List of American films of 1969

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This is a list of American films released in 1969.

Midnight Cowboy won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A–B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
100 Rifles Tom Gries Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jim Brown Western 20th Century Fox
Alice's Restaurant Arthur Penn Arlo Guthrie Comedy Based on Guthrie's song
Angel, Angel, Down We Go Robert Thom Jennifer Jones, Roddy McDowall Drama A.I.P.
Angel in My Pocket Alan Rafkin Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke Comedy Universal
The Appointment Sidney Lumet Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée Drama MGM
The April Fools Stuart Rosenberg Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Myrna Loy Romantic comedy National General Pictures
The Arrangement Elia Kazan Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr Drama Based on Kazan's novel
Bambi Meets Godzilla Marv Newland Animated short 2 minutes
The Big Bounce Alex March Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin Drama Based on Elmore Leonard novel
The Big Cube Tito Davison Lana Turner, Dan O'Herlihy Thriller Warner Bros.
Blood of Dracula's Castle Al Adamson John Carradine, Robert Dix Horror
Blue Movie Andy Warhol Viva Adult film
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Paul Mazursky Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp Comedy 4 Oscar nominations
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Bill Meléndez Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Erin Sullivan Animated film National General Pictures
The Bridge at Remagen John Guillermin George Segal, Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall War United Artists
The Bushbaby John Trent Margaret Brooks, Lou Gossett, Jr. Family
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid George Roy Hill Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross Western Winner of 4 Academy Awards

C–G[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cactus Flower Gene Saks Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman Comedy Oscar for Hawn; based on play by Abe Burrows
Castle Keep Sydney Pollack Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Bruce Dern, Peter Falk War Columbia
The Chairman J. Lee Thompson Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill Drama Based on Jay Kennedy novel
Change of Habit William A. Graham Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore Drama Presley's last acting role
Change of Mind Robert Stevens Raymond St. Jacques, Susan Oliver Sci-fi Music by Duke Ellington
Changes Hall Bartlett Michele Carey, Jack Albertson Drama
Chastity Alessio de Paola Cher, Stephen Whittaker Drama Written by Sonny Bono
Che! Richard Fleischer Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Cesare Danova Biography Story of Che Guevara
Childish Things John Derek Don Murray, Linda Evans Drama
The Comic Carl Reiner Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney Comedy Columbia
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Robert Butler Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero Comedy Disney; remade in 1995
Crooks and Coronets Jim O'Connolly Telly Savalas, Warren Oates Crime Warner-Pathe
The Cycle Savages Bill Brame Bruce Dern, Melody Patterson Biker AIP
Czechoslovakia 1968 Robert M. Fresco, Denis Sanders Neville Chamberlain, Leonid Brezhnev Documentary Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
Dance of Death Jack Hill Boris Karloff, Julissa Horror
Death of a Gunfighter Alan Smithee Richard Widmark, Lena Horne Western First film "Alan Smithee" directed
De Sade Cy Endfield Keir Dullea, Senta Berger Drama Story of Marquis de Sade
The Devil's 8 Burt Topper Christopher George, Fabian, Leslie Parrish Crime American International
Don't Drink the Water Howard Morris Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell Comedy From Woody Allen play
Downhill Racer Michael Ritchie Robert Redford, Gene Hackman Drama Ritchie's first film
Easy Rider Dennis Hopper Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson Drama Nicholson's first Academy Award nomination
Eggshells Tobe Hooper Kim Henkel, Amy Lester Drama
The Extraordinary Seaman John Frankenheimer David Niven, Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rooney, Alan Alda, Jack Carter War comedy MGM
Eye of the Cat David Lowell Rich Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Eleanor Parker Horror Universal
The Fantastic Plastic Machine Eric Blum Jay North Documentary
The Female Bunch Al Adamson Russ Tamblyn, Lon Chaney, Jr. Action Troma Entertainment
Flareup James Neilson Raquel Welch Thriller
Gaily, Gaily Norman Jewison Beau Bridges, Brian Keith, Margot Kidder Comedy Based on book by Ben Hecht
The Gay Deceivers Bruce Kessler Kevin Coughlin Comedy
Gidget Grows Up James Sheldon Karen Valentine, Robert Cummings, Nina Foch Comedy
The Girl Who Knew Too Much Francis D. Lyon Adam West, Nancy Kwan Drama Unreleased on VHS, DVD
Girl in Gold Boots Ted V. Mikels Bara Byrnes Drama MST3K
The Girl Who Returned Lloyd Kaufman Michael Herz Comedy Made on $2,000 budget
Goodbye, Columbus Larry Peerce Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman Romance Based on Philip Roth novel
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Herbert Ross Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark Musical, drama Remake of 1939 film based on the novel
The Grasshopper Jerry Paris Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown, Joseph Cotten Drama National General Pictures
Guns in the Heather Robert Butler Kurt Russell, Glenn Corbett Drama Disney
Guns of the Magnificent Seven Paul Wendkos George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Reni Santoni, Monte Markham, Bernie Casey Western Sequel to The Magnificent Seven
The Gypsy Moths John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman Drama Based on James Drought novel

