60's WWII Movies

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1. 5 Branded Women (1960)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Van Heflin, Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles

Votes: 415

2. Baltiyskoe nebo - 2 seriya (1961)

83 min | Drama, History, War

In this continuation of the 2 part epic about the air defense of Leningrad during WWII, conditions have improved but there will still be two years left in the struggle.

Director: Vladimir Vengerov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Vsevolod Platov, Inna Kondrateva, Lyudmila Gurchenko

Votes: 106

3. Battle of Blood Island (1960)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, War

Two American GIs are the only survivors of a unit wiped out in a battle with Japanese troops on an isolated island. The two, who don't like each other, find try to put aside their differences in order to evade the Japanese and survive.

Director: Joel Rapp | Stars: Richard Devon, Ron Gans, Roger Corman

Votes: 186

4. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama, War

In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 477

5. Circle of Deception (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Suzy Parker, Bradford Dillman, Harry Andrews, Robert Stephens

Votes: 239

6. Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

Votes: 439

7. The Enemy General (1960)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An American OSS agent and the French underground attempt to rescue a Nazi general, who is awaiting execution by the Germans, and help him escape to London.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Johnson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dany Carrel, John Van Dreelen

Votes: 99

8. Escape by Night (1960)

TV-PG | 82 min | Drama, War

Three allied prisoners, a Russian, an American and an Englishman, attempt to escape with the help of a young couple from Rome.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Hannes Messemer

Votes: 507

9. Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

80 min | War, Drama

A German Agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Adrian Hoven, Niall MacGinnis, Neil McCallum

Votes: 101

10. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 1,285

11. Storm Over the Pacific (1960)

118 min | Drama, History, War

Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and is welcomed with pride in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Shûe Matsubayashi, Hugo Grimaldi | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Makoto Satô

Votes: 122

12. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 946

13. Heroes Die Young (1960)

Approved | 76 min | Action, War

Eight American soldiers, commanded by Lt. Eason, are chosen to infiltrate the Ploesti oil field in order to set signal fires to guide Allied bombers to Germany's most closely guarded target... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Shepard | Stars: Erika Peters, Scott Borland, Robert Getz, Roger Browne

Votes: 17

14. 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: 86

15. It Happened in '43 (1960)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Andrea Checchi

Votes: 266

16. Kapò (1960)

116 min | Drama, War

A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanuelle Riva, Didi Perego

Votes: 1,726

17. Den sidste vinter (1960)

91 min | Drama, War

During the latter part of WW2, The Danish resistance is taking care of an English agent after getting hurt on his arrival by plane. The agent's goal is a sabotage action, but a traitor is among them.

Directors: Frank Dunlop, Anker Sørensen, Edvin Tiemroth | Stars: Tony Britton, Dieter Eppler, John Wittig, Birgitte Federspiel

Votes: 47

AKA: The Last Winter

18. The Mountain Road (1960)

102 min | Drama, War

A US Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up military installations in order to slow down the advancing Japanese Army.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett, Harry Morgan

Votes: 664

19. The Ninth Circle (1960)

107 min | Drama, War

In order to save Jewish girl from the Nazis and their colaborators, Croatian family arranges her to be wed to their young son. Young man is displeased with sudden end to his careless youth ... See full summary »

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Dusica Zegarac, Boris Dvornik, Branko Tatic, Ervina Dragman

Votes: 343

20. Prace (1960)

84 min | Family, War

A young Czech boy is freed from a concentration camp and ends up working for the army against the Germans.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Michal Koblic, Marienka Magdolenova, Vladimír Hlavatý, Gustáv Valach

Votes: 88

21. Sink the Bismarck ! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 6,447 | Gross: $6.54M

22. Ski Troop Attack (1960)

Not Rated | 63 min | Action, War

An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra

Votes: 381

24. Two Women (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Votes: 8,326

25. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships.

Director: Richard Murphy | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Votes: 1,743

26. Under Ten Flags (1960)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

German raider, using various disguises, forces British ship to surrender. Story told from German point of view.

