- The Magnificent Seven, a takeoff of Seven Samurai, becomes one of the great adventure films.
- Alfred Hitchcock releases the psycho-thriller masterpeice, Psycho. Stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins.
- Godard debuts with Breathless.
- Videotape now in general use in broadcasting
- West Side Story, directed by Robert Wise is huge musical success.
- In Japan, The Human Condition, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, is a trilogy of movies that would be the precurser for the movie patterns of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
- Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean & stars Peter O'Toole, Claude Rains & Omar Sharif.
- Sean Connery ushers in The James Bond era with Dr. No.
- Truffaut's Jules and Jim.
- Fellini's 8 1/2
- It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World starring two dozen comedians is the first picture to be produced in single lens Cinerama.
- In India, one of the first major statements for the feminist movement is made by director Satyajit Ray in the film Manhanagar or The Big City.
- Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.
- Cleopatra is a notorious financial disaster
- Two legendary musical comedies hit the big screen, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.
- The Beatles make their screen debut in A Hard Day Night.
- The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise becomes the most successful film since Gone With The Wind.
- David Lean directs another historical epic, Doctor Zhivago.
- Super-8 mm film format introduced for amateur market
- One of France's most popular films is released, Un Homme et une Femme.
- Bergman's Persona and Antonioni's Blow-Up draw intellectual interest in film.
- The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols, stars Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Pushes the movie censorship codes closer to the edge.
- Penn's Bonnie and Clyde sets a pattern of antiheroes that continues through the 70's.
- New Line Cinema founded in Greenwich Village by Robert Shaye.
- Barbara Streisand makes her screen debut in Funny Girl.
- Martin Scorsese directs his first feature, Who's That Knocking At My Door. Debut of Harvey Keitel.
- Stanley Kubrick breaks down all barriers in Sci-Fi with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- Franco Zeffirelli triumphs with Romeo and Juliet.
- Hollywood announces the first movie rating code G, PG, R, and X.
- Easy Rider, the quintessential counter culture film stars and is directed by Dennis Hopper for just $600,000.
- Richard Attenborough directs his first film, The Battle of Britian. Is one of the great war movies.
- Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch forecasts increase violence in film