Best Comedy Movies of 1960

1.

The Apartment

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1960-06-15
2.

Ocean's Eleven

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Ocean's 11 is the 'Rat-Pack' comedy about robber Danny Ocean and his gang's attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Henry Silva ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1960-02-17
3.

The Little Shop of Horrors

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Seymour works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey. He creates a new plant that not only talks but cannot survive without human flesh and blood.

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson, Leola Wendorff, Myrtle Vail, Wally Campo, Charles B. Griffith, Dick Miller, Karyn Kupcinet ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-08-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1960 : Peter Pan
4.

Peter Pan

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Cyril Ritchard, Mary Martin, Lynn Fontanne ..
Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue
Release date: 1960-01-01
5.

The League of Gentlemen

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Kieron Moore, Terence Alexander, Norman Bird, Robert Coote, Melissa Stribling ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1960-04-05
Best Comedy Movies of 1960 : School for Scoundrels
6.

School for Scoundrels

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Hapless Henry Palfrey is patronised by his self-important chief clerk at work, ignored by restaurant waiters, conned by shady second-hand car salesmen, and, worst of all, endlessly wrong-footed by unspeakably rotten cad Raymond Delauney who has set his cap at April, new love of Palfrey's life. In desperation Henry enrolls at the College of Lifemanship to learn how to best such bounders and win the girl.

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott, Dennis Price, Peter Jones, Edward Chapman, John Le Mesurier, Irene Handl, Kynaston Reeves ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1960-03-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1960 : Two Way Stretch
7.

Two Way Stretch

3.7
6.9/10 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
8.

The Gazebo

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, John McGiver, Doro Merande, Mabel Albertson, Carl Reiner, Bert Freed, Martin Landau, Helen Kleeb, Jon Lormer ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1960-01-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1960 : The Battle of the Sexes
9.

The Battle of the Sexes

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Angela Barrows is a man-eating business woman sent by her American employer to investigate their export opportunities in Edinburgh. En route she meets Robert MacPherson a businessman who asks for her help to bring his company into the 20th Century. The staff, led by Mr Martin has other ideas though, and a battle between the old and new business methods soon breaks out.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark, Donald Pleasence, Michael Goodliffe, Alex Mackenzie, Ernest Thesiger, Moultrie Kelsall, Roddy McMillan ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1960-02-25
10.

Bells Are Ringing

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Based on the successful 1956 Broadway production of the same name by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, the film focuses on Ella Peterson, who works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. Peterson, based on Mary Printz, who worked at Green's service, listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method actor, a dentist with musical yearnings, and in particular playwright Jeffrey Moss, who is suffering from writer's block and desperately needs a muse.

Starring: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Bernie West, Frank Gorshin, Jimmy Ames ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1960-06-23

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