My Favorite Movies of 1960

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1.
It Started in Naples (1960)
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Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother... (100 mins.)
 
2.
Two Women (1960)
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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war. (100 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)
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Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real... (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Murphy
 
5.
The Grass Is Greener (1960)
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle... (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
6.
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
 
7.
Flaming Star (1960)
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West Texas in the years after the Civil War is an uneasy meeting ground of two cultures, one white. The other native American... (101 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
8.
The Sundowners (1960)
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In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it. (133 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
9.
Esther and the King (1960)
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When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. (109 mins.)
 
10.
Cimarron (1960)
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The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier family and its friends. (147 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
11.
North to Alaska (1960)
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During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiance but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall. (122 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
12.
The Plunderers (1960)
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When four rowdy cowhands ride into a small town and make trouble, no one seems willing or able to take them on, not even Sam Christy, the toughest man in town. But then there is a murder. (94 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
13.
BUtterfield 8 (1960)
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The romantic life of a fashionable Manhattan beauty who's part model, part call-girl, and all man-trap. (109 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
14.
The Alamo (1960)
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A small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
 
15.
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
 
16.
One Foot in Hell (1960)
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In this Western, Alan Ladd exacts revenge on a small town the best way he knows how -- by becoming sheriff. (90 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
17.
Desire in the Dust (1960)
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Lonnie Wilson, the son of a toothless sharecropper, Zuba Wilson, returns to small southern hometown... (102 mins.)
 
18.
Spartacus (1960)
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
19.
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
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Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan... (96 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
Ocean's 11 (1960)
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. (127 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
24.
Hell to Eternity (1960)
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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan. (131 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
25.
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
 
26.
Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
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Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers... (82 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
27.
From the Terrace (1960)
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An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career. (149 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
28.
The Lost World (1960)
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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there. (97 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
29.
Elmer Gantry (1960)
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause. (146 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
30.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
31.
The Story of Ruth (1960)
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Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
32.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary steals $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.)
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Mountain Road (1960)
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A US Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up military installations in order to slow down the advancing Japanese Army. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
35.
Pollyanna (1960)
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
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
 
39.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
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Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country... (112 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Comanche Station (1960)
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A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive. (74 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
42.
Kidnapped (1959)
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In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats. (97 mins.)
 
43.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell... (101 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
44.
Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
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Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit. (82 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
45.
Cash McCall (1960)
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Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash... (102 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
46.
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