It takes a true film buff to know the names of the top movies of 1969

These blockbusters are real brain teasers.

Americans went to see far artier films in 1969. Need evidence? Take a look at the top-grossing movies from that year. (Not yet. That would be cheating.) 

Sure, there were a few cowboys and spies getting into action, but elsewhere plots dealt with relationships and explored emotions. They were based on acclaimed literary novels and stage plays. There was hardly a talking robot or superhero fish man in sight.

No wonder some of them are rather obscure today. They raked in big bucks back then, but they would be cult indie releases today. Despite the big names on the marquee.

It takes a true movie expert to ace this one. Give it a shot.


  1. The biggest blockbuster of 1969 grossed a whopping $102 million β€”Β more than twice the competition: Butch Cassidy and the _______ Kid
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  2. The No. 2 movie of 1969 certainly made a "Buck": Midnight _______.
    Image: United Artists
  3. The third highest grossing film of 1969 cruised to $42 million: Easy ______.
    Image: Columbia
  4. There was a new 007 in the No. 10 movie of 1969: On _____ Majesty's Secret Service
    Image: United Artists
  5. The No. 19 movies of 1969 was filmed in Mexico: The _______ Bunch
    Image: Warner Bros.
  6. Barbra belted tunes in the No. 4 movie of 1969: Hello, _______!
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  7. The No. 5 film of 1969 focused on two couples: Bob & Carol & Ted & _______?
    Image: Columbia
  8. The No. 23 gave thanks for its $6 million haul: _________ Restaurant?
    Image: United Artists
  9. Clint Eastwood starred in the No. 6 movie of 1969: Paint Your _______?
    Image: Paramount
  10. TV stars Walther Matthau and Goldie Hawn starred in the No. 8 movie of 1969: Cactus ______?
    Image: Columbia
  11. The No. 17 movie of 1969 featured Jane Fonda and a dance contest: They Shoot _______, Don't They?
    Image: Cinerama
  12. Liza Minnelli starred in the No. 14 movie of 1969: The _______ Cuckoo?
    Image: Paramount
  13. The colorful No. 11 film of 1969 was a foreign export from Sweden: I Am Curious (_______).
    Image: Janus Films
  14. The No. 9 film of 1969 cast Ali MacGraw in a Phillip Roth adaptation: Goodbye, ________?
    Image: Paramount
  15. The No. 27 movie of 1969 featured familiar faces from TV and filmed all across Europe: If It's Tuesday, This Must Be _______?
    Image: United Artists
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Geronimo 5 months ago
Not bad.......................11/15
Lacey 6 months ago
15/15 without thinking twice.
Guess what I do on Saturday nights.
Geronimo Lacey 5 months ago
Nothing, liar like Trump!
EllisClevenger 7 months ago
You got 15 out of 15
You cruised right through that! Did you go to film school?
UTZAAKE 7 months ago
14/15. Foiled by #13.
Very highly recommended: #2 & #5. The latter airs more often on TCM than the former.
9. Lee Marvin singing is priceless!
booster 7 months ago
14/15 Missed #10. There was a movie called "Cactus Rose", but that came out in 1992.
Barry22 7 months ago
15/15, know my movies. Saw most of them. Watch them now they do seem kind of dated. Goodbye Columbus still makes me laugh, especially the wedding segment.
MichaelSkaggs 7 months ago
Teire--Same here, only to me when movies were movies means pre-1950. Still, most of them are better than the stuff being shown today.
Yes pre-50s movies are my kind of movies.
I wouldn't go to that extreme, but I would say that almost everything from 1980 on is not good, including TV and music.
cperrynaples 7 months ago
15/15!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 7 months ago
BTW, the images never showed up, but I didn't really need 'em!
teire 7 months ago
15/15. When movies were movies.
harlow1313 7 months ago
Like a true nature's child, I was born, born to be wild...

and

Everybody's talkin' at me, I don't here a word they're sayin'...

1969, so rich in nostalgia for a geezer boy like me.
debbi 7 months ago
Cactus Rose?
Really? 🀦
PaulMavis 7 months ago
Uh...it IS Cactus Flower.
Do you guys have editors to catching these embarrassing mistakes?
Because you should....
JudithReboy 7 months ago
I promise you that #10 is Cactus Flower, not Cactus Rose.
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