Best Action Movies of 1960

1.

Spartacus

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1960-10-13
2.

The Magnificent Seven

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1960-04-14
3.

Exodus

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith, Gregory Ratoff, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1960-03-27
4.

Our Man in Havana

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Expatriate Englishman Jim Wormold lives in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter. Owning a poorly-performing business, he accepts an offer from the British Secret Service to recruit a network of agents in Cuba. Wormold hasn't got a clue where to start, so he decides to manufacture a list of agents and provide fictional tales for his masters in London, and is soon known as the best agent in the Western Hemisphere. However, it all unravels when the local police decode his cables and start rounding up his 'network' and he learns that he's the target of a group out to kill him.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noël Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow, Grégoire Aslan, Paul Rogers, Raymond Huntley ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1960-01-27
5.

Sink the Bismarck!

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of the breakout of the German battleship Bismarck—accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen—during the early days of World War II. The Bismarck and her sister ship, Tirpitz, were the most powerful battleships in the European theater of World War II. The British Navy must find and destroy Bismarck before it can escape into the convoy lanes to inflict severe damage on the cargo shipping which was the lifeblood of the British Isles. With eight 15 inch guns, it was capable of destroying every ship in a convoy while remaining beyond the range of all Royal Navy warships.

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Keen, Karl Stepanek, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham, Michael Goodliffe, Esmond Knight ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1960-02-11
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6.

Two Way Stretch

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Three criminals plan to break out of prison the day before their release in order to carry out a daring jewel robbery, intending to establish the perfect alibi by returning to jail afterwards. First however they must get out, a task made more difficult by a new, stricter prison officer.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Maurice Denham, Lionel Jeffries, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Irene Handl, George Woodbridge, Liz Fraser, John Harvey ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1960-12-20
7.

Comanche Station

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier, Richard Rust, Rand Brooks, Dyke Johnson, Foster Hood, Joe Molina ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1960-03-01
8.

Seven Thieves

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Alexander Scourby, Michael Dante, Berry Kroeger, Sebastian Cabot, Marcel Hillaire, John Beradino ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1960-03-11
9.

Flaming Star

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Sam Burton's second wife is a Kiowa, and their son is therefore born mixed-race. When a struggle starts between the whites and the native Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, Dolores del Río, Rodolfo Acosta, Karl Swenson, Ford Rainey ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1960-12-20
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10.

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewelry thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations.

Starring: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White, Simon Oakland, Robert Lowery, Judson Pratt, Warren Oates, Frank De Kova, Gordon Jones ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1960-02-03

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