IMDb's 1960s Top 50

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Cinema in the 1960s reflected the decade of fun, fashion, rock 'n' roll, tremendous social changes and transitional cultural values. It was not a good decade for US films, as production declined and foreign films gained tremenduous influence. British cinema in particular flourished as it released a number of films that used a new wave of grim, non-fictional, social realism, dubbed or styled "Kitchen Sink" due to its angry, every-day working-class heroes, frank dialogue, and negative post-war themes. However, countries like Japan, Italy and France also claimed their spots in the forefront of cinema.

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    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 15 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Le samouraï

    1967 — a.k.a. Le Samouraï, in 18 top lists Check
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    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 17 top lists Check
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