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9. Ocean’s 11, 1960 (Amazon Prime)
Two World War II veterans recruit nine comrades to help simultaneously rob five Las Vegas casinos. The movie starred five of the legendary Rat Pack, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., and is available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime Video.
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8. Days of Wine and Roses, 1962 (HBO Max)
One of the best movies charting the story of two alcoholics in love, and their attempts to recover. The movie starred Jack Lemon and Lee Remick; both were nominated for Academy Awards, but neither won.
7. The Music Man, 1962 (Amazon Prime)
Based on a 1957 Broadway musical, The Music Man tells the story of a traveling salesman who plans to con the citizens of River City, Iowa, but he falls in love instead. The movie won Best Musical Score and was nominated in five other Academy Award categories.
6. My Fair Lady, 1964 (Amazon Prime)
My Fair Lady is the story of a common flower seller whose life is turned upside down by a professor’s high society bet. Set in Edwardian, London, the movie won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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5. The Great Race, 1965 (The Criterion Channel)
The Great Race was once the most expensive movies ever made, costing a massive $12 million in 1965. This slapstick comedy starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon, and Natalie Wood, and was a massive influence on the classic cartoon Wacky Races.
4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966 (HBO Max)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a black comedy that tells the story of a childless couple and their imaginary son. The movie won five out of 13 Academy Award nominations. It has also been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.
3. Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 (HBO Max)
Bonnie and Clyde‘s success influenced Hollywood and inspired filmmakers to add more sex and violence to their movies. Bonnie and Clyde was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning only won one (Best Supporting Actress, Estelle Parsons). The movie has one of the most iconic endings in cinematic history.
2. Cool Hand Luke, 1967 (Amazon Prime)
Cool Hand Luke is an anti-establishment movie starring Paul Newman, a free-spirited, free-thinking inmate who the guards and captain go to great lengths to break. The movie was a box office success, winning one Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor, George Kennedy).
1. Bullitt, 1968 (Amazon Prime)
Based on the Mute Witness novel, starring Steve McQueen and a 1968 Mustang Fastback, Bullitt earned $42 million and became the 5th highest-grossing movie of 1968. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Frank P. Keller).