How Many Movies from the 60s Can You Name?

Do you know these popular movies from the 1960s?

Introduction

The 1960s was a tumultuous decade with shifting cultural values and packed with notable events like the Civil Rights Movement and Space Race. Movies, too, also helped make this decade one to remember. Greater use of color and other technological advancements made films from this time visually stunning to watch.

The content of these cinematic masterpieces was varied. Some had deeper political messages and provided social commentary, like Planet of the Apes or Dr. Strangelove, while others were purely entertaining, like Mary Poppins. Some were comedies, like The Pink Panther, and others more serious, like Spartacus. This wide range of genres meant that almost everyone had a film that they could enjoy watching, from musical lovers with The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady to horror fans with Night of the Living Dead and Psycho.

How well do you remember the classics from the 60s? Will you ace this quiz? Or will you have a hard day's night and mix up these iconic movies? There's only one way to find out. This quiz contains 35 multiple-choice questions. Correctly identify the movie and you will be rewarded with a fun fact about it! Click "Let's Play" to begin.

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The 1960s was a tumultuous decade with shifting cultural values and packed with notable events like the Civil Rights Movement and Space Race. Movies, too, also helped make this decade one to remember. Greater use of color and other technological advancements made films from this time visually stunning to watch.

The content of these cinematic masterpieces was varied. Some had deeper political messages and provided social commentary, like Planet of the Apes or Dr. Strangelove, while others were purely entertaining, like Mary Poppins. Some were comedies, like The Pink Panther, and others more serious, like Spartacus. This wide range of genres meant that almost everyone had a film that they could enjoy watching, from musical lovers with The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady to horror fans with Night of the Living Dead and Psycho.

How well do you remember the classics from the 60s? Will you ace this quiz? Or will you have a hard day's night and mix up these iconic movies? There's only one way to find out. This quiz contains 35 multiple-choice questions. Correctly identify the movie and you will be rewarded with a fun fact about it! Click "Let's Play" to begin.

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Can you name all 35 of these iconic movies from the 1960s?


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1. Which 1960s film stars Elizabeth Taylor as the titular Egyptian queen?


1. Which 1960s film stars Elizabeth Taylor as the titular Egyptian queen?

1. Oliver!

2. Doctor Zhivago

3. Cleopatra

4. Dr. Strangelove

The correct answer is Cleopatra. Despite being number one at the box office in 1963, the movie actually lost money for going over budget.



2. Which 1960s Western film stars John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, a marshal who helps a young girl avenge her murdered father?


2. Which 1960s Western film stars John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, a marshal who helps a young girl avenge her murdered father?

1. True Grit

2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

3. Coyote Ugly

4. Night of the Living Dead

The correct answer is True Grit. Wayne won an Academy Award for his performance in this 1969 role.



3. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film stars Kirk Douglas as the titular protagonist, the escaped gladiator slave who started a major uprising in the Roman Republic?


3. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film stars Kirk Douglas as the titular protagonist, the escaped gladiator slave who started a major uprising in the Roman Republic?

1. Oliver!

2. Doctor Zhivago

3. Spartacus

4. For A Few Dollars More

The correct answer is Spartacus. While the "I am Spartacus" scene is the film's most iconic, Kubrick reportedly hated it. (Image: Universal Studios)



4. Which 1960s film stars Peter O'Toole as the titular character, based on the experiences of a British official during World War I?


4. Which 1960s film stars Peter O

1. Spartacus

2. For A Few Dollars More

3. Fistful of Dollars

4. Lawrence of Arabia

The correct answer is Lawrence of Arabia. Did you know Marlon Brando was considered for the main role of T.E. Lawrence? (Image: Columbia Pictures)



5. Which 1960s Disney film features a bunch of puppies and the iconic villain Cruella de Vil?


5. Which 1960s Disney film features a bunch of puppies and the iconic villain Cruella de Vil?

1. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

2. Swiss Family Robinson

3. The Parent Trap

4. One Hundred and One Dalmatians

The correct answer is One Hundred and One Dalmatians. There was a spike in adoption of dalmatian puppies after this film was released. Unfortunately, many dumped the dogs not too long after (dalmatians are high-energy puppers!) Always research a breed before adopting!



