Best award winning movies with most versatile director from Before 1970

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with most versatile director from Before 1970! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with most versatile director from Before 1970, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

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1969-03-10 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    jingoistic
  2. Ranked #75 for
    rousing musical score
  3. Ranked #92 for
    gung-ho

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2 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

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1942-05-29 | Drama / Music

Cast

James Cagney, Joan Leslie

Rating

rating icon 7.02
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    vaudevillian
  2. Ranked #8 for
    jingoistic
  3. Ranked #23 for
    gung-ho

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3 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A fading southern belle moves in with her sister in New Orleans where her ferocious brother-in-law takes stabs at her sanity.

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1951-09-19 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

Rating

rating icon 7.631
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #28 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #46 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  3. Ranked #126 for
    game changer

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4 The Pawnbroker (1964)

A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

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1964-06-01 | Drama

Cast

Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Rating

rating icon 7.195
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #67 for
    flashback sequence
  2. Ranked #119 for
    juxtaposition
  3. Ranked #123 for
    eschatological

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5 Becket (1964)

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

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1964-03-11 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #67 for
    Period Drama
  3. Ranked #77 for
    harsh sound

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6 Les Girls (1957)

After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele. A Rashômon style narrative presents the story from three points of view where Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry, while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story.

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1957-10-03 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor

Rating

rating icon 6.36
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    great soundtrack
  2. Ranked #50 for
    hugely talented
  3. Ranked #51 for
    vaudevillian

Trailer

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7 The Hustler (1961)

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

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1961-09-25 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Rating

rating icon 7.679
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    cocksure
  2. Ranked #44 for
    tremendously talented
  3. Ranked #65 for
    devil-may-care

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8 West Side Story (1961)

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two romantics, one from each gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

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1961-12-13 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #41 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #57 for
    critically acclaimed

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9 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

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1964-01-29 | Comedy / War

Cast

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Rating

rating icon 8.121
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #57 for
    poindexter
  2. Ranked #65 for
    Black Comedy
  3. Ranked #91 for
    seriocomedy

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10 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

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1957-12-17 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

Rating

rating icon 8.216
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #16 for
    cantankerous
  2. Ranked #35 for
    with cockney accent
  3. Ranked #38 for
    Courtroom Drama

Trailer

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