Best Crime Movies of 1966


How to Steal a Million

7.5/10 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

The Chase

7.1/10 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: 1966-02-18


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


7.1/10 IMDB

Harry Dean is a career burglar set on stealing a piece of priceless art from the world's wealthiest man, Mr. Shahbandar. With the help of exotic showgirl Nicole Chang, he concocts the perfect scheme for how the robbery should go and lays it out point by point. However, when the team tries to execute the plan, perfection and reality don't quite match up, and Harry's vision begins to unravel in this twisty tale of a heist gone wrong.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom, John Abbott, Roger C. Carmel, Richard Angarola, Maurice Marsac, Arnold Moss, Tanya Lemani George, Joe Abdullah ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1966-12-21


6.8/10 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


6.4/10 IMDB

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also contend with a mysterious man called Beshraavi. Meanwhile, Beshraavi's lover, Yasmin Azir, seems willing to aid Pollock -- but is she really on his side?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore, Carl Duering, John Merivale, Duncan Lamont, George Coulouris, Ernest Clark, Harold Kasket ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1966-05-04

The Wrong Box

6.7/10 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, Wilfrid Lawson, Jeremy Lloyd ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1966-06-19

The Deadly Affair

6.7/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : The Silencers

The Silencers

5.9/10 IMDB

Matt Helm is called out of retirement to stop the evil Big O organization who plan to explode an atomic bomb over Alamagordo, NM, and start WW III.

Starring: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi, Victor Buono, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Webber, James Gregory, Nancy Kovack, Cyd Charisse, David Bond ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1966-02-18

The Quiller Memorandum

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

After the Fox

6.4/10 IMDB

A criminal mastermind sets up a phony film production as part of a plan to smuggle stolen gold.

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: 1966-09-08
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Fame Is the Name of the Game

Fame Is the Name of the Game

7.6/10 IMDB

A brash, big-time investigative reporter, looking into the death of a call girl, uncovers her diary and tries to find her killer among the names contained in it.

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Jill St. John, Jack Klugman, George Macready, Jack Weston, Susan Saint James, Lee Bowman, Melodie Johnson, Robert Duvall, Nanette Fabray ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1966-11-26

Eye of the Devil

6.1/10 IMDB

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Sharon Tate, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Edward Mulhare, Flora Robson, John Le Mesurier, Emlyn Williams, Michael Miller ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1966-11-18


6.2/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

6.0/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery

5.8/10 IMDB

The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis, Portland Mason, Terry Scott, Eric Barker, Godfrey Winn ..
Directed by: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1966-03-11

The Brides of Fu Manchu

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
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Assault on a Queen

Assault on a Queen

5.6/10 IMDB

A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Conte, Alf Kjellin, Errol John, Murray Matheson, Reginald Denny, John Warburton, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: Jack Donohue
Release date: 1966-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Hot Rod Hullabaloo

Hot Rod Hullabaloo

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

The Trygon Factor

5.8/10 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

The Psychopath

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
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : The Boy Cried Murder

The Boy Cried Murder

6.4/10 IMDB

A young lad with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder. Unfortunately no one believes him--except the killer. This multi-national drama/thriller, set within a resort community on the Adriatic Sea is a remake of the 1949 film The Window. A screen adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich story of the same name.

Starring: Fraser MacIntosh, Veronica Hurst, Philip Brown, Tim Barrett, Beba Lon?ar, Edward Steel, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Sonja Hlebš, Alex Macintosh, Vuka Dun?erovi? ..
Directed by: George P. Breakston
Release date: 1966-04-13
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Blindfold


6.2/10 IMDB

A patient being psychoanalyzed by Dr. Snow is a government scientist. General Pratt hides him in a secret place known as "Base X," forcing Dr. Snow to wear a blindfold whenever he is taken there ...

Starring: Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Warden, Guy Stockwell, Anne Seymour, Alejandro Rey, Brad Dexter, Vito Scotti, Ted Knight, Angela Clarke ..
Directed by: Philip Dunne
Release date: 1966-05-23
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : 10:30 P.M. Summer

10:30 P.M. Summer

6.4/10 IMDB

A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Romy Schneider, Peter Finch, Julián Mateos, Isabel María Pérez, Beatriz Savón, Juan Estelrich March, Tota Alba ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1966-10-24
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Drop Dead Darling

Drop Dead Darling

5.5/10 IMDB

Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nancy Kwan, Fenella Fielding, Anna Quayle, Warren Mitchell, Warren Mitchell, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1966-12-28
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Our Man in Marrakesh

Our Man in Marrakesh

5.6/10 IMDB

One of six travelers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?

Starring: Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Terry-Thomas, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Grégoire Aslan, John Le Mesurier, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Francisco Sánchez ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1966-05-05
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Kaleidoscope


5.9/10 IMDB

Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. In his gambling depredation, Barney is spotted by Angel McGinnis, the daughter of a Scotland Yard Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis on the lookout for a man to do a job. The inspector enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter, Jane Birkin, Murray Melvin, George Sewell, Yootha Joyce, Stanley Meadows, John Junkin ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1966-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Poppies Are Also Flowers

Poppies Are Also Flowers

5.1/10 IMDB

In this anti-drug film narrated by Grace Kelly, a group of narcotics agents working for the United Nations inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium at the Afghanistan–Iran border, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe.

Starring: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson, Georges Géret, Hugh Griffith, Jack Hawkins, Rita Hayworth, Trevor Howard, Trini López ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1966-05-20
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Death Is a Woman

Death Is a Woman

4.5/10 IMDB

Narcotics agent Dennis goes undercover in the Mediterranean Islands to investigate a smuggling operation, and gains the confidence of a woman who works for the ringleader. But Dennis ends up arrested for murder when the crime boss turns up dead.

Starring: Mark Burns, Shaun Curry, William Dexter, Wanda Ventham, Terence de Marney, Mark Singleton, Michael Brennan, Blake Butler, Dulcie Bowman, Tony Watham ..
Directed by: Frederic Goode
Release date: 1966-02-01

One Spy Too Many

5.8/10 IMDB

The men from U.N.C.L.E." are back! This time Robert Vaughn and David McCallum must stop the megalomaniac Alexander from committing the world's greatest crimes.

Starring: Robert Vaughn, James Hong, Rip Torn, Cal Bolder, Dorothy Provine, Leo G. Carroll, Yvonne Craig, Carol Williams, David Sheiner, Donna Michelle ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1966-08-05

Man On The Spying Trapeze

5.3/10 IMDB

An American spy travels to Beirut where he's attacked by agents seeking a valuable microfilm.

Starring: Wayde Preston, Helga Sommerfeld, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Antonio Durán, Noé Murayama, Franco Fantasia, Pamela Tudor, Kai Fischer, Sergio Mendizábal, Robert Johnson Jr. ..
Directed by: Juan de Orduña
Release date: 1966-05-12
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Too Many Thieves

Too Many Thieves

6.3/10 IMDB

When some priceless Macedonian treasures are swiped, lawyer Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things.

Starring: Peter Falk, Britt Ekland, Joanna Barnes, Nehemiah Persoff, David Carradine, George Coulouris, Elaine Stritch, Bill Anderson, Ludwig Donath, Pierre Olaf ..
Directed by: Abner Biberman
Release date: 1966-10-13
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Take Me Naked

Take Me Naked

4.7/10 IMDB

A man's sexual obsession with a neighbor ends in bloodshed.

Starring: Roberta Findlay, Michael Findlay, Sally Farb, June Roberts, Darlene Bennett, Kevin Sullivan ..
Directed by: Michael Findlay, Roberta Findlay
Release date: 1966-10-21
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Prostitutes Protective Society

Prostitutes Protective Society

5.1/10 IMDB

Madame Sue runs a successful Prostitute operation in the heart of NYC, and as it should happen, The Mob wants to get a piece of the action. Still, being the go ahead women they are, they decide to fight back and keep themselves independent of any outsider business influence.

Starring: Darlene Bennett, Dawn Bennett, Rita Bennett, Madame Sue, Monica Davis, Victoria Astor ..
Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

3.3/10 IMDB

Dr. Frankenstein's Granddaughter Maria, and her brother assistant Rudolph, moved to the old west because the lightning storms there are more frequent and intense, which allows them to work on the experiments of their grandfather. But the experiments are failing and Rudolph's been secretly killing the corpses afterwards. Meanwhile, the Lopez family leaves the town because of the evil going on there

Starring: John Lupton, Narda Onyx, Estelita Rodriguez, Cal Bolder, Jim Davis, Steven Geray, Rayford Barnes, William Fawcett, Nestor Paiva, Roger Creed ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1966-04-09
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : The One Eyed Soldiers

The One Eyed Soldiers

4.3/10 IMDB

Action - The body of Dr. Charles Berens, Chief of the United Nations Medical Relief Organization, is seen hurtling from the lofty parapet of an ancient church. He has chosen death rather than capitulate to his murderous pursuers. Police chief Colonel Ferrer (Andrew Faulds) arrives in time to hear the dying Berens last words: "July the 18th! The One Eyed Soldiers." - Dale Robertson, Luciana Paluzzi, Guy Deghy

Starring: Dale Robertson, Luciana Paluzzi, Guy Deghy, Andrew Faulds, Mile Avramovi?, Mirko Boman, Božidar Drni?, Dušan Tadi?, Milan Bosilj?i? 'Beli', Dragan Nikoli? ..
Directed by: John Ainsworth
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : The Devil's Sisters

The Devil's Sisters

6.0/10 IMDB

This film is based on the Las Poquianchis case in Mexico where Delfina and María de Jesús González lured in young women with false help wanted ads. They would get the women addicted to drugs and put them to work as prostitutes. Once they became too ill, used up or stubborn, they would be killed. Customers may also be killed if it appeared to be profitable enough. When police officers searched the sisters' property they found 91 bodies.

Starring: Sharon Saxon, Fred Pinero, Velia Martinez, Anita Crystal, Ramiro Gómez Kemp, William Marcos, Beryl Taylor, Mildred Rodesky, Babette Sherrill, Toni Camel ..
Directed by: William Grefe
Release date: 1966-01-01

Teenage Gang Debs

5.6/10 IMDB

Low budget gang movie in which Diane Conti plays rebelious teen Terry who moves to Brooklyn from Manhattan and soon gets involved in a gang. She soon muscles her way to the top making enemies as she goes.

Starring: Diane Conti, Linda Gale, Eileen Dietz, Robin Nolan, John Batis, George Winship, Janet Banzet ..
Directed by: Sande N. Johnsen
Release date: 1966-11-04
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Fury in Marrakesh

Fury in Marrakesh

5.1/10 IMDB

A contemporary gang of international thieves has found the multi-billion counterfeit money stash that the Nazis produced. They need to dump it all across the world at once. A lower-level dame is spotted distributing some of it, and this sets American agent Bob Dixon (Stephen Forsyth) onto the trail. - msroz on IMDb

Starring: Stephen Forsyth, Dominique Boschero, Cristina Gaïoni, Jack Ary, Mitsouko, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Antonella Murgia, Silvio Bagolini, Claudio Camaso, Gianluigi Crescenzi ..
Directed by: Mino Loy
Release date: 1966-04-21
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Operation White Shark

Operation White Shark

4.7/10 IMDB

When "The Third Eye" - a criminal organization made up of the world's most vicious killers - kidnaps nuclear scientist Professor Von Kraft, his secret formula for a new atomic weapon that can destroy all human life falls into their evil hands. Making things a tad difficult, however, is that the weapon is located deep beneath the ocean. Nevertheless, the Third Eye plans on experimenting with the device in little more than a week. However, the Secret Service has other ideas and asks "Jerry," their super computer, to locate the best man to stop them: Mark Andrews (RODD DANA), a special forces secret agent who infiltrates the criminal gang under the cover of a robber who just happens to be an expert underwater diver! He also wastes no time romancing all manner of shapely women in the tightest clothes imaginable (when they're wearing more than a modestly placed bed sheet) especially JANINE REYNAUD, the bisexual leader of The Third Eye, who sports a wild wardrobe of very revealing outfits.

Starring: Rod Dana, Franca Polesello, Janine Reynaud, Francesco Mulè ..
Directed by: Filippo Walter Ratti
Release date: 1966-12-15

The Wild World of Batwoman

1.8/10 IMDB

The pointlessly-named Batwoman and her bevy of Batmaidens fight evil and dance.

Starring: Katherine Victor, George Mitchell, Steve Brodie, Richard Banks, Steve Conte, Mel Oshins, Bruno VeSota, Bob Arbogast, Lucki Winn, Suzanne Lodge ..
Directed by: Jerry Warren
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1966 : Down These Mean Streets

Down These Mean Streets

0.0/10 IMDB

A student film by Willard Huyck

Starring: Paul Comi, Phil Chambers, Suzanne Benoit, Gar Campbell, Mario de Laval, Gar Campbell, Suzanne Benoit ..
Directed by: Willard Huyck
Release date: 1966-01-01

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