My Top 20 by Year - 1966by miran_kor | created - 18 Mar 2014 | updated - 08 Jun 2016 | Public
Under construction and always in progress.
The Best films from this year (according to IMDb) I've seen (so far).
Out of 179 films 'seen' (ie rated at IMDb). (Jun 2016)
- Features, shorts, docs and TV movies eligible ("A film is a film is a film.").
- TV mini-series are NOT (unless stated otherwise).
- My humble rates added (for films with the same rate just once or twice though).
- Films with the same rate are ordered arbitrarily. Feel free to re-order them at your will.
- When I saw more than 20 excellent films (9/10 or above in my book) from a certain year I'll try and list them ALL. That would make some lists much longer but all the excellentia deserves to be mentioned.
Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing TV = TV viewing PC = download OL = online viewing VHS = VHS viewing
Yet to see (among many):
Voyna i mir (War and Peace, Bondarchuk, 1966) Tanin no kao (The Face of Another, Teshigahara, 1966) Taiji ga mitsuryô suru toki (The Embryo Hunts in Secret, Wakamatsu, 1966) Här har du ditt liv (Here Is Your Life, Troell, 1966) The Deadly Affair (Lumet, 1966) Alfie (Gilbert, 1966) The Sand Pebbles (Wise, 1966) Erogotoshi-tachi yori: Jinruigaku nyûmon (The Pornographers, Imamura, 1966) Krylya (Wings, Shepitko, 1966) Le deuxième souffle (Second Breath, Melville, 1966) Tôkyô nagaremono (Tokyo Drifter, Suzuki, 1966) Hakuchû no tôrima (Violence at High Noon, Ôshima, 1966) De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen (The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short, Delvaux, 1966) To homa vaftike kokkino (Blood on the Land, Georgiadis, 1966) L’armata Brancaleone (For Love and Gold, Monicelli, 1966) Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (Reisz, 1966) Harper (Smight, 1966) Le roi de coeur (King of Hearts, de Broca, 1966) Da zui xia (Come Drink With Me, K. Hu, 1966) Michelangelo Antonioni storia di un autore (Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, Mingozzi, 1966, TV, doc) Dama spathi (Love Cycles, Skalenakis, 1966) The Group (Lumet, 1966) Django (Corbucci, 1966)
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1. Andrei Rublev (1966)
R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.
Votes: 40,339 | Gross: $0.10M
2. Persona (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.
3. Cul-de-sac (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use their young houseguests to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other over the course of a distressing night.
5. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.
6. Masculin Féminin (1966)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.
Votes: 11,323 | Gross: $0.20M
7. Father (1966)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A boy in Budapest lost his father in 1945, when he was the age of six. He does not remember much of the father but fantasize that he performed various heroic feats.
8. Lapis (1966)
10 min | Animation, Short
Mathematically precise early computer-aided animated piece based around the meditative-like inward and outward flow of images of the mandala.
Director: James Whitney
9. Lights (1966)
6 min | Documentary, Short
A short film which uses light to convey emotion and beauty.
Director: Marie Menken
10. Ljudi sa Neretve (1966)
16 min | Documentary, Short
Forgoing a narrator, dialogue and direct statements for the camera, the film depicts the life along the delta of the Neretva River.
Director: Obrad Gluscevic
11. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
12. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 48,039 | Gross: $0.06M
13. Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy
A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.
14. Daisies (1966)
74 min | Comedy
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.
15. Hunger (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
16. The War Is Over (1966)
121 min | Drama, War
Diego is one of the chiefs of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »
17. A Man and a Woman (1966)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A widow and a widower find their relationship developing into love, but their past tragedies prove hard to overcome, causing them to proceed with utmost delicacy.
18. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.
Votes: 10,289 | Gross: $3.27M
19. The Round-Up (1966)
90 min | Drama, History, War
In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »
21. The Red Angel (1966)
95 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
22. Seconds (1966)
R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
23. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.
24. The Hunt (1966)
91 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
25. Carriage to Vienna (1966)
78 min | Drama, War
A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.
26. The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966)
115 min | Comedy
Three stories, all set in Treviso. Various couple experience adultery at a party, a bank clerk abandons his wife for his mistress and all the men in the end are prosecuted for having intercourse with an underage girl.
27. Trans-Europ-Express (1966)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A movie producer, director and assistant take the Trans-Europ-Express from Paris to Antwerp. They get the idea for a movie about a drug smuggler on their train and visualize it while taping the script.
28. A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)
71 min | Comedy, Drama
A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »
29. Black Girl (1966)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.
30. The Dream (1966)
93 min | Drama, War
Young people in 1941 dream of the future in spite of the German advances, and continues to dream knowing that dreams cannot be taken away.
31. The Chase (1966)
Passed | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.
Votes: 9,330 | Gross: $5.00M
32. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
33. Roundabout (I) (1966)
95 min | Drama
Every Sunday, lonely bachelor and refined judge Mladen goes to play chess with his friend, sculptor Fedji. Slowly, he engages in a love affair with Neda, Fedia's wife, and almost invisibly,... See full summary »
34. Isadora (1966 TV Movie)
65 min | Documentary, Biography
The outrageous life of the American dancer of the 1920s, Isadora Duncan, whom Ken Russell described as "part genius and part charlatan".
35. Castro Street (1966)
Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short
Inspired by a lesson from Erik Satie; a film in the form of a street - Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California ... switch engines on one side and refinery... See full summary »
Director: Bruce Baillie
36. Mademoiselle (1966)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
In a French village, Manou is an Italian logger, virile, with a broad laugh. He can't say no to women's sexual invitations, and jealous villagers blame him for recent fires and a flood. He ... See full summary »
Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War
Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Votes: 7,311 | Gross: $21.69M
38. The Office (1995)
5 min | Short, Drama
The insane government bureaucracy at a state pension window.
39. Kivski Freski (1966)
13 min | Short, Drama
A short from Sergei Parajanov which combines various unused footage from his other films.
40. Zemlya lyudey (1966)
10 min | Documentary, Short
Essay praising human life and work, the everlasting beauty and expression of human thought.
Director: Artavazd Peleshian
41. Syrinx (1965)
3 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
Pan encounters a water nymph.
Director: Ryan Larkin
43. Death in the Forenoon (1966)
2 min | Animation, Short
An experimental short by Jerome Hill in which footage of a bullfight is painted on the film.
Director: Jerome Hill
44. Mosaic (I) (1966)
5 min | Animation, Short
A man sets a ping-pong ball into motion and it becomes fruitful and multiplies.
45. The Musical Pig (1966)
11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
This is a film about an exceptional pig that could sing. Even though he could sing, all people could ever see in him, was only a piece of meat.
Director: Zlatko Grgic
46. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War
In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.
47. Breakaway (1966)
5 min | Short, Music
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.
48. Man in the Frame (1966)
10 min | Animation, Short
The way bureaucracy works is told by men in the frames.
Director: Fyodor Khitruk
49. Od 3 do 22 (1966)
14 min | Documentary, Short