Best Action Movies of 1969

1.

The Italian Job

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier, Fred Emney ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1969-06-02
2.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

James Bond tracks his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld, to a mountaintop retreat where he is training an army of beautiful, lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco, and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld.

Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat, Angela Scoular, Lois Maxwell, George Baker, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1969-12-12
3.

Paint Your Wagon

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1969-10-15
4.

Mackenna's Gold

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, Telly Savalas, Keenan Wynn, Ted Cassidy, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey, Burgess Meredith ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1969-03-18
5.

The Bridge at Remagen

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

Starring: George Segal, Ben Gazzara, Robert Vaughn, Bradford Dillman, Peter van Eyck, Matt Clark, Tom Heaton, Bo Hopkins, E.G. Marshall, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1969-06-25
Best Action Movies of 1969 : The Assassination Bureau
6.

The Assassination Bureau

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens, Philippe Noiret, Warren Mitchell, Beryl Reid, Clive Revill, Kenneth Griffith, Vernon Dobtcheff ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1969-03-09
7.

The Gypsy Moths

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman, Scott Wilson, Sheree North, Bonnie Bedelia, William Windom, Carl Reindel ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1969-08-29
Best Action Movies of 1969 : Secrets of the Pirate's Inn
8.

Secrets of the Pirate's Inn

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

A gang of kids helps a sea captain relative search for a pirate’s treasure that’s rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old dilapidated inn the sea captain just inherited from his dead brother. Along the way, they unravel a series of clues which lead to a variety of hidden passages and trap doors. But they are not alone in their quest for Jean Lafitte’s pirate goodies!

Starring: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety, Patrick Creamer, Paul Fix, Bill Zuckert, Fredd Wayne, Anne Whitfield ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1969-11-23
Best Action Movies of 1969 : Winning
9.

Winning

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one - the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson.

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas, David Sheiner, Clu Gulager, Barry Ford, Karen Arthur, Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1969-05-22
10.

100 Rifles

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison as well. Working together, the two escape and take refuge in the hills, where Lyedecker meets beautiful Yaqui freedom fighter Sarita and begins to question his allegiances.

Starring: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Braeden, Aldo Sambrell, Soledad Miranda, Alberto Dalbés, Charly Bravo ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1969-03-26

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