Best Adventure 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, Anthony Mann
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.

The Time Machine

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd, Alan Young, Paul Frees, Bob Barran ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1960-05-25
4.

Pollyanna

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olson, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp, Agnes Moorehead, Kevin Corcoran, Reta Shaw ..
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1960-05-19
5.

Swiss Family Robinson

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson.

Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Parker, Andy Ho, Milton Reid ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1960-12-21
6.

The Sundowners

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida, and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling, and a racehorse will all have a part in the final decision.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Michael Anderson Jr., Glynis Johns, Dina Merrill, Chips Rafferty, Lola Brooks, Wylie Watson, John Meillon ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1960-12-08
7.

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ends up on an island, which is inhibitated by very tiny people. After he managed to convince them he's harmless and is accepted as one of their citizens, their king wants to use him in war against a people of giants. Compared to them, even Gulliver is a gnome.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, June Thorburn, Jo Morrow, Lee Patterson, Grégoire Aslan, Basil Sydney, Charles Lloyd Pack, Martin Benson, Mary Ellis, Marian Spencer ..
Directed by: Jack Sher
Release date: 1960-11-30
8.

Murder, Inc.

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Peter Falk, Henry Morgan, David J. Stewart, Simon Oakland, Sarah Vaughan, Morey Amsterdam, Eli Mintz, Joseph Bernard ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1960-06-28
9.

The Last Voyage

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The S. S. Claridon is scheduled for her five last voyages after thirty-eight years of service. After an explosion in the boiler room, Captain Robert Adams is reluctant to evacuate the steamship. While the crew fights to hold a bulkhead between the flooded boiler room and the engine room and avoid the sinking of the vessel, the passenger Cliff Henderson struggles against time trying to save his beloved wife Laurie Henderson, who is trapped under a steel beam in her cabin, with the support of the crew member Hank Lawson.

Starring: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Jack Kruschen, Joel Marston, George Furness, Richard Norris, Marshall Kent ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1960-02-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Kidnapped
10.

Kidnapped

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats.

Starring: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, John Laurie, Niall MacGinnis, Finlay Currie, Miles Malleson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Peter O'Toole ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1960-01-01
11.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

From chicken thief to cabin boy, riverboat pilot to circus performer, Huck Finn outsmarts everyone on his way down the muddy Mississippi.

Starring: Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1960-07-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Juanito
12.

Juanito

3.2
4.6/10 IMDB

In the middle of a revolution, the son of a president ends up in the hands of a German hunter who welcomes him into his home, not knowing his origin.

Starring: Pablito Calvo, Sabine Bethmann, Georg Thomalla, Hans von Borsody, Pilar Cansino, Ángel Ortiz, José Marco Davó ..
Directed by: Fernando Palacios
Release date: 1960-05-06
13.

Heller in Pink Tights

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Nineteenth century Wyoming: the wild West. Mild-mannered Tom Healy has a two-wagon theater troupe hounded by creditors because Angela, his leading lady and the object of his affection, constantly buys clothes. In Cheyenne, they meet with applause, so they hope to stay awhile: the theater owner likes Angela, and she keeps him on a string. She's also the object of the attentions of Mabry, a gunslinger who's owed money by the richest man in Bonanza.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest, Eileen Heckart, Ramon Novarro, Edmund Lowe, George Mathews, Edward Binns, Warren Wade ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1960-03-01
14.

Sword of Sherwood Forest

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Robin of Loxley and his men stumble on a plot to overthrow Hubert Walter, King's Chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury. The plotters, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Earl of Newark, have set an ambush for Walter and Lady Marian Fitzwater. Will Robin get to them before it is too late?

Starring: Richard Greene, Sarah Branch, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Nigel Green, Niall MacGinnis, Jack Gwillim, Oliver Reed, Edwin Richfield, Vanda Godsell ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-12-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : All the Young Men
15.

All the Young Men

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

During the Korean War, the lieutenant in charge of a Marine rifle platoon is killed in battle. Before he dies, he places the platoon's sergeant, who's black, in charge. The sergeant figures on having trouble with two men in his platoon: a private who has much more combat experience than he does, and a racist Southerner who doesn't like blacks in the first place and has no intention of taking orders from one.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, Glenn Corbett, James Darren, Lee Kinsolving, Richard Davalos, Joseph Gallison, Paul Baxley, Ana María Lynch, Paul Richards ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1960-08-26
16.

