Gregor's Top 20 of 1969 +10

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1. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

50 Metascore

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 11,839 | Gross: $31.68M

2. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

97 Metascore

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 75,239 | Gross: $12.06M

3. Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Chiao Chiao, Chia Essie Lin, Feng Tien

Votes: 1,099

Return of the One-Armed Swordsman

4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 197,422 | Gross: $102.31M

5. Goyokin (1969)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa, Ruriko Asaoka

Votes: 1,958

6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps involving beautiful women from around the world.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 77,287 | Gross: $22.80M

7. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 97,165 | Gross: $44.79M

8. Dragon Swamp (1969)

105 min | Action, Fantasy

After being implicated in the theft of the Jade Dragon Sword, Fan Ying is banished to the Dragon Swamp for 20 years.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Lieh Lo, Chung-Hsin Huang

Votes: 110

Dragon Swamp

9. The Flying Dagger (1969)

103 min | Action, Drama

A wandering swordsman protects a family from the wrath of a clan chief.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Lieh Lo, Lei Cheng, Chih-Ching Yang

Votes: 133

The Flying Dagger

Quick-Draw Okatsu

11. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A light-hearted picture of middle-aged love and friendship.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $31.90M

12. Sabata (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Western

A master gunfighter teams up with a banjo-playing drifter and a Mexican tramp to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla, Aldo Canti

Votes: 4,205 | Gross: $0.23M

Sabata

13. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

After his sickly wife's sudden death of an asthma attack, an unscrupulous doctor discovers that she has a doppelgänger who is a burlesque dancer, not aware of the intricate scheme that's being weaved around him.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,736

14. The Laughing Woman (1969)

X | 108 min | Thriller

A rich and sadistic man, who enjoys degrading women as part of elaborate S&M games, abducts a female journalist. She is subjected to his unpleasant games but soon begins subverting him.

Director: Piero Schivazappa | Stars: Philippe Leroy, Dagmar Lassander, Lorenza Guerrieri, Varo Soleri

Votes: 777

The Laughing Woman

15. Blind Beast (1969)

86 min | Drama, Horror

A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mako Midori, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 2,829

Blind Beast

16. The House That Screamed (1969)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A strict headmistress runs a secluded school for wayward girls in 19th century France, whose students are disappearing under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó, John Moulder-Brown, Maribel Martín

Votes: 2,696

The House That Screamed

17. Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)

Not Rated | 90 min | Western

A melancholic, fetishistic gunfighter is drawn into a vengeful and tragic kidnapping plot by his widowed ex-lover.

Director: Robert Hossein | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Guido Lollobrigida, Daniele Vargas

Votes: 1,521

18. Have Sword, Will Travel (1969)

102 min | Action, Drama, History

Ying Ke-Feng, head of Peerless Manor, is an expert swordsman whose escort business transports 200,000 taels of silver to the capital each year. This year, however, he is afflicted with an ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ching Lee, Miao Ching

Votes: 535

Have Sword Will Travel

19. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Baron Frankenstein, with the aid of a young doctor and his fiancée, kidnaps the mentally sick Dr. Brandt in order to perform the first brain transplant operation.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward

Votes: 4,032 | Gross: $0.10M

20. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

Without a family, penniless and separated from her sister, a beautiful chaste woman will have to cope with an endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her treasured virtue but also her life.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

Votes: 1,472

21. Cactus Flower (1969)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston

Votes: 9,174 | Gross: $25.89M

22. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 6,466 | Gross: $2.07M

23. True Grit (1969)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian Territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate

Votes: 41,079 | Gross: $31.13M

24. Vengeance Is a Golden Blade (1969)

98 min | Action, Drama

Li Zhishan is a rich man, but wealth cannot keep the loyalties of his wife, who has been visiting the bed of a rival. She helps plot against him, and the Vicious Long Brothers invade his ... See full summary »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Hua Yueh, Ping Chin, Ching Tang, Pao-Shu Kao

