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Favorite

1960- Psycho

1961- West Side Story

1962- To Kill a Mockingbird

1963- Dr. No

1964- Mary Poppins

1965- The Sound of Music

1966- Nothing.

1967- The Jungle Book

1968- Oliver! (sorry, Ian)

1969- On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Best

1960- Psycho

1961- West Side Story

1962- To Kill a Mockingbird

1963- The Great Escape

1964- Mary Poppins

1965- The Sound of Music

1966- (see favorites)

1967- The Graduate

1968- Oliver!

1969- On Her Majesty's Secret Service

I'm actually quite shocked that so many musicals made my lists, as I'm not that high the genre.

The best of the decade for me would either be West Side Story or To Kill A Mockingbird. An honorable mention, though, to The Manchurian Candidate and a nuclear countdown film from the early 60s whose name completely escapes me (and no, it's not Dr. Strangelove. Help me, Chris!).

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1968- Oliver! (sorry, Ian)

Is my hatred of Oliver! well-known? I don't think I've watched that film since I was 14. There was no Bond film that year and whilst Carry On Up the Khyber is one of the best of the series, I'm sure there were better films that year.

In short, I've missed the reference!

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1968- Oliver! (sorry, Ian)

Is my hatred of Oliver! well-known? I don't think I've watched that film since I was 14. There was no Bond film that year and whilst Carry On Up the Khyber is one of the best of the series, I'm sure there were better films that year.

In short, I've missed the reference!

In the second episode of For Your Ears Only, you mentioned that Lionel Bart wrote the lyrics of the title song, before saying he was also known for Oliver! which you remarked was terrible.

As for possible better films that year, I'm quite sure that most of the other people in this thread will choose 2001: A Space Odyssey for 1968. Based on my virginal viewing of it the other year, however, I don't like it (outside HAL and the opening with the hominids).

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1960- Psycho

1961- Breakfast at Tiffany's

1962- To Kill a Mockingbird

1963- The Birds

1964- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1965- The Sound of Music

1966- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

1967- The Graduate

1968- 2001: A Space Odyssey

1969- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Favorites of the Decade: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, Psycho.

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1960 - Psycho

1961 - Yojimbo

1962 - The Exterminating Angel

1963 - Charade

1964 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1965 - Repulsion

1966 - Persona

1967 - Belle de Jour

1968 - Night of the Living Dead

1969 - Army of Shadows

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Just going with one list this time.

1960- Psycho

1961- Yojimbo

1962- To Kill a Mockingbird

1963- From Russia with Love

1964- Dr Strangelove

1965- Thunderball

1966- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

1967- The Jungle Book

1968- Night of the Living Dead

1969- On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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Favorite:

1960-The Magnificent Seven

1961-The Pit and the Pendulum

1962-Cape Fear

1963-X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes!

1964-The Masque of the Red Death

1965-Von Ryan's Express

1966-Daimajin (going to be talking about these movies on the show soon. Stunning.)

1967-The Dirty Dozen

1968-Night of the Living Dead

1969-Support Your Local Sheriff

Best:

1960-Psycho

1961-Yojimbo

1962-Lolita

1963-Charade

1964-Dr Strangelove

1965-Repulsion

1966-The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

1967-Le Samourai

1968-2001: A Space Odyssey

1969-Bambi Meets Godzilla

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Ian, have you never seen Bambi Meets Godzilla? It's basically a perfect film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXCUBVS4kfQ

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Ian, have you never seen Bambi Meets Godzilla? It's basically a perfect film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXCUBVS4kfQ

Ghostbusters is basically a perfect film.* That is an amusing cartoon, with added props for being vintage.

*It isn't, but on a subjective level, it's my second favourite film of all time.

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My list is quite heavy on Bond, but From Russia, Thunderball and OHMSS are all real quality so I don't feel bad about that. We are starting to get back into a period where judging favourite vs best would be only worth it for one or two years for me.

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Ditto, hence why I'm calling my list Besrites. Anytime that I differ, I'll do a slash with the second one being mostly a second favorite.

1960 - Psycho

1961 - West Side Story

1962 - To Kill a Mockingbird

1963 - Charade/It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World

1964 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb/Mary Poppins

1965 - The Sound of Music

1966 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

1967 - Bonnie and Clyde/In The Heat of the Night

1968 - 2001:A Space Odyssey/Rosemary's Baby/Funny Girl

1969 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie/On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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