Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll! It was the clarion call of a generation, but only a little of that brand of hedonism is reflected in our picks for the best films of the decade. The counterculture axiom of not trusting anyone over 30 also didn't extend much to actors or directors.

Three old guard auteurs make our list -- David Lean, Robert Wise and Alfred Hitchcock -- with two films each. Paul Newman has no less than four starring roles among our best picks. And, really, you can't get any more establishment than a troika of musicals -- 'The Sound of Music,' 'West Side Story' and 'My Fair Lady' -- winning Best Picture Oscars ... now that's far out!