6. Which 1960s musical stars Julie Andrews as a governess to the von Trapp family?


6. Which 1960s musical stars Julie Andrews as a governess to the von Trapp family?

1. The Sound of Music

2. Mary Poppins

3. Breakfast at Tiffany's

4. My Fair Lady

The correct answer is The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews almost turned her role down! Fortunately, the director and screenwriter convinced her to accept it. (Image: 20th Century Fox)



7. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film is a space epic featuring the HAL 9000?


7. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film is a space epic featuring the HAL 9000?

1. Star Wars: A New Hope

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey

3. Interstellar

4. Planet of the Apes

The correct answer is 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick wanted a more realistic science-fiction movie, so he consulted plenty of experts, including famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan.



8. Which black-and-white 1960s comedy follows the Beatles in a fake documentary style?


8. Which black-and-white 1960s comedy follows the Beatles in a fake documentary style?

1. Spice World

2. Singin' in the Rain

3. A Hard Day's Night

4. Yellow Submarine

The correct answer is A Hard Day's Night. The title came from Ringo, who said the group had worked "a hard day's night" after one particularly draining job.



9. Which 1960s horror film stars Mia Farrow as a young woman who experiences an increasingly disturbing pregnancy?


9. Which 1960s horror film stars Mia Farrow as a young woman who experiences an increasingly disturbing pregnancy?

1. Psycho

2. Rosemary's Baby

3. Night of the Living Dead

4. The Birds

The correct answer is Rosemary's Baby. Frank Sinatra apparently divorced Mia Farrow for accepting the role in this film.



10. Which 1960s musical features rival gangs (the Sharks and Riff) and is largely based off Romeo and Juliet?


10. Which 1960s musical features rival gangs (the Sharks and Riff) and is largely based off <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>?

1. My Fair Lady

2. West Side Story

3. Romeo + Juliet

4. Mary Poppins

The correct answer is West Side Story. Elvis was once considered for the lead role of Tony.



11. Which 1960s musical is based on the Charles Dickens' novel centered around a young orphan?


11. Which 1960s musical is based on the Charles Dickens

1. Oliver!

2. Mary Poppins

3. My Fair Lady

4. The Sound of Music

The correct answer is Oliver!. Mark Lester, the titular Oliver, isn't the one who provided the singing voice for the character. That was Kathe Green.



12. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film is a Cold War political satire?


12. Which 1960s Stanley Kubrick film is a Cold War political satire?

1. Bridge of Spies

2. The Good Shepherd

3. The Hunt for Red October

4. Dr. Strangelove

The correct answer is Dr. Strangelove. The film's release was delayed for a year due to JFK's assassination. (Image: Colombia Pictures)



13. Which 1960s Western stars Paul Newman as the film's titular character, a train-robbing outlaw?


13. Which 1960s Western stars Paul Newman as the film

1. Bonnie and Clyde

2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

4. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

The correct answer is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Did you know that one of the real Butch Cassidy's sisters endorsed the film?



14. Which 1960s Western stars Clint Eastwood as the "Man with No Name" and ends with a climactic three-way standoff?


14. Which 1960s Western stars Clint Eastwood as the "Man with No Name" and ends with a climactic three-way standoff?

1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

2. Bonnie and Clyde

3. The Hateful Eight

4. Django

The correct answer is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Did you know that this is one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite films?



15. Which 1965 Western also stars Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name, called "Manco" in this film?


15. Which 1965 Western also stars Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name, called "Manco" in this film?

1. The Hateful Eight

2. Django

3. For a Few Dollars More

4. Bonnie and Clyde

The correct answer is For a Few Dollars More. Eastwood's character is known for his iconic look, cigar included. The actor is a lifelong nonsmoker, however. The smoking scenes made him nauseous.



