Best Thriller Movies of 1966



7.5/10 IMDB

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he unknowingly captures a death on film.

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Julian Chagrin, Claude Chagrin ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1966-12-18


7.6/10 IMDB

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity – one that comes with its own price.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1966-10-05

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


7.0/10 IMDB

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at an old beachfront fortress. The owner of the fortress and his young wife, initially unwilling hosts, quickly experience their relationship with the criminal shift in a humorous and bizarre fashion.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Iain Quarrier, Jack MacGowran, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Houston, William Franklyn, Geoffrey Sumner, Robert Dorning ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1966-06-17

Torn Curtain

6.6/10 IMDB

During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the border.

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Günter Strack, Hansjörg Felmy, Ludwig Donath, Wolfgang Kieling, Mort Mills, Carolyn Conwell, Gisela Fischer, Norbert Schiller ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1966-07-15


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

Funeral in Berlin

6.8/10 IMDB

Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to smuggle him out of East Germany.

Starring: Michael Caine, Paul Hubschmid, Oskar Homolka, Eva Renzi, Guy Doleman, Hugh Burden, Heinz Schubert, Wolfgang Völz, Thomas Holtzmann, Günter Meisner ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1966-12-22


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 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

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
Best Thriller 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

Triple Cross

6.3/10 IMDB

A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Gert Fröbe, Claudine Auger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Yul Brynner, Harry Meyen, Jess Hahn, Howard Vernon, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1966-12-09
Best Thriller 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 Thriller 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

The Doomsday Flight

6.5/10 IMDB

A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

Starring: Jack Lord, Edmond O'Brien, John Saxon, Van Johnson, Tom Simcox, Michael Sarrazin, Ed Asner, Malachi Throne, Jan Shepard, Greg Morris ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1966-12-13

Circus of Fear

5.4/10 IMDB

A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache, Eddi Arent, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker, Victor Maddern ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey, Werner Jacobs
Release date: 1966-04-29

Modesty Blaise

5.0/10 IMDB

Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie Garvin and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.

Starring: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, Michael Craig, Clive Revill, Alexander Knox, Rossella Falk, Scilla Gabel, Michael Chow ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1966-05-01


6.3/10 IMDB

Small-town doctor bitten by rabid dog, races the clock to get to the city and receive treatment.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, David Reynoso, José Elías Moreno, Armando Silvestre, Ariadna Welter, Dacia González, Pancho Córdova, David Silva, Quintín Bulnes ..
Directed by: Gilberto Gazcón
Release date: 1966-11-30

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 Thriller 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 Thriller 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

The She Beast

4.6/10 IMDB

A young woman is driving alongside a lake. She has an accident and the car plunges into the water. Her body is then possessed by the spirit of an 18th-century witch who was killed by local villagers, and is bent on avenging herself on them.

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Karlsen, Ian Ogilvy, Mel Welles, Joe 'Flash' Riley, Richard Watson, Edward B. Randolph, Peter Grippe, Lucretia Love, Ennio Antonelli ..
Directed by: Michael Reeves
Release date: 1966-05-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Moment to Moment

Moment to Moment

6.3/10 IMDB

When an erring wife's supposedly dead lover turns up an amnesiac, it's her unsuspecting shrink husband who's enlisted to get those memories back.

Starring: Jean Seberg, Honor Blackman, Sean Garrison, Arthur Hill, Grégoire Aslan, Peter Robbins, Donald Woods, Walter Reed, Albert Carrier, Lomax Study ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1966-01-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Where the Spies Are

Where the Spies Are

5.6/10 IMDB

A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

Starring: David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurier, Cyril Cusack, Eric Pohlmann, Richard Marner, Paul Stassino, George Pravda, Noel Harrison, Ronald Radd ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1966-01-26

The Defector

5.7/10 IMDB

An American scientist is sent by the CIA to East Germany to retrieve a secret microfilm from a Soviet scientist interested in defecting to the West but the Stasi secret police's surveillance complicates matters.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Macha Méril, Christine Delaroche, Hardy Krüger, Roddy McDowall, David Opatoshu, Hannes Messemer, Karl Lieffen, Uta Levka, Johannes Buzalski ..
Directed by: Raoul Lévy
Release date: 1966-10-19

Let's Kill Uncle

5.8/10 IMDB

A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons.

