The 1960s were a time of change in America. The films of the 1960s touched on politics, upheaval and the classic grit of Westerns. How many of these 1960s movies can you name from their screenshots?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
This movie musical was also a dramatic powerhouse, taking 10 Oscars. Rita Moreno won for best supporting actress, launching her decades-long career.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 I've always loved it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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?
When I go out on the porch to sip my morning coffee and discover I've forgotten to fill the birdfeeder, this movie always comes to mind. Not recommended viewing for ornithologists or those living in coastal areas where lots of birds congregate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.