What are the best real life movies set in the 60s?

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    Detroit is a movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow and features John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, and John Krasinski. It is a film based on the bloody and violent Detroit riot in 1967.


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    Beverly Jones
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "It's fascinating yet horrifying at the same time!!! The dark days of our history is very much reflected here. It's the cruel and terrible reality that our people are so close and simple minded. It's sad to think that there are still people who think the same."
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    Loving is a movie directed by Jeff Nichols and features Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, and Marton Csokas. It tells the story of an interracial couple who fights against Virginia's law, which refuses to acknowledge their marriage.


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    Shirley Lopez
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "We are all very lucky today that we don't have to experience the same level of struggles that Mildred and Richard experiences. It's really unfair how they put boundaries and refuse to acknowledge unconditional love back then. Race should never be an issue. "
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    #3American Gangster

    American Gangster

    American Gangster is a movie directed by Ridley Scott and features Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The film is based on the life story of a drug dealer in the 1960s named Frank Lucas.


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    Carl Harvey
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Lol if you look at it, nothing much has changed,. Drug selling is still everywhere and tbh I don't think it's gonna stop everytime. This movie shows the reality that people would rely and join the drug trade for money and power and survival."
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    #4Casualties of War

    Casualties of War

    Casualties of War is a military movie directed by Brian De Palma starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn in 1989. It was nominated at the Golden Globe for Best Original Score and Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing.


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    Olivia Cooper
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I was reluctant to watch this movie, knowing where it is based on. It's about toxic masculinity and the horrors the women suffer under the hands of cruel, undignified men. I just couldn't stomach the idea of physical, emotional, and mental abuse that the victim here suffered."
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    Selma is a 2014 drama-history film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. The film runs for 2 hours and 8 minutes and was released on January 9, 2015. It stars David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Tim Roth.


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    Virginia Adams
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Very political. It's mind-boggling how oppression is so rampant before that people are being deprived of their rights to choose who their leaders! I'm glad that at least now we are more open and understanding."
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    #6Thirteen Days

    Thirteen Days

    Thirteen Days is a movie directed by  Roger Donaldson and features Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, and Steven Culp. It is based on the real-life events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis handled by former U.S. president John F. Kennedy.


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    Amalia Meza
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "A heart stopper!!!!! Very intense and dramatic.It's a balanced mix of thriller, drama, and politics. "
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    #7The French Connection

    The French Connection

    The French Connection is a movie directed by  William Friedkin and features Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The movie is based on the drug smuggling activities done from France to New York.


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    Christopher Young
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "this movie made drug smuggling look cool. Though of course I am in the right sense that it is wrong in many ways. But this movie is an enjoyable and interesting watch as it closely depicts what really happens in the underworld, away from the public's eyes."
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    #8Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry is a movie directed by Don Siegel and features Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, and Reni Santoni. The film is based on the famous 1960 zodiac killings, which remains to be unsolved up to this day.


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    Keith James
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "It's full of thrills and mysteries that had me up at night thinking about it. I got curious about the zodiac killer and searched it up online because of this movie!! Though the movie did not exactly follow eveything that happened in real life and was not able to capture the fear of the real life murders, but that's to be expected."


Best What are the best real life movies set in the 60s
1DetroitMovies 11 Paid
2LovingMovies 9 Paid
3American GangsterMovies 8 Paid
4Casualties of WarMovies 6 Paid
5SelmaMovies 5 Paid
6Thirteen DaysMovies 4 Paid
7The French ConnectionMovies 2 Paid
8Dirty HarryMovies 1 Paid

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