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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
4.3/5 (with 2,912 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.

Persona(1966)

1h 24min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 664 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.

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

2h 12min | Comedy, War
4.0/5 (with 454 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.

Blow-Up(1966)

NR
| 1h 51min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 396 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.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!(1966)

3.7/5 (with 347 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 301 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….

Batman(1966)

3.2/5 (with 275 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.

Django(1966)

1h 33min | Action, Western
3.6/5 (with 267 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.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(1966)

NR
| 2h 11min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 262 votes)

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

Andrei Rublev(1966)

3h 25min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 227 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.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 225 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.

How to Steal a Million(1966)

NR
| 2h 3min | Comedy, Crime
3.8/5 (with 183 votes)

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

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Torn Curtain(1966)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 176 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.

El Dorado(1966)

3.7/5 (with 154 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.

The Restaurant(1966)

1h 22min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 151 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.

Fantastic Voyage(1966)

PG
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 136 votes)

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

A Man for All Seasons(1966)

G
| 2h | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 133 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.

Au Hasard Balthazar(1966)

1h 36min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 123 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 116 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

For Love and Gold(1966)

3.9/5 (with 115 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.

Seconds(1966)

R
| 1h 47min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 99 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, ...

Masculin Féminin(1966)

1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 99 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.

The Fortune Cookie(1966)

3.7/5 (with 92 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.

Daisies(1966)

1h 16min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 91 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, ...

Hawks and Sparrows(1966)

1h 29min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 90 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, ...

The Chase(1966)

NR
| 2h 15min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 86 votes)

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

A Man and a Woman(1966)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 84 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.

The Professionals(1966)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, Western
3.6/5 (with 80 votes)

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Cul-de-sac(1966)

NR
| 1h 52min | Thriller, Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 79 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.

The Sand Pebbles(1966)

PG-13
| 3h 2min | Adventure, War
3.6/5 (with 76 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.

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