Best Thriller Movies of 1960



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

Peeping Tom

7.6/10 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

The Time Machine

7.5/10 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

House of Usher

6.9/10 IMDB

After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

Starring: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe, David Andar, Bill Borzage, Mario Bellini ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-06-22

Ocean's Eleven

6.5/10 IMDB

Danny Ocean and his gang attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Henry Silva ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1960-08-10

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

7.4/10 IMDB

Peter Carter, his wife Sally and their young daughter Jean move to a sleepy Canadian village, where Peter has been hired as a school principal. Their idyll is shattered when Jean becomes the victim of an elderly, and extremely powerful, paedophile. The film was neither a box office nor a critical success, it garnered criticism for breaking a significant public taboo.

Starring: Patrick Allen, Gwen Watford, Janina Faye, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn, Alison Leggatt, Bill Nagy, MacDonald Parke, Estelle Brody ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1960-03-04

The League of Gentlemen

7.2/10 IMDB

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Kieron Moore, Terence Alexander, Norman Bird, Robert Coote, Melissa Stribling ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1960-04-15

Our Man in Havana

7.2/10 IMDB

Expatriate Englishman Jim Wormold lives in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter. Owning a poorly-performing business, he accepts an offer from the British Secret Service to recruit a network of agents in Cuba. Wormold hasn't got a clue where to start, so he decides to manufacture a list of agents and provide fictional tales for his masters in London, and is soon known as the best agent in the Western Hemisphere. However, it all unravels when the local police decode his cables and start rounding up his 'network' and he learns that he's the target of a group out to kill him.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noël Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow, Grégoire Aslan, Paul Rogers, Raymond Huntley ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1960-01-27

Never Let Go

7.1/10 IMDB

John Cummings, an unsuccessful cosmetics salesman, has his unpaid-for car stolen by one of the hoods in the employ of Lionel Meadows, the sadistic organizer of a London car conversion racket. The car was not insured, and since the police appear indifferent to his plight, Cummings decides to find it himself -- and gets himself involved in an underworld battle.

Starring: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith, Carol White, Mervyn Johns, Noel Willman, David Lodge, John Bailey, Nigel Stock ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1960-06-02

Midnight Lace

6.7/10 IMDB

Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall, Natasha Parry, Hermione Baddeley, John Williams, Richard Ney ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1960-10-13

Hell Is a City

7.0/10 IMDB

Set in Manchester, heartland of England's industrial north, Don Starling escapes from jail becoming England's most wanted man. Ruthless villain Starling together with his cronies engineered a robbery that resulted in the violent death of a young girl. Detective Inspector Martineau has been assigned to hunt him down and bring him in. From seedy barrooms, through gambling dens the trail leads to an explosive climax high on the rooftops of the city.

Starring: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence, Maxine Audley, Billie Whitelaw, Joseph Tomelty, George A. Cooper, Vanda Godsell, Dickie Owen, Alister Williamson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1960-04-10

Seven Thieves

6.5/10 IMDB

A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Alexander Scourby, Michael Dante, Berry Kroeger, Sebastian Cabot, Marcel Hillaire, John Beradino ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1960-03-11

Portrait in Black

6.3/10 IMDB

A pair of lovers plot to kill the woman's rich husband.

Starring: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Ray Walston, Virginia Grey, Anna May Wong, Dennis Kohler, Lloyd Nolan ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1960-07-27

The Last Voyage

6.7/10 IMDB

The S. S. Claridon is scheduled for her five last voyages after thirty-eight years of service. After an explosion in the boiler room, Captain Robert Adams is reluctant to evacuate the steamship. While the crew fights to hold a bulkhead between the flooded boiler room and the engine room and avoid the sinking of the vessel, the passenger Cliff Henderson struggles against time trying to save his beloved wife Laurie Henderson, who is trapped under a steel beam in her cabin, with the support of the crew member Hank Lawson.

