Best Drama Movies of 1969

1.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1969-01-15
2.

Midnight Cowboy

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brenda Vaccaro, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Georgann Johnson, Bob Balaban, M. Emmet Walsh, Jennifer Salt, Randall Carver ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1969-05-25
3.

Easy Rider

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector, Jack Nicholson, Luke Askew, Karen Black, Toni Basil, Mac Mashourian, Warren Finnerty ..
Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Release date: 1969-06-26
4.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Conrad, Bruce Dern, Al Lewis, Severn Darden ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1969-12-10
5.

True Grit

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy on a mission of 'justice', which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, 'Rooster' Cogburn because he has 'true grit', and a reputation of getting the job done.

Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Glen Campbell, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Ron Soble ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1969-06-11
6.

Battle of Britain

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Starring: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curd Jürgens, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth More, Nigel Patrick, Michael Redgrave ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1969-09-15
7.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Topaz
8.

Topaz

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1962. When a high-ranking Soviet official decides to change sides, a French intelligence agent is caught up in a cold, silent and bloody spy war in which his own family will play a decisive role.

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Karin Dor, John Vernon, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1969-12-17
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Salesman
9.

Salesman

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

This documentary from Albert and David Maysles follows the bitter rivalry of four door-to-door salesmen working for the Mid-American Bible Company: Paul "The Badger" Brennan, Charles "The Gipper" McDevitt, James "The Rabbit" Baker and Raymond "The Bull" Martos. Times are tough for this hard-living quartet, who spend their days traveling through small-town America, trying their best to peddle gold-leaf Bibles to an apathetic crowd of lower-middle-class housewives and elderly couples.

Starring: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos, Melbourne I. Feltman, Margaret McCarron, Kennie Turner ..
Directed by: David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles
Release date: 1969-04-17
10.

Night Gallery

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

This anthology telefilm aired on NBC on November 8, 1969, and tells three strange tales: "The Cemetery," directed by Boris Sagal; "Eyes," directed by Steven Spielberg; and "The Escape Route," directed by Barry Shear. This film also served as a backdoor pilot for the TV series of the same name, which premiered on December 16, 1970.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-11-08
11.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Celia Johnson, Gordon Jackson, Diane Grayson, Jane Carr, Shirley Steedman, Ann Way, Heather Seymour ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1969-02-24
12.

Anne of the Thousand Days

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Starring: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Valerie Gearon, Michael Johnson, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1969-12-18
13.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

3.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer's memory, like Arno's illegal businesses..

Starring: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, William Schallert, Alan Hewitt, Richard Bakalyan, Debbie Paine, Frank Webb, Michael McGreevey, Jon Provost ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1969-12-29
14.

Sweet Charity

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Taxi dancer, Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Suzanne Charney, Alan Hewitt ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1969-02-25
15.

Medium Cool

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

John Cassellis is the toughest TV news reporter around. After extensively reporting about violence and racial tensions in poor communities, he discovers that his network is helping the FBI by granting them access to his footage to find suspects.

Starring: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship, Peter Boyle, Sid McCoy, Charles Geary, Christine Bergstrom, William Sickingen ..
Directed by: Haskell Wexler
Release date: 1969-08-27
16.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Giancarlo Giannini, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger, Wolfgang Jansen, Peter Kuiper, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Patrizia Valturri ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1969-01-01
17.

That Cold Day in the Park

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Frances Austen, whose well-appointed apartment overlooks a park in Vancouver, one cold day, observes a rain-soaked young man on a park bench whom she assumes is homeless. Hoping to repress her loneliness, Frances invites ‘the boy’ inside her home to get warm and ends up encouraging him to stay. The young man accepts her every hospitality—food, clothes, profuse conversation, and a room of his own. Little does she realize that her guest is not the person he appears to be. Nor, for that matter, is Frances the woman that she appears to be.

Starring: Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Luana Anders, Michael Murphy, Susanne Benton, Rae Brown, David Garfield, Edward Greenhalgh, Doris Buckinham, Frank Wade ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1969-06-08
18.

The Learning Tree

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.

Starring: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Mira Waters, Joel Fluellen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward, Russell Thorson, Peggy Rea ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1969-08-06
19.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Bob and Carol Sanders are best friends with Ted and Alice Henderson. After attending a weekend self-help/ self-discovery getaway, Bob and Carol feel newly enlightened, and want their friends to feel the same way.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon, Horst Ebersberg, Lee Bergere, Donald F. Muhich, Noble Lee Holderread Jr., K.T. Stevens, Celeste Yarnall ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1969-09-17
20.

Women in Love

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb, Vladek Sheybal, Catherine Willmer, Phoebe Nicholls, Sharon Gurney ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1969-09-13
21.

Model Shop

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). George spends his last twelve dollars to photograph her, and discovers that she is as unhappy as he.

