30 Best ’60s Movies
27. Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Why It’s The Best: Classic sci-fi that’s more highly evolved than any of the sequels, TV shows or ‘reimaginings’ that were spun off of it (at least until worthy prequel/reboot Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes came along).
Planet… comes loaded with political subtext and social commentary, but it also works on its own terms as an exemplary genre piece, aided by superb monkey make-up and that twist.
Defining Moment: "You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"