Movies From the 1960s That I Can Remember
Since I was born in 1960, one might conclude that I remember most of the movies from the 1960s. In fact, some might assume I remember them from when they were first broadcast or showing in cinemas. Except for a very few, I actually remember most of them from 1970s TV broadcasts.
Movies from the 1960s
I’m commenting about some of these because I’ve seen them so many times since the first time.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Science Fiction
- 5 Card Stud (1968) - Western
- 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) - Comedy, Fantasy
- A Fistful of Dollars (1964) - Western
- A Shot in the Dark (1964) - Comedy
- Barbarella (1968) - Science Fiction
- Batman (1965) - Action
- Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - Comedy
- Beach Party (1963) - Comedy
- Born Losers (1967) - Action, Drama
- Captain Sindbad (1963) - Adventure, Fantasy
- Casino Royale (1967) - Action, Comedy
- Dr. No (1962) - Action, Drama
- El Dorado (1966) - Western
- Fantastic Voyage (1966) - Adventure, Science Fiction
- Fireball 500 (1966) - Action
- Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) - Adventure
- Flipper (1963) - Drama
- For a Few Dollars More (1965) - Western
- From Russia with Love (1963) - Action, Drama
- Goldfinger (1964) - Action, Drama
- Hang ‘Em High (1968) - Western
- In Like Flint (1967) - Action
- Munster, Go Home! (1966) - Comedy, Horror
- Mysterious Island (1961) - Adventure, Science Fiction
- Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Horror
- Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - Western
- One Million Years B.C. (1966) - Adventure, Fantasy
- Our Man Flint (1966) - Action
- Planet of the Apes (1968) - Science Fiction
- Psycho (1960) - Horror
- Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - Science Fiction
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) - Comedy, Science Fiction
- The Birds (1963) - Horror, Thriller
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) - Comedy, Science Fiction
- The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) - Comedy, Horror
- The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) - Drama
- The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) - Comedy, Horror
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Western
- The Graduate (1967) - Romantic Comedy
- The Great Race (1965) - Adventure, Comedy
- The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) - Religious Drama
- The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
- The Last Man on Earth (1964) - Horror, Science Fiction
- The Nutty Professor (1963) - Comedy, Fantasy
- The Parent Trap (1961) - Romantic Comedy
- The Pink Panther (1963) - Comedy
- The Sound of Music (1965) - Musical
- The Time Machine (1960) - Science Fiction
- Thunderball (1965) - Action
- To Sir, with Love (1967) - Drama
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) - Drama, Science Fiction
- What’s New Pussycat? (1965) - Comedy
- With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) - Romantic Comedy
- X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes (1963) - Horror, Science Fiction
- You Only Live Twice (1967) - Action
- Zotz! (1962) - Comedy, Fantasy
I didn’t watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” until I was an adult because, frankly, I found it too boring whenever it aired before then.
Some on the list are James Bond spy movies. “Casino Royale” was not associated with the rest, at least not until the reboot of the franchise. Three of them are spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood.
I rented videos for “X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes” and “Zotz!” as an adult. My memory was good, but not that good. I also rented “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. All of this happened when Netflix only dealt with DVDs.
I saw some of these at the local cinema. The city I grew up in, until my family moved to Hawaii in 1974, had one indoor cinema with one screen. There was a drive-in theater outside the city. Back in those days, some movies would run for a week before being swapped out with something else.
I saw the first “Planet of the Apes” movie in the cinema. “With Six You Get Eggroll” was another one, possibly as a double feature, since I would have never gone to the movies to see it. I saw “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” with Kurt Russell in the cinema, along with the other Disney movies he was in.
Movies I Didn’t Care For
There are some genres I never liked. If I watched one, it was because I had absolutely nothing better to do. I didn’t like war movies, and I didn’t like musicals, and I still don’t. I’ve never seen “Chicago” and I’ve never seen “Saving Private Ryan”. I’ve seen movies associated with wars that weren’t exactly war movies, like “Apocalypse Now”, which I saw in a theater.
I didn’t watch many movies in cinemas until after my family moved to Hawaii. That was mainly because we didn’t get but one or two broadcast TV stations. Hawaii isn’t any better about that today, and you only get good broadcast signals if you live in Honolulu.
Photo Attribution: Couleur from Pixabay
Author: RT Cunningham
Date: August 9, 2021 (UTC)
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