“Macario” is a captivating Mexican film released in 1960 that tells the story of a poor peasant named Macario. Set on the Day of the Dead, Macario’s desire for a good meal leads him on a supernatural journey where he encounters the Devil, God, and Death. With a bottle of water that can cure any illness, Macario’s newfound wealth attracts the attention of the feared Inquisition, making for an intriguing and suspenseful plot. Starring Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, and Enrique Lucero, this movie is a must-watch for fans of Mexican cinema.
“Psycho” is a thrilling movie from 1960 that tells the story of Marion Crane, a real estate clerk who steals a large sum of money and tries to escape her old life. She ends up at the eerie Bates Motel, run by the peculiar Norman Bates and his mysterious mother. With a stellar cast including Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
“The Apartment” is a 1960 movie starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It follows the story of Bud Baxter, a minor clerk in a New York insurance company who lends out his apartment to executives for their affairs. However, things take a complicated turn when Bud finds himself facing a major problem to solve. With a stellar cast and an intriguing plot, this movie is definitely one of the best voted movies of 1960.
La Dolce Vita
“La Dolce Vita” is a captivating movie set in 1960, following the life of Marcello, a journalist torn between the glamorous social scene of Rome and the suffocating routine with his girlfriend. As he navigates his way through this existential struggle, Marcello also yearns to establish himself as a serious writer. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, and other talented actors, this film offers a fascinating exploration of personal desires and the pursuit of artistic fulfillment. Released on February 5, 1960, it is considered one of the best movies of that year.
Rocco and His Brothers
“Rocco and His Brothers” is a captivating movie set in 1960. It tells the story of a widow and her five sons who move to the bustling city, where two of the brothers find themselves entangled in a dangerous love triangle. With a talented cast including Alain Delon and Annie Girardot, this film explores the deadly consequences of rivalry and love. Released on October 6th, 1960, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year!
“Two Women” is a powerful and emotional film set during World War II. It follows the journey of Cesira, a widowed shopkeeper, and her daughter Rosetta as they escape the bombings in Rome and seek refuge in a remote village. Along the way, Cesira’s determination to protect her daughter is tested, while a young intellectual named Michele falls in love with her. Starring the talented Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo, this movie is a must-watch for its gripping storyline and stellar performances. Released on December 22, 1960, it remains one of the best-voted movies of that year.
The Virgin Spring
“The Virgin Spring” is a powerful and gripping movie from 1960 that tells the story of devout Christians Töre and Märeta, whose daughter Karin is brutally raped and murdered by a group of savage goat herders. When the killers unknowingly seek refuge in Töre and Märeta’s farmhouse, Töre plots a fitting revenge. Starring Max von Sydow and Birgitta Valberg, this film is a haunting exploration of vengeance and the depths of human darkness.
Inherit the Wind
“Inherit the Wind” is a thought-provoking movie released in 1960 that tells the captivating story of schoolteacher Bertram Cates, who is arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. With an all-star cast including Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly, the film explores the intense courtroom battle between renowned defense attorney Henry Drummond and prosecutor Matthew Brady, a famous evangelist. This gripping drama sheds light on the clash between science and religion, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in thought-provoking cinema.
The Bad Sleep Well
“The Bad Sleep Well” is a gripping Japanese film from 1960, starring Toshirō Mifune and Masayuki Mori. It’s a loose adaptation of “Hamlet” and follows Kôichi Nishi, who rises to a high position in a Japanese corporation and marries the daughter of a company vice president. However, at their wedding reception, a cake resembling their corporate headquarters triggers memories of Nishi’s father’s mysterious death, leading him to unleash a plan for revenge. With a stellar cast and a captivating storyline, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 1960.
“L’Avventura” is a captivating Italian film released in 1960. It follows the story of Claudia and Anna, who embark on a boat trip with Anna’s lover, Sandro, to a remote volcanic island. When Anna mysteriously disappears, a search ensues, while Sandro and Claudia find themselves drawn to each other amidst guilt and tension. With a talented cast and a gripping plot, this movie is definitely worth watching for its intriguing exploration of relationships and the human psyche.
