Best films, 1960

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1.
Breathless (1960)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
2.
L'Avventura (1960)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
 
3.
Psycho (1960)
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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. (109 mins.)
 
4.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
5.
The Apartment (1960)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
6.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
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A kind but pampered beautiful 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. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
7.
The Goddess (1960)
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A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. (93 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
8.
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
9.
The Cloud-Capped Star (1990)
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family. (126 mins.)
 
10.
Le Trou (1960)
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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. (132 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
11.
Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan. (107 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
12.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
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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. (177 mins.)
 
13.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. (89 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
14.
The Sun's Burial (1960)
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In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the... (87 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
15.
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
16.
Black Sunday (1960)
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
17.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
18.
Late Autumn (1960)
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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends. (128 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
19.
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
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Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother... (81 mins.)
 
20.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
21.
Spartacus (1960)
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
22.
The Lady with the Dog (1960)
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In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog... (83 mins.)
Director: Iosif Kheifits
 
23.
Tunes of Glory (1960)
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War... (107 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
24.
The Savage Innocents (1960)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
25.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
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Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening... (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
26.
Wild River (1960)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
27.
Peeping Tom (1960)
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
28.
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her... (126 mins.)
 
29.
The Young One (1960)
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A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
30.
Macario (1960)
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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him... (91 mins.)
 
31.
Home from the Hill (1960)
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Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s. (150 mins.)
 
32.
Zazie dans le métro (1960)
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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... (93 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
33.
The Housemaid (1960)
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A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for. (111 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
 
34.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
35.
Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
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A prison truck is assaulted and the two convicts inside are murdered. The prison guard on duty gets suspended for negligence and takes it upon himself to track down the killers. (79 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
36.
Primary (1960 Documentary)
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Cinema verite feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary (60 mins.)
Director: Robert Drew
 
37.
The Naked Island (1960)
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops. (94 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
38.
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
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Reporter Peter Barter gets murdered while driving to his tv station. Commisioner Kras gets a phone call... (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
39.
Purple Noon (1960)
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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. (118 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
40.
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
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Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer. (111 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
41.
House of Usher (1960)
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Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
42.
Testament of Orpheus (1960)
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The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions. (77 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
43.
Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
44.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
45.
The Time Machine (1960)
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (103 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
46.
Never Let Go (1960)
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A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure. (90 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
47.
The Sinners of Hell (1960)
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A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell. (101 mins.)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
 
48.
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (88 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
49.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
50.
The Musicians (1960 Documentary)
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(9 mins.)
 
51.
Let's Make Love (1960)
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When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell. (119 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
52.
The City of the Dead (1960)
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England... (78 mins.)
Director: John Moxey
 
53.
Hell Is a City (1960)
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In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison. (93 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
54.
Makkers, staakt uw wild geraas (1960)
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The story of three torn apart families on the verge of Sinterklaasavond, the Dutch equivalent of Christmas Eve. (97 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
55.
The League of Gentlemen (1960)
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. (116 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
56.
The Bellboy (1960)
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In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes. (72 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
57.
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence... (119 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
58.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
59.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines... (46 mins.)
 
60.
Village of the Damned (1960)
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
61.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth... (85 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
62.
Goliath and the Dragon (1960)
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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler. (87 mins.)
 
63.
The Dead (1960 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
64.
The Devil's Eye (1960)
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The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
65.
G.I. Blues (1960)
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Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army... (104 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
66.
Hyde and Go Tweet (1960 Short Film)
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Sylvester alternates chasing the normal Tweety and fleeing a monster version of Tweety. (6 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
67.
The Unforgiven (1960)
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The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
68.
Arnulf Rainer (1960 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
69.
Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population. (75 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer