Best War Movies of 1960

1.

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
2.

Sink the Bismarck!

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of the breakout of the German battleship Bismarck—accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen—during the early days of World War II. The Bismarck and her sister ship, Tirpitz, were the most powerful battleships in the European theater of World War II. The British Navy must find and destroy Bismarck before it can escape into the convoy lanes to inflict severe damage on the cargo shipping which was the lifeblood of the British Isles. With eight 15 inch guns, it was capable of destroying every ship in a convoy while remaining beyond the range of all Royal Navy warships.

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Keen, Karel Stepanek, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham, Michael Goodliffe, Esmond Knight ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1960-02-11
3.

Hell to Eternity

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Based on the story about Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. After Pearl Harbor, his foster family is interned at the Manzanar camp for Japanese Americans, while he enlists in the Marines, where his ability to speak Japanese becomes a vital asset. During the Battle of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Sessue Hayakawa, Vic Damone, George Takei, Reiko Sato, Patricia Owens, Richard Eyer, John Larch, Bill Williams ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1960-08-01
Best War Movies of 1960 : The Gallant Hours
4.

The Gallant Hours

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, Les Tremayne, Walter Sande, Karl Swenson, Richard Carlyle, Carl Benton Reid ..
Directed by: Robert Montgomery
Release date: 1960-06-13
Best War Movies of 1960 : The Wackiest Ship in the Army
5.

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of them knows, including Crandall, is that this ship has a very important top-secret mission to complete in waters patrolled by the Japanese fleet. Their mission will save hundreds of allied lives - if only they can get there in one piece.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty, Tom Tully, Joby Baker, Warren Berlinger, Patricia Driscoll, Mike Kellin, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Richard Murphy
Release date: 1960-12-29
Best War Movies of 1960 : A Circle of Deception
6.

A Circle of Deception

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Suzy Parker, Harry Andrews, Robert Stephens, John Welsh, Paul Rogers ..
Directed by: Jack Lee
Release date: 1960-11-01
Best War Movies of 1960 : Conspiracy of Hearts
7.

Conspiracy of Hearts

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

In wartime Italy nuns in a convent regularly smuggle Jewish children out of a nearby internment camp. The Italian army officer in charge suspects what may be going on but deliberately turns a blind eye. When the Germans take over the camp security the nuns' activities become far more dangerous.

Starring: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Albert Lieven, Peter Arne, Nora Swinburne, Michael Goodliffe, Ronald Lewis ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1960-04-07
Best War Movies of 1960 : 5 Branded Women
8.

5 Branded Women

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.

Starring: Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carla Gravina, Van Heflin, Richard Basehart, Harry Guardino, Alex Nicol, Steve Forrest ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1960-03-15
9.

During One Night

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Story of a young U.S. Army officer, stationed in England during World War II, who is suddenly conscious of a desire to "prove" himself sexually.

Starring: Don Borisenko, Susan Hampshire, Sean Sullivan, Joy Webster, Graydon Gould, Tom Busby, Alan Gibson, Barbara Ogilvie, Jackie Collins, Michael Golden ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best War Movies of 1960 : The Mountain Road
10.

The Mountain Road

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1944, in eastern part of China, U.S.Army Major Baldwin and his volunteer team of demolition engineers are left behind the retreating Chinese forces. Their task is to slow down the Japanese advance into eastern China by blowing up bridges, roads, airfields and munitions dumps. They start by blowing up an American airfield and ammo dump. They receive the order to destroy a vital bridge over a mountain pass.The team uses a few army trucks to move around. At the bridge, they encounter a Nationalist Chinese Army unit in charge of guarding the bridge. Thanks to an American soldier who speaks some Chinese, Major Baldwin requests the permission, from the Chinese commander, to blow up the bridge.The Chinese colonel agrees but asks the American Major to do him a favor by also destroying a munitions dump located at some distance away.He also requests that Madame Sue-Mei Hung, the widow of a Chinese colonel, be transported by the American demolition team to the nearest major town.

Starring: James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett, Harry Morgan, Frank Silvera, James Best, Rudy Bond, Mike Kellin, Frank Maxwell, Eddie Firestone ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1960-06-15

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