Starring: Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi, Robert Pickering, Linda Lawson, Ref Sanchez, Nestor Paiva, William Castle ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1966-11-18


5.6/10 IMDB

In Manhattan, prostitutes are being murdered by a psycho. A detective is assigned to track him down and bring him in.

Starring: Janine Lenon, Steve Hollister, Joanna Mills, Fleurette Carter, Ted Gelanza, Tony Palladino ..
Directed by: Anton Holden
Release date: 1966-01-01

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 Thriller Movies of 1966 : The Girls on F Street

The Girls on F Street

4.9/10 IMDB

A pathetic Joe pays a bitter prostitute, Margo to have sex with him, and is abused endlessly. A woman sculptor and her live model try to suppress their lesbian longings for each other. Lonely, bespectacled middle-aged Nick goes to the House of Fetish - the local brothel - after watching a buxom stripper do her exotic dance on stage. His wife catches him in bed with another woman, and whips her silly.

Starring: Ken McCormick, Toni Lee Oliver, Nick Nickerson, Althea Currier, Kellie Everts, Barbara Nordin, Eve St. Pierre, Margo Lynn Sweet, Dotty Dare, Bill Arnold ..
Directed by: Saul Resnick
Release date: 1966-06-10

The Deadly Bees

4.1/10 IMDB

Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Starring: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn, John Harvey, Michael Ripper, Anthony Bailey, Tim Barrett, James Cossins, Frank Forsyth ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1966-12-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Picture Mommy Dead

Picture Mommy Dead

5.3/10 IMDB

Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her mother. Her father has a new wife, who has only married him for the money left to him by his dead wife. Susan is still haunted by her mother's memory, and her step-mother is conspiring with her lover to get the troubled girl to lead them to her mother's missing diamond necklace.

Starring: Don Ameche, Martha Hyer, Susan Gordon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Maxwell Reed, Wendell Corey, Signe Hasso, Anna Lee, Paulle Clark, Marlene Tracy ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1966-11-02

Destination Inner Space

4.5/10 IMDB

A futuristic underwater sea-lab is having problems with a UFO that's parked between them and a nearby deep ocean trench. As they investigate, they attract the unwanted attention of a dangerous creature who puts the scientists and crew in danger.

Starring: Scott Brady, Sheree North, Gary Merrill, John Howard, Wende Wagner, Mike Road, William Thourlby, Biff Elliot, Roy Barcroft, James Hong ..
Directed by: Francis D. Lyon
Release date: 1966-05-01

An American Dream

4.9/10 IMDB

Stephen Rojack is a decorated war vet who has now found success as an outspoken television personality. During a vicious argument with his wife, Deborah, Stephen snaps and pushes her from his high-rise apartment to her death. He manages to convince the authorities that she killed herself, then reignites an old affair with singer Cherry McMahon -- which doesn't sit well with her jealous mobster boyfriend, Nicky.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton, J.D. Cannon, Susan Denberg, George Takei, Les Crane ..
Directed by: Robert Gist
Release date: 1966-08-31

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo

4.4/10 IMDB

Picking a random name out of the phone book, thugs decide to terrorize and kidnap Cee Bee Beaumont, girlfriend of rock sensation Lonnie Lord. Rat Pfink and his sidekick Boo Boo spring into action!

Starring: Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Titus Moede, George Caldwell, Mike Kannon, James Bowie, Keith A. Wester, Bob Burns ..
Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler
Release date: 1966-09-01
Best Thriller 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 Thriller Movies of 1966 : Dare I Weep Dare I Mourn

Dare I Weep Dare I Mourn

7.3/10 IMDB

In West Berlin, a man who lived his whole life under the thumb of his father, must get the coffin with his father's remains across the border. However, he is in for a not so pleasant surprise.

