Best 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.

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
3.

The Wild Bunch

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Aging outlaw Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernández, Strother Martin, L. Q. Jones ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1969-06-17
4.

Midnight Cowboy

5.6
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
5.

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
6.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

After romancing Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo and acquiring valuable information from her crime boss father Marc-Ange Draco, James Bond tracks his arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld to his base in the Swiss Alps, uncovering a secret plot to hold the world to ransom.

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
7.

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
8.

Support Your Local Sheriff!

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know that he is really just passing through on his way to Australia and he will pull up and leave anytime he chooses (including at the first sign of real trouble). His first day on the job he takes on the biggest, meanest ranching family and meets his klutzy love interest.

Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern, Willis Bouchey, Gene Evans, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1969-03-26
9.

Cactus Flower

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz, Vito Scotti, Irene Hervey, Eve Bruce, Irwin Charone, Matthew Saks ..
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1969-12-16
10.

Hello, Dolly!

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Dolly Levi is a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York in order to see the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, David Hurst, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
11.

Take the Money and Run

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1969-08-18
12.

Frosty the Snowman

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray, Suzanne Davidson, Greg Thomas ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1969-12-07
13.

The Italian Job

5.1
7.2/10 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
14.

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
15.

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 Movies of 1969 : Topaz
16.

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
17.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!

Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Bill Melendez, Ann Altieri, Erin Sullivan, David Carey ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1969-12-04
18.

The Valley of Gwangi

4.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put on display, leading to inevitable mayhem.

Starring: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gustavo Rojo, Dennis Kilbane, Mario De Barros, Curtis Arden ..
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
Release date: 1969-07-24
19.

The Bridge at Remagen

4.2
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 Movies of 1969 : Bambi Meets Godzilla
20.

Bambi Meets Godzilla

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Bambi is nibbling the grass, unaware of the upcoming encounter with Godzilla. Who will win when they finally meet?

Directed by: Marv Newland
Release date: 1969-01-01
21.

Mackenna's Gold

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : The Alphabet
22.

The Alphabet

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Starring: Peggy Lynch ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1969-02-13
Best Movies of 1969 : Salesman
23.

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
24.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : In the Year of the Pig
25.

In the Year of the Pig

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Both sober and sobering, producer-director Emile de Antonio’s In the Year of the Pig is a powerful and, no doubt for many, controversial documentary about the Vietnam War.

Starring: David Halberstam ..
Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Release date: 1969-02-26
26.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
27.

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

School is out for the summer and Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder and Pig Pen are planning to spend it reading every comic book, watching television, practicing ballplay, and classical music, and having clean thoughts. However, Lucy tells them that she signed them up for camp. The girls are eager to go, but the boys hate the idea.(Linus adding that its like finding out that he was drafted.) The boys shove each other to get on the bus, while the girls line up in order. At camp, Charlie Brown is chosen captain of the boys camp. The boys and girls have a swim race which the girls win easily. Then they have a softball game, which the boys lose with only one run. Other competitions are just as lopsided. Afterwards, the boys sit around the campfire and reflect on how miserable they are. In one scene, the colors of the shirts of Schroder and Linus are mixed up during this scene.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Glenn Gilger, Ann Altieri, David Carey, John Daschback, Christopher DeFaria, Gail DeFaria, Sally Dryer ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1969-09-27
28.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman
29.

Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman

3.8
7.8/10 IMDB

An enchanting variety special which reunites Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore in song and dance. Numbers include "On The Other Hand", "Life Is Like A Situation Comedy", "Food Medley", "Do You Love Me?". Moore's participation in this special led directly to her being offered her own series by the network . This was the beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Douglas Denoff ..
Directed by: Dean Whitmore
Release date: 1969-04-13
30.

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
31.

Medium Cool

3.8
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
32.

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
33.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : Johnny Cash at San Quentin
34.

Johnny Cash at San Quentin

3.7
8.2/10 IMDB

Johnny Cash at San Quentin was recorded live at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1969 and released as an album onJune 16 of that same year. The concert was filmed by Granada Television. Songs performed include Wreck of the Old 97 , I Walk the Line, San Quentin and A Boy Named Sue.

Starring: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Marshall Grant, WS Holland, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, Les frères Statler, Bob Wooton, Bob Wooton, Bob Wooton ..
Directed by: Michael Darlow
Release date: 1969-09-06
35.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : Sinatra
36.

Sinatra

3.7
8.4/10 IMDB

Featuring Don Costa and his Orchestra, this final installment of Frank Sinatra's annual televised specials showcases highlights from his storied career and an early rendition of "My Way," which would go on to become Sinatra's signature song.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Don Costa ..
Directed by: Tim Kelly
Release date: 1969-11-05
37.

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
38.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines
39.

Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1969-09-13
Best Movies of 1969 : Silent Night, Lonely Night
40.

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
41.

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
42.

The Rain People

3.6
6.8/10 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
Best Movies of 1969 : Family Star (The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae + Mothman)
43.

Family Star (The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae + Mothman)

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Various different holiday locations ar joined together through the pleasures of ice cream in The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae, while in Mothman the strange title character crawls through roof-top windows and we see footage of a funfair. These two films have many similarities with the other Keen diary movies but have always been shown in this pairing, and under this title.

Directed by: Jeff Keen
Release date: 1969-01-02
44.

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
45.

Tops

3.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Various kinds of tops are shown spinning.

Directed by: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Movies of 1969 : Oh! What a Lovely War
46.

Oh! What a Lovely War

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, John Mills, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roëves, Ian Holm, Juliet Mills, Michael Bates, Edward Fox ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1969-03-10
47.

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
48.

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
Best Movies of 1969 : How to Irritate People
49.

How to Irritate People

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A pre-Monty Python mockumentary, written by and presented by John Cleese, that provides tips on learning how to irritate people.

Starring: John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Gillian Lind, Connie Booth, Dick Vosburgh ..
Directed by: Ian Fordyce
Release date: 1969-01-21
50.

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

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