The Lost World

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, Richard Haydn, Ray Stricklyn, Jay Novello, Vitina Marcus, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1960-07-13
17.

Dinosaurus!

2.9
4.9/10 IMDB

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population.

Starring: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson, Alan Roberts, Fred Engelberg, Wayne C. Treadway, Luci Blaine, Howard Dayton, Jack Younger, James Logan ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1960-08-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Five Bold Women
18.

Five Bold Women

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Marshal Kirk Reed is escorting five female prisoners---killers all--- from one part of Texas to another part of Texas where a new prison has been built. Along the way he has to deal with dissension among the troops, attacks by the Comanches, a budding romance with Ellen, The Missouri Lady, (before her ex-husband, The Missouri Kid, shows up in an attempt to rescue her.

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Merry Anders, Jim Ross, Irish McCalla, Kathy Marlowe, Lucita Blain, Dee Carroll, Robert Caffey, George Kramer, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ..
Directed by: Jorge López Portillo
Release date: 1960-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Boy Who Stole a Million
19.

The Boy Who Stole a Million

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

A boy gets involved in a bank robbery

Starring: Virgílio Teixeira, Maurice Reyna, Marianne Benet, Harold Kasket, George Coulouris, Warren Mitchell, Curt Christian, Bill Nagy, Edwin Richfield, Cyril Shaps ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1960-09-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Ice Palace
20.

Ice Palace

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Alaska: America's last great wilderness frontier. A land of primitive grandeur, of glaciers, mountains and ice-fields. And of ambitious cannery tycoon Zeb "Czar" Kennedy (Richard Burton) and rugged activist leader Thor Storm (Robert Ryan), two rough-hewn men whose bitter 40-year rivalry mirrored their powerful land's struggle for statehood.

Starring: Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Carolyn Jones, George Takei, Diane McBain, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus, Shirley Knight, Sheila Bromley, Ray Danton ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1960-01-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Crowded Sky
21.

The Crowded Sky

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

When Navy pilot Dale Heath (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) takes off, he doesn't expect his navigational equipment to fail and must adapt when it goes out along with his radio. Heading straight for a commercial jet piloted by Dick Barnett (Dana Andrews), whose plane is full of passengers, Heath can't tell which way to turn in order to avoid a catastrophe.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., John Kerr, Anne Francis, Keenan Wynn, Troy Donahue, Joe Mantell, Patsy Kelly, Donald May ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1960-09-02
22.

Tarzan the Magnificent

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

After the Banton family rob a store is a small village and kill the local police constable, Tarzan captures one of them, Coy Banton. He decides to return him to the authorities so that the dead policeman's family will benefit from the $5000 reward. The head of the clan, Abel Banton and his two sons have no intention of letting Tarzan deliver Coy and burn the river boat they were to use. Several of the passengers are now stranded forcing Tarzan to take them along on a trek through the jungle. Abel Banton trails them intent not only getting his son back but getting rid of Tarzan.

Starring: Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John, John Carradine, Lionel Jeffries, Alexandra Stewart, Earl Cameron, Al Mulock, Gary Cockrell, Charles Tingwell ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1960-07-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Ten Who Dared
23.

Ten Who Dared

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The John Wesley Powell expedition of 1869 explores the dangerous Colorado River, withstands internal dissension, and finally discovers the Grand Canyon.

Starring: Brian Keith, Ben Johnson, John Beal, James Drury, R. G. Armstrong, L. Q. Jones, Dan Sheridan, Stan Jones, David Frankham, Roy Barcroft ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1960-11-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Boy and the Pirates
24.

The Boy and the Pirates

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Jimmy desires to be a pirate when one day he discovers a magic bottle on the beach. He makes a wish and suddenly finds himself aboard Blackbeard's ship. Soon he realizes that being a pirate isn't what he expected.

Starring: Murvyn Vye, Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Paul Guilfoyle, Timothy Carey, Joe Turkel, Archie Duncan, Than Wyenn, Albert Cavens, Mickey Finn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1960-04-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Warrior Empress
25.

The Warrior Empress

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

The poetess Sappho led an uprising against the corrupt government of the island of Lesbos.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Tina Louise, Riccardo Garrone, Susy Andersen, Alberto Farnese, Enrico Maria Salerno, Antonio Battistella, Strelsa Brown, Annie Gorassini, Aldo Fiorelli ..
Directed by: Pietro Francisci
Release date: 1960-08-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Visa to Canton
26.

Visa to Canton

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

A former World War II pilot, now the owner of a travel agency in Hong Kong, gets involved in espionage trying to help a Chinese woman locate her son.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Lisa Gastoni, Athene Seyler, Eric Pohlmann, Marne Maitland, Bernard Cribbins, Alan Gifford, Kevin Scott, Burt Kwouk, Hedger Wallace ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1960-12-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : September Storm
27.

September Storm

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

September Storm is a 1960 American adventure film directed by Byron Haskin. American fashion model Anne Traymore, swimming off the isle of Majorca, loses a bracelet, which the handsome Manuel del Rio Montoya returns to her. She believes he owns a beautiful yacht called The Swan, but he merely works on it for the wealthy Rene LeClerc.

Starring: Joanne Dru, Mark Stevens, Robert Strauss, Asher Dann, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Claude Ivry, Véra Valmont, Charito Leonís, Ernesto Lapeña ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1960-09-09
28.

An Arabian Night

1.9
8.6/10 IMDB

Starring: Stanley Holloway, Robert Loggia, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Mark Lawton
Release date: 1960-06-09
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Secret Of The Purple Reef
29.

The Secret Of The Purple Reef

1.7
4.4/10 IMDB

When a man mysteriously vanishes on his ship in the Caribbean, his two brothers journey there to investigate his disappearance.

Starring: Jeff Richards, Richard Chamberlain, Margia Dean, Peter Falk, Terence de Marney, Robert Earl Jones ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1960-12-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : My Dog, Buddy
30.

My Dog, Buddy

1.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After a traumatic accident, a boy is separated from his beloved dog.

Directed by: Ray Kellogg
Release date: 1960-08-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : Macumba Love
31.

Macumba Love

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A writer who specializes in exposing fake witchcraft journeys to Brazil to investigate a voodoo cult.

Starring: Walter Reed, Ziva Rodann, William Wellman Jr., June Wilkinson, Ruth de Souza, Pedro Paulo Hatheyer, Cléa Simões, Waldemar Wey, Victor Merinow ..
Directed by: Douglas Fowley
Release date: 1960-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Barbarians
32.

The Barbarians

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Revak is an Iberian prince from Penda, a small island where the Carthagian fleet ransacked and enslaved the surviving native men, including him. After an eventful passage aboard a galley, Revak becomes an elephant driver in Carthage city, and could become the favorite of mighty women, but has only one thirst: bloody revenge, at all cost, so the barbarian makes common cause with the attacking Romans, Carthage's historical enemy and rival for Mediterranean hegemony, scorning love...

Starring: Jack Palance, Milly Vitale, Guy Rolfe, Austin Willis, Richard Wyler, Deirdre Sullivan, Joseph Cuby, Didi Sullivan ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1960-10-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1960 : The Orientals
33.

The Orientals

1.0
5.1/10 IMDB

Episodic, globe-trotting quasi-mondo focused on women of the East.

Starring: Nagwa Fouad, Akiko Wakabayashi, Kunio Ôtsuka, Lakshmi, Dipar, Dowklee, Kannikar, Yin Chiang ..
Directed by: Romolo Marcellini
Release date: 1960-04-08
34.

Bala de Plata en el pueblo maldito

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Cowboy hero tries to track down the deed to Pappy's mine.

Starring: Julio Aldama, Fernando Soto, Rosa de Castilla, Crox Alvarado, Ramón Bugarini, Noé Murayama ..
Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado
Release date: 1960-08-17
35.

Beaver Dam

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The great appeal of this film is watching the beaver at work, busily and cheerfully demonstrating the characteristics for which it is famous. Sometimes, however, the beaver's industry runs counter to the plans of people. When the beaver's dam floods their father's hayfield, two boys devise a plan to save the beaver from their father's displeasure.

Directed by: F.R. Crawley
Release date: 1960-01-01

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