The Swinging '60s were an epic era for film. Some of the best movies of all time were made during this decade. Test your 1960s film knowledge with this far out HowStuffWorks quiz!
This 1968 sci-fi cult classic was co-written by Rod Serling of "The Twilight Zone" fame. In it, astronauts land on a planet ruled by apes, who consider them innately inferior.
This classic thriller is a Western-style adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai." In it, residents of a Mexican village tyrannized by bandits hire 7 American gunslingers to defend them.
This 1961 animated Disney film is childhood favorite of many. In it cute puppies attempt to escape the clutches of the evil Cruella de Vil, who wants to make them into a fur coat.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is an iconic 1961 romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn. It is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote.
This award-winning '67 film stars a young Dustin Hoffman as a directionless college graduate finds himself in an unusual love triangle. Simon and Garfunkel's music made up most of the film's famous soundtrack.
This 1963 comedy crime film is the first of the famous series. In it, the bumbling French police inspector Jacques Clouseau attempts to stop a jewel thief from stealing the famous Pink Panther jewel.
"Easy Rider" is a 1969 film in which a pair of drug-dealing Harley-riding hippies go on a cross-country search for truth. It was directed by Dennis Hopper.
"The Dirty Dozen" is a 1967 WWII thriller directed by Robert Aldrich. In the film, a rebellious US Army major is assigned 12 death row convicts to train and lead on an assassination mission.
"Bonnie and Clyde" is a 1967 crime film. In it, a bored small-town waitress and a petty crook become a couple and go on a violent cross-country escalating crime spree.
"Mary Poppins" is a 1964 Disney film. Julie Andrews stars as Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who helps bring a family together.
This award-winning 1961 musical drama is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet involving New York street gangs. It's based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name that's music is by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim.
This 1969 American Western film is one of the most famous of its genre. The most famous outlaw duo of all time runs to Bolivia to escape the law in this award-winning flick.
This 1964 Western stars Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name, a role which made him famous. He plays both sides of a power struggle for his own benefit in a Mexican village.
This 1964 award-winning musical comedy is based on a stage musical, which was based on the play "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney working-class girl who a snobbish professor attempts to transform into a high society lady.
"Doctor Zhivago" is a 1965 British-Italian romantic drama set in Russia. It is the 8th highest-grossing film of all time in Canada and the US but was banned in the USSR for decades.
This 1968 sci-fi film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It is an adaptation of a short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
This award-winning 1967 film is based on the novel of the same name by John Ball. In it, an African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a Mississippi town where racial tension is high.
This 1962 crime film is based on the Pulitzer-prize-winning 1960 novel by Harper Lee. Things change for kids in a sleepy Alabama town when their lawyer father defends an African-American man against false rape charges.
This 1968 indie zombie flick is widely considered to be the film that kickstarted the entire zombie genre of horror films. It was directed and co-written by George A. Romero.
This 1965 romantic musical drama is one of the highest grossing films of all time in North America. It is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, who were one of the most famous concert groups in the world in the years before World War II.
"Cool Hand Luke" is a 1967 drama film. It stars Paul Newman as Luke Jackson, a southern man who earns the respect of prisoners and prison employees alike with his unbreakable will.
"Lawrence of Arabia" is a 1962 historical epic based on the life of T.E. Lawrence. It won 7 Academy Awards.
"The Wild Bunch" is a gritty American Western classic. Released originally in 1969, this film revolved around aging outlaws on a final robbery, which goes violently wrong.
This 1968 Spaghetti Western was co-written and directed by Sergio Leone. Initially not hugely popular, this tale of outlaws and railroad corruption has become a cult favorite and was appreciated by critics after its release.
Many people grew up watching this 1967 Disney classic about Mowgli, a boy raised by animals in the jungle. It's based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.
This 1966 Spaghetti Western film stars Clint Eastwood. It takes place in the Southwest during the Civil War.
1967's "Dr. No" launched the entire James Bond film franchise. Based on the novel by Ian Fleming, it stars Sean Connery as James Bond.
This 1964 rock and roll comedy was the first feature film of The Beatles. This mockumentary follows an unreal day in the life of the fab four.
This dark 1962 drama stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. In it, an aging former child star and her wheelchair-bound sister plot to destroy each other in the decaying Hollywood mansion they share.
In this 1967 comedy drama, an older couple who consider themselves liberals are forced to confront their own racism when their daughter brings her fiance, a black doctor, to meet them. It stars Katherine Houghton and Sidney Poitier as the couple.
This 1962 Western was directed by John Ford and stars James Stewart and John Wayne. This movie tells through flashbacks the story of two men who stood up to the outlaw Liberty Valance.
Roman Polanski wrote and directed this critically acclaimed 1968 thriller. In it, a young wife starts to think there is something evil and otherworldly about her baby.
This 1963 WWII epic film is based on the real-life escape of British prisoners of war from a Nazi POW camp. It stars Steve McQueen.
This 1964 nuclear black comedy was directed and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. In the film, a crazy general sets the global stage for nuclear holocaust and a war room full of politicians and military leaders try to undo it.
This 1962 romance film tells the tale of a love triangle between two men and one impulsive woman before and during WWI. In this influential film, the trio decides to live their lives to the fullest despite the war raging around them, which ends in complication and tragedy.