16. Which 1960s film stars Paul Newman as the titular character, a veteran who becomes a rebellious prisoner?


16. Which 1960s film stars Paul Newman as the titular character, a veteran who becomes a rebellious prisoner?

1. The Shawshank Redemption

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

3. Cool Hand Luke

4. Cat on a Hat Tin Roof

The correct answer is Cool Hand Luke. This film is one of only a select number of movies that has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. (Image: Warner Bros. Entertainment)



17. Which 1960s Western is the first of the Man with No Name, or Dollars, Trilogy?


17. Which 1960s Western is the first of the Man with No Name, or Dollars, Trilogy?

1. True Grit

2. A Fistful of Dollars

3. Coyote Ugly

4. Night of the Living Dead

The correct answer is A Fistful of Dollars. According to the official Star Wars website, bounty hunter Boba Fett was inspired by Clint Eastwood's iconic character.



18. Which 1960s film features Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in his search for the largest diamond in the world?


18. Which 1960s film features Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in his search for the largest diamond in the world?

1. Cheaper by the Dozen

2. The Pink Panther

3. The Maltese Falcon

4. Dr. No

The correct answer is The Pink Panther. Did you know that the iconic cartoon Pink Panther first appeared in this film? (Image: Chicago Sun Times/United Artists Studios)



19. Which 1960s James Bond film stars Sean Connery as Agent 007 as he investigates a gold smuggling operation?


19. Which 1960s James Bond film stars Sean Connery as Agent 007 as he investigates a gold smuggling operation?

1. Goldfinger

2. Goldmember

3. Mission: Impossible

4. The Bourne Identity

The correct answer is Goldfinger. Did you know two Aston Martins had to be built for the film?



20. Which 1960s epic is centered around the titular Russian physician, largely taking place before World War I?


20. Which 1960s epic is centered around the titular Russian physician, largely taking place before World War I?

1. Doctor Strangelove

2. Gone with the Wind

3. Lawrence of Arabia

4. Doctor Zhivago

The correct answer is Doctor Zhivago. Despite taking place in Russia, filming was done in Spain as the book it was based on was banned in the Soviet Union. (Image: MGM)



21. Which 1960s Alfred Hitchcock horror film is about violent attacks from flocks of birds?


21. Which 1960s Alfred Hitchcock horror film is about violent attacks from flocks of birds?

1. The Birds

2. Vertigo

3. Psycho

4. Jaws

The correct answer is The Birds. It lost that year's Academy Award for Special Effect to Cleopatra. (Image: Universal Studios)



22. Which 1960s film is the first James Bond movie?


22. Which 1960s film is the first James Bond movie?

1. The Pink Panther

2. The Bourne Identity

3. Mission: Impossible

4. Dr. No

The correct answer is Dr. No, known for its use of the iconic gun barrel opening sequence. (Image: Eon Productions/United Artists)



23. Which 1960s musical stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller with a strong Cockney accent?


23. Which 1960s musical stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller with a strong Cockney accent?

1. South Pacific

2. My Fair Lady

3. Breakfast at Tiffany's

4. Meet Me in St. Louis

The correct answer is My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn didn't provide her character's singing voice. Her songs were dubbed by the uncredited Marni Nixon. (Image: Warner Bros.)



24. Which 1960s Disney film centers around a shipwrecked family?


24. Which 1960s Disney film centers around a shipwrecked family?

1. Swiss Family Robinson

2. Robinson Crusoe

3. Gilligan's Island

4. Treasure Island

The correct answer is Swiss Family Robinson. Filming took place in Tobago.



25. Which 1960s film stars Audrey Hepburn as the socialite Holly Golightly?


25. Which 1960s film stars Audrey Hepburn as the socialite Holly Golightly?

1. Roman Holiday

2. War and Peace

3. Breakfast at Tiffany's

4. My Fair Lady

The correct answer is Breakfast at Tiffany's. While this is perhaps Hepburn's most iconic role, Marilyn Monroe was actually first considered for the part of Holly. (Image: Paramount Pictures)



26. Which 1960s Hitchcock film features the troubled Norman Bates, revealed to be the killer in an ending twist?


26. Which 1960s Hitchcock film features the troubled Norman Bates, revealed to be the killer in an ending twist?

1. The Birds

2. Vertigo

3. Dial M for Murder

4. Psycho

The correct answer is Psycho. Filming the iconic shower scene apparently scared actress Vera Miles so much that she was scared to take them afterwards. (Image: Paramount Pictures/Universal Pictures)



27. Which film (based on the Harper Lee novel) stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of assault?


27. Which film (based on the Harper Lee novel) stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of assault?

1. To Kill a Mockingbird

2. A Time to Kill

3. Roman Holiday

4. All the President's Men

The correct answer is To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee thought Peck was a great choice to play Atticus, and she was right: Peck won an Academy Award for this performance.



