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–BEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
80 Steps to Jonah Gerd Oswald Wayne Newton, Jo Van Fleet, Keenan Wynn Drama Warner Bros.
100 Rifles Tom Gries Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jim Brown Western 20th Century Fox
2000 Years Later Bert Tenzer Terry-Thomas, Edward Everett Horton, Lisa Seagram Comedy Warner Bros.
Alice's Restaurant Arthur Penn, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, William Obanhein Comedy United Artists; based on Guthrie's song
Angel, Angel, Down We Go Robert Thom Jennifer Jones, Roddy McDowall, Holly Near Drama AIP
Angel in My Pocket Alan Rafkin Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Jerry Van Dyke Comedy Universal
The Appointment Sidney Lumet Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée, Didi Perego Drama MGM
The April Fools Stuart Rosenberg Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Myrna Loy Romantic comedy National General
The Arrangement Elia Kazan Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr Drama Warner Bros.; based on Kazan's novel
The Big Bounce Alex March Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin Drama Warner Bros.; based on Elmore Leonard novel
The Big Cube Tito Davison Lana Turner, Richard Egan, Dan O'Herlihy Thriller Warner Bros.
Blood of Dracula's Castle Al Adamson John Carradine, Paula Raymond, Alexander D'Arcy Horror Crown International
Blue Movie Andy Warhol Viva, Louis Waldon Adult film Seminal film of Golden Age of Porn
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Paul Mazursky Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp Comedy Columbia; 4 Oscar nominations
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Bill Meléndez Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Erin Sullivan Animated film National General
The Bridge at Remagen John Guillermin George Segal, Ben Gazzara, E. G. Marshall War United Artists
The Bushbaby John Trent Lou Gossett, Donald Houston, Laurence Naismith Family MGM
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid George Roy Hill Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross Western Fox; Winner of 4 Academy Awards

C–GEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cactus Flower Gene Saks Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman Comedy Columbia; Oscar for Hawn; based on play by Abe Burrows
The Candy Man Herbert J. Leder George Sanders, Leslie Parrish, Manolo Fábregas Crime Allied Artists
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 MGM; Based on Jay Kennedy novel
Change of Habit William A. Graham Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair Drama Universal; Presley's last acting role
Change of Mind Robert Stevens Raymond St. Jacques, Susan Oliver, Janet MacLachlan Sci-fi Cinerama . Music by Duke Ellington
Changes Hall Bartlett Michele Carey, Jack Albertson, Marcia Strassman Drama Cinerama
Charro! Charles Marquis Warren Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French Western National General
Chastity Alessio de Paola Cher, Stephen Whittaker, Tom Nolan Drama AIP; Written by Sonny Bono
Che! Richard Fleischer Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Cesare Danova Biography 20th Century Fox; Story of Che Guevara
Childish Things John Derek Don Murray, Linda Evans, Angelique Pettyjohn Drama Independent
The Comic Carl Reiner Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Michele Lee Comedy Columbia
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Robert Butler Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn Comedy Disney; remade in 1995
The Cycle Savages Bill Brame Bruce Dern, Melody Patterson, Maray Ayres Biker AIP
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Mark Robson Carol White, Paul Burke, Scott Hylands Thriller National General
Death of a Gunfighter Alan Smithee Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor Western Universal. First film "Alan Smithee" directed
De Sade Cy Endfield Keir Dullea, Senta Berger, Lili Palmer Drama AIP. Story of Marquis de Sade
The Desperados Henry Levin Vince Edwards, Sylvia Syms, Jack Palance Western Columbia
The Devil's 8 Burt Topper Christopher George, Fabian, Leslie Parrish Crime AIP
Don't Drink the Water Howard Morris Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell Comedy Embassy; From Woody Allen play
Downhill Racer Michael Ritchie Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv Drama Paramount; Ritchie's first film
A Dream of Kings Daniel Mann Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens Drama National General
Easy Rider Dennis Hopper Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson Drama Columbia; Nicholson's first Academy Award nomination
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 Female Bunch Al Adamson Russ Tamblyn, Lon Chaney Jr., Regina Carrol Action Independent
The First Time James Neilson Jacqueline Bisset, Ricky Kelman, Gerard Parkes Drama United Artists
Flareup James Neilson Raquel Welch, James Stacy, Luke Askew Thriller MGM
Gaily, Gaily Norman Jewison Beau Bridges, Brian Keith, Margot Kidder Comedy United Artists; Based on book by Ben Hecht
Generation George Schaefer David Janssen, Kim Darby, Pete Duel Comedy Embassy
Gidget Grows Up James Sheldon Karen Valentine, Robert Cummings, Nina Foch Comedy Screen Gems/ABC; made-for-TV movie
The Girl Who Knew Too Much Francis D. Lyon Adam West, Nancy Kwan, Robert Alda Drama Independent
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Burt Kennedy Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Tina Louise Western Warner Bros.
Goodbye, Columbus Larry Peerce Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman Romance Paramount; Based on Philip Roth novel
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Herbert Ross Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave Musical, drama MGM; Remake of 1939 film based on the novel
The Grasshopper Jerry Paris Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown, Joseph Cotten Drama National General
The Great Bank Robbery Hy Averback Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, Clint Walker Western comedy Warner Bros.
Guns in the Heather Robert Butler Kurt Russell, Glenn Corbett, Alfred Burke Drama Disney
Guns of the Magnificent Seven Paul Wendkos George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Reni Santoni, Monte Markham, Bernie Casey Western United Artists; Sequel to The Magnificent Seven
The Guru James Ivory Rita Tushingham, Michael York, Utpal Dutt Comedy 20th Century Fox
The Gypsy Moths John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman Drama MGM; Based on James Drought novel

