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Top Retro Movies of the 60s

How about travelling back in time to discover some of the undisputed classic movies of the 60s? Put on your nostalgia hat and re-live the actions of the past with these retro movies.

Lawrence of Arabia, released in 1962, is perhaps one of the most acclaimed Hollywood movies with 10 nominations for the Academy Awards and 7 Academy Awards. This epic adventure movie was directed by David Lean, the same person behind The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). The film is about the real life adventure of T.E. Lawrence, an Englishman, in Arabia. This role is taken up by Peter O’Toole, and this was his very first starring role.

Here you will discover an idealistic adventurer living an epic story. This is all brought to you with great cinematography colours, 70mm scope Super Panavision, and magnificent poetic imagery of the Arabian Desert. The movie tells the story of the cartographer, who unites the Arabian Bedouins against the domineering Ottoman Turks during World War One. Using his great knowledge of the culture of the Mideast and politics, he led the Arab tribes to stand up against the enemies.

Do you have a special interest in the retro years? If yes, you can of course kit your self out in a full retro outfit, or even decorate and furnish your whole house so it looks like you stepped back into the Sixties. Music from that era is still hugely popular and with vinyl going from strength to strength it all adds to that nostalgic coolness. While we wait to see whether Grand Theft Auto 6 will take us back to London in the Swinging Sixties,  you can head to Bingo Extra, one of the best bingo site to experience the atmosphere of the 50s and 60s. This site has a striking retro look with pastel colours, old-fashioned fonts, and unique retro bingo room names, such as The Diner, Candy Store, Drive In, the Jukebox and Penny Arcade.

Starring Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, and Ursula Andress, Dr No is the first James Bond movie that was released in 1962 in London under the direction of Terence Young. This was a low budget movie that started an unexpected cinematic phenomenon and has since become part of a blockbuster movie franchise in history.

The movie begins in Jamaica, where James Bond, the licence to kill special agent, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the brutal murder of two English secret service agents. After surviving numerous attempts on his life, the 007 agent soon goes on the trace of the mysterious Dr No, who seems to be behind everything that’s going on. After travelling to the island of Dr No, Bond finds himself involved in a deadly plot.

Back in 1963, Ursula Andress won a Golden Globe Award as Most Promising Newcomer – Female for this movie. After more than 20 movies based on the secret agent 007, James Bond is still a charming character that’s going strong on the silver screen.

Rosemary’s Baby is a Roman Polanski first feature film in America, and it was released in 1968. The movie is based on Ira Levin’s novel and it stars Mia Farrow as a pregnant woman who deals with the problem of her body changing to carry an unknown baby.The film is considered as part of a so-called trilogy of horror movies based in apartments. The other two movies are known as Repulsion and The Tenant, released in 1965 and 1976 respectively.

Considered as one of the classic horror movies of all times, Rosemary’s Baby got two Academy Award nominations. The movie starts with a newly married couple moving in an apartment with strange neighbours. She gets pregnant but soon bizarre events start happening. Her neighbour, the Castevets seems to have an unusual interest in her pregnancy, and this is just the beginning of the eerie horror tale.

More movies that you will surely enjoy are The Wild Bunch, Spartacus, Planet of the Apes, Mary Poppins, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Apartment.

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