98% of people can't name all of these 1960s movies from one image! Can you?

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By: J. Scott Wilson

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Do you recall where the classic scene in the slasher film "Psycho" took place? Know who was "Good, Bad, and Ugly"? Or did you test your sleuth skills while watching "Goldfinger"? 

Show us your love of '60s films by taking our quiz!

Movies created in the 1960s are known to be the most creative in cinema history. Like most cinema, the films of the 1960s reflected the decade that they were released in. The 1960s was a time of fashion, fun, and rock n' roll but also a time of changing cultural values and tremendous social changes—the civil rights era and protests. 

Titles such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" expanded the subtle comedy-drama by using lighter comedy to hide "real life" issues.  "Dr. Strangelove" introduced a new standard of satire by evolving a nuclear holocaust into dark humor. James Bond made his appearance in the 60s and was a popular genre, extending through countries such as Spain and Italy.

Of course no one can't think of the '60s and not fondly remember the spaghetti westerns that ruled the silver screen. Clint Eastwood was a very familiar face in this genre, along with John Wayne and Lee Van Cleef. 

Are you a 1960s movie connaisseur? Put your knowledge to the test with our 1960s film quiz!

Which 1960s crime movie is shown in this screenshot?

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway created one of the most enduring couples in movie history with this film. I've always wondered if the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane" was an homage to the film.

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In which counterculture 1960s movie featuring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper is shown in this screenshot?

Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play the leads in this most iconic of counterculture movies. As hippies Wyatt and Billy, they sell some pot, stash the money and take off on their motorcycles across the country, meeting slices of life along the way.

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Which 1960s movie was responsible for launching Dustin Hoffman's career?

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." Is there a more iconic quote in dramatic movie history? Mike Nichols won the Oscar for best director for this movie, which launched Dustin Hoffman's career.

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In which 1960s western does Robert Redford and Paul Newman share the screen in this image?

Here we have Paul Newman and Robert Redford, two of the all-time biggest names in the movie business, in their greatest movie together. To this day, "Let's go to Bolivia!" is a favorite tagline when things aren't going well.

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Which 1960s movie can you find Russell Crowe depicted in this screenshot?

Russell Crowe in "Gladiator" owes a huge debt to Kirk Douglas in this movie. The plot is very similar, and Douglas' domination of the screen is rivaled only by Crowe in full throat, screaming, "Are you not entertained?"

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Charlton Heston stars as a lost astronaut in this 1960s movie. Which film is it?

Here's the original that created the empire, with Charlton Heston as the lost astronaut and Roddy McDowall as the helpful ape. The last scene, with Heston stumbling across the Statue of Liberty on the beach, is a complete classic.

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Which 1960s movie that features a flying, magical car is shown in this image?

Here's something you probably didn't know: The book on which the movie was based was penned by none other than the Father of Bond himself, Ian Fleming. I guess after you design a car with missile launchers, making one that flies isn't such a stretch.

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Which 1960s war movie is depicted in this screenshot?

Among the times he was overlooked for a best actor Oscar in his career, this was the most egregious for Peter O'Toole. He struts, barks and completely owns this epic David Lean war movie.

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Which 1960s horror movie caused the shower to be a scary place?

What is it about the tale of Norman Bates that has so embedded itself in the American psyche? There have been dozens of remakes, re-imaginings, sequels and prequels since the original. Hitchcock's shower scene is still one of the classic jump-scares of all time.

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Which 1960s movie that received an "X" rating is shown in this image?

To say this movie made waves when it came out is to put it mildly. It garnered an "X" rating and the friendship between Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman's characters was ... controversial, to say the least.

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In which 1960s movie can we find a musical Julie Andrews in this image?

Is there an English-speaking corner of this planet where singing the opening lines of the title song won't get at least a few smiles? OK, well, maybe not at the coroner's office ... but anywhere else!

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Can you guess the 1960s movie starring James Garner shown in this screenshot?

People who think of James Garner as Jim Rockford would be well-advised to see this classic. He plays Hendley "The Scrounger," a member of a band of soldiers bent on escaping a prison camp.

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Which 1960s musical won 10 Oscars in this image?

This movie musical was also a dramatic powerhouse, taking 10 Oscars. Rita Moreno won for best supporting actress, launching her decades-long career.

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Which 1960s movie can you find Elizabeth Taylor?

In the annals of movie spectacles, few productions come close to touching "Cleopatra" for wretched excess. It won four Oscars, all in the production categories, because there simply wasn't another movie that garish on the slate.

