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Movies: Popular Movies of 1969

Movies in chronological context: 1969 (MCMLXIX)was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1969th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 969th year of the 2nd millennium, the 69th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1960s decade. The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11), the creation of the internet, and the commencement of the LGBT Rights Movement. In 1969, there were two solar eclipses (both were annular), on March 18 and September 11. ()

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(1969)

PG
| 1h 51min | Western
3.8/5 (with 531 votes)

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Easy Rider(1969)

R
| 1h 35min | Adventure, Drama
3.6/5 (with 435 votes)

A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service(1969)

PG
| 2h 22min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 405 votes)

James Bond tracks his archnemesis, Ernst Blofeld, to a mountaintop retreat where he is training an army of beautiful, lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco, and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld.

Midnight Cowboy(1969)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 272 votes)

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

The Wild Bunch(1969)

R
| 2h 25min | Adventure, Western
3.9/5 (with 249 votes)

Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

True Grit(1969)

G
| 2h 8min | Western, Drama
3.7/5 (with 176 votes)

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man.

Take the Money and Run(1969)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 176 votes)

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.

The Italian Job(1969)

G
| 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 160 votes)

Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Army of Shadows(1969)

2h 27min | War, Drama
4.0/5 (with 114 votes)

Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must continue a quiet, seemingly endless battle against the Nazis in an atmosphere of tension, paranoia and distrust.

Hibernatus(1969)

3.4/5 (with 96 votes)

The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural shock they behave so to make believe it's 1905 and they are his cousins, uncle...

Z(1969)

2h 7min | Drama, History, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 83 votes)

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.

The Swimming Pool(1969)

2h | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 79 votes)

Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul and Marianne are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter to spend a few days with them. From the first moment, a certain uneasiness and tension begin to develop between the four, which soon escalates in a dangerous love-game.

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Frosty the Snowman(1969)

3.4/5 (with 70 votes)

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Directed by Jules Bass

Topaz(1969)

2h 23min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 67 votes)

A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Battle of Britain(1969)

G
| 2h 12min | History, War
3.5/5 (with 63 votes)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Fellini's Satyricon(1969)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 59 votes)

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?(1969)

2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 55 votes)

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Hercules in New York(1969)

1.9/5 (with 54 votes)

Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman - With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Stang, James Karen, Ernest Graves, Tony Carroll, Taina Elg, ...

The Brain(1969)

PG
| 1h 55min | Crime, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.

Hello, Dolly!(1969)

3.5/5 (with 52 votes)

Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Paint Your Wagon(1969)

PG-13
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, Comedy, Western, Music
3.2/5 (with 52 votes)

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

The Sicilian Clan(1969)

2h 5min | Crime
3.9/5 (with 50 votes)

Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's American friend Tony Nicosia suggests that a better way to get the rocks would be to hijack the transport plane while it is en route to New York. The dogged inspector Le Goff is using all the available resources to thwart their plans. Though the heist itself is successful, Santet finds himself trapped by the mob because of his fling with Manalese's daughter-in-law.

My Night at Maud's(1969)

4.1/5 (with 43 votes)

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Mississippi Mermaid(1969)

3.3/5 (with 41 votes)

Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.

Cactus Flower(1969)

3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

The Valley of Gwangi(1969)

3.9/5 (with 38 votes)

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put on display, leading to inevitable mayhem.

Bambi Meets Godzilla(1969)

3.3/5 (with 34 votes)

Bambi is nibbling the grass, unaware of the upcoming encounter with Godzilla. Who will win when they finally meet?

Directed by Marv Newland

The Color of Pomegranates(1969)

1h 18min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 33 votes)

The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his muse. The production tells Sayat-Nova's dramatic story by using both his poems and largely still camerawork, creating a work hailed as revolutionary by Mikhail Vartanov.

Directed by Sergei Parajanov - With Sofiko Chiaureli, Vilen Galstyan, Spartak Bagashvili, Gogi Gegechkori, Medea Japaridze

Mackenna's Gold(1969)

3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory.

The Cremator(1969)

1h 40min | Thriller, Drama, Horror
3.9/5 (with 33 votes)

Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering.

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