H–MEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Hail, Hero! David Miller Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright, Arthur Kennedy Drama National General
Hannibal Brooks Michael Winner Oliver Reed, Wolfgang Preiss, Karin Baal War comedy United Artists
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 20th Century Fox
Heaven with a Gun Lee H. Katzin Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey Western MGM
Hello, Dolly! Gene Kelly Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Louis Armstrong Musical 20th Century Fox; 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, Steve Sandor Biker AIP
Hell's Belles Maury Dexter Jeremy Slate, Jocelyn Lane, Angelique Pettyjohn Action AIP
Hook, Line & Sinker George Marshall Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis Comedy Lewis' last film for Columbia
House of Cards John Guillermin George Peppard, Orson Welles, Inger Stevens Crime Universal
How to Commit Marriage Norman Panama Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman Comedy Cinerama; Wyman's final film
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Mel Stuart Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick Comedy United Artists
The Illustrated Man Jack Smight Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas Science-fiction Warner Bros.; Story by Ray Bradbury
Impasse Richard Benedict Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis, Lyle Bettger Adventure United Artists
In Search of Gregory Peter Wood Julie Christie, Michael Sarrazin, John Hurt Drama Universal
It Takes All Kinds Eddie Davis Vera Miles, Robert Lansing, Barry Sullivan Crime Independent
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 20th Century Fox. Based on Lawrence Durrell novel
Kenner Steve Sekely Jim Brown, Madlyn Rhue, Robert Coote Drama MGM
Krakatoa, East of Java Bernard L. Kowalski Brian Keith, Maximilian Schell, Sal Mineo Disaster film Cinerama. 1 Academy Award nomination
Last Summer Frank Perry Barbara Hershey, Catherine Burns, Bruce Davison Drama Allied Artists. Oscar nomination for Burns
The Learning Tree Gordon Parks Kyle Johnson, Malcolm Atterbury, Dana Elcar Drama Warner Bros.
Lost Flight Leonard J. Horn Lloyd Bridges, Bobby Van, Anne Francis Drama Universal
The Lost Man Robert Alan Aurthur Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Richard Dysart Drama Universal
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 Columbia. Based on Heck Allen novel
The Mad Room Bernard Girard Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Carole Cole Horror Columbia
The Madwoman of Chaillot Bryan Forbes Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Paul Henreid Comedy Warner Bros. Based on Jean Giraudoux play
The Maltese Bippy Norman Panama Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Carol Lynley Comedy MGM
Marlowe Paul Bogart James Garner, Rita Moreno, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Bruce Lee Mystery MGM. 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 Columbia. Oscar for visual effects
Me, Natalie Fred Coe Patty Duke, James Farantino, Elsa Lanchester Comedy drama National General
Medium Cool Haskell Wexler Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill Drama Paramount
Midas Run Alf Kjellin Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood, Fred Astaire Comedy Cinerama
Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Brenda Vaccaro, Sylvia Miles Drama United Artists. Oscar for Best Picture
Model Shop Jacques Demy Anouk Aimee, Gary Lockwood, Alexandra Hay Drama Columbia
The Monitors Jack Shea Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Avery Schreiber, Sherry Jackson Science-fiction, comedy Independent. 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, Tudi Wiggins Family Paramount. Based on Jean George novel