Starring: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Jack Kruschen, Joel Marston, George Furness, Richard Norris, Marshall Kent ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1960-02-19

Private Property

6.8/10 IMDB

A hoodlum (Corey Allen) plots to seduce a lonely housewife (Kate Manx) and turn her over to his virginal friend (Warren Oates).

Starring: Warren Oates, Corey Allen, Kate Manx, Jerome Cowan, Robert Wark, Jules Maitland ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1960-01-20

Murder, Inc.

6.6/10 IMDB

Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Peter Falk, Henry Morgan, David J. Stewart, Simon Oakland, Sarah Vaughan, Morey Amsterdam, Eli Mintz, Joseph Bernard ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1960-06-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Take Me As I Am

Take Me As I Am

5.7/10 IMDB

The director of the Rome office of an American news agency is seduced by his boss' daughter, who subsequently ends up dead at the foot of a cliff. Film adaptation of James Hadley Chase’s 1956 noir thriller novel You Find Him, I'll Fix Him.

Starring: Marina Vlady, Robert Hossein, Philippe Clay, Scilla Gabel, Claire Maurier, Georges Vitaly, Arnoldo Foà, Alexander Gauge ..
Directed by: Maurice Labro
Release date: 1960-01-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Faces in the Dark

Faces in the Dark

6.6/10 IMDB

A businessman loses his sight in an explosion on the day his wife planned to leave him for another man.

Starring: John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, John Ireland, Michael Denison, Tony Wright, Nanette Newman, Valerie Taylor ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1960-11-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Cone of Silence

Cone of Silence

6.5/10 IMDB

A seasoned pilot is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes.

Starring: Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Elizabeth Seal, George Sanders, André Morell, Gordon Jackson, Charles Tingwell, Noel Willman, Delphi Lawrence ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1960-05-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

9.1/10 IMDB

Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-11-11

The 3rd Voice

6.8/10 IMDB

Marian Forbes has been having an affair with her boss and when he drops her for another woman. In an act of jealousy and greed she convinces an acquaintance to murder her former lover and then impersonate him just long enough to get their hands on a large sum of money.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day, Olga San Juan, George Eldredge, Tom Hernández, Abel Franco, Edward Colmans, Tom Daly, Ralph Brooks ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1960-03-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Singapore


6.4/10 IMDB

When his employee disappears in Singapore, Shyam travels from India to investigate the absence and becomes entangled in a deadly plot.

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Padmini, Maria Menado, Shashikala, Agha ..
Directed by: Shakti Samanta
Release date: 1960-01-01

The Full Treatment

6.0/10 IMDB

Race car driver Alan Colby and his new wife Denise are involved in a car crash where he sustains a serious head injury, causing him to have murderous feelings toward Denise. After Denise persuades him to honeymoon with her on the Cote D'Azur in France, they enlist the aid of a French psychiatrist who offers to regress Alan back to the time of the accident and cure him.

Starring: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Braden, Katya Douglas, Barbara Chilcott, Anne Tirard, Edwin Styles, George Merritt, Ronald Lewis ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1960-10-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Suspect


6.1/10 IMDB

A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion of a female colleague draw him into what, technically, could be a treasonable act.

Starring: Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen, Kenneth Griffith, Peter Cushing, Thorley Walters, Donald Pleasence, Spike Milligan, Raymond Huntley, Sam Kydd ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1960-11-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The House in Marsh Road

The House in Marsh Road

6.1/10 IMDB

When a woman inherits a valuable house, her nasty husband and his mistress plot murder. But the house has a protective poltergeist who thwarts the wicked pair.

Starring: Tony Wright, Patricia Dainton, Sandra Dorne, Derek Aylward, Sam Kydd, Llewellyn Rees, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Roddy Hughes, Harry Hutchinson, Olive Sloane ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1960-11-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker

8.2/10 IMDB

Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks. No matter how far she drives, the mysterious man always seems to be ahead of her.

