Great Films (1960-1969)by KasparM | created - 02 Sep 2011 | updated - 06 Nov 2015 | Public
This is a personal list of my favorite films.
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1. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 59,211 | Gross: $0.34M
2. Classe Tous Risques (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,504 | Gross: $0.09M
3. The Savage Innocents (1960)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.
5. The Unforgiven (1960)
Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.
6. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Approved | 111 min | Crime, Western
Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.
7. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 126,590 | Gross: $18.60M
8. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 483,981 | Gross: $32.00M
9. Elmer Gantry (1960)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.
Votes: 8,733 | Gross: $11.34M
12. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
14. L'Avventura (1960)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
16. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
17. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
18. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (1960)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama
A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.
19. Zazie dans le Métro (1960)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. ... See full summary »
21. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, ... See full summary »
22. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
During the 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse is using hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.
23. Les yeux sans visage (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.
Votes: 19,920 | Gross: $0.05M
24. Wild River (1960)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance
A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.
26. Purple Noon (1960)
PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.
Votes: 10,729 | Gross: $0.62M
27. Le Trou (1960)
Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.
Votes: 11,225 | Gross: $0.03M
28. Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)
100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable.
Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.01M
29. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Votes: 126,637 | Gross: $144.88M
31. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Votes: 39,421 | Gross: $28.90M
32. Two Rode Together (1961)
Approved | 109 min | Western
A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.
35. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
36. El Cid (1961)
Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
Votes: 10,853 | Gross: $26.62M
39. Una vita difficile (1961)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.
41. The End of Summer (1961)
103 min | Drama
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
44. A Wife Confesses (1961)
91 min | Drama, Mystery
Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Ayako was having an affair, apparently with her husband's approval, and this complicates the trial.
A Wife Confesses (1961) Yasuzo Masumura
46. Le rendez-vous de minuit (1962)
90 min | Drama
A woman becomes distressed by the resemblance between the plot of a film and the reality of her own life. But what is reality - life or film?
48. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.
Votes: 12,037 | Gross: $0.10M
49. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »
52. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Approved | 153 min | Drama, War
In Argentina, one daughter of patriarch Madariaga is married to a Frenchman while the other is married to a German thus leading to a crisis when Nazi Germany occupies France and some Madariaga family members fight on opposite sides.
Votes: 1,663 | Gross: $1.91M
53. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
57. Hatari! (1962)
Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.
Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $14.00M
58. Ride the High Country (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Western
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
59. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
60. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport
A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
61. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
174 min | Drama
Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »
64. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 218,984 | Gross: $44.82M
67. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
68. Sanjuro (1962)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
69. Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War
In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.
71. War of the Buttons (1962)
90 min | Comedy, Family
The school boys of two villages in France are fighting. Their trophy are the buttons they will snatch from the enemy. This fight will bring those kids to everlasting friendship...eventually.
72. Knife in the Water (1962)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
75. Le Doulos (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.
Votes: 7,076 | Gross: $0.08M
76. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.
77. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History
The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.
78. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
65 min | Drama, History
A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of ... See full summary »
82. Antoine and Colette (1962)
32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in ... See full summary »
84. La carrière de Suzanne (1963)
Not Rated | 54 min | Drama, Romance
The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.
86. The Birds (1963)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 144,266 | Gross: $11.40M
89. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 186,879 | Gross: $12.10M
90. The Haunting (1963)
G | 112 min | Horror
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Votes: 29,040 | Gross: $2.62M
93. I Fidanzati (1963)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama
In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »
94. The Fire Within (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »
96. The Pink Panther (1963)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
Votes: 41,875 | Gross: $10.88M
97. From Russia with Love (1963)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Votes: 98,747 | Gross: $24.80M
98. Yukinojô henge (1963)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.
99. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Votes: 22,740 | Gross: $0.04M
100. The Organizer (1963)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.