28. Which 1960s horror film directed by George A. Romero is largely regarded as the first modern zombie movie?


28. Which 1960s horror film directed by George A. Romero is largely regarded as the first modern zombie movie?

1. The Exorcist

2. The Evil Dead

3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

4. Night of the Living Dead

The correct answer is Night of the Living Dead. Ironically, this film never calls the zombies "zombies."



29. Which 1960s film focuses on the astronaut Taylor as he struggles to survive in world where humans are ruled by apes?


29. Which 1960s film focuses on the astronaut Taylor as he struggles to survive in world where humans are ruled by apes?

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

2. Planet of the Apes

3. Interstellar

4. Star Wars: A New Hope

The correct answer is Planet of the Apes. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty in the film's famous climax is made of papier-mâché? (Image: 20th Century Fox)



30. Which 1960s Disney musical film stars Julie Andrews as the titular character, a magical nanny?


30. Which 1960s Disney musical film stars Julie Andrews as the titular character, a magical nanny?

1. That's Life!

2. Nanny McPhee

3. The Sound of Music

4. Mary Poppins

The correct answer is Mary Poppins. Walt Disney wanted Andrews to play Poppins so badly that he postponed filming until Andrews gave birth, as she was pregnant when first offered the role. (Image: Disney)



31. Which 1960s film stars Sidney Poitier as police officer Virgil Tibbs, who gets caught up in a murder case in a racist Southern town?


31. Which 1960s film stars Sidney Poitier as police officer Virgil Tibbs, who gets caught up in a murder case in a racist Southern town?

1. In the Heat of the Night

2. In Cold Blood

3. The French Connection

4. The Best Years of Our Lives

The correct answer is In the Heat of the Night. The iconic "They call me Mister Tibbs!" is widely considered one of the greatest movie quotes of all time. (Image: United Artists)



32. Which 1960s heist film is about a series of casino robberies, starring the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin?


32. Which 1960s heist film is about a series of casino robberies, starring the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin?

1. Reservoir Dogs

2. Ocean's 11

3. Baby Driver

4. A Fish Called Wanda

The correct answer is Ocean's 11. Typically, remakes don't do as well as the original. However, the 2001 Ocean's Eleven holds an 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The original? 50%. (Image: Warner Bros.)



33. Which 1960s Bond film features Sean Connery as 007 in his fight against SPECTRE?


33. Which 1960s Bond film features Sean Connery as 007 in his fight against SPECTRE?

1. Quantum of Solace

2. From Russia with Love

3. Doctor Zhivago

4. Dr. Strangelove

The correct answer is From Russia with Love, which Sean Connery has stated is his favorite Bond film.



34. Which 1960s film features twins discovering each other at camp and then conspiring to reunite their divorced parents?


34. Which 1960s film features twins discovering each other at camp and then conspiring to reunite their divorced parents?

1. Yours, Mine and Ours

2. The Pacifier

3. The Parent Trap

4. Cheaper by the Dozen

The correct answer is The Parent Trap. The same actress, Hayley Mills, plays both twins. Disney pulled this off with a body double for most of the film. (Image: Disney/Buena Vista Distribution)



35. Which 1960s musical stars Robert Preston a con man selling instruments and other musical equipment to a small town?


35. Which 1960s musical stars Robert Preston a con man selling instruments and other musical equipment to a small town?

1. Mary Poppins

2. The Music Man

3. South Pacific

4. My Fair Lady

The correct answer is The Music Man. Preston played Harold Hill not just in the film, but also originated the role in the Broadway musical.




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