Starring: Inger Stevens, Leonard Strong, Adam Williams, Russ Bender, Lew Gallo, George Mitchell, Eleanor Audley ..
Directed by: Alvin Ganzer
Release date: 1960-01-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

5.8/10 IMDB

When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes the night, and Edgar begins to hear strange sounds coming from under the floor...

Starring: Laurence Payne, Adrienne Corri, Dermot Walsh, Selma Vaz Dias, John Scott, John Martin, Annette Carell, David L. Lander, Rosemary Rotheray, Suzanne Fuller ..
Directed by: Ernest Morris
Release date: 1960-12-14


4.8/10 IMDB

A jazz pianist is haunted by his dead ex-lover's crawling hand and floating head.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding, Joe Turkel, Lillian Adams, Gene Roth, Susan Gordon, Vera Marshe, Harry Fleer, Merritt Stone ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1960-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Night Train for Inverness

Night Train for Inverness

6.4/10 IMDB

A 7-year old boy with diabetes is kidnapped by his estranged ex-con father, who doesn't know about his son's medical condition and that he will need insulin injections. Meanwhile the police search for the missing boy.

Starring: Norman Wooland, Jane Hylton, Dennis Waterman, Silvia Francis, Irene Arnold, Howard Lang, Kaplan Kaye, Rosamund Lesley, John Moulder-Brown, Josephine Stuart ..
Directed by: Ernest Morris
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Man on a String

Man on a String

6.2/10 IMDB

U.S. spies catch a Moscow-born U.S. citizen (Ernest Borgnine) helping spies, and they force him to counterspy.

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Kerwin Mathews, Colleen Dewhurst, Alexander Scourby, Glenn Corbett, Hanna Landy, Vladimir Sokoloff, Friedrich Joloff, Holger Hagen, Reginald Pasch ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1960-05-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Challenge

The Challenge

6.1/10 IMDB

Jailed for his role in a gang heist and ditched by its female leader (Jayne Mansfield), a widower (Anthony Quayle) decides to keep the loot.

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner, Peter Reynolds, Barbara Mullen, Robert Brown, Dermot Walsh, Edward Judd, Patrick Holt, John Bennett ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1960-05-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Get Outta Town

Get Outta Town

6.1/10 IMDB

A longtime criminal returns to his native Los Angeles determined to avenge his brother's murder.

Starring: Doug Wilson, Jeanne Baird, Marilyn O'Connor, Tony Louis, Frank Harding, Beppie De Vries ..
Directed by: Charles Davis
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Three Came to Kill

Three Came to Kill

5.7/10 IMDB

Assassins take a flight controller's family hostage to force him into revealing the aircraft carrying their quarry.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, John Lupton, Lyn Thomas, Logan Field, Steve Brodie, Paul Langton, Jean Ingram, King Calder, Jan Arvan ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1960-03-01

Visa to Canton

5.1/10 IMDB

A former World War II pilot, now the owner of a travel agency in Hong Kong, gets involved in espionage trying to help a Chinese woman locate her son.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Lisa Gastoni, Athene Seyler, Eric Pohlmann, Marne Maitland, Bernard Cribbins, Alan Gifford, Kevin Scott, Burt Kwouk, Hedger Wallace ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1960-12-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Cage of Evil

Cage of Evil

5.4/10 IMDB

While investigating a diamond heist, disgruntled cop Harper falls for Holly, the top suspect's main squeeze. When she convinces him to kill her boyfriend and make off with her and the loot, they start down a treacherous path full of dark surprises.

Starring: Ron Foster, Patricia Blair, Harp McGuire, John Maxwell, Hugh Sanders, Helen Kleeb, Robert Shayne, Douglas Henderson, Preston Hanson, Ted Knight ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1960-07-01

The Hands of Orlac

5.6/10 IMDB

Famed concert pianist Stephen Orlac survives a plane crash, but his hands are permanently destroyed. Helpful surgeon Volcheff grafts a pair of new hands on the hapless Orlac. Unfortunately, they're the hands of an executed murderer - useless for a pianist, but quite handy for less delicate work...