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Anouk Aimée, Alexandra Hay, Carol Cole, Tom Holland, Severn Darden, Neil Elliot, Jacqueline Mille, Duke Hobbie, Anne Randall ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1969-02-11
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Silent Night, Lonely Night
22.

Silent Night, Lonely Night

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude. He is there to visit his wife, who is a mental patient at the university, and she is there visiting her son, who is a student, after discovering her husband's infidelity.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Lynn Carlin, Carrie Snodgress, Cloris Leachman, Robert Lipton, Jeff Bridges ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1969-12-16
23.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this performance, is joined by '60s pop star Petula Clark and fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Redgrave.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, Alison Leggatt, George Baker, Siân Phillips, Michael Bryant, Jack Hedley, Jenny Runacre, Clinton Greyn ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1969-11-05
24.

The Merchant of Venice

3.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A short film directed by Orson Welles based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. While actually completed, it is frequently cited as an unfinished film, though better described as a partially lost film due to the loss of film negatives. A restored and reconstructed version of the film, made by using the original script and composer's notes, premiered at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival alongside Othello as part of the pre-opening ceremonies.

Starring: Charles Gray, Oja Kodar, Jonathan Lynn, Irina Maleeva, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1969-12-01
25.

The Rain People

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.

Starring: James Caan, Shirley Knight, Robert Duvall, Tom Aldredge, Marya Zimmet, Eleanor Coppola, Margaret Fairchild, Sally Gracie, Alan Manson, Robert Modica ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1969-08-27
26.

Last Summer

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people become very close. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot that has violent results.

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Richard Thomas, Catherine Burns, Bruce Davison, Ernesto Gonzalez, Conrad Bain, Lou Gary, Eileen Letchworth, Peter Turgeon, Ralph Waite ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1969-06-10
27.

Putney Swope

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Swope—the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm—is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman.

Starring: Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell, Ramon Gordon, Bert Lawrence, Joe Madden, Robert Downey Sr., Antonio Fargas, Laura Greene ..
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
Release date: 1969-07-10
28.

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Hungtington, Peter Brandon, Michael Barbera, Peter Bonerz, Richard Angarola ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1969-08-20
29.

The Reivers

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Michael Constantine, Ruth White, Clifton James, Mitch Vogel, Diane Ladd, Rupert Crosse, Ellen Geer, Juano Hernández ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1969-12-25
30.

My Side of the Mountain

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to leave the city (set in Toronto) to spend a sabbatical in the Canadian woods and see if he can make it as a self-sufficient spirit after his parents promise a summer trip that doesn't pan out.

Starring: Ted Eccles, Theodore Bikel, Tudi Wiggins, Paul Hébert, Cosette Lee, Ralph Endersby, George Allan, Dan McIlravey ..
Directed by: James B. Clark
Release date: 1969-06-25
31.

Ring of Bright Water

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So he takes Mij to live in a ramshackle cottage on the coast of Scotland. Together they set out to explore the curious and magnificent natural wonders that surround their seaside home--from orphaned geese to tooth-less sharks. While Mij spends his days frolicking in the icy cold sea, Graham finds himself falling in love with the beautiful town doctor, Mary (Virginia McKenna). Before long, the three become inseparable friends.

Starring: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark, Helena Gloag, Willie Joss, Roddy McMillan, Jean Taylor Smith, Christopher Benjamin, Kevin Collins ..
Directed by: Jack Couffer
Release date: 1969-06-18
32.

Play Dirty

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

During World War II in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised as Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green, Harry Andrews, Daniel Pilon, Patrick Jordan, Bernard Archard, Aly Ben Ayed, Enrique Ávila, Mohamed Kouka ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1969-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Me, Natalie
33.

Me, Natalie

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Since she was a child, Natalie Miller has always thought she was an ugly ducking. Despite her mother's encouragement that she will grow up to be pretty, Natalie has never believed it will happen. She rents a Greenwich Village apartment from an eccentric landlady and gets a job at the Topless Bottom Club. She rides a motorcycle to work, decorates her loft with a moose head, and rides up and down a dumbwaiter to get to her apartment. There Natalie meets David an artist, and the two have a love affair before she discovers he is married.

Starring: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam, Nancy Marchand, Elsa Lanchester, Bob Balaban, Al Pacino, Salome Jens, Philip Sterling, Philip Sterling ..
Directed by: Fred Coe
Release date: 1969-07-13
34.

The Arrangement

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An adman attempts to rebuild his shattered life after suffering a nervous breakdown.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn, Michael Higgins, Carol Eve Rossen, William Hansen, Harold Gould, Michael Murphy ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1969-11-18
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : John and Mary
35.

John and Mary

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Michael Tolan, Sunny Griffin, Stanley Beck, Tyne Daly, Alix Elias, Julie Garfield, Marvin Lichterman, Marian Mercer ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1969-12-14
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : The Madwoman of Chaillot
36.

The Madwoman of Chaillot

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

An eccentric Parisian woman's optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Claude Dauphin, Edith Evans, John Gavin, Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1969-10-12
37.

