1960 Movies List

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1960 Movies List

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Psycho (1960)

Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Rated R

Psycho is a 1960 American horror-thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The film follows the story of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a secretary who steals $40,000 from her employer and goes on the run. She meets a young man, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), at a motel and soon finds herself terrorized by his mother, who has a dark past. As events unfold, Marion's life spirals out of control as she discovers more about Norman's twisted past and is ultimately murdered in the iconic shower scene. Hitchcock's film is considered to be one of the most influential horror films of all time and was the first in the genre to feature a psychopath as the antagonist.

The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston
Rated Approved

The film, "The Apartment" is a classic romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder in 1960. Starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, the story follows an ambitious young accountant, C.C. Baxter (Lemmon), who finds himself in a unique situation. To further his career, C.C. allows a handful of executives from his company to use his apartment for their extramarital affairs. C.C. eventually finds himself in a love triangle with the elevator operator Fran Kubelik (MacLaine), whom he loves, and the married company executive, Jeff D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray). As C.C. struggles to win Fran's heart, he must also make a difficult moral decision between his career and his conscience. In the end, C.C. must choose between his selfish ambitions and his highest ideals.

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Inherit the Wind
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York
Rated Passed

Inherit the Wind is a 1960 courtroom drama film directed by Stanley Kramer. The movie is based on a play of the same name by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, which was inspired by the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial. The film stars Spencer Tracy as Henry Drummond, a defense attorney, and Frederic March as Matthew Harrison Brady, the prosecutor. The trial is centered around a young teacher, Bertram Cates (Dick York), who is accused of teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in his classroom, which is against the law. Drummond and Brady battle it out in court, while outside the courtroom, a group of religious fundamentalists watch and protest, convinced that evolution is against God's teachings. Ultimately, the jury finds Cates not guilty of the charges and the case is closed. The film explores the struggle between science and faith, and ultimately serves as a reminder of the importance of free speech and open-mindedness.

Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton
Rated PG-13

Spartacus is a 1960 historical drama directed by Stanley Kubrick based on Howard Fast’s 1951 novel of the same name. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the titular character, a rebellious slave who leads a revolt of fellow slaves against the Roman Republic. The film chronicles Spartacus’s journey from a Thracian slave to a leader of a large army of rebel slaves, and his efforts to survive and fight for their freedom. The film also stars Laurence Olivier as the Roman general, Crassus, who leads the opposition against the rebelling slaves, and Jean Simmons as Spartacus’s love interest, Varinia. The movie is noted for its epic scale, its lush cinematography, and its powerful performances.

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Sturges, starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach
Rated Approved

The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges. It stars Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, and Horst Buchholz. The story follows a group of seven American gunslingers who are hired to protect a small Mexican village from a ruthless bandit leader and his gang. Together, they fight to restore the village's faith and sense of security. As they learn to work together, they also learn important lessons about loyalty and justice. The film is a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai and is widely considered to be one of the most influential and iconic westerns of all time.

The Sundowners (1960)

The Sundowners
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns
Rated Passed

Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Bells Are Ringing
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.
Rated Not Rated

House of Usher (1960)

House of Usher
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe
Rated Approved

Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Sunrise at Campobello
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Vincent J. Donehue, starring Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen
Rated Not Rated

Midnight Lace (1960)

Midnight Lace
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Miller, starring Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy
Rated Approved

The Grass Is Greener (1960)

The Grass Is Greener
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Donen, starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons
Rated Approved

Ocean's Eleven (1960)

Ocean's Eleven
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Lewis Milestone, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford
Rated Approved

BUtterfield 8 (1960)

BUtterfield 8
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Mann, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill
Rated Not Rated

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Blue Hawaii
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Norman Taurog, starring Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters
Rated PG

 



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