Oscar Nominated Movies 1960

All Feature Films Nominated at the 1960 Oscar Ceremony.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
2.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
3.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
4.
The Nun's Story (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II. (149 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
5.
Room at the Top (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
6.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
7.
The Last Angry Man (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An aspiring journalist's story of his aged uncle doctor leads to the uncle's life being profiled on TV. (100 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
8.
Pillow Talk (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
9.
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder... (136 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
10.
Imitation of Life (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white. (125 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
11.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
12.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
13.
Operation Petticoat (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses. (124 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
14.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
15.
The Big Fisherman (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ. (180 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
16.
The Five Pennies (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles... (117 mins.)
 
17.
Porgy and Bess (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina... (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
18.
Career (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal? (105 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
19.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
20.
The Gazebo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
TV writer Elliott Nash buries a blackmailer under the new gazebo in his suburban backyard. But the nervous man can't let the body rest there. (100 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
21.
The Best of Everything (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups. (121 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
22.
Libel (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade. (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
23.
On the Beach (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
24.
A Hole in the Head (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
25.
The Hanging Tree (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret. (107 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
26.
The Young Land (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice. (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
 
27.
Li'l Abner (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race... (114 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
 
28.
Say One for Me (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work... (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
29.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
 
30.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
31.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
32.
The Great War (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
33.
Boy of Two Worlds (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young boy whose father was from Denmark and mother from a tropical island must live with his paternal aunt in Denmark. His skin color becomes an issue right away and he decides to escape and live in the forest. (93 mins.)
 
34.
Village by the River (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide. (92 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers