Best Movies You'll Remember If You Grew Up in the '60s

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30. Cape Fear (1962)
> Director: J. Lee Thompson
> Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin
> Domestic box office gross: $76.4 million — #8 highest out of 60 movies released in the 1960’s

Gregory Peck jumps off the screen in this psychological thriller about revenge in a small town.

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29. Spartacus (1960)
> Director: Stanley Kubrick
> Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton
> Domestic box office gross: $30.0 million — #27 highest out of 60 movies released in the 1960’s

Stanley Kubrick directed this somber depiction of a legendary slave revolt that took place in ancient Rome, started by one man at a gladiator school. The film took home four Oscars.

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28. The Lion in Winter (1968)
> Director: Anthony Harvey
> Starring: Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle
> Domestic box office gross: $22.3 million — #31 highest out of 60 movies released in the 1960’s

Based on the 1966 James Goldman play of the same name, “The Lion in Winter” tells the story of conflicts between Eleanor of Aquitaine and her husband, King Henry II, when their family gathers at Christmastime. The film won three Academy Awards in 1969, including Katharine Hepburn’s third one for Best Actress.

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27. The Wild Bunch (1969)
> Director: Sam Peckinpah
> Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien
> Domestic box office gross: $509 thousand — #59 highest out of 60 movies released in the 1960’s

The American frontier is changing, and a group of aging outlaws is desperate for one last score before it’s too late.

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26. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
> Director: George Roy Hill
> Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
> Domestic box office gross: $102.3 million — #6 highest out of 60 movies released in the 1960’s

This legendary Western follows the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang as they flee the country after a string of bank robberies. The film won four Oscars.