100 Greatest 1960-1969 Movies

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1. The 3rd Voice (1960)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day, Olga San Juan

Votes: 115

2. The Alamo (1960)

Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1836, 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.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 13,358 | Gross: $17.26M

3. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 147,384 | Gross: $18.60M

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4. Because They're Young (1960)

102 min | Drama

A new high school teacher tries to help troubled students and falls in love with the principal's secretary.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dick Clark, Victoria Shaw, Michael Callan, Tuesday Weld

Votes: 273

5. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 2,600

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6. The Bramble Bush (1960)

93 min | Drama

A handsome and successful young doctor returns to his home town in New England to see his dying friend for one last time. However, his friend wants to die because he is suffering so much ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Richard Burton, Barbara Rush, Jack Carson, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 159

7. BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill

Votes: 5,233 | Gross: $16.46M

8. Can-Can (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Comedy, Musical

Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her nightclub. Her employees use their female ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 1,853

9. Cash McCall (1960)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

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, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,019

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10. Cimarron (1960)

Approved | 147 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier adventurer, his wife and family and their friends.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,387

11. Comanche Station (1960)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Western

A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier

Votes: 2,821

12. Crack in the Mirror (1960)

97 min | Crime, Drama

Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman, Alexander Knox

Votes: 149

13. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 636

14. Desire in the Dust (1960)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lonnie Wilson, the son of a toothless sharecropper, Zuba Wilson, returns to small southern hometown after spending six years on the chain-gang for killing Colonel Ben Marquand's son in an ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Raymond Burr, Martha Hyer, Joan Bennett, Ken Scott

Votes: 111

15. 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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,401 | Gross: $11.34M

16. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,263 | Gross: $18.97M

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17. The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore

Votes: 1,139

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18. Flaming Star (1960)

Approved | 101 min | Western

When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Dolores del Rio

Votes: 2,755 | Gross: $0.90M

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19. From the Terrace (1960)

Passed | 149 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin

Votes: 2,284 | Gross: $11.34M

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20. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,967 | Gross: $4.30M

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21. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 1,277

22. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Votes: 4,144 | Gross: $6.00M

23. Guns of the Timberland (1960)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Western

Feud between ranchers and lumberjacks over the issue of environment protection versus profits.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jeanne Crain, Gilbert Roland, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 267

24. Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Western

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.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally, Robert Middleton

Votes: 646

25. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest

Votes: 1,106

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26. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 942

27. High Time (1960)

103 min | Comedy, Musical

Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 525

28. Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Votes: 2,663 | Gross: $2.18M

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29. House of Usher (1960)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror

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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 10,802

30. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 24,993

31. It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

Votes: 2,135

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32. The Last Voyage (1960)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,706

33. Let's Make Love (1960)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan

Votes: 6,146 | Gross: $6.54M

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34. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 81,910 | Gross: $4.91M

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35. Midnight Lace (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Votes: 4,173 | Gross: $7.40M

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36. The Millionairess (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 1,550

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37. The Mountain Road (1960)

102 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett, Harry Morgan

Votes: 662

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38. North to Alaska (1960)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

Votes: 6,458

39. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Votes: 18,487 | Gross: $12.32M

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40. Once More, with Feeling! (1960)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Victor Fabian is a musical genius whose eccentricities are kept in check by his wife, until she discovers him "auditioning" a sultry young pianist. She walks out on him and his career ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Yul Brynner, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Toone, Maxwell Shaw

Votes: 408

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41. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,750 | Gross: $11.10M

42. Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee

Votes: 1,110

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43. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars 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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 549,156 | Gross: $32.00M

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44. The Rat Race (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

Votes: 975

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45. The Savage Innocents (1960)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama