The sixties was a great decade for movies with a whole host of iconic film, moments, and stars.

This decade is one of my favourite for movie posters, and we take a look at some of the best.

- Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Audrey Hepburn is one of the best and most beautiful actresses to ever grace the big screen, and Breakfast At Tiffany's is her most iconic role.

Roman Holiday may be the film for which she won an Oscar, but Breakfast At Tiffany's is perhaps not Hepburn fans have a real soft spot for.

Artist and illustrator Robert McGinnis was the man behind the fabulous and colourful poster.

Rather than using an image from the film, McGinnis instead delivered a fantastic sketch of Hepburn in that unforgettable black dress.

- The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape is the first Steve McQueen film we will be looking at, as he led an all-star cast back in 1963.

Directed by John Sturgess, the movie was based in a P.O.W. camp where allied soldiers planned to escape the Germans during World War II.

Artist Frank McCarthy was behind the terrific drawn poster for the film, as he showed the cast on the run - it really is a terrific looking poster.

The Great Escape is widely regarded as one of the best war movies of all time, and is as popular now as it was when it was first released.

- Bullitt (1968)

One of the biggest screen stars of the sixties was Steve McQueen, who remains one of the coolest actors of all time.

Bullitt remains one of his most famous roles as he teamed up with director Peter Yates.

The Bullitt poster was quite a simple design, and yet that pose is one of the most iconic of the decade.

Michel Landi was the man behind the artwork. He was famed for his work for French movie posters during the sixties, but it was for his work on Bullitt that he really grabbed everyone's attention.

Bullitt was a critical and box office success upon release, and features on of the most influential car chase scenes of all time.

- Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby saw Roman Polanski in the director's chair back in 1968, and was based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin.

Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, the movie follows a pregnant woman who believes her husband may have their child to be used as a human sacrifice.

The poster is a sparse and yet chilling one, as it features just the face of Mia Farrow and a blacked out pram.

Rosemary's Baby remains one of the most iconic horror movies of all time, and was both a critical and commercial success when it was released.

- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my favourite movies of all time, and saw Paul Newman join forced with Robert Redford.

Hard to believe that Newman and Redford were not the first choices for these roles - they have gone on to make them iconic and be a terrific film partnership.

I have this poster on my wall, and it was designed by Tom Beauvais.

The movie features a very famous moment from the film, and really does echo what Butch and Sundance are all about... standing together when they odds are not great.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was a critical hit, and a box office smash - it would be one of the highest grossing movies of the year.

- The Italian Job (1969)

One of the most iconic British movies of the sixties came in the form of the fantastic The Italian job: which saw Michael Caine in the lead role and Peter Collinson in the director's chair.

The Italian Job has a terrific poster as it boasted the fact that it is a British movie with colours of the Union Flag taking centre stage.

The Italian Job remains one of Caine's most memorable and iconic roles - we all remember the line "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

Over forty years after it was released, The Italian Job remains one of the best and most loved British movies.

Other great movie posters of the decade include Dr No, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, and The Dirty Dozen.

by for
find me on and follow me on