Monday, May 06, 2013

My 100 Favorite Films of the 1960s: 100-81

As threatened/promised a couple of weeks ago, here's another sixties list. I'll just assume you remember how I play and skip the ado and go right into the subjective, totally non-prestigious list of favorites. Also, there will be short films and cartoons on here because it's my list.

100. Hamlet (1969)
This list begins and ends with Marianne Faithfull.

99. Baron Prasil (1962)

98. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

97. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
One of my favorite Bond flicks, mainly because of Diana Rigg. Not to sell the film short on it's own, though.

96. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
My favorite Godzilla flick. Son of Godzilla came really close, though.

95. Take the Money and Run (1969)
Oddly enough, this is still the only Woody Allen film I own on DVD. It's not my favorite of his (though I love it), it's just the one I actually have.

94. Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)
A historical story played as a lurid horror film, with one of my favorite Christopher Lee performances ever.

93. Lord of the Flies (1962)

92. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

91. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Two Shakespeare adaptations already on this list.

90. The Great Escape (1963)

89. Seven Days in May (1964)
Rod Serling wrote the adapted screenplay for this taut political thriller. Scared the hell out of me when I saw this as an idealistic liberal high school student.

88. Goldfinger (1964)

87. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
If you really care about great cinematography and you haven't seen this movie, fix that.

86. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
Third Shakespeare adaptation on the list, second film featuring Diana Rigg. One of my favorite Ian Holm performances ever.

85. The Naked Kiss (1964)
I wish Sam Fuller films were easier to get my hands on.

84. Cleopatra (1963)
Well, I've always liked it, derided as it is.

83. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

82. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

81. The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
From Marianne to Marianne.

Tomorrow: 80-61, but no Marianne.


Joe Owen said...

I find it fascinating (in a completely co-incidental way mind you) how the actress Diane Rigg seems to be popping up everywhere for me today.....crazy!

Roger Owen Green said...

95, 90, 83 - that's all I saw; guess I won't be doing this list.b