If you remember the 60s you weren’t there, or so the joke goes. However, what were the highest grossing films of 60s?
The 1960s produced several influential and successful films.
Some people think nothing got done in the hippie generation. Free Love sounds fun, but I guess you had to make some money occasionally!
These big screen features made a significant impact on cinema and continue to be celebrated by audiences today.
Some of these films have been called out in recent times, while you are here you can read the top 10 most divisive movies of all time.
HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS OF 60s
Listed in no particular order we have plucked out the films that defined the coolest decade ever….
The Sound of Music (1965) – Directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, this musical drama was a massive box office success and became one of the most beloved musicals of all time.
Gone with the Wind (re-released in 1967) – While originally released in 1939, the re-releases of this classic film in the 1960s contributed significantly to its total box office earnings.
Ben-Hur (1960) – Directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston, “Ben-Hur” was a historical epic that won 11 Academy Awards and was a major commercial success.
The Jungle Book (1967) – An animated classic from Disney, “The Jungle Book” was a box office hit and remains a beloved family film, but has been called out for racist issues in recent times.
Mary Poppins (1964) – Another Disney classic, “Mary Poppins” combined live-action and animation and was a critical and commercial success.
Thunderball (1965) – Part of the James Bond franchise, “Thunderball” was one of the most successful Bond films of the 1960s.
My Fair Lady (1964) – Directed by George Cukor and starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, this musical adaptation of the Broadway hit was both critically acclaimed and a box office hit.
Doctor Zhivago (1965) – Directed by David Lean, this epic romantic drama set during the Russian Revolution was a significant commercial success.
The Graduate (1967) – Directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, this film was a critical and commercial success and became a cultural touchstone.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, this Western film was a box office hit and received critical acclaim.
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