Best Movies of 1969

1.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

5.7

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
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1969-09-23
2.

The Wild Bunch

5.7

Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). 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
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1969-06-17
3.

Midnight Cowboy

5.6

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: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1969-05-25
4.

Kes

5.5

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1969-11-18
5.

True Grit

5.4

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man.

Starring: Kim Darby, John Wayne, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1969-06-11
6.

Easy Rider

5.2

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
Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Release date: 1969-05-07
7.

Take the Money and Run

5.2

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
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1969-08-18
8.

The Italian Job

5.2

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
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1969-06-02
9.

Frosty the Snowman

5.1
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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
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1969-12-07
10.

Battle of Britain

4.9

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
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1969-09-15
11.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

4.9

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
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1969-12-12
12.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

4.8

Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1969-12-10
13.

Topaz

4.6

A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Karin Dor
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1969-12-18
14.

Hello, Dolly!

4.6

Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
15.

Medium Cool

3.9

John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he protests he is fired and goes to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Starring: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship
Directed by: Haskell Wexler
Release date: 1969-08-27
16.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

3.9

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

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Giancarlo Giannini, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1969-01-01
17.

The Bremen Town Musicians

3.9
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A musical film about the adventures of the wandering musicians from Bremen such as Troubadour, Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster. In one of the towns Troubadour falls in love with a Princess and makes up a plan how to get the King's confidence.
Starring: Elmira Zherzdeva, Anatoli Gorokhov, Oleg Anofriev, Gennadiy Gladkov
Directed by: Inessa Kovalevskaya
Release date: 1969-10-10
18.

Anne of the Thousand Days

3.8

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
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1969-12-18
19.

Support Your Local Sheriff

3.8

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
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1969-03-26
20.

Cactus Flower

3.8

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
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1969-12-16

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