Votes: 122

Vengeance Is a Golden Blade

25. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,220

Horror of the Malformed Men

26. Yôen dokufu-den: Okatsu kyôjô tabi (1969)

84 min | Action, Adventure

Miyazono again plays a character named Okatsu in the final installment, Okatsu the Fugitive (1969), as the devoted daughter of parents who are put to death for refusing to release a document that could send a venal merchant to prison.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Junko Miyazono, Reiko Ônobuta, Tôru Abe, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 125

Okatsu the Fugitive

27. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG | 129 min | Drama

72 Metascore

The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

Votes: 15,632 | Gross: $12.60M

28. Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)

65 min | Drama

After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Mimi Kozakura, Michio Akiyama, Yôko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Imaizumi

Votes: 2,289

Go, Go, Second Time Virgin

29. I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Gianni Garko, Frank Wolff, Ettore Manni, Sal Borgese

Votes: 690

I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death

30. Orgies of Edo (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

A collection of stories dealing with punishment towards women.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Toyozô Yamamoto, Masumi Tachibana, Michiko Ai

Votes: 251

Orgies Of Edo

31. The Swimming Pool (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin

Votes: 7,200 | Gross: $0.03M

The Swimming Pool

32. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

85 Metascore

Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 96,299 | Gross: $41.73M

33. 100 Rifles (1969)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Romance, War

In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, native revolutionary Yaqui Joe (Burt Reynolds) robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people, but finds himself sought by an American lawman and the Mexican Army.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 2,752

34. The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

A young Italian noblewoman plots with her lover and her family to murder her abusive father leading to an uproar in the community and the Roman Catholic church set in 16th Century Italy.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Adrienne Larussa, Georges Wilson, Mavie Bardanzellu

Votes: 628

35. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

Votes: 2,483 | Gross: $8.72M

36. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 3,056 | Gross: $2.50M

37. The Golden Sword (1969)

100 min | Action, Drama

Bai Yu Lung's father mysteriously disappears one night, and for 10 years Bai searches for him in vain. Finally, he decides to head to the far northern part of the country with the hope that he can find a clue in that region.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Yuen Kao, Lai Wang, Pao-Shu Kao

Votes: 48

The Golden Sword

38. Hu dan (1969)

108 min | Action

After the Ming Emperor is overthrown, a traitorous martial arts clan attacks the society and forces two inexperienced swordsmen to flee and begin a dangerous journey in search of allies.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Feng Wu, Shao-Hung Chan

Votes: 41

Raw Courage

39. Topaz (1969)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller

A French Intelligence Agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor

Votes: 16,040 | Gross: $8.37M

40. A Thousand & One Nights (1969)

X | 128 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The incredible and often tragic adventures of Aladdin as he travels through the Middle East in search of love, fortune, and power.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Sachiko Itô, Haruko Katô, Noboru Mitani, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 441

One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

41. Yakuza Law (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 234

Yakuza Law

42. Top Sensation (1969)

X | 86 min | Drama

Attempting to cure her mentally handicapped son's virginity, his mother and several friends embark on a cruise which strands them on nearly deserted island where lust and murder are on the menu!

Director: Ottavio Alessi | Stars: Maud Belleroche, Maurizio Bonuglia, Edwige Fenech, Ruggero Miti

Votes: 448

43. 99 Women (1969)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama

Off the coast of Panama, there is an island with a female penal colony, run by a sadistic superintendent. When several prisoners mysteriously die, leading to a breakout and mutiny, an extensive investigation of the horrific events begins.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge, Herbert Lom

Votes: 1,187

44. Dead End (1969)

105 min | Action, Drama

Uninhibited youth Zhang Chun and his friends David and Mary, while cruising on their car, meets rich heiress Wen Rou. Chun and Rou fall in love at first sight and begin dating.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Lung Ti, Ching Lee, David Chiang, Chien Yu

Votes: 46

Dead End



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