Best films, 1969

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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.
The 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. (145 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.
Women in Love (1969)
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The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s... (131 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Burn! (1969)
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The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada... (132 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
We (1969 Documentary)
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Monumental picture exploring the identity and fate of the Armenian nation. (27 mins.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
Law and Order (1969 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
Blind Beast (1969)
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome. (128 mins.)
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
 
36.
The Cremator (1969)
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Follows a demented cremator during the brink of WWII, who believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
37.
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
 
38.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
39.
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
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
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 Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring. (143 mins.)
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
Winnie 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
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
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
 
50.
100 Rifles (1969)
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In 19th century Mexico a native revolutionary,Yaqui Joe,robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people but he finds himself wanted by American lawmen and the Mexican Army. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
51.
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
 
52.
79 primaveras (1969 Documentary)
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An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war. (25 mins.)
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
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
 
55.
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.)
 
56.
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
 
57.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn