By The Decade: Your Favourites From The Sixties

Some really interesting choices for this week’s By The Decade piece, which I think contains the highest number of foreign-language films – some I’ve seen, some I haven’t but all of which sound worth seeking out.

In case you missed my 6 From The 60s, they’re here, and all the By The Decade entries so far are available here.

Here then, without further ado, are this week’s recommendations from the brilliant Late Reviewer readers…

  • The Innocents (1961)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)
  • Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Kes (1969)
  • The Last Man On Earth (1964)
  • Planet Of The Apes (1968)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors (1965)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Batman The Movie (1966)
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
  • Le Trou aka The Hole (1960)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • Becket (1964)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Taste Of Fear (1961)
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
  • Never Take Sweets From A Stranger (1960)
  • Grand Prix (1966)
  • The Wrong Box (1966)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • Hud (1963)
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  • If… (1968)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • Bande à part (1964)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Le Samourai (1967)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Army Of Shadows (1969)
  • Z (1969)
  • Breathless aka À bout de souffle (1960)
  • Battle Of Algiers (1966)
  • 8 1/2 (1963)
  • High & Low (1963)
  • Falstaff aka Chimes At Midnight (1965)
  • Persona (1966)
  • Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
  • Playtime (1967)
  • La Femme Infidèle (1969)

See, told you there were loads of great suggestions here! Some stuff I’m barely aware of too, which is genuinely interesting to someone who has been reading about and watching films for a long time. There are a few here which I watched years ago and didn’t particularly care for, and hearing others suggest them as among their favourites from that decade has made me curious to revisit them.

Brilliantly, we had suggestions from a few first-time contributors too, but my thanks go out to everyone who has read and offered their recommendations on essential cinema – I don’t know when I’ll get round to watching them all, but it’s great to have a decent list to work from, and I’m grateful to you all.

That’s it for this week, and I’m going to try and get another actual Late Review done soon, but By The Decade will be back soon enough when we strut into 7 From The 70s!

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