The Best of 1960

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1. Wild River (1960)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

Votes: 4,570

2. 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.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 25,096

3. 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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 69,886 | Gross: $0.34M

4. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 577,181 | Gross: $32.00M

5. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

95 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 63,455 | Gross: $19.52M

6. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 120,268 | Gross: $30.00M

7. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon

Votes: 6,980

8. 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.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Votes: 13,144

9. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 5,327

10. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 84,882 | Gross: $4.91M

11. The Alamo (1960)

Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 13,910 | Gross: $17.26M

12. 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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 25,432 | Gross: $1.53M

13. From the Terrace (1960)

Passed | 149 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin

Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $11.34M

14. 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.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 29,535 | Gross: $0.08M

15. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 2,099 | Gross: $7.30M

16. Let's Make Love (1960)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan

Votes: 6,426 | Gross: $6.54M

17. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

Votes: 15,568 | Gross: $1.40M

18. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Votes: 4,306 | Gross: $6.00M

19. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 34,985

20. Cimarron (1960)

Approved | 147 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier adventurer, his wife and family and their friends.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 2,549

21. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 156,128 | Gross: $18.60M

22. The Savage Innocents (1960)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yôko Tani, Peter O'Toole, Carlo Giustini

Votes: 1,649

23. 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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,889 | Gross: $11.34M

24. The Sundowners (1960)

Unrated | 133 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

In Australia's Outback during the early twentieth century, the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon, but the mom and son want to settle, while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 3,642

25. Captain Blood (1960)

111 min | Action, Adventure

The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini. Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli, Pierrette Bruno

Votes: 642

26. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 26,247

27. 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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

Votes: 3,750

28. Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

Votes: 1,910

29. 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.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Shinji Tanaka, Masanori Horimoto

Votes: 4,703

30. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 25,480 | Gross: $0.05M

31. 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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 10,357



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