The Gypsy Moths

3.3
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, Ford Rainey, John Napier ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1969-08-29
38.

Akran

3.3
7.2/10 IMDB

"A feature-length deluge of incessant, brilliant bursts of images (short takes and jump cuts, single frames in series, freeze-frames slightly altered between takes) it creates a Joyce-like dense and sombre mosaic of memory and sensory impressions, a texture instead of a plot, a dream-like flow of visually-induced associations often flashing by faster than they can be absorbed. Described by the director as an 'anxious allegory and chilling album of nostalgia,' its penetrating monomania is unexpectedly — subversively — realized to be a statement about American today: the alienation and atomization o technological consumer society is reflected in the very style of the film." - Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art

Starring: Robert Ohlrich, Pat Myers, Jake Leed, Mary Leed ..
Directed by: Richard Myers
Release date: 1969-10-01
39.

Marlowe

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe deduces that there's much more to this than a simple missing-person case. Marlowe's path crosses that of a blackmailed movie star, Mavis Wald, and her friend, exotic dancer Delores. A mobster sends karate expert Winslow Wong to bust up Marlowe's office and warn him off the case, while Lieutenant French also cautions the detective to stay out of the police's way.

Starring: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell, William Daniels, H.M. Wynant, Jackie Coogan, Christopher Cary, Bruce Lee ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1969-09-19
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Don't Let the Angels Fall
40.

Don't Let the Angels Fall

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The lives of a businessman and his family begin to spiral downward after he has an affair at an insurance convention.

Starring: Arthur Hill, Sharon Acker, Charmion King, Jonathan Michaelson, Monique Mercure, Michèle Magny, Andrée Lachapelle, John Kastner, Peter Desbarats, Kenny Ireland ..
Directed by: George Kaczender
Release date: 1969-06-07
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Then Came Bronson
41.

Then Came Bronson

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Jim Bronson is a young newspaperman who quits his job following the suicide of his best friend, and sets out on a cross-country trip on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life in which he befriends a runway bride, another searching soul, in this pilot for the TV series of the same name, and theatrically released in some parts of the world including Spain.

Starring: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Akim Tamiroff, Gary Merrill, Sheree North, Martin Sheen, Bert Freed, Bruce Mars, Ted Gehring, Lawrence Hauben ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-03-23
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : The Comic
42.

The Comic

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney, Cornel Wilde, Nina Wayne, Pert Kelton, Steve Allen, Ed Peck, Jeannine Riley, Gavin MacLeod ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1969-11-19
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : The Immortal
43.

The Immortal

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A professional race-car driver discovers that there are certain properties in his blood that will make him, basically, immortal. A dying multi-millionaire also finds out about the racer's blood, and is determined to get it to keep himself alive. This pilot film preceded the later TV series.

Starring: Christopher George, Jessica Walter, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley, Ralph Bellamy, Vincent Beck, William Sargent, Joseph Bernard, Garry Walberg, Lillian Adams ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1969-09-30
44.

Alice's Restaurant

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

After getting kicked out of college, Arlo decides to visit his friend Alice for Thanksgiving dinner. After dinner is over, Arlo volunteers to take the trash to the dump, but finds it closed for the holiday, so he just dumps the trash in the bottom of a ravine. This act of littering gets him arrested, and sends him on a bizarre journey that ends with him in front of the draft board.

Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Tina Chen, Geoff Outlaw, Michael McClanathan, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Kathleen Dabney, William Obanhein ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1969-08-20
45.

Age of Consent

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.

Starring: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn, Andonia Katsaros, Peggy Cass, Harold Hopkins, Slim DeGrey, Max Meldrum, Hudson Faucett ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1969-05-13
Best Drama Movies of 1969 : Winning
46.

Winning

3.3
6.0/10 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
47.

Downhill Racer

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.

Starring: Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv, Karl Michael Vogler, Jim McMullan, Kathleen Crowley, Dabney Coleman, Kenneth Kirk, Oren Stevens, Jerry Dexter ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1969-11-06
48.

The Happy Ending

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson, a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers.

Starring: Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Dick Shawn, Bobby Darin, Nanette Fabray, Tina Louise, Kathy Fields ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1969-12-21
49.

A Day with the Boys

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A group of elementary school boys goes for a walk on the outskirts of a big city. The ominous atmosphere of fun begins when they pull in a man they met by chance.

Starring: Mike Hertel, Jack Grindle, John McCaffrey, William Elliott, Craig Williams, Mark Spirtos, John Gulager, Artie Conkling, Ricky Bender, James Kearce ..
Directed by: Clu Gulager
Release date: 1969-04-16
50.

The Sterile Cuckoo

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

Two students at neighboring colleges get swept up in first love. Pookie Adams, a kooky misfit with no family or friends, clings to the quiet and studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Austin Green, Margaret Markov ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1969-10-22

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