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by Allan Fish

Before beginning the official countdown from 50 of the top sixties films, here’s a list of the next fifty that just missed out…

51 La Jétée (France 1962…Chris Marker)
52 Les Bonnes Femmes (France 1960…Claude Chabrol)
53 The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Italy 1966…Sergio Leone)
54 Hunger (Denmark 1966…Henning Carlsen)
55 Kes (UK 1969…Ken Loach)
56 The Manchurian Candidate (US 1962…John Frankenheimer)
57 The Army in the Shadows (France 1969…Jean-Pierre Melville)
58 The Cloud Capped Star (India 1960…Ritwik Ghatak)
59 A Touch of Zen (Taiwan 1969…King Hu)
60 Yojimbo (Japan 1961…Akira Kurosawa)
61 If… (UK 1968…Lindsay Anderson)
62 A Hard Day’s Night (UK 1964…Richard Lester)
63 Il Desserto Rosso (Italy 1964…Michelangelo Antonioni)
64 The Hustler (US 1961…Robert Rossen)
65 Days and Nights in the Forest (India 1969…Satyajit Ray)
66 Witchfinder General (UK 1968…Michael Reeves)
67 The Innocents (UK 1961…Jack Clayton)
68 Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba 1966…Tomas Gutierrez Aléa)
69 A Man for All Seasons (UK 1966…Fred Zinnemann)
70 Loves of a Blonde (Czechoslovakia 1965…Milos Forman)
71 Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (USSR 1964…Sergei Paradjanov)
72 Mouchette (France 1967…Robert Bresson)
73 Ivan’s Childhood (USSR 1962…Andrei Tarkovsky)
74 The Red and the White (Hungary 1967…Miklós Jancsó)
75 Capricious Summer (Czechoslovakia 1968…Jiri Menzel)
76 The Servant (UK 1963…Joseph Losey)
77 Gertrud (Denmark 1964…Carl T.Dreyer)
78 Abschied von Gestern (West Germany 1966…Alexander Kluge)
79 Culloden (UK 1964…Peter Watkins)
80 High and Low (Japan 1963…Akira Kurosawa)
81 Harakari (Japan 1962…Masaki Kobayashi)
82 Through a Glass, Darkly (Sweden 1961…Ingmar Bergman)
83 Repulsion (UK 1965…Roman Polanski)
84 The Insect Woman (Japan 1963…Shohei Imamura)
85 Lola (France 1961…Jacques Demy)
86 Spartacus: Restored Version (US 1960/1990…Stanley Kubrick)
87 Asya’s Happiness (USSR 1967…Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky)
88 The Masque of the Red Death (UK 1964…Roger Corman)
89 The Cremator (Czechoslovakia 1968…Juraj Herz)
90 La Notte (Italy 1961…Michelangelo Antonioni)
91 The Switchboard Operator (Yugoslavia 1967…Dusan Makavejev)
92 Birds, Orphans & Fools (Czechoslovakia 1969…Juraj Jakubisko)
93 Point Blank (US 1967…John Boorman)
94 Death by Hanging (Japan 1968…Nagisa Oshima)
95 Vivre sa Vie (France 1962…Jean-Luc Godard)
96 War and Peace: Parts I, II, III & IV (USSR 1966…Sergei Bondarchuk)
97 El Cid (US 1961…Anthony Mann)
98 Loving Couples (Sweden 1964…Mai Zetterling)
99 La Dolce Vita (Italy 1960…Federico Fellini)
100 Billy Liar (UK 1963…John Schlesinger)

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