Starring: James Mason, Hugh Griffith, Jill Bennett, Kay Walsh, Maureen Pryor, Hamilton Dyce, Derek Francis, Jerry Verno ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1966-09-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Electronic Lover

Electronic Lover

4.1/10 IMDB

The Master is a peeping tom who sends his minion to follow various women around with a video camera, the images being sent back to the Master's lair where he can enjoy it in solitary.

Starring: Mike Atkinson, Jonathan Manos, Linda Boyce, Natara, Uta Erickson, Bab Hines, Sally Love ..
Directed by: Jesse Berger
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title

Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title

4.6/10 IMDB

A man is mistaken by foreign agents for a defecting cosmonaut and must prove his identity while evading capture.

Starring: Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Richard Deacon, Henry Corden, Moe Howard, Carmen Phillips, Michael Ford, Henry Corden, Michael Ford, Jack Heller ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1966-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Johar in Kashmir

Johar in Kashmir

7.1/10 IMDB

Starring: Mumtaz Begum, Rajan Haksar, I.S. Johar ..
Directed by: I.S. Johar
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Footsteps in the Snow

Footsteps in the Snow

5.8/10 IMDB

An overprotective mother (Veronica Lake) goes to great lengths to thwart her daughter's (Meredith MacRae) budding romance.

Starring: George Carron, Melody Greer, Peter Kastner, Veronica Lake, Peter Light, Ovila Légaré, Meredith MacRae, Allan F. Nicholls, Gary Plaxton ..
Directed by: Martin Green
Release date: 1966-10-28

Manos: The Hands of Fate

1.6/10 IMDB

A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Starring: Harold P. Warren, Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree, Stephanie Nielson, Sherry Proctor, Robin Redd, Jackey Neyman, Bernie Rosenblum, Joyce Molleur ..
Directed by: Harold P. Warren
Release date: 1966-11-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Operation White Shark

Operation White Shark

4.8/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : Weekend of Fear

Weekend of Fear

5.0/10 IMDB

A woman hires her deaf-mute gardener to get rid of Judy, Tom's girlfriend, a young man she thinks would be better back with his old girlfriend Carol.

Starring: Jill Banner, Dianne Danford, Micki Malone, Kenneth Washman, Tory Alburn, Ruth Trent, Jamie Vanek, Kurt Donsbach ..
Directed by: Joe Danford
Release date: 1966-02-04

Red Zone Cuba

1.6/10 IMDB

Griffin escapes from jail and teams up with two local thugs to invade Cuba. However, they're soon captured by a Castro look-alike and receive sub-human treatment. But Griffin hatches a plan- will it be enough to bring peace to Cuba?

Starring: John Carradine, Coleman Francis, Anthony Cardoza, Harold Saunders ..
Directed by: Coleman Francis
Release date: 1966-11-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : O Legado

O Legado

0.0/10 IMDB

Sometimes a child can't look the other way

Directed by: Stanislas Cordova
Release date: 1966-09-02

Love with a stranger

0.0/10 IMDB

A mother and her daughter receive a stranger in their home, who at first has an affair with the mother but then tries to push her aside to seduce the daughter.

Starring: Martin LaSalle, Elsa Guirot, Rica Bergman, Sergio Regules, Carlos Azuri, Carlos Kanarek, Fred Deakin ..
Directed by: Ted Leversuch
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1966 : The Second Sin

The Second Sin

0.0/10 IMDB

After a jeweler is shot dead, Michael Gray is taken into custody. He is defended by the experienced Anton Rossouw.

Starring: Gert Van den Bergh, John Hayter, James White, Clive Parnell, Arthur Swemmer, Melody O'Brian, Siegfried Mynhardt, Tromp Terre'blanche, John Whiteley ..
Directed by: David Millin
Release date: 1966-09-27

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