MY TOP 30+ MOVIES FOR 1960by DukeEman | created - 19 Jul 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Bergman's dark fable; Fellini's other masterpiece, and seven ride into town.
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1. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Votes: 24,418 | Gross: $1.53M
2. La Dolce Vita (1960)
Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.
Votes: 60,537 | Gross: $19.52M
Fellini takes us through the streets of Rome...
3. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.
Votes: 82,608 | Gross: $4.91M
An excellent rip=off of that Samurai classic...
4. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 66,715 | Gross: $0.34M
Godard makes cinema hip...
5. Two Women (1960)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
Heart wrenching stuff, and Loren is simply amazing...
6. Spartacus (1960)
PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
Votes: 116,162 | Gross: $30.00M
It's Douglas' passion...
7. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 557,179 | Gross: $32.00M
Only Hitchcock could have gotten away with it at the time...
8. Innocent Sorcerers (1960)
87 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »
Adore the characters and their interlude...
9. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 149,563 | Gross: $18.60M
Wilder pulls it off with the majestic help of Lemmon and MacLaine...
10. Classe Tous Risques (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,806 | Gross: $0.09M
Sautet does a grand job in telling this thrilling tale...
11. Sons and Lovers (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.
A brilliant little drama...
12. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Not Rated | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
Kurosawa and Mifune step out of the samurai robes and do a fine job with this taunt drama....
13. The Naked Island (1960)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.
A fascinating slow paced observational drama of the hardships of life on a remote island just off the mainland...
14. The Time Machine (1960)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.
As a child this fascinated me...
15. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
It has all the traits of a Visconti epic, but sometimes gets bogged down into melodrama...
16. Elmer Gantry (1960)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.
Votes: 9,503 | Gross: $11.34M
Brooks and Lancaster almost pull it off, but still riveting...
17. L'Avventura (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Drama, Mystery
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
Antonioni weaves his spell over this simple tale with complicated consequences...
18. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Approved | 111 min | Crime, Western
Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.
Brave topic from John Ford done with intelligence...
19. The Unforgiven (1960)
Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.
Huston hasn't got strong material to work with but Lancaster and Hepburn do it justice...
20. Testament of Orpheus (1960)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography
The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions.
Cocteau's surreal poetry continues...
21. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, ... See full summary »
Truffaut does well with Aznavour...
22. Bell' Antonio (1960)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
A touchy subject for its time handled well by all...
23. Peeping Tom (1960)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
Votes: 28,023 | Gross: $0.08M
One for the hardcore film buffs, but I need to give it a second viewing...
24. Cinderfella (1960)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $4.70M
One of Jerry's best...
25. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Approved | 124 min | Drama
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »
A fine melodrama for its time...
26. Purple Noon (1960)
PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.
Votes: 12,427 | Gross: $0.62M
Delon is perfect as Tom Ripley...
27. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.
Votes: 23,977 | Gross: $0.05M
An interesting idea...
28. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.
29. Black Sunday (1960)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.
The only thing important is Bava and Steele...
30. The Concrete Jungle (1960)
TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.
Losey makes it worth the while...
31. Good-for-Nothing (1960)
88 min | Action, Crime
A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend's father. She senses some good in him and tries to make him discard his aimless lifestyle.
Hip Japanese for its time that had a slow build up with the last half worth the wait...