N–SEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Naked Angels Bruce D. Clark Richard Rust, Michael Greene, Jennifer Gan Biker film Independent
The Night of the Following Day Hubert Cornfield Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno Crime Universal
Nightmare in Wax Bud Townsend Cameron Mitchell, Anne Helm, Scott Brady Horror Crown International
Number One Tom Gries Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, Bruce Dern Drama United Artists. Features New Orleans Saints
Once You Kiss a Stranger Robert Sparr Paul Burke, Carol Lynley, Martha Hyer, Peter Lind Hayes Thriller Warner Bros. Remake of Strangers on a Train
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Peter R. Hunt George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas Spy United Artists
Out of It Paul Williams Barry Gordon, Jon Voight, Gretchen Corbett Comedy United Artists
Paint Your Wagon Joshua Logan Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg Musical, western Paramount; based on Lerner and Loewe show
Pendulum George Schaefer George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley Thriller Columbia
Popi Arthur Hiller Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Louis Zorich Comedy, drama United Artists
Putney Swope Robert Downey Sr. Arnold Johnson, Antonio Fargas, Allen Garfield Comedy Independent
The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall Drama Warner Bros. First American Zoetrope film
Rascal Norman Tokar Bill Mumy, Steve Forrest, Elsa Lanchester Family Disney
The Reivers Mark Rydell Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Mitch Vogel Comedy National General. Story by William Faulkner
Riot Buzz Kulik Gene Hackman, Jim Brown, Mike Kellin Action Paramount
The Royal Hunt of the Sun Irving Lerner Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport Historical National General. Based on the play by Peter Shaffer
Sam Whiskey Arnold Laven Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker Western United Artists
The Secret of Santa Vittoria Stanley Kramer Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi Comedy, drama United Artists. Golden Globe for Best Comedy
Shark! Samuel Fuller Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy, Silvia Pinal Action Independent
The Sidehackers Gus Trikonis Ross Hagen, Diane McBain, Michael Pataki Drama Crown International
Slaves Herbert Biberman Stephen Boyd, Dionne Warwick, Ossie Davis Drama Independent
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 Paramount. 2 Oscar nominations
Stiletto Bernard L. Kowalski Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O'Neal Crime 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 Universal. Based on Broadway show; written by Neil Simon; 3 Academy Award nominations

T–ZEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Take the Money and Run Woody Allen Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Louise Lasser Comedy Cinerama 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 Universal. Polonsky's first film in 21 years
That Cold Day in the Park Robert Altman Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton Drama Independent. Based on Peter Miles novel
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Sydney Pollack Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young, Susannah York, Red Buttons Drama Cinerama. Oscar for Young
The Thousand Plane Raid Boris Sagal Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, Michael Evans War United Artists
A Time for Dying Budd Boetticher Audie Murphy, Beatrice Kay, Anne Randall Western Independent. Final film of Murphy, Boetticher
Topaz Alfred Hitchcock John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne, John Vernon Thriller Universal. Based on Leon Uris novel
Trilogy Frank Perry Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, Mildred Natwick Drama Allied Artists. 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 Paramount; Oscar for Wayne; Remake of 2010 film
The Undefeated Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Marian McCargo Western 20th Century Fox. NFL's Roman Gabriel co-stars
The Valley of Gwangi Jim O'Connolly James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson Western Sci-fi Warner Bros. Special effects by Ray Harryhausen
Viva Max! Jerry Paris Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Winters, Pamela Tiffin Comedy Commonwealth. Based on Jim Lehrer novel
A Walk with Love and Death John Huston Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan, Anthony Higgins Drama 20th Century Fox
The Wedding Party Brian De Palma Jill Clayburgh, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Salt Comedy Independent. 1963 college student film
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Lee H. Katzin Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth Horror Cinerama. 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 Universal. Features Indy 500 drivers
The Wrecking Crew Phil Karlson Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan, Sharon Tate Spy comedy Columbia. One of Matt Helm series
Young Billy Young Burt Kennedy Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker Western United Artists

Documentaries and shortsEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Bambi Meets Godzilla Marv Newland Animated short 2 minutes
Czechoslovakia 1968 Robert M. Fresco, Denis Sanders Neville Chamberlain?, Leonid Brezhnev? Documentary Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
The Fantastic Plastic Machine Eric Blum Jay North Documentary Crown International
Salesman Albert Maysles, David Maysles Paul Brennan Documentary

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