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My Favorite 25 movies released AFTER 1960

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Based on the great thread started by SunAndMoon on Tuesday, I would like to start a thread listing everyone’s favorite 25 films made AFTER 1960. This list would include films released in 1960.


As I prepared my list for Sun’s thread, I will list one film from each letter of the alphabet. That would actually be a total of 26 films. But anyone can list just 25 if you so desire…


Also, my list with consist of movies from my collection only.


And since I have no titles in my library representing the letters K, Q, and X, I am going to list three additional titles from my list that will take the place of those three missing letters. These three films will be bolded.


The Americanization of Emily, Arthur Hiller 1964
Bite the Bullet, Richard Brooks 1975
Chisum, Andrew V. McLaglen 1970
Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks 1991
El Dorado, Howard Hawks 1967
Fail-Safe, Sidney Lumet 1964
Goldfinger, Guy Hamilton 1964
The Hunt For Red October, John McTiernan 1990
In Harm’s Way, Otto Preminger 1965
Judgement at Nuremberg, Stanley Kramer 1961
Local Hero, Bill Forsyth 1983
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford 1962
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Peter Weir 2003
The Natural, Barry Levinson 1984
Open Range, Kevin Costner 2003
The Professionals, Richard Brooks 1966
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg 1981
Seven Days in May, John Frankenheimer 1964
Shadowlands, Richard Attenborough 1993
Support Your Local Sheriff!, Burt Kennedy 1969
Thirteen Days, Roger Donaldson 2000
The Untouchables, Brian De Palma 1986
The Verdict, Sidney Lumet 1982
Will Penny, Tom Gries 1968
You’ve Got Mail, Nora Ephron 1998
Zulu, Cy Endfield 1964

 

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Okay, fxreyman, I'll try to repeat what I did in the other thread, too, using only films I have from the Criterion collection.

  • The Age of Innocence (1993)
  • Brazil (1985)
  • Carnival of Souls (1962)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • 8 1/2 (1963)
  • Fellini Satyricon (1969)
  • The Game (1997)
  • Harakiri (1962)
  • In Cold Blood (1967)
  • Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  • Kwaidan (1965)
  • Lone Wolf and Cub (1972-1974)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Onibaba (1965)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • The Qatsi Trilogy (1983-2002)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Thief (1981)
  • no Criterion "U" - Unforgiven (1992)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • Wise Blood (1979)
  • The X from Outer Space (1967)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Z (1969)

 

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There is a lot of good ones after 1960, the only letter I don't own a film is one starting with "Q"

Apostle, The (1996)

Butterflies Are Free (1972)

Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

Deliverance (1972)

Ed Wood (1994)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Goodfellas (1990)

Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,The (1968)

Into The Wild (2007)

Joe (1970)

King Of Comedy,The (1983)

Long Day's Journey Into Night,The (1962)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Nashville (1975)

Others,The (2001)

Patch Of Blue, A (1965)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Sundays And Cybele (1962)

Taking Of Pelham One Two Three.The (1974)

Untouchables, The (1987)

Village, The (2004)

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane (1962)

X The Man With The Xray Eyes (1963)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Zodiac (2007)

 

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This is a digression, but I noticed neither of you have any "Q" movies in your collections. I have a few:

  • Q - The Winged Serpent (1982)
  • The Qatsi Trilogy (1983-2002)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Quatermass and the Pit - TV version (1958)
  • The Queen (2006)
  • Queen Christina (1933)
  • Queen of Blood (2012)
  • Quest for Fire (1981)
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • Quick Change (1990)
  • The Quiet Man (1952)
  • Quiz Show (1994)

There may be some more as part of sets.

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If doing one per letter (although I'm out of luck with X; I've only seen one film that started with an X, but that was only in other countries. The American name was different, and while I liked it at the time, my mind is fuzzy on it now.)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Chinatown (1974)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

ET (1982)

The Fisher King (1991)

The Godfather (1972)

Harry and Tonto (1974)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

The Last Metro (1980)

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Nashville (1975)

Ordinary People (1980)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Quiz Show (1994)

Running on Empty (1988)

The Sound of Music (1965)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Victor/Victoria (1982)

What's Up Doc (1972)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1964)

Zootopia (2016)

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1. "All the President's Men" (1976)

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2. "Body Heat" (1981)

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3. "Chinatown" (1974)

4. "Dirty Harry" (1971)

5. "Enter the Dragon" (1973)

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6. "Fahrenheit 451" (1966)

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7. "The Godfather" (1972)

8. "Help!" (1965)

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9. "In the Heat of the Night" (1967)

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10. "Jules et Jim" (1962)

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11. "The Killing Fields" (1984)

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12."Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)

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13. "Michael Clayton" (2007)

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14. "Network" (1976)

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15. "On Golden Pond" (1981) 

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16. "Patton" (1970)

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17. "The Queen" (2006)

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18. "Reds" (1981)

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19. "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)

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20. "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962)

21. "Unforgiven" (1992)

22. "V for Vendetta" (2005)

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23. "West Side Story" (1961)

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24. "Xanadu" (1980)

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25. "You Only Live Twice" (1967)

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26. "Zelig" (1983)

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Andrei Rublev

Brazil

The Confession

The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A Fish Called Wanda

The Godfather, Part 11

Help!

The Incredibles

JFK

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

The Leopard

Murder on the Orient Express

The Nasty Girl

Once Upon a Time in the West

Pink Floyd: the Wall

Quadrophenia

Richard III (Ian MacKellan version)

Shoah

2001:  A Space Odyssey

The Usual Suspects

A Very Long Engagement

A Woman Under the Influence

Yellow Submarine

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But, done the regular way with an actual top 25 (alphabetically) .....

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Charade (1963)
Chinatown (1974)
The Dead (1987)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
ET (1982)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Godfather (1972)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
The Last Metro (1980)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Nashville (1975)
Ordinary People (1980)
Paris, Texas (1984)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Quiz Show (1994)
Running on Empty (1988)
The Sound of Music (1965)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
What's Up Doc (1972)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1964)

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16 minutes ago, skimpole said:

Help!

Over a Hard Day's Night?      Ok,  to each his own,  but I say 'help!'.

 

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16 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Over a Hard Day's Night?      Ok,  to each his own,  but I say 'help!'.

 

1. "Help!" has better songs.

2. It's in color.

3. It's dedicated in memory of Elias Howe "who, in 1846, invented the sewing machine." 

4. The Beatles were high most of the time while shooting the movie.

5. You can't beat the ultra-coolness of The Beatles' pad.

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6. There's a great running gag involving a cross-channel swimmer.

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7. It has an intermission.

8. It features three classical pieces:

(a) Wagner's "Lohengrin - Prelude to Act III" (during a fight scene in the lads' apartment)

(b) Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (in the sequence involving a tiger).

(c) Rossini's "The Barber of Seville Overture" (during the closing credits).

 

9. Leo McKern plays the No. 1 villain.

 

10. It was the screen debut of Eleanor Bron, who is said to have inspired Paul McCartney to write "Eleanor Rigby."

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1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Over a Hard Day's Night?      Ok,  to each his own,  but I say 'help!'.

'Help' has better songs for the most part, although fewer.

But 'A Hard Day's Night' is a far, far better movie. It's a cinema verite masterpiece, an historical document, it's funnier, and it's a giant leap forward for pop artist movies, none of which that had come before it could hold its coat.

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I'm using the same criteria for this list that I used on the other list, movies that I re-watch often.  This is a much bigger pool of films to choose from (for me, anyway).  There are so many honorable mentions for each letter (except maybe Q, X and Z). 

Apartment, The

Brady Bunch Movie, The

Cactus Flower

Dirty Dancing

Elf

Footloose (1984)

Gidget Goes Hawaiian

Howl's Moving Castle

Inside Daisy Clover

Jaws

Kiki's Delivery Service

Love and the Proper Stranger

Moulin Rouge!

Network

Odd Couple, The (1968)

Parent Trap, The (1961)

Q

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Stepford Wives, The (1975)

That Funny Feeling

Under the Tuscan Sun

Valley of the Dolls

Where the Boys Are

Xanadu

Young Frankenstein

Zoolander

***Again, I cannot come up with a Q film.  In its place I submit Viva Las Vegas with Elvis and Ann-Margret. 

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In the 60's I was into Westerns now I'm into Noir so the list starts with Westerns and ends with Neo Noirs.

MY FAVORITE 25 no make that 33 MOVIES RELEASED AFTER 1960 (chronologically) 😎

 

Ride the High Country (1962)

For A Few Dollars More (1965)

The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966)

El chuncho, quien sabe? aka A Bullet for the General (1966)

Hombre (1966)

The Big Gundown (1966)

Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

The Great Silence (1968)

Cemetery Without Crosses (1968)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Darker Than Amber (1970) 

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Lawman (1971)

Get Carter (1971) 

Ulzana's Raid (1972) 

Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) 

Seven Beauties (1975) 

Keoma (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976) 

Body Heat (1981) 

Hammett (1982) 

Blade Runner (1982) 

Blue Velvet (1986) 

Angel Heart (1987) 

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

The Wrong Man (1993) 

The Last Seduction (1994) 

Lost Highway (1997) 

Dark City (1998) 

Sin City (2005) 

Journey to the End of the Night (2006) 

No Country For Old Men (2007) 

Too Late (2015)

 

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15 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Over a Hard Day's Night?      Ok,  to each his own,  but I say 'help!'.

 

You say "help!"... Can't come up with a list James?

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Love the listings for Xanadu and You Only Live Twice!!!

Xanadu I saw at the theater with a former girlfriend in 1980. She loved it! Great dance/song scene at the end with Olivia Newton-John wearing boots!!!

I had always thought the Shirley Bassey's rendition of Goldfinger was the best Bond song ever but recently I have really come to love Nancy Sinatra's You Only Live Twice.

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My list-

Amarcord

Brazil

Cannibal Holocaust

Deer Hunter

Enter the Dragon

Funny Games

Goldfinger

Hitler Goes Kaput

In the Mood For Love

Jaws

Klute

Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich selbst!

Marketa Lazarová

Network

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Quest for Fire

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Stalker

Touki Bouki

Untergang

Valhalla Rising

White Sun of the Desert

X The Man With The Xray Eyes

Yo Yo

Zvezda (2002)

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43 minutes ago, fxreyman said:

Love the listings for Xanadu and You Only Live Twice!!!

Xanadu I saw at the theater with a former girlfriend in 1980. She loved it! Great dance/song scene at the end with Olivia Newton-John wearing boots!!!

I had always thought the Shirley Bassey's rendition of Goldfinger was the best Bond song ever but recently I have really come to love Nancy Sinatra's You Only Live Twice.

"Xanadu" bombed bigtime at the box office when it was released in 1980. Disco and rollermania were on the way out. But it appears that time -- and a successful Broadway musical version -- have made it a cult film. 

The songs by Olivia Newton-John and ELO certainly have held up. But the film damaged actor Michael Beck's career -- and he was so promising in "The Warriors."

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4 hours ago, cigarjoe said:
  • The Big Gundown (1966)
  • The Great Silence (1968)
  • Cemetery Without Crosses (1968)
  • Darker Than Amber (1970) 
  • Keoma (1976)
  • The Wrong Man (1993) 
  • Too Late (2015)

I haven't seen these. I have The Big GundownThe Great SilenceDarker Than AmberKeoma, and The Wrong Man in my stack of stuff to watch.

I have never heard of Cemetery Without Crosses or Too Late, so thanks for the heads-up on those.

