Favourite Films Of The Sixties.

Here is the third post in my, “Favourite Films” series and this will be on the last of my most loved decades, The Sixties! This era of film was the time for flower power, twisting the night away, big hair, winged eyeliner and the end of the Hays Code in motion pictures. The fashion and films from the Swingin’ Sixties could be considered the most iconic of the century; Bond, Go Go Boots, Mini Skirts, Clint Eastwood and Brigitte Bardot automatically spring to mind.

Like my previous posts, I will list my favourite films from this era in categories, choose my most loved stars and their movies and bold my favourites.

Alfred Hitchock's Psycho was something audience's had never seen before and the Box Office Receipts show it.
Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho was something audience’s had never seen before and the Box Office Receipts show it.

Brigitte Bardot

  • The Truth (1960)
  • Love On A Pillow (1962)
  • Contempt (1963)
  • Shalako (1968)
Brigitte Bardot in Contempt (1963)
Brigitte Bardot in Contempt (1963)

Sharon Tate

  • Eye of the Devil (1966)
  • Don’t Make Waves (1967)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  • Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  • The Wrecking Crew (1968)
  • 12 + 1 (1969)
Sharon Tate in a publicity still for MGM in 1965.
Sharon Tate in a publicity still for MGM in 1966.

Audrey Hepburn

  • The Unforgiven (1960)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  • The Children’s Hour (1961)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • How to Steal a Million (1966)
  • Two for the Road (1967)
Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963)
Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963)

Musicals/Comedies

  • Let’s Make Love (1960)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Something’s Got to Give (1962)
  • The Notorious Landlady (1962)
  • Irma la Douce (1963)
  • Promises! Promises! (1963)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Barbarella (1968)
  • Olivier! (1968)

Drama

  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • Too Hot to Handle (1960)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Misfits (1961)
  • One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
  • Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1964)
  • Repulsion (1965)
  • The Sandpiper (1965)
  • Arabesque (1966)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Belle de Jour (1967)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
The Misfits (1961)
The Misfits (1961)

I hope you enjoyed this post and watch some of the films I’ve recommended. If you’ve watched any good ones that I’ve not listed then please tell me, I’d love to watch more from this amazing decade!

Here’s the few 1960s movies I have on DVD that I’ve yet to watch;

  • The Loves of Hercules (1960)
  • Gyspy (1962)
  • It Happened at the World’s Fair (1962)
  • It Happened in Athens (1962)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1963)
  • Harum Scarum (1965)
  • Morituri (1965)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Speedway (1968)

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Favourite Fillms Of The Forties.

As promised, here is the next post in my, “Favourite Films” series and this time it is my second most loved decade of movies; the 1940s.

ThisΒ was the decade of Bogey and Bacall, Lake and Ladd, Femme Fatales, Glamorous Technicolor Musicals and Film Noir. Movies such as, Cover Girl (1944) and The Dolly Sisters (1945) are forever linked to the Old Hollywood Allure, whilst films such as Double Indemnity (1944) and Gilda (1946) are classic Film Noir; filled with suspense, mystery and thrills.Β 

I will choose my best loved movies, place them into genres and pick some of my favourite stars and their films from the 1940s, I hope you enjoy my recommendations! Top favourites will be put in bold.

Vivien Leigh in Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Vivien Leigh in Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Veronica Lake

  • I Wanted Wings (1941)
  • Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  • Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
  • This Gun for Hire (1942)
  • The Glass Key (1942)
  • I Married a Witch (1942)
  • So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
  • The Hour Before the Dawn (1944)
  • Bring on the Girls (1945)
  • Out of This World (1945)
  • Hold That Blonde! (1945)
  • Miss Susie Slagle’s (1946)
  • The Blue Dahlia (1946)
  • Ramrod (1947)
  • Saigon (1948)
  • The Sainted Sisters (1948)
  • Isn’t It Romantic? (1948)
  • Slattery’s Hurricane (1949)
Veronica Lake in This Gun For Hire (1942)
Veronica Lake in This Gun For Hire (1942)


Rita Hayworth

  • The Lady in Question (1940)
  • You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
  • You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
  • Cover Girl (1944)
  • Gilda (1946)
  • The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
  • The Loves of Carmen (1948)
Rita Hayworth in the 1940s.
Rita Hayworth in the 1940s.

Alfred Hitchcock

  • Rebecca (1940)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
  • Suspicion (1941)
  • Spellbound (1945)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Rope (1948)
Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940)
Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940)

Musicals/Comedies

  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Pin Up Girl (1944)
  • Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  • The Dolly Sisters (1945)
  • Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Drama

  • Waterloo Bridge (1940)
  • That Hamilton Woman! (1941)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • The Outlaw (1943)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Forever Amber (1947)
  • Anna Karenina (1948)

Film Noir

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Laura (1944)
  • Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
  • The Killers (1946)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Dead Reckoning (1947) 

    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Dark Passage (1947)
    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Dark Passage (1947)

So, there you have it, these are all of the best films I’ve seen from the 1940s. Still, there are so many that I’ve yet to view, so there’s a lot that I look forward to watching. My next post will be on 1960s films, so stay tuned for that!

Here’s a few 1940s films I have on DVD, but have yet to watch;

  • Sundown (1941)
  • A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  • Salome, Where She Danced (1945)
  • The Razor’s Edge (1946)
  • Mother Wore Tights (1947)
  • Dark Passage (1947)
  • Key Largo (1948)
  • Outpost In Morocco (1949)

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