This list includes ten of the most influential films of the 1960s, with works of different genres and which brought about a great change in the seventh art after its releases. They are films that are characterized as true masterpieces, working for always enchanting the fan of the seventh art, regardless of the theme addressed. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)After taking an enormous amount of money from the company where she works, a young woman starts an escape through the country. However, amidst moral and ethical doubts, the young woman decides to spend a night in a roadside hotel, without knowing it would be the place of her death. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, ‘Psycho’ completely subverts the traditional paths of the genre, delivering a plot that fragments into two distinct and irresistible strands, besides bringing one of the most upset characters of the seventh art.
9º – The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)In the plot, a group of researchers decides to investigate the existence of paranormal phenomena in a mansion known for tragic events. In the midst of the investigation process, little by little, strange events will put the members of that group in danger, defying everything they had in mind in their lives. ‘The Haunting’ is a film that can stay scary even after more than 50 years of its release. Its style of terror that takes advantage of punctual and cadenced situations ends up having more effect than a constant exposure of extreme scenes, causing scares and a fear that dominates the spectators.
8º – Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)A nurse is put in charge of an actress who had recently suffered a psychological breakdown. In a state of complete isolation, the two will begin to enter into a cathartic process that will change the way they understood life. ‘Persona’ works with the figure of building social masks in the human being, showing how, at times, we can dress them and forget our own essence.
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