The Diamond Arm
“The Diamond Arm” is a hilarious Soviet comedy from 1969 that follows the misadventures of a naive clerk named Semyon Gorbunkov. During a foreign cruise, he unwittingly becomes entangled with a gang of currency traders who mistake him for their accomplice. With a precious plaster hand full of diamonds imposed on him, Semyon finds himself in a whirlwind of comedic chaos. Starring a talented cast including Yuriy Nikulin and Nina Grebeshkova, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
“They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” is a gripping drama set during the Great Depression. It follows a group of contestants who participate in a grueling dance marathon, all vying for a $1,500 cash prize. With an impressive cast including Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin, this 1969 film delves into the lives of these desperate individuals, showcasing their struggles, dreams, and the lengths they are willing to go to survive.”
“The Cremator” is a thought-provoking Czech movie released in 1969. Set in 1930s Prague, it follows the story of a cremator who strongly believes that cremation can free people from earthly suffering. As he becomes increasingly drawn to Nazism, the film explores the dark and unsettling consequences of his beliefs. Starring Rudolf Hrušínský, Vlasta Chramostová, and Jana Stehnová, this movie delves into the complexities of ideology and its impact on individuals during a tumultuous time in history.
The Wild Bunch
“The Wild Bunch” is a gripping Western film released in 1969, starring an impressive cast including William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, and Robert Ryan. Set in a vanishing American West, the movie follows a group of aging outlaws as they embark on a final daring heist. With its intense action and exploration of a changing era, this film is a must-watch for any fan of the genre.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is a thrilling western film set in late 1890s Wyoming. It follows the adventures of Butch Cassidy, a charismatic and witty leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang, and his sharpshooting partner, the Sundance Kid. As the law closes in on them, the duo decides to escape to South America, hoping to outsmart their relentless pursuers. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, this action-packed movie was released on January 15, 1969, and is considered one of the best films of that year.
The Passion of Anna
“The Passion of Anna” is a thought-provoking drama released in 1969, starring renowned actors Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, and Erland Josephson. The film follows Andreas, a man grappling with the end of his marriage and emotional isolation, who finds solace in a married couple also going through psychological turmoil. When he meets Anna, a grieving woman deeply devoted to her faith, their love affair unfolds amidst a series of mysterious animal cruelty acts in their island community. Directed by Ingmar Bergman, this movie delves into themes of love, loss, and the complexities of human emotions.
Funeral Parade of Roses
“Funeral Parade of Roses” is a captivating movie set in late 60s Tokyo. It follows the story of Eddie, a young drag queen who becomes the favorite of Gonda, the owner of the bar where she works. However, their relationship sparks jealousy in Gonda’s mistress, Leda, leading to a thrilling plot of intrigue and betrayal. With a talented cast and its release in 1969, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.
“Midnight Cowboy” is a captivating 1969 movie that follows the journey of Joe Buck, a hopeful hustler from Texas, as he tries to make it big in New York City. Along the way, he forms an unlikely bond with Ratso, a swindler with a dream of escaping to Florida. With a stellar cast including Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, this film is a must-watch for its intriguing storyline and memorable performances.
“Kes” is a heartwarming movie released in 1969 that tells the story of a young working-class boy from England who discovers a kestrel and decides to train it. With a talented cast including David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, and Lynne Perrie, this film captures the boy’s journey as he forms a special bond with the bird. It’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of 1969!
The Color of Pomegranates
“The Color of Pomegranates” is a captivating movie that delves into the life of Sayat-Nova, an esteemed Armenian poet and musician from the 18th century. From his childhood to his eventual demise, the film beautifully portrays his relationships with women, including his muse. With its revolutionary use of still camerawork and incorporation of Sayat-Nova’s own poems, this 1969 release is a must-watch for anyone seeking a mesmerizing glimpse into the artist’s dramatic journey.
“True Grit” is a classic Western film released in 1969. It follows the story of a determined teenage girl seeking justice for her father’s murder. With the help of a tough old marshal known for his unwavering determination, they embark on a thrilling adventure filled with action, revenge, and a display of true grit. Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby, this movie is a must-watch for fans of the genre.
“The Damned” is a captivating movie set in the early days of Nazi Germany. It follows the story of a powerful noble family as they navigate the challenges of living under the new dictatorship regime. With a stellar cast including Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, and Helmut Griem, this 1969 film offers a gripping portrayal of the family’s struggle for survival and adaptation during a tumultuous time in history.
The Valley of Gwangi
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The White Sun of the Desert
“The White Sun of the Desert” is a captivating Russian film released on December 14, 1969. Set in Turkmenistan during the Civil War, it follows the journey of Fyodor Sukhov, a Red Army soldier, as he tries to return home to his wife. However, he gets entangled in a desert battle between the Red Army and Basmachi guerrillas, leading him to protect the abandoned women of the guerrilla leader’s harem. With a talented cast and an intriguing plot, this movie promises to take you on an unforgettable adventure in a unique historical setting.
“Cactus Flower” is a delightful romantic comedy from 1969 starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn. The story revolves around a dentist named Julian Winston who, after his young lover attempts suicide, reconsiders his decision to marry her. To avoid any complications, Julian’s devoted nurse Stephanie steps in and pretends to be his wife, leading to a hilarious chain of events. With a talented cast and a release date of December 16, 1969, this movie is definitely worth watching for some lighthearted entertainment.
Take the Money and Run
“Take the Money and Run” is a hilarious comedy from 1969 that follows the misadventures of Virgil Starkwell, a wannabe bank robber who is hilariously inept at his chosen profession. Starring Woody Allen and Janet Margolin, this film is filled with laugh-out-loud moments as Virgil’s attempts at crime go hilariously awry. Released on August 18, 1969, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year.
“Pigsty” is a bizarre and intriguing movie released in 1969. It tells two separate stories – one about a young cannibal who faces a gruesome fate, and the other about a German industrialist’s son who prefers the company of pigs over humans. With a talented cast including Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Ugo Tognazzi, this film promises a unique and thought-provoking cinematic experience.
“Easy Rider” is a classic 1969 movie that follows two free-spirited bikers, played by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, as they embark on a road trip across America to sell drugs. Along the way, they encounter the narrow-mindedness of small-town America, leading to a clash of ideologies. With an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, this film captures the essence of the counterculture movement of the time and explores themes of freedom, rebellion, and societal prejudices.
The Italian Job
“The Italian Job” is a thrilling heist film released in 1969. Starring Michael Caine, Noël Coward, and Benny Hill, the movie follows Charlie, who takes over a risky job in Torino, Italy, after his friend’s failed attempt. With the help of three Mini Coopers, Jaguars, and a bus, Charlie plans to bring the city to a halt, steal a fortune in gold, and make a daring escape. Get ready for an action-packed adventure filled with fast cars, clever schemes, and a race against the mafia.
“Hello, Dolly!” is a delightful 1969 movie starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, and Michael Crawford. It follows the story of Dolly Levi, a determined matchmaker who sets out to meet the wealthy and single Horace Vandergelder in Yonkers, New York. Along the way, she manages to convince Horace’s niece, her love interest, and his two clerks to join her on an exciting adventure to New York City. With a talented cast and a release date of December 12, 1969, this film is a must-watch for fans of heartwarming and entertaining stories.
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