Best Movies of 1966

1.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Flanagan, Frank Flanagan ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1966-06-22
2.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

5.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Starring: Boris Karloff, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1966-12-18
3.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

5.6
8.2/10 IMDB

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin's no myth—by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.

Starring: Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg, Ann Altieri, Gail DeFaria, Lisa DeFaria, Glenn Mendelson, Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1966-10-27
4.

A Man for All Seasons

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1966-12-13
5.

El Dorado

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michele Carey, R. G. Armstrong, Edward Asner, Christopher George ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1966-12-17
6.

The Sand Pebbles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1966-12-20
7.

Blow-Up

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Julian Chagrin, Claude Chagrin ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1966-12-18
8.

How to Steal a Million

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dalio, Jacques Marin, Moustache, Roger Tréville ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1966-07-13
9.

Seconds

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of the intended person and the customer takes on a new life.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1966-10-05
10.

The Fortune Cookie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West, Cliff Osmond, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Holcombe, Les Tremayne, Marge Redmond, Ann Shoemaker ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1966-10-19

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