The decade of the Sixties saw some really, really great movies, which are now regarded as classics of filmmaking. Sixties saw the release of such famous classics as Psycho, Lawrence of Arabia, The Graduate, The Apartment and many more. But apart from the above, the decade also saw a rise in the general quality of international cinema; it was the decade where international cinema started achieving new heights with audacious and innovative film-making by the grandmasters of the cinema. In this article, we list five movies of the 60s which are a must watch for any cinema lover.
1. Breathless (1960)
The first film by the legendary French filmmaker Jean Luc Godard, ‘Breathless’ was the one of the first films of the French New Wave of cinema. It is a poignant and influential work of art, both cool and daring. The final shot of the film speaks volumes and is perhaps one of the most iconic images of cinematic history.
2. Persona (1966)
Known for his classic ‘The Seventh Seal’, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most respected and influential auteurs the world has known. However, in ‘Persona’, he really channeled his inner artist, delivering a modernistic piece of psychological horror which is still talked about. Due to the sensitive nature of the film, it had to go through many cuts. It is bleak, and utterly hopeless at times – dealing with themes of death, illness and insanity.