Best movies of 1960

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1. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 643,116 | Gross: $32.00M

9/10

2. 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: 92,650 | Gross: $4.91M

9/10

3. Le Trou (1960)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Distrust and uncertainty arise when four long-term inmates cautiously induct a new prisoner into their elaborate prison-break scheme.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin, Philippe Leroy

Votes: 17,211 | Gross: $0.03M

9/10

4. Innocent Sorcerers (1960)

87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 1,292

9/10

5. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

A Manhattan insurance clerk 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: 175,382 | Gross: $18.60M

8/10

6. BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A beautiful New York model and socialite enjoys a very active night-life, but all things change when she falls for a married man and the consequences are tragic.

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

Votes: 6,405 | Gross: $16.46M

8/10

7. The Virgin Spring (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In 14th-century Sweden, an innocent yet pampered teenage girl and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out from their farm to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 28,481 | Gross: $1.53M

7/10

8. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

95 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering tabloid journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 71,045 | Gross: $19.52M

7/10

9. L'Avventura (1960)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 28,726

7/10

10. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 78,645 | Gross: $0.34M

7/10

11. Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (1960)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Jacek is a handsome young Pole who belongs to a drama company. One day, in the streets of Gdansk, he meets Marguerite, a beautiful daughter of the French consul, and immediately falls for her.

Director: Janusz Morgenstern | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Teresa Tuszynska, Grazyna Muszynska, Barbara Baranowska

Votes: 702

7/10

12. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 179 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 18,329

7/10

13. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 39,973

7/10

14. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 34,167 | Gross: $0.08M

7/10

15. Home from the Hill (1960)

Passed | 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: 3,236

7/10

16. Cruel Story of Youth (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 2,274

7/10

17. Bad Luck (1960)

92 min | Comedy

The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Bogumil Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dabrowska, Barbara Lass

Votes: 1,159

7/10

18. 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 Tennessee science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

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

Votes: 29,429

7/10

19. 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: 22,644 | Gross: $12.32M

7/10

20. 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: 2,944

7/10

21. Purple Noon (1960)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Votes: 15,825

7/10

22. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus survives brutal training as a gladiator and leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic, as the ambitious Crassus seeks to gain power by crushing the uprising.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 131,639 | Gross: $30.00M

7/10

23. 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: 11,292 | Gross: $11.34M

7/10

24. The Housemaid (1960)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.

Director: Kim Ki-young | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Eun-shim Lee, Aeng-ran Eom

Votes: 4,004

7/10

25. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

Votes: 17,736 | Gross: $1.40M

7/10

26. Never Let Go (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith

Votes: 1,450

7/10

27. The Unforgiven (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon

Votes: 8,061

7/10

28. Village of the Damned (1960)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 16,586

6.5/10

29. House of Usher (1960)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror

75 Metascore

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: 13,042 | Gross: $3.16M

6.5/10

30. The Sundowners (1960)

Passed | 133 min | Drama

82 Metascore

In Australia's Outback during the early twentieth 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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 4,144

6.5/10

31. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Victor and Hilary have guided tours in their English mansion. A US oil tycoon "bumps" into Hilary during a tour and charms his way into her heart. Meanwhile, Hattie pursues Victor.

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

Votes: 5,090 | Gross: $6.00M

6/10

32. Nikt nie wola (1960)

86 min | Drama, Romance, War

The story of Poles moving to the west of the country after the war - to the lands originally inhabited by Germans - and starting a new life there. Lonely boy Bozek meets a girl called Lucyna and wants to run away from his wartime past.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Zofia Marcinkowska, Henryk Boukolowski, Barbara Krafftówna, Halina Mikolajska

Votes: 207

6/10

33. It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Days before his wedding, a Philadelphia lawyer travels to Naples in Southern Italy to settle the estate of his late brother, only to find that he has an Italian nephew who is being cared for by his maternal aunt, a cabaret singer.

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

Votes: 2,699

6/10

34. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Western

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

Votes: 4,527

6/10



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