1960s Movies

1960s Movies

The decade of the 1960s is known for historical drama, psychological horror, and comedy, as well as the sub-genres of spy film, sword and sandal, and spaghetti westerns. Some of the notable films of this time were: Cleopatra (1963), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Dracula/Frankenstein or Wolfman, Psycho (1960), and The Pink Panther (1963).

About 1960s Movies

Hundreds of full-length films were produced during the 1960s. The decade is known for being prominent in historical drama, psychological horror, and comedy, as well as the sub-genres of spy film, sword and sandal, and spaghetti westerns, all peaking during this decade. Historical drama films continued to include epics, in the style of Ben-Hur from 1959, with Cleopatra (1963), but also evolving with 20th-century settings, such as The Guns of Navarone (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965). Psychological horror films extended, beyond the stereotypical monster films of Dracula/Frankenstein or Wolfman, to include more twisted films, such as Psycho (1960) and Roger Corman's Poe adaptations for American International Pictures as well as British companies Hammer Horror and Amicus Productions. Other European filmmakers like Mario Bava directed many notable horror films.