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Movies: Popular Movies of 1966

Movies in chronological context: 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 966th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1960s decade. In February, Luna 9 makes the first controlled landing of a spacecraft on the Moon. The Cultural Revolution begins in China in May, and there are coups d'état throughout the world. ()

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly(1966)

R
| 2h 41min | Western
4.2/5 (with 2,781 votes)

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

Directed by Sergio Leone - With Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Mario Brega, Aldo Giuffrè, Luigi Pistilli, ...

Persona(1966)

1h 24min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 608 votes)

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. The time they spend together only strengthens the crushing realization that one does not exist.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman - With Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Margaretha Krook

Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At(1966)

2h 12min | Comedy, War
4.0/5 (with 436 votes)

During World War II, two French civilians and a downed British Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must avoid German troops - and the consequences of their own blunders.

Directed by Gérard Oury - With Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Terry-Thomas, Helmuth Schneider, Claudio Brook, Mike Marshall, ...

Blow-Up(1966)

NR
| 1h 51min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 376 votes)

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - With David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Peter Bowles, Jane Birkin, Veruschka von Lehndorff, ...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!(1966)

3.7/5 (with 341 votes)

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Directed by Chuck Jones - With Boris Karloff

Fahrenheit 451(1966)

NR
| 1h 53min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 288 votes)

In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as “firemen,” to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of his vocation….

Directed by François Truffaut - With Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Mark Lester, Yvonne Blake, John Rae, ...

Batman(1966)

3.2/5 (with 264 votes)

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Directed by Leslie H. Martinson - With Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, ...

Django(1966)

1h 33min | Action, Western
3.6/5 (with 257 votes)

A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a merciless masked clan and a band of Mexican revolutionaries.

Directed by Sergio Corbucci - With Franco Nero, Loredana Nusciak, Gino Pernice, Luciano Rossi, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Lucio De Santis, ...

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(1966)

NR
| 2h 11min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 245 votes)

A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Directed by Mike Nichols - With Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Andrei Rublev(1966)

3h 25min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 219 votes)

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky - With Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Mykola Hrynko, Nikolai Burlyayev, Irma Raush, Yuri Nikulin, ...

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 212 votes)

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo - With Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Larbi Zekkal

How to Steal a Million(1966)

NR
| 2h 3min | Comedy, Crime
3.8/5 (with 172 votes)

A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.

Directed by William Wyler - With Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, ...
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Torn Curtain(1966)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 170 votes)

During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the border.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse - With Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Tamara Toumanova, Wolfgang Kieling, Ludwig Donath, ...

The Restaurant(1966)

1h 22min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 148 votes)

A great French restaurant's owner, Monsieur Septime (Louis de Funès), is thrust into intrigue and crime, when one of his famous guests disappears.

Directed by Jacques Besnard - With Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli, Venantino Venantini, Noël Roquevert, Paul Préboist, ...

El Dorado(1966)

3.7/5 (with 147 votes)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Directed by Howard Hawks - With John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, ...

Fantastic Voyage(1966)

PG
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 128 votes)

In order to save an assassinated scientist, a submarine and its crew are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his bloodstream.

Directed by Richard Fleischer - With Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur O'Connell, ...

A Man for All Seasons(1966)

G
| 2h | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 125 votes)

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann - With Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Robert Shaw, Susannah York, ...

Au Hasard Balthazar(1966)

1h 36min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 114 votes)

The story of a donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.

Directed by Robert Bresson - With Anne Wiazemsky, Pierre Klossowski, René Pascal

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown(1966)

3.8/5 (with 109 votes)

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin's no myth—by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.

Directed by Bill Melendez

Masculin Féminin(1966)

1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 94 votes)

With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Leaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine. Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard - With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marlène Jobert, Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Hardy, Chantal Goya, Birger Malmsten, ...

Seconds(1966)

R
| 1h 47min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 92 votes)

A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of the intended person and the customer takes on a new life.

Directed by John Frankenheimer - With Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, John Randolph of Roanoke, Will Geer, Richard Anderson, ...

Daisies(1966)

1h 16min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 87 votes)

Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.

Directed by Věra Chytilová - With Ivana Karbanová, Jan Klusák, Václav Chochola, Jitka Cerhová, Josef Koníček, Jaromír Vomáčka, ...

The Fortune Cookie(1966)

3.7/5 (with 87 votes)

A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.

Directed by Billy Wilder - With Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Cliff Osmond, Judi West, Lurene Tuttle, ...

A Man and a Woman(1966)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 81 votes)

A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.

Directed by Claude Lelouch - With Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Antoine Sire, Gérard Larrousse, Gérard Sire, ...

For Love and Gold(1966)

3.9/5 (with 81 votes)

A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy land. Many adventures will occurr during the journey.

Directed by Mario Monicelli - With Vittorio Gassman, Gian Maria Volonté, Carlo Pisacane, Ugo Fangareggi, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli, ...

The Chase(1966)

NR
| 2h 15min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 80 votes)

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Directed by Arthur Penn - With Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E. G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule, ...

Cul-de-sac(1966)

NR
| 1h 52min | Thriller, Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 78 votes)

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at an old beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the criminal shift in a humorous and bizarre fashion.

Directed by Roman Polanski - With Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran, Jacqueline Bisset, Iain Quarrier, ...

The Professionals(1966)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, Western
3.6/5 (with 77 votes)

The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits. The film is based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke.

Directed by Richard Brooks - With Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, ...

The Sand Pebbles(1966)

PG-13
| 3h 2min | Adventure, War
3.6/5 (with 74 votes)

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Directed by Robert Wise - With Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Emmanuelle Arsan, ...

Hawks and Sparrows(1966)

1h 29min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 74 votes)

A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini - With Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi, Francesco Leonetti, Gabriele Baldini, Riccardo Redi, ...
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