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1. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

100 Metascore

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Votes: 329,299 | Gross: $3.20M

Bernard Hermann

2. Death of a Friend (1960)

95 min | Drama

Two young people trickle and steal and exploit prostitutes.

Director: Franco Rossi | Stars: Gianni Garko, Spyros Fokas, Didi Perego, Angela Luce

Votes: 39

3. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 12,345

4. House of Usher (1960)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror

75 Metascore

Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 10,896

5. The Fascist (1961)

102 min | Comedy

The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Mireille Granelli, Stefania Sandrelli

Votes: 540

Ennio Morricone

6. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

78 Metascore

In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Votes: 11,448 | Gross: $2.00M

7. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,289

8. Run Home, Slow (1965)

75 min | Western

After their criminal father is lynched, the Hagens find a treasure - but wander, starving in the desert.

Director: Ted Brenner | Stars: Mercedes McCambridge, Linda Gaye Scott, Allen Richards, Gary Kent

Votes: 41

Frank Zappa

9. Slalom (1965)

108 min | Comedy, Crime

Lucio (Vittorio Gassman) sees his holiday on the Italian Alps interrupted when he is suddenly and unwillingly involved in an International plot involving fake dollar bills.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Daniela Bianchi, Beba Loncar

Votes: 77

Ennio Morricone

10. The Big Gundown (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 4,876

Ennio Morricone

11. Django (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Western

75 Metascore

A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Votes: 22,715 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Navajo Joe (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

32 Metascore

A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Fernando Rey

Votes: 3,245

Ennio Morricone

13. Death Rides a Horse (1967)

R | 114 min | Western

A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw, till the surprising end.

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli

Votes: 6,425

Ennio Morricone

14. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin), an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Votes: 2,488

15. Movin' with Nancy (1967 TV Special)

60 min | Music

Billed as the "full-hour musical spectacular that won Nancy Sinatra the coveted Hollywood Star of Tomorrow award," this 1967 NBC-TV special, sponsored by Royal Crown Cola, is hosted by ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lee Hazlewood, David Winters

Votes: 141

16. The Mercenary (1968)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western

A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Franco Giacobini, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 3,681

Ennio Morricone

17. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen

Votes: 1,306

Ennio Morricone

18. Two Virgins (1968)

19 min | Short

Psychedelia and love images blended and interacting.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 63

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

19. Wonderwall (1968)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama

The eccentric professor Oscar Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When a model (Penny Lane) and her photographer boyfriend move in next to him, he becomes fascinated... See full summary »

Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

Votes: 607

George Harrison

20. You Are What You Eat (1968)

75 min | Documentary, Music

A montage of the weird, a freak-out film that appeared when the expression was in fashion and in flower, along with the flower people. The film was one of the first exponents of the mobile ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Feinstein | Stars: Luana Anders, Paul Butterfield, Del Close, David Crosby

Votes: 57

21. Hell's Belles (1969)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When hot-headed Dan out-drives the thoroughly vicious Tony in a motorcycle race and wins a brand new bike, he sets in motion a chain of events that includes one blazing gas station and a disastrous rock slide.

Director: Maury Dexter | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Jocelyn Lane, Adam Roarke, Angelique Pettyjohn

Votes: 207

22. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 6,402 | Gross: $3.00M

Ennio Morricone

23. Apotheosis (1970)

18 min | Short

This short follows Lennon and Ono as they take a hot-air balloon ride over snow-covered countryside.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 96

24. Corridor (1970)

23 min | Short

An unknown observer is seen traveling through a bleak corridor. At the end of the corridor they see a naked woman, whom the observer is unable to reach as his or her trip seems to become increasingly twisted and looped.

Director: Standish Lawder

Votes: 117

25. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two Harlem cops investigate a robbery, believing that a reverend has staged it in order to steal the money he's collected for a local fundraiser.

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,564

26. Fly (1970)

25 min | Short

The camera follows a fly as it walks about the body of a nude woman. Shot in extreme closeup (and accompanied by Ono's eponymous song), the film sets out to celebrate the human body.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Star: Virginia Lust

Votes: 181

27. Jack Johnson (1970)

GP | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary on the first African-American boxer to ever become world heavyweight champion. Released on the same year as "The Great White Hope" and also Oscar nominated like that film, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Brock Peters, Kevin Kennedy, Tommy Burns, James J. Jeffries

Votes: 31

Miles Davis

28. Road to Salina (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Robert Walker Jr., Ed Begley, Bruce Pecheur

Votes: 380

30. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 13,584

Pink Floyd

32. Erection (1971)

20 min | Short

Scenes of the erection of a building. Usually double-billed with Rape (1969).

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Votes: 74

33. Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Bury, Anicée Alvina, Ronald Lewis, Toby Robins

Votes: 805

Elton John

34. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A musician is stalked and blackmailed by an unknown killer for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 6,413

Ennio Morricone

35. Percy (1971)

R | 103 min | Comedy

Edwin Antony (Hywel Bennett) is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer, Britt Ekland

Votes: 255

The Kinks

36. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 4,213 | Gross: $15.18M

Melvin Van Peebles

37. Troubleshooters (1971)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The day he is released from jail, Serge is expected by four killers sent by Count Charles Varèse assigned to make him confess where he has hidden the jewels stolen during his last stickup. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean Yanne, Mireille Darc, Bernard Blier, Michel Constantin

Votes: 316

38. Up Your Legs Forever (1971)

70 min | Drama

The film consists of continuous panning shots up a series of 367 human legs.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Stars: Al Aronowitz, Daniel Cohn, Allen Klein, Christine Parks

Votes: 17

39. You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke | Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green, Richard Pryor

Votes: 40

Walter Becker & Donald Fagen

40. Across 110th Street (1972)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Robinson Frank Adu

Votes: 4,407

Bobby Womack & J. J. Johnson

41. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 2,273

42. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 2,404 | Gross: $10.00M

Gordon Parks

43. Slaughter (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 808

44. Summertime Killer (1972)

PG | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi | Stars: Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Christopher Mitchum, Raf Vallone

Votes: 290

45. Black Caesar (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Raised in Harlem, Tommy Gibbs becomes a successful mob boss but he clashes with the rival Mafia and his old enemy, dirty cop McKinney.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 2,772

James Brown

46. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 2,383

48. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 10,959

49. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama