Best Movies of 1960

1.

Psycho

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, Vaughn Taylor ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1960-06-22
2.

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: 1960-06-21
3.

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
Release date: 1960-10-13
4.

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
5.

Inherit the Wind

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins, Elliott Reid, Paul Hartman, Philip Coolidge ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1960-07-07
6.

Peeping Tom

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making.

Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson, Esmond Knight, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Watson, Shirley Anne Field ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1960-05-16
7.

The Time Machine

5.4
7.6/10 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
8.

Village of the Damned

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith, Richard Warner, Jenny Laird, Charlotte Mitchell, Thomas Heathcote, Bernard Archard ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1960-06-16
9.

Swiss Family Robinson

5.2
7.2/10 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
10.

The Alamo

5.1
6.8/10 IMDB

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Joseph Calleia, Ken Curtis ..
Directed by: John Wayne
Release date: 1960-10-23

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