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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)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 4,703 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.

The Apartment(1960)

NR
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 982 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.

Spartacus(1960)

3h 17min | History, War, Drama, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 914 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.

La Dolce Vita(1960)

NR
| 2h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 816 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)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 768 votes)

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he attempts to persuade a girl to run away to Italy with him.

The Magnificent Seven(1960)

NR
| 2h 8min | Western, Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 766 votes)

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

The Time Machine(1960)

3.7/5 (with 373 votes)

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

Peeping Tom(1960)

NR
| 1h 41min | Horror, Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 351 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 297 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 292 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 | Drama
3.9/5 (with 277 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.

Two Women(1960)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 238 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.

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Rocco and His Brothers(1960)

NR
| 2h 58min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 235 votes)

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

Black Sunday(1960)

NR
| 1h 27min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 208 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.

Le Trou(1960)

NR
| 2h 12min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
4.1/5 (with 185 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 179 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.

Shoot the Piano Player(1960)

NR
| 1h 25min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 174 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.

Village of the Damned(1960)

NR
| 1h 17min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 173 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.

Inherit the Wind(1960)

NR
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 169 votes)

Schoolteacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention and one of the newspaper reporters, E.K. Hornbeck, arranges to bring in renowned defense attorney and atheist Henry Drummond to defend Cates. The prosecutor, Matthew Brady is a former presidential candidate, famous evangelist, and old adversary of Drummond.

The Little Shop of Horrors(1960)

NR
| 1h 12min | Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 159 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)

NR
| 2h 47min | Western
3.6/5 (with 144 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.

Ocean's Eleven(1960)

NR
| 2h 7min | Crime, Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 135 votes)

Danny Ocean and his gang attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night.

Swiss Family Robinson(1960)

G
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 134 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.

House of Usher(1960)

NR
| 1h 19min | Horror, Drama
3.3/5 (with 122 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.

The Bad Sleep Well(1960)

2h 30min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 99 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.

Exodus(1960)

3h 28min | War, Drama
3.3/5 (with 90 votes)

Ari Ben Canaan, a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.

The Brides of Dracula(1960)

PG
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 89 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.

Macario(1960)

1h 31min | Drama, Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 79 votes)

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.

Pollyanna(1960)

NR
| 2h 14min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 78 votes)

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

The Traffic Policeman(1960)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 73 votes)

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

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