My Best Films of 1966

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1.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
2.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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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
 
3.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
4.
The Nun (1966)
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun... (135 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
5.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
6.
Si j'avais quatre dromadaires (1966 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
7.
Blow-Up (1966)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
8.
Chelsea Girls (1966)
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. (210 mins.)
 
9.
Akai tenshi (1966)
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine. (95 mins.)
 
10.
Daisies (1966)
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
11.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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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
 
12.
War and Peace (1966)
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
 
13.
Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966)
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Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends... (150 mins.)
 
14.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
15.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
16.
Silence Has No Wings (1966)
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Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this allegorical and oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life's turning points. (110 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Kuroki
 
17.
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
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Joe This richly symbolic film is really impossible to understand without some knowledge of 20th Century Italian history... (89 mins.)
 
18.
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)
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A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being... (94 mins.)
Director: André Delvaux
 
19.
Trans-Europ-Express (1966)
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A film director, Jean, his producer, Marc, and his assistant, Lucette, board the Trans-Europ-Express in Paris bound for Antwerp... (105 mins.)
 
20.
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. (93 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
21.
Patriotism (1966 Short Film)
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A Noh dramatization of the suicides of Lt. Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko. After participating in a failed 1936 coup and being ordered to execute his friends, he bids his wife an intimate farewell and commits harakiri. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Seconds (1966)
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. (106 mins.)
 
23.
The Pornographers (1966)
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Life of a pornographer who tries to stay under the radar of the mob. He has a mistress, a step-son, a step-daughter (whom he's attracted to) and a wife who believes her first husband was reincarnated as a restless carp. (128 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
24.
The Face of Another (1966)
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A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality. (124 mins.)
 
25.
The Round-Up (1966)
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In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established... (90 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
26.
Le Horla (1966 Short Film)
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(38 mins.)
 
27.
Falling Leaves (1966)
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A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State. (91 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
28.
The Family Way (1966)
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Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
29.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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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
 
30.
Black Girl (1966)
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France. (65 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
31.
Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966 Short Film)
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A independent director is faced with artistic difficulty when he asks his actresses to show nudity. (17 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
32.
Breakaway (1966 Short Film)
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Bruce Conner's 1966 dazzling dance short, "Breakaway", a film poem marrying the rhythm of the editing, movement of the body and the camera to a beautiful effect. (5 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
Stars: Toni Basil
 
33.
Kivski Freski (1966 Short Film)
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A short from Sergei Parajanov which combines various unused footage from his other films. (13 mins.)
 
34.
The Wedding March (1966)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
35.
The Hunt (1966)
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Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy. (91 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
36.
Meet Marlon Brando (1966 Documentary)
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Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him about his new film... (28 mins.)
 
37.
Irezumi (1966)
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A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path. (86 mins.)