There’s nothing like an anniversary — especially a milestone like 50 years. And as we head into 2019, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the biggest films that will be celebrating their half-century mark this coming year, including movies from stars like Paul Newman and Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Clint Eastwood (Paint Your Wagon), Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Barbra Streisand (Hello Dolly!), John Wayne (True Grit), and Dean Martin (The Wrecking Crew).
The truth is, in many ways 1969 was a turning point for Hollywood, with filmmakers pushing the creative envelope in terms of content (the spouse-swapping Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), the way movies were made (Easy Rider, shot on a shoestring budget with little in the way of a script, but turning into a giant box office hit), the exploration of violence (The Wild Bunch), and shaking up the tried-and-true (George Lazenby replacing Sean Connery as James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).
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