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My list, using the alphabet format, but not limited to my Criterion collection:

  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • In Cold Blood (1967)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Kwaidan (1964)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • Network (1976)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Quiz Show (1994)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • X2 (2003)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Zelig (1983)

 

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20 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I have never heard of Cemetery Without Crosses or Too Late, so thanks for the heads-up on those.

Cemetery Without Crosses is a great French Spaghetti Western Directed by and starring Robert Hossein (he was the junkie brother in Rififi  (1955). Got a great Spanish Guitar soundtrack and it's got one of the most surreal looking desert Western Town sets ever, quite Daliesque. 

Too Late is a great Neo Noir/Detective tale told in out of sequence flashbacks, with John Hawkes, Robert Forster,  and Joanna Cassidy.

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Not a chance in hell I could whittle down to 25 the number of movies made after 1960 that are worthy of being on a favorites list of mine. Maybe I could try for 500.

One movie that would go on, for certain, is one I watched yesterday for about the 4th or 5th time. 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' (1996). I own the DVD special edition with many fascinating extra features. Highly recommended.

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Fabulous film. Worth its salt just for the part where Jerry Falwell is cross-examined about the Penthouse insert. I don't think Jerry had any idea what satire was...

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In no particular order (I couldn’t whittle it down to fewer than than 36)

Petulia
The great gatsby (1974)
Don't Look Now
Harold and Maude 
Health
Dressed to kill
The sterile cuckoo
Afterglow
Night of dark shadows
Primer 
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind 
Welcome to la
A perfect couple
100 days of summer
The public eye (1972)
Murder on the orient express (1974)
Things you can tell just by looking at her 
Hair 
What's up doc?
Siesta
Women in love
Carnal knowledge
Three women
Memento
Fun with dick and jane
Videodrome
Cries and whispers
Lost Horizon (1973)
Against all odds
They might be Giants
The pumpkin eater 
The man who fell to earth 
Eureka
Rachel, Rachel
Zabriskie Point
The Hunger

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On 2/8/2019 at 1:04 PM, darkblue said:

Not a chance in hell I could whittle down to 25 the number of movies made after 1960 that are worthy of being on a favorites list of mine. Maybe I could try for 500.

One movie that would go on, for certain, is one I watched yesterday for about the 4th or 5th time. 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' (1996). I own the DVD special edition with many fascinating extra features. Highly recommended.

Thought of another that would be on a list of 500.

'Sling Blade' (1996)

Billy Bob Thornton's greatest achievement.

Actor, writer and director of this poignant portrait of a simple-minded hero who sacrifices his freedom for others. Thornton portrays a mentally handicapped, yet oddly capable, man named Carl Childers with such screen uniqueness that the character once seen cannot be forgotten. 10 out of 10.

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On 2/7/2019 at 7:34 PM, jakeem said:

10. It was the screen debut of Eleanor Bron, who is said to have inspired Paul McCartney to write "Eleanor Rigby."

Yeah yeah yeah!

Looking over everyone's lists, I find a few movies in my own "favorites" list. But I am surprised at how many listed are on my "stinkers" list. I love how movies touch people differently and I love the diversity of the titles and of genres. 

I really like your posts fxreyman, but I don't care for ONE movie on your list! Surprisingly, same for cigarjoe's list! (please don't hold that against me)

I'm most agreeable to speedtracer's, CinemaInternational's and DetJim's choices in liking more than 50% of what they've listed.

We're not talking about "best" movies, but your "favorites" which means movies that touched you in a special way. Interesting.

Some post 1960 films (mostly already mentioned) that I do love:

  • Harold & Maude
  • In Cold Blood
  • Network
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
  • The Shining
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Parent Trap
  • Love & The Proper Stranger
  • Inside Daisy Clover
  • All The Fine Young Cannibals
  • The Fisher King
  • 2001 A Space Odyssy
  • In The Heat of The Night
  • The Royal Tannenbaums
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Radio Days
  • Annie Hall
  • Hannah & Her Sisters (I hate myself for loving Woody)
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