H–M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hail, Hero! David Miller Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright Drama National General Pictures
The Happy Ending Richard Brooks Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, John Forsythe, Bobby Darin, Teresa Wright, Nanette Fabray Drama United Artists; 2 Oscar nominations
Hard Contract S. Lee Pogostin James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer Mystery
Hello, Dolly! Gene Kelly Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Louis Armstrong Musical Based on the Broadway show; 7 Oscar nominations
Hello Down There Jack Arnold Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus Comedy Paramount
Hell's Angels '69 Lee Madden Conny Van Dyke, Jeremy Slate Biker A.I.P.
Hell's Belles Maury Dexter Jeremy Slate, Jocelyn Lane Action A.I.P.
Hook, Line & Sinker George Marshall Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis Comedy Lewis' last film for Columbia
How to Commit Marriage Norman Panama Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman Comedy Wyman's final film
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Mel Stuart Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane Comedy United Artists
The Illustrated Man Jack Smight Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom Science-fiction Story by Ray Bradbury
Impasse Richard Benedict Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis Adventure United Artists
It Takes All Kinds Eddie Davis Vera Miles, Robert Lansing Crime
John and Mary Peter Yates Mia Farrow, Dustin Hoffman, Olympia Dukakis Romance 20th Century Fox
Justine George Cukor Robert Forster, Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Michael York Drama Based on Lawrence Durrell novel
Krakatoa, East of Java Bernard L. Kowalski Brian Keith, Maximilian Schell, Sal Mineo Disaster film 1 Academy Award nomination
Land Raiders Nathan Juran Telly Savalas, Arlene Dahl Western
Last Summer Frank Perry Barbara Hershey, Catherine Burns, Bruce Davison Drama Oscar nomination for Burns
The Learning Tree Gordon Parks Kyle Johnson, Malcolm Atterbury, Dana Elcar Drama Warner Bros.
Lola Richard Donner Susan George, Charles Bronson Drama A.I.P.
Lost Flight Leonard J. Horn Lloyd Bridges, Bobby Van, Anne Francis Drama Universal
The Lost Man Robert Alan Aurthur Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus Drama Universal
Love Camp 7 Lee Frost Kathy Williams, Maria Lease Thriller
The Love God? Nat Hiken Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien Comedy Universal
Mackenna's Gold J. Lee Thompson Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar Western Based on Heck Allen novel
The Madwoman of Chaillot Bryan Forbes Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Paul Henreid Comedy Based on Jean Giraudoux play
Marlowe Paul Bogart James Garner, Rita Moreno, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Bruce Lee Mystery Based on Raymond Chandler novel
Marooned John Sturges Gregory Peck, Gene Hackman, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Mariette Hartley, Nancy Kovack Science-fiction Oscar for visual effects
Me, Natalie Fred Coe Patty Duke, James Farantino Comedy drama
Medium Cool Haskell Wexler Robert Forster, Verna Bloom Drama Set at 1968 Democratic Convention
Midas Run Alf Kjellin Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood, Fred Astaire Comedy
Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Brenda Vaccaro, Sylvia Miles Drama Oscar for Best Picture
The Monitors Jack Shea Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Avery Schreiber, Sherry Jackson Science-fiction, comedy Based on Keith Laumer novel
More Dead Than Alive Robert Sparr Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis, Paul Hampton Western United Artists
My Side of the Mountain James B. Clark Theodore Bikel, Teddy Eccles Family Based on Jean George novel