“Spartacus” is a captivating historical drama released on October 13, 1960. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Jean Simmons, the film tells the inspiring story of Spartacus, a rebellious Thracian slave who leads a powerful uprising against his oppressors. With a gripping plot that follows Spartacus and his fellow slaves as they fight for their freedom, this movie is a must-watch for fans of epic tales of courage and resilience.
The Magnificent Seven
“The Magnificent Seven” is a classic Western film released in 1960. Set in an oppressed Mexican peasant village, the movie follows the story of seven gunfighters who are hired to defend the homes of the villagers. With a star-studded cast including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of the genre.
“Black Sunday” is a chilling horror film from 1960 that tells the story of a vengeful witch and her wicked servant who rise from the grave to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful descendant. With a talented cast including Barbara Steele and John Richardson, this movie takes you on a thrilling journey as the girl’s brother and a handsome doctor fight to stop the witch’s bloody campaign. Released on August 11, 1960, it’s definitely a must-watch for horror enthusiasts!
“Peeping Tom” is a gripping psychological thriller from 1960 that follows the life of Mark Lewis, a loner who works at a film studio by day and secretly takes provocative photographs of women at night. As if that wasn’t disturbing enough, Mark is also making a documentary on fear, where he records the reactions of his victims as he murders them. Things take an unexpected turn when he befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living below his apartment, and shares vague details about his twisted movie project. Starring Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, and other talented actors, this unsettling film was released on May 16, 1960.
The Time Machine
“The Time Machine” is a captivating sci-fi film released in 1960. Set in Victorian England, it follows the journey of a man who travels to the distant future and discovers a world where humanity has split into two warring species. With a talented cast including Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux, this movie takes you on a thrilling adventure through time and showcases the consequences of mankind’s actions.
The Traffic Policeman
“The Traffic Policeman” is a hilarious comedy from 1960 that follows the story of an unemployed man who unexpectedly lands a job as a traffic policeman. However, his new role in the bustling city proves to be quite challenging, as he faces numerous problems caused by the chaotic traffic. Starring a talented cast including Alberto Sordi, Marisa Merlini, Vittorio De Sica, and more, this movie promises to keep you entertained with its amusing take on the struggles of our poor protagonist.
“Elmer Gantry” is a captivating movie from 1960 that tells the story of a charismatic con man named Elmer Gantry. When he meets Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he pretends to be a devout preacher to join her act. As their passionate onstage performances turn into a romantic relationship, their success is threatened by one of Gantry’s vengeful ex-lovers. Starring Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, and a talented ensemble cast, this film is a must-watch for its intriguing plot and the chemistry between the lead actors. Released on July 7, 1960, it’s one of the best-voted movies of that year.
Village of the Damned
“Village of the Damned” is a captivating sci-fi thriller that takes place in a quaint English village. After a mysterious event leaves everyone unconscious, the village is shocked to discover that all women of childbearing age have become pregnant. As the children are born, they possess an eerie resemblance with their striking blond hair and eyes, and an uncanny bond with each other. Starring a talented cast including George Sanders and Barbara Shelley, this 1960 classic will keep you on the edge of your seat with its chilling storyline and suspenseful plot twists.
“The Alamo” is a gripping historical film released in 1960, starring John Wayne, Richard Widmark, and Laurence Harvey. Set in the early days of the Republic of Texas, it tells the true story of a brave group of soldiers who valiantly fought against a massive army to protect their newfound freedom. With a stellar cast and a powerful storyline, this movie is a must-watch for history buffs and fans of epic battles.
“The Housemaid” is a captivating 1960 movie that tells the story of a piano composer’s family who moves into a new house. When his pregnant wife collapses from working too hard, he hires a hot housemaid to assist with the housework. Starring Lee Eun-shim, Kim Jin-kyu, Ju Jeung-nyeo, and other talented actors, this film offers a compelling narrative that explores the dynamics within a household. Released on November 3, 1960, it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of classic movies.
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