Sixties Gangster Films

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1. 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: 68,411 | Gross: $0.34M

2. Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past. With nowhere to go but back home in Oklahoma he gets news that his father's been ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: John Ericson, Barry Newman, Roy Fant, Joan Harvey

Votes: 102

3. Code of Silence (1960)

75 min | Crime, Drama

An ex-mafioso moves to Mexico to become a writer, revealing mob secrets in his books which are met with understandable displeasure. He is soon pursued by hit-men as well as the FBI, who need his testimony in a court case.

Director: Mel Welles | Stars: Terry Becker, Elisa Loti, Bruno VeSota, Michael de Carlo

4. It Takes a Thief (1960)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang leader dumps her criminal boyfriend when he is convicted of robbery, but he recovers the stolen loot once he's released. In retaliation, the gang kidnaps his son and demands the money as ransom.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 220

5. Playgirl After Dark (1960)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A French reporter working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints found in London's Soho district becomes involved in the lives of the owner and star of a famous club.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm, Danik Patisson

Votes: 276

6. Prostitution (1963)

115 min | Drama

Olga arrives from his province to Paris to find work. Coming out of the Montparnasse station, as she tries to find her way, she is accosted by a young man, Mario, who offers to help him. He... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Boutel | Stars: Etchika Choureau, Evelyne Dassas, Alain Lionel, Alicia Gutiérrez

7. Twelve Hours to Kill (1960)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Nico Minardos, Barbara Eden, Grant Richards, Russ Conway

Votes: 73

8. 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: 3,552

9. 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: 2,538

10. 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: 10,123

11. The Last Gunfight (1960)

95 min | Crime, Drama

Japanese police detective Saburo Fujioka is suspected of corruption, demoted, and sent to the city of Kojin. Kojin is the scene of fierce fighting between rival gangs. Fujioka is assigned ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Seizaburô Kawazu

Votes: 89

13. 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: 1,162

14. Blueprint for Robbery (1961)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama

A gang plots the robbery of an armored-car company headquarters. Although the robbery itself goes off as planned, it's not long before the gang members are fighting among themselves over ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: J. Pat O'Malley, Robert J. Wilke, Robert Gist, Romo Vincent

Votes: 52

15. Il gobbo (1960)

96 min | Drama, War

Alvaro Cosenza, also known as the Hunchback from Quarticciolo (Il Gobbo del Quarticciolo), during Rome's occupation by Nazis in 1943, decides to revolt. He starts his career of rebel like a... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Gérard Blain, Anna Maria Ferrero, Bernard Blier, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 92

16. They Killed a Corpse (1962)

92 min | Crime

A girl dies in a car crash, but the autopsy reveals she was actually poisoned. The police comes up with a scheme: telling the media the girl is alive in a hospital hoping the murderer surfaces. However, nothing is like it seems to be.

Director: Julio Salvador | Stars: José María Armán, José Luis Barcelona, Mario Beut, Manuel Bronchud

Votes: 20

22. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 3,545

23. Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ma Barker and her four sons terrorize the 1930s South and Midwest with a string of kidnappings, robberies and murders, and even get to work with such famous criminals as John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Lurene Tuttle, Tristram Coffin, Paul Dubov, Nelson Leigh

Votes: 207

25. Man Who Couldn't Walk (1960)

65 min | Crime, Drama

Melodrama, dealing with safe-breakers and gang warfare.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Eric Pohlmann, Peter Reynolds, Pat Clavin, Reed De Rouen

26. 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: 1,170

27. 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

28. The Music Box Kid (1960)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama

A young gangster in 1920's New York quickly rises through the ranks of the mob, then sets up his own murder-for-hire organization. When he starts kidnapping other mobsters for ransom, the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Ron Foster, Luana Patten, Grant Richards, Johnny Seven

Votes: 77

29. 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: 1,042

31. 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: 19,052 | Gross: $12.32M

33. Pete the Tender (1960)

75 min | Drama

An old gentleman who loves his tender garden and pupil turns out to be an old killer.

Director: François Villiers | Stars: Michel Simon, Claude Brasseur, Dany Saval, Marie Daëms

Votes: 9

35. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, History

Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewel thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from other thieves ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White

Votes: 934

36. The George Raft Story (1961)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Barrie Chase

Votes: 220

37. Sanctuary (1961)

90 min | Drama

William Faulkner's steamy tale set in the South in the 1920s. Governer's daughter is seduced and raped by a Cajun who returns after she's married to cause her further trouble.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes

Votes: 254

38. Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

A man arrives in New Orleans searching for his former girlfriend, an artist who now works in a bordello.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter

Votes: 1,760

40. Surprise Package (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor, Noël Coward, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 250

43. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A prison truck is assaulted and the two convicts inside are murdered. The prison guard on duty gets suspended for negligence and takes it upon himself to track down the killers.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Michitarô Mizushima, Misako Watanabe, Shôichi Ozawa, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 756

45. The Walking Target (1960)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

Nick gets out of prison after serving his time for robbery, but no one ever found the stolen money, a quarter million dollars. Everyone's watching him: the police, a mobster, his girlfriend... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Joan Evans, Ron Foster, Merry Anders, Harp McGuire

Votes: 62

46. Blueprint of Murder (1961)

73 min | Action, Crime, Drama