N–S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Naked Angels Bruce D. Clark Richard Rust, Michael Greene Biker film
Nightmare in Wax Bud Townsend Cameron Mitchell Horror
Number One Tom Gries Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, Bruce Dern Drama Features New Orleans Saints
Paint Your Wagon Joshua Logan Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg Musical, western Paramount; based on Lerner and Loewe show
Popi Arthur Hiller Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno Comedy, drama United Artists
Putney Swope Robert Downey, Sr. Arnold Johnson, Antonio Fargas Comedy
The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall Drama First American Zoetrope film
Rascal Norman Tokar Bill Mumy, Steve Forrest Family Disney
The Reivers Mark Rydell Steve McQueen Comedy Story by William Faulkner
Riot Buzz Kulik Gene Hackman, Jim Brown Action Paramount
The Royal Hunt of the Sun Irving Lerner Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport Historical Based on the play by Peter Shaffer
Salesman Albert Maysles, David Maysles Paul Brennan Documentary
Sam Whiskey Arnold Laven Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson Western United Artists
The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet Bethel Buckalew Deirdre Nelson Adult comedy
The Secret of Santa Vittoria Stanley Kramer Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi Comedy, drama Golden Globe for Best Comedy
Shark! Samuel Fuller Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy, Silvia Pinal Action Troma
The Sidehackers Gus Trikonis Diane McBain Drama
Slaves Herbert Biberman Stephen Boyd, Dionne Warwick, Ossie Davis Drama
Some Kind of a Nut Garson Kanin Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth Comedy United Artists
The Sterile Cuckoo Alan J. Pakula Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire Drama 2 Oscar nominations
Stiletto Bernard L. Kowalski Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O'Neal Crime Avco Embassy
Support Your Local Sheriff Burt Kennedy James Garner, Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett Comedy United Artists
Sweet Charity Bob Fosse Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Ricardo Montalbán, John McMartin, Paula Kelly, Sammy Davis, Jr. Musical Based on Broadway show; written by Neil Simon; 3 Academy Award nominations

T–Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take the Money and Run Woody Allen Woody Allen, Janet Margolin Comedy First film directed by Allen
A Talent for Loving Richard Quine Richard Widmark, Cesar Romero, Caroline Munro Western, comedy Paramount
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Abraham Polonsky Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake Drama, western Polonsky's first film in 21 years
That Cold Day in the Park Robert Altman Sandy Dennis Drama Based on Peter Miles novel
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Sydney Pollack Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young, Susannah York, Red Buttons Drama Oscar for Young
A Time for Dying Budd Boetticher Audie Murphy, Beatrice Kay Western final film of Murphy, Boetticher
Topaz Alfred Hitchcock John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne, John Vernon Thriller Based on Leon Uris novel
Trilogy Frank Perry Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, Mildred Natwick Drama Based on stories by Truman Capote
The Trouble with Girls Peter Tewksbury Elvis Presley, Sheree North, Dabney Coleman, Vincent Price Drama MGM
True Grit Henry Hathaway John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall Western Oscar for Wayne
The Undefeated Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Rock Hudson Western NFL's Roman Gabriel co-stars
The Valley of Gwangi Jim O'Connolly James Franciscus Sci-fi Special effects by Ray Harryhausen
Viva Max! Jerry Paris Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Winters, Pamela Tiffin Comedy Based on Jim Lehrer novel
The Wedding Party Brian De Palma Jill Clayburgh, Robert De Niro Comedy 1963 college student film
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Lee H. Katzin Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth Horror Based on Ursula Curtiss novel
Where It's At Garson Kanin David Janssen, Don Rickles, Rosemary Forsyth Drama United Artists
The Wild Bunch Sam Peckinpah William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Ben Johnson, Jaime Sánchez, Emilio Fernández Western Warner Bros.; 2 Oscar nominations
Winning James Goldstone Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner Drama Features Indy 500 drivers
The Wonderful Land of Oz Barry Mahon Al Joseph Musical
The Wrecking Crew Phil Karlson Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan, Sharon Tate Spy comedy One of Matt Helm series
Young Billy Young Burt Kennedy Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson Western United Artists

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