Director: Duilio Coletti | Stars: Van Heflin, Charles Laughton, Mylène Demongeot, John Ericson

Votes: 404

27. Armored Command (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, War

An American army unit is trapped in a small town during a German counterattack and discovers that a spy in the town is providing the Germans with information about them.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Howard Keel, Tina Louise, Warner Anderson, Earl Holliman

Votes: 196

28. Baltiyskoe nebo - 1 seriya (1961)

89 min | Drama, History, War

A story about pilots guarding the sky above Leningrad during WWII.

Director: Vladimir Vengerov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Vsevolod Platov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 118

29. Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

In 1941, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson helps organizing the Philippine guerrilla fighters, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby, Dolores Michaels, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 384

30. Bridge to the Sun (1961)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 683

31. A Coming-Out Party (1961)

98 min | Comedy

A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes

Votes: 499

32. A Day for Lionhearts (1961)

96 min | Drama, War

September the 8th 1943, Rome, that crucial day, the armistice, in the town many life change their way. Danilo escapes the fascist enlist, while Michele succeeded to leave his administration... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Renato Salvatori, Carla Gravina, Tomas Milian, Nino Castelnuovo

Votes: 70

33. Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)

70 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland.

Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Hannjo Hasse, Christoph Beyertt, Wolfgang Kalweit, Georg Leopold

Votes: 235

34. The Fascist (1961)

102 min | Comedy

The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Mireille Granelli, Stefania Sandrelli

Votes: 545

35. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 42,805 | Gross: $28.90M

36. The Honors of War (1961)

85 min | Drama, War

This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Dewever | Stars: Albert Hehn, Bernard Verley, Serge Davri, Erwin Strahl

Votes: 51

37. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 4,244

38. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama, War

60 Metascore

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 63,514

39. The Steel Claw (1961)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, War

A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a ... See full summary »

Director: George Montgomery | Stars: George Montgomery, Charito Luna, Mario Barri, Paul Sorensen

Votes: 127

40. Jungle Fighters (1961)

Approved | 110 min | War, Drama

In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, David McCallum

Votes: 669

41. Kwiecien (1961)

92 min | Drama, War

Set at the end of the war. A hot-headed colonel tries to force his men on to heroics although the war is almost over. A war-weary lieutenant tries to muffle his efforts but he keeps on with... See full summary »

Director: Witold Lesiewicz | Stars: Henryk Bak, Maria Ciesielska, Leszek Herdegen, Jan Kobuszewski

Votes: 27

42. The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer, France Nuyen

Votes: 342 | Gross: $1.20M

43. Ludzie z pociagu (1961)

98 min | Drama

During second world war, an ingenious station master of a remote Polish railway station uses all his intelligence to save the lives of passengers.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Janina Traczykówna, Andrzej May, Malgorzata Dziedzic, Danuta Szaflarska

Votes: 58

44. Make Mine a Double (1959)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

A WWII British secret agent has a desperate mission in occupied France. An airman who is his double is enlisted in the scheme with the intention of confusing the enemy, but everyone gets confused.

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, William Hartnell, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 103

45. The Middle Course (1961)

Not Rated | 59 min | War, Drama

A small town in France must adopt ingenious methods to cope with occupying German forces. A Canadian pilot crashes nearby and is invaluable in helping the villagers fight their own private war.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Vincent Ball, Lisa Daniely, Peter Illing, Roland Bartrop

Votes: 35

46. On the Double (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

At the time of the Invasion of Normandy, an American soldier is asked to impersonate a British General in order to confuse the Nazi spies and assassins in London.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 576

Comedy set in WWII

47. Operation Bottleneck (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | War, Drama

WWII Burma...Six paratroopers undertake an extremely dangerous mission against the Japanese. It will ultimately cost them their lives, except for one "lucky" survivor.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Ron Foster, Miiko Taka, Norman Alden, John Clarke

Votes: 28

48. Operation Eichmann (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, History