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Which 1960s movie is "practically perfect in every way"?

This may be the most British of the live-action Disney movies of the '60s and '70s. Julie Andrews and her magic umbrella became an iconic character almost immediately, and there's a remake in the works for late 2018.

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In which 1960s movie is Paul Newman a criminal shown in this image?

This is Paul Newman at his tortured, tough-guy best. He plays the title character, who's locked up in a rural prison but escapes frequently, until the prison goons beat him down.

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This 1960s movie does not have any dialogue until 30 minutes into the film. Which is it?

This is one of the most polarizing science fiction movies ever made. While most aficionados praise it for groundbreaking special effects, a unique plot and the use of the soundtrack, more modern sci-fi fans decry it as slow and ponderous. It does have a serious lack of explosions and laser cannon battles, but we've always loved it.

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Which 1960s film takes in a flower shop?

If you've seen the musical version with Steve Martin as The Dentist, this original might be a shock. It's a Roger Corman classic, which means cheesy production values and lurid colors.

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In which 1960s movie was John Russell found to be raised by Native Americans?

Paul Newman plays a stagecoach passenger who's snubbed by his fellow passengers because he was raised by Indians. Their opinion changes when he becomes their only hope, when the coach is beset by outlaws.

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Which 1960s film launched Gregory Peck's career shown in this screenshot?

Gregory Peck played Atticus Finch in this career-making role. While the sequel to the book cast Atticus as a closet racist, in this film he's a paladin for the cause of racial equality and justice for all.

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Which 1960s movie includes flocks of attacking birds?

When I go out on the porch to sip my morning coffee and discover I've forgotten to fill the bird feeder, this movie always comes to mind. Not recommended viewing for ornithologists or those living in coastal areas where lots of birds congregate.

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Which 1960s movie stars Mia Farrow and her unearthly baby?

This movie was almost unfair with the number of phobias it touched on. Every parent who's ever worried about creepy neighbors or relatives was given sleepless nights by this Ira Levin classic.

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Which 1960s movie includes Jane Fonda's blind guardian angel. Which film does this screenshot represent?

This is the movie Jane Fonda likely wishes she could forget. She plays a space vixen whose primary role appears to consist of wearing a variety of revealing outfits.

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Which 1960s Shakespeare adaption was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and is shown in this image?

These days, when a Shakespeare adaptation hits the screen, it's usually studded with big-name stars trying to get a little Bard cred on their resumes. This one, my favorite filmed version of the play, had young Olivia Hussey and Michael York and not a lot else. Franco Zeffirelli's direction, though, made it a masterpiece.

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Which 1960s war movie can you find David Lean?

Nobody does sweeping historical epics like David Lean. He's like Cecil B. DeMille with a lot fewer sequins. This one covers a love story that goes through the Russian Revolution and World War I.

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Lee Marvin has a major task in this 1960s action movie. What film is from this image?

You might get a hint of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" here, and you wouldn't be too far off. In this case, a squad of a dozen hardened criminals (murderers) are trained to go on an assassination spree of the Nazi high command.

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Which 1960s western can you find Rooster Cogburn?

The iconic original stars John Wayne as drunken U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, one of his most emotionally complex roles. The remake got Oscar love, but for Western purists nothing can match the Duke's original.

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Which 1960s movie stars Hayley Mills playing a dual role?

Divorce was still something of a taboo subject in the early '60s, especially when it came to kids' movies. This one, with Hayley Mills playing a dual role as teenage twin sisters, was a Judy Blume-level course in comic compensation, as the sisters scheme to get their divorced folks back together.

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Which 1960s movie shows a group of seven gunfighters protecting a small Mexican town in this image?

Based on an Akira Kurosawa classic, this ultimate Western has influenced hundreds of other films. A group of gunslingers from disparate backgrounds unite to defend innocent townsfolk from encroaching evil.

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Which 1960s movie does Robert Mitchum play a convict out for revenge?

Robert Mitchum plays a bad-guy role as a released convict who returns to terrorize the man who put him behind bars. Honestly, Robert DeNiro does a better job in the remake, but this one's worth seeing.

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Which 1960s western film stars Clint Eastwood shown in this screenshot?

It's Eastwood and Leone again, making another Western classic. This time, Clint plays a wandering gunfighter who plays two families off against each other.

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Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne starred in what 1960s movie shown in this screenshot?

With Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne topping the list, there was surely no lack of gravitas on the cast. Lee Marvin plays the title character, a brutal outlaw who terrorizes a town in a territory seeking statehood.

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Which 1960s western movie is represented in this screenshot?

Would there have been a Clint Eastwood without Sergio Leone? Here's another classic western with both names on it. This one concerns a race for gold thought to be buried in a cemetery.

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Audrey Hepbern learned proper manners in this 1960s movie. Which film is depicted in this screenshot?

Based on "Pygmalion," this comedic classic features Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn at the height of her power. The plot seems horridly misogynistic in today's society, but for its time this was pretty hilarious stuff.

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Which 1960s comedy-drama was very controversial at the time it was released?

While Vladimir Nabokov's original book is fairly dark, this movie takes a far different angle. It's played as a black comedy, which somehow makes the concept of an old man falling in love with a young girl even more creepy.

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Which 1960s political satire film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is featured in this screenshot?

Whether you're a hawk or a dove, you'll find something to love about this flick. It's quite possibly the best satire of politics and military incompetence ever filmed.

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Which 1960s romantic comedy is shown in this image?

Even if you don't know the movie, it's likely you know the music. Henry Mancini's classic, "Moon River," written for the film, won the Oscar for best original song.

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Which 1960s western is shown in this screenshot?

Sergio Leone is at it again, this time with Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale leading his Western cast. A widow hiding from an assassin hired by the railroad needs a harmonica-playing gunslinger's help to escape. Note: At no point is the harmonica used as a weapon.

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Which 1960s western stars Clint Eastwood as an innocent man who survives a lynching?

If there's one thing we've learned in the movies, it's that you don't ever want to make Clint Eastwood angry. In this one, he plays a man wrongfully lynched and left for dead, who returns as a lawman looking for revenge.

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Which 1960s movie stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as rivaling sisters?

The most talented frenemies in Hollywood history, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, own the screen and chew the scenery in this one. They play sisters who've been acting rivals their whole lives, until one is confined in a wheelchair and left to the mercy of the other one.

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Which 1960s western movie stars both Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef?

This Sergio Leone classic western was elevated by having Clint Eastwood (so young!) and Lee Van Cleef heading the cast. There are many iconic shots from the movie, most notably the one of Eastwood in a dingy serape, hat askew with a cigarette dangling from his lip.

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The third installment in the James Bond series, which 1960s spy thriller is shown in this screenshot?

Beginning a long history of Bond villains with goofy names was Auric Goldfinger. How would you not meet a guy named Goldfinger and figure out he was nefarious?

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Which 1960s spy movie starring Sean Connery launched the James Bond saga?

Ursula Andress melts the screen as the consummate Bond babe, Honey Ryder. Oh, there's also some shooting, punching and other secret agent stuff. Sean Connery stars as 007.

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Which 1960s mystery film stars Bette Davis in this screenshot?

Bette Davis chews more scenery as an aging Southern belle who's concealing a dark secret from her past. She might or might not have brutally murdered her married lover decades in the past, but the issue will soon come to a head, thanks to a mysterious visitor.

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Which 1960s movie follows two surfers who pursue a band of art thieves?

Don't beat yourself up if you don't remember this movie. There's a silly plot about a stolen scroll and mysterious strangers, seemingly spontaneous dance numbers and bikinis for absolutely no reason. We're sure it'll become a Netflix series soon.

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Which 1960s western stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum shown in this image?

John Wayne and Robert Mitchum team up in this post-Civil War Western. A battle over water rights brings the two old hands to the aid of a rancher and his family.

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Which 1960s independent horror film directed by Harold P. Warren is shown in this screenshot?

Here it is, folks! By many critics' estimations, this is the worst movie ever made. Even the sharp-tongued savants of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" ran out of jokes about 2/3 of the way through the movie.

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Which 1960s fantasy film is shown in this screenshot?

This was one of stop-motion monster master Ray Harryhausen's masterpieces. For the time, the special effects were amazing. There are tons of small continuity errors in the film, which had a whopping (for the time) million-dollar budget, but it's tremendous fun.

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Which 1960s movie can you find this singing orangutan?

For most Boomers and Gen X'ers, this is "our" Jungle Book. The classic Disney touch makes the songs infectious, and what kid didn't dream at some point about running off to the jungle?

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Which 1960s slasher movie is shown in this screenshot?

If you think media-themed horror is a new thing, this 1960 movie will change your mind. A sicko murders women, using a movie camera to record their final moments.

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