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Movies: Popular Movies of 1960

Movies in chronological context: 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1960th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 960th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1960s decade. It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism. ()

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Psycho(1960)

1h 49min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 3,301 votes)

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.

Spartacus(1960)

3.8/5 (with 632 votes)

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.

The Apartment(1960)

NR
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.2/5 (with 624 votes)

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

The Magnificent Seven(1960)

3.8/5 (with 541 votes)

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

La Dolce Vita(1960)

2h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 538 votes)

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

Breathless(1960)

1h 30min | Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 485 votes)

A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.

The Time Machine(1960)

3.7/5 (with 229 votes)

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Peeping Tom(1960)

1h 41min | Horror, Thriller, Drama
3.8/5 (with 192 votes)

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.

L'Avventura(1960)

NR
| 2h 24min | Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 176 votes)

Claudia and Anna join Anna's lover, Sandro, on a boat trip to a remote volcanic island. When Anna goes missing, a search is launched. In the meantime, Sandro and Claudia become involved in a romance despite Anna's disappearance, though the relationship suffers from guilt and tension.

Eyes Without a Face(1960)

1h 24min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 176 votes)

Dr. Génessier is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane, who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise, kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane's.

The Virgin Spring(1960)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 147 votes)

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

Rocco and His Brothers(1960)

NR
| 2h 58min | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 136 votes)

When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.

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Two Women(1960)

1h 40min | Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 131 votes)

Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village and onward, the mother does everything she can to protect Rosetta. Meanwhile, a sensitive young intellectual, Michele, falls in love with Cesira.

Black Sunday(1960)

NR
| 1h 27min | Horror
3.8/5 (with 123 votes)

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. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.

Inherit the Wind(1960)

2h 8min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 114 votes)

This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.

Village of the Damned(1960)

3.6/5 (with 105 votes)

In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

Le Trou(1960)

2h 12min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
4.2/5 (with 104 votes)

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.

Purple Noon(1960)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 102 votes)

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.

The Little Shop of Horrors(1960)

1h 12min | Horror, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 99 votes)

Seymour works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey. He creates a new plant that not only talks but cannot survive without human flesh and blood.

The Alamo(1960)

2h 47min | Western
3.6/5 (with 98 votes)

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Shoot the Piano Player(1960)

NR
| 1h 25min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 98 votes)

Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.

Swiss Family Robinson(1960)

G
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 96 votes)

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson.

Ocean's Eleven(1960)

NR
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 95 votes)

Ocean's 11 is the 'Rat-Pack' comedy about robber Danny Ocean and his gang's attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas.

House of Usher(1960)

NR
| 1h 19min | Horror, Drama
3.3/5 (with 75 votes)

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.

Pollyanna(1960)

G
| 2h 14min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 56 votes)

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

The Bad Sleep Well(1960)

2h 30min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 55 votes)

In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.

The Traffic Policeman(1960)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 53 votes)

An unemployed man gets a job as traffic policeman but the traffic in the big city creates innumerous problems for the poor guy.

The Brides of Dracula(1960)

NR
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 50 votes)

A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr. Van Helsing is already on his way.

Exodus(1960)

3h 28min | History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Let's Make Love(1960)

NR
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 46 votes)

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.

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