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1. Afraid to Die (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime

Takeo is a young yakuza who renounces his former criminal activities after being released from prison. But sometimes escaping the past is not so easy.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Yukio Mishima, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 444

2. 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: 10,160

3. Wild for Kicks (1960)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee, Gillian Hills

Votes: 811

4. 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: 68,568 | Gross: $0.34M

5. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 2,882 | Gross: $0.09M

6. The Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 1,164

7. The Delinquents (1960)

80 min | Crime, Drama

A bunch of scoundrels and members of the Spanish youth, who until now have not paid attention more than in the police stations. They are a group of friends who survive as they can in the suburbs of Madrid.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Manuel Zarzo, Luis Marín, Óscar Cruz, Juanjo Losada

Votes: 171

8. 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: 24,875 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Hell Is a City (1960)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence, Maxine Audley

Votes: 893

10. Le Trou (1960)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin, Philippe Leroy

Votes: 14,011 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Key Witness (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In Los Angeles, a brave witness to murder agrees to testify in court against the street gang leader who's desperate to silence him.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Pat Crowley, Dennis Hopper, Joby Baker

Votes: 287

12. Midnight Lace (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question after she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Votes: 4,303 | Gross: $7.40M

13. Murder, Inc. (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.

Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,174

14. Never Let Go (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith

Votes: 1,043

15. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

57 Metascore

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Votes: 19,069 | Gross: $12.32M

16. Pay or Die! (1960)

Unrated | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Between 1906-1909, NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino heads the 'Italian Squad' and tries to stamp out organized crime from the city, often times amid assassination attempts by the Mafia.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Renata Vanni

Votes: 459

17. 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: 28,667 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee

Votes: 1,153

19. 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: 569,128 | Gross: $32.00M

20. 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: 12,727

21. The Pusher (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama

A detective investigating the murder of a heroin addict discovers that there is a connection between the junkie and his fiance, who is his boss' daughter.

Director: Gene Milford | Stars: Kathy Carlyle, Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi, Douglas Rodgers

Votes: 66

22. Seven Thieves (1960)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A motley crew of professional thieves plans the robbery of a Monte Carlo casino vault.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,134

23. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Charlie is approached by his crook brother Chico, who is chased by two gangsters. Charlie helps him to escape, but he upsets the criminals, so when his brother Fido is kidnapped, Charlie has to take an attitude with tragic consequences.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Votes: 16,400

24. The 3rd Voice (1960)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The bitter secretary of a businessman plans to murder him and replace him with a hired look-alike accomplice in order to drain the company's bank accounts.

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day, Olga San Juan

Votes: 123

25. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse uses hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 2,697

26. La Vérité (1960)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

A liberated small-town girl and the family's black sheep moves to Paris with her sister, only to find herself standing trial for the shocking murder of her young lover. Was his killing premeditated or was this a crime of passion?

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey

Votes: 2,690

27. Why Must I Die? (1960)

86 min | Crime, Drama

Debra Paget commits a murder for which Terry Moore (as club singer Lois King) is arrested, tried, and condemned to die. The story line wanders through the trial and Miss King's final hours ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Terry Moore, Debra Paget, Bert Freed, Juli Reding

Votes: 65

28. The Assassin (1961)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller

Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police at his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what the investigation is about as we discover details about his life.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni, Salvo Randone

Votes: 854

29. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 3,556

30. Cash on Demand (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird

Votes: 1,518

31. The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Martine Carol, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Blier

Votes: 965

32. Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music

CONTAINS SPOILERS Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason

Votes: 645

33. The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

101 min | Drama

Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

Votes: 350

34. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

90 Metascore

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 72,733

36. Man-Trap (1961)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two Korean War veterans re-unite to pull off a heist at a San Francisco airport but find themselves running for their lives.

Director: Edmond O'Brien | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

Votes: 160

37. Spotlight on a Murderer (1961)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

When he learns his days are numbered old count Hervé de Kéraudren decides to hide in a secret alcove and to die there, just to annoy his heirs. As a result of his body not being found the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 398

38. Scream of Fear (1961)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis, Christopher Lee

Votes: 3,604

39. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A teenager who witnesses the murder of his father vows to exact revenge on the four mobsters involved in the killing.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

Votes: 2,543

40. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

85 Metascore

The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against several gay men in 1960s London.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 4,671

41. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 20,811

42. Zero Focus (1961)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Hizuru Takachiho, Ineko Arima, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 447

43. All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Music

This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Votes: 916

44. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller