Best Romance Movies of 1960

1.

The Apartment

6.8
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
2.

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
3.

Wild River

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi, Jay C. Flippen, James Westerfield, Bruce Dern, Barbara Loden, Frank Overton, Malcolm Atterbury ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1960-05-26
4.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A 22-year-old factory worker lets loose on the weekends: drinking, brawling, and dating two women, one of whom is older and married.

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker, Norman Rossington, Bryan Pringle, Robert Cawdron, Edna Morris, Elsie Wagstaff, Frank Pettitt ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1960-10-27
5.

The Fugitive Kind

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins, arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence. Her husband, Jabe M. Torrance, is dying of cancer. Val is pursued by Carol Cutere, the enigmatic local tramp-of-good-family.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Victor Jory, Maureen Stapleton, R.G. Armstrong, Emory Richardson, Madame Spivy, Sally Gracie, Lucille Benson ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1960-04-14
6.

From the Terrace

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top of New York's financial world as his marriage crumbles. At the brink of attaining his career goals, he is forced to choose between business success, married to the beautiful, but unfaithful Mary and starting over with his true love, the much younger Natalie.

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ted de Corsia, Ina Balin, Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Eden, George Grizzard, Patrick O'Neal, Raymond Greenleaf, Myrna Loy ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1960-07-15
7.

Home from the Hill

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Everett Sloane, Luana Patten, Anne Seymour, Bess Flowers, Ken Renard, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1960-03-03
8.

The World of Suzie Wong

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A Hong Kong sex worker tries modeling and falls for the artist who's painting her.

Starring: Nancy Kwan, William Holden, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding, Jacqueline Chan, Laurence Naismith, Yvonne Shima, Andy Ho, Lier Hwang, Bernard Cribbins ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1960-11-10
9.

Bells Are Ringing

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Ella Peterson works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. She 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
10.

North to Alaska

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancé back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after trying to get George and Angel together, finally romances Angel, who, in the meantime, is busy fighting off the advances of George's younger brother, Billy.

Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Kathleen Freeman, John Qualen, Stanley Adams ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1960-11-07

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