Best Crime Movies of 1966

1.

The Chase

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule, Miriam Hopkins, Martha Hyer, Richard Bradford, Robert Duvall ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1966-02-17
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.

Harper

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Harold Gould ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1966-02-22
4.

Gambit

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom, John Abbott, Roger C. Carmel, Richard Angarola, Maurice Marsac, Arnold Moss, Tanya Lemani George ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1966-12-16
5.

The Wrong Box

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.

Starring: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Wilfred Lawson, Jeremy Lloyd ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1966-06-19
6.

The Quiller Memorandum

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

After two British Secret Intelligence Service agents are murdered at the hands of a cryptic neo-Nazi group known as Phoenix, the suave agent Quiller is sent to Berlin to investigate.

Starring: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Helpmann, Robert Flemyng, Peter Carsten, Ernst Walder, Edith Schneider ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1966-11-10
7.

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
8.

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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9.

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
10.

The Brides of Fu Manchu

3.1
5.5/10 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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