow... (65 mins.)
 
63.
The Rite (1969 TV Movie)
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A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating... (72 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
64.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn