Gregor's Top 20 of 1966

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1.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
2.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
3.
Come Drink with Me (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange. (91 mins.)
Director: King Chuan
 
4.
El Dorado (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water. (126 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
5.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
6.
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
7.
Red Angel (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine. (95 mins.)
 
8.
The Sword of Doom (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. (119 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
9.
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of... (182 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
10.
The Professionals (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
11.
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income)... (110 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
12.
Django (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and... (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
13.
Seconds (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. (106 mins.)
 
14.
How to Steal a Million (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. (123 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
15.
Harper (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband. (121 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
16.
Texas Across the River (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor... (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
17.
The Chase (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town. (135 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
18.
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him. (89 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
19.
Irezumi (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A seductive woman gets kidnapped into prostitution. After getting a spider tattoo made on her back, she grows vengeful, leaving several men in her path. (86 mins.)
 
20.
Arabesque (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics. (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen