Best Crime Movies of 1966

1.

How to Steal a Million

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dalio, Jacques Marin, Moustache, Roger Tréville ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1966-07-13
2.

Batman

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1966-07-30
3.

The Deadly Affair

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to drop the case. So Dobbs hires a retiring inspector, Mendel, to quietly make inquiries. Dobbs isn't at all sure as there are a number of anomalies that simply can't be explained away. Dobbs is also having trouble at home with his errant wife, whom he very much loves, having frequent affairs. He's also pleased to see an old friend, Dieter Frey, who he recruited after the war. With the assistance of a colleague and a retired policeman, Dobbs tries to piece together just who is the spy and who in fact assassinated Fennan.

Starring: James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Kenneth Haigh, Roy Kinnear, Max Adrian, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Flemyng ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1966-05-13
4.

After the Fox

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Criminal mastermind 'The Fox' sets up a phony film production and masquerades as it's director as part of a plan to smuggle a stolen gold shipment into Italy.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam, Akim Tamiroff, Paolo Stoppa, Tino Buazzelli, Mac Ronay, Maria Grazia Buccella, Lando Buzzanca ..
Directed by: Vittorio De Sica
Release date: 1966-01-01
5.

Penelope

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Peter Falk, Dick Shawn, Lila Kedrova, Jonathan Winters, Jerome Cowan, Lou Jacobi, Norma Crane, Arlene Golonka ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1966-11-10
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6.

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A sophisticated con man mounts an intricate plan to rob an airport bank while the Soviet premier is due to arrive.

Starring: James Coburn, Camilla Sparv, Aldo Ray, Nina Wayne, Robert Webber, Rose Marie, Todd Armstrong, Marian McCargo, Michael Strong, Severn Darden ..
Directed by: Bernard Girard
Release date: 1966-10-12
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7.

The Brides of Fu Manchu

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

This time Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnaping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Douglas Wilmer, Heinz Drache, Marie Versini, Howard Marion-Crawford, Tsai Chin, Rupert Davies, Kenneth Fortescue, Joseph Fürst, Roger Hanin ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1966-12-16
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8.

The Trygon Factor

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A Scotland Yard detective is investigating a string of robberies and a murder, and the information he uncovers leads him to the estate of a wealthy but strange English family, who share their mansion with a group of nuns. The detective comes to suspect that neither the family nor the nuns is quite what they seem to be.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Brigitte Horney, Eddi Arent, Siegfried Schürenberg, Susan Hampshire, Robert Morley, Cathleen Nesbitt, James Culliford, Sophie Hardy, James Robertson Justice ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1966-12-16
9.

Hot Rod Hullabaloo

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A young hot rodder, needing money to go to college, decides to participate in an illegal drag race. He knows he has the fastest car around and so does his competitor who is willing to stop at nothing to win the large pot and begins plotting to shooting the hero. When the good driver's best friend learns of the scheme he races off to warn him. Unfortunately, the wicked driver runs him over right in front of the aspiring student's girl friend, who learns of the plot from the dying friend. The quick-witted girl saves her lover's life in one ingenious, and ultimately, gory stroke. The film was shot on location in Washington, D.C.

Starring: John Arnold, Val Bisoglio, Gene Bua, Ron Cummins, William Hunter, Kendra Kerr, Marsha Mason, Robert Paget, Arlen Dean Snyder ..
Directed by: William T. Naud
Release date: 1966-11-01
10.

The Psychopath

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son is the prime suspect and the daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth.

Starring: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Alexander Knox, Judy Huxtable, Don Borisenko, Thorley Walters, Robert Crewdson, Colin Gordon, Tim Barrett ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1966-02-04

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