Starring: Mel Ferrer, Christopher Lee, Dany Carrel, Lucile Saint-Simon, Felix Aylmer, Peter Reynolds, Basil Sydney, Campbell Singer, Donald Wolfit, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: Edmond T. Gréville
Release date: 1960-12-01

The Amazing Transparent Man

4.1/10 IMDB

An ex-major forces a scientist to develop a invisibility formula, with which he plans to create an invisible army and sell it to the highest bidder. However there are side effects to the formula.

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Cormel Daniel, Edward Erwin, Jonathan Ledford, Patrick Cranshaw, Dennis Adams ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1960-02-01

The Sinister Urge

2.6/10 IMDB

A flunky for a porno movie ring starts murdering the smut films' lead actresses.

Starring: Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Jean Fontaine, Carl Anthony, Dino Fantini, Jeanne Willardson, Harvey B. Dunn, Fred Mason, Harry Keaton, Conrad Brooks ..
Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Release date: 1960-12-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Ya habibi

Ya habibi

0.0/10 IMDB

Jalal works in one of the workshops and studies engineering, and he falls in love with his neighbor, inspiration, and the teacher Qureshi fights him who wants to marry her, and calls for the work that you live with to pay off his debts.

Starring: Rushdy Abaza, Laila Taher, Mahmoud el-Meliguy, Hassan Fayek, Nagwa Fouad, Mahmoud Azmy, Kamal Hussein, Abdelghani El Nagdi, Anwar Mohamed, Samia Roshdy ..
Directed by: Hussein Fawzi
Release date: 1960-05-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Joe Mantell, William D. Gordon ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-10-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : A Most Unusual Camera

A Most Unusual Camera

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Fred Clark, Jean Carson, Adam Williams, Marcel Hillaire ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1960-12-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Professionals

The Professionals

6.1/10 IMDB

A renowned safecracker and his crew try to rob a bank by entering the vault through the sewer system.

Starring: William Lucas, Andrew Faulds, Colette Wilde, Stratford Johns, Vilma Ann Leslie, Edward Cast, Charles Vance, Jack May, Eric Corrie, Arthur Skinner ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Four of Us Are Dying

The Four of Us Are Dying

0.0/10 IMDB

A man who can change his face to resemble others takes on the appearance of a recently deceased musician and gets into hot water with gangsters.

Starring: Harry Townes, Ross Martin, Phillip Pine, Don Gordon, Peter Brocco, Milton Frome, Beverly Garland ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Third from the Sun

Third from the Sun

0.0/10 IMDB

With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.

Starring: Fritz Weaver, Edward Andrews, Joe Maross, Denise Alexander ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1960-01-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : I Shot an Arrow into the Air

I Shot an Arrow into the Air

0.0/10 IMDB

Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.

Starring: Dewey Martin, Edward Binns, Ted Otis, Harry Bartell, Leslie Barrett ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1960-01-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : The Fever

The Fever

0.0/10 IMDB

Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.

Starring: Everett Sloane, Vivi Janiss ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1960-01-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Execution


0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Albert Salmi, Russell Johnson, Than Wyenn, Jon Lormer, George Mitchell, Fay Roope, Richard Karlan, Joe Haworth ..
Directed by: David Orrick McDearmon
Release date: 1960-04-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : A Nice Place to Visit

A Nice Place to Visit

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Larry Blyden, Sebastian Cabot, Sandra Warner ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-04-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1960 : Nightmare as a Child

Nightmare as a Child

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Janice Rule, Shepperd Strudwick, Terry Burnham, Michael Fox, Joseph V. Perry ..
Directed by: Alvin Ganzer
Release date: 1960-04-29

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