1960 October Movies

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 128 min
  • Action

A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of over 100 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, "Shichinin no samurai."

Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 184 min
  • Action

Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.

The Alamo (1960)

The Alamo

  • 50%
  • 140 min
  • Adventure

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)

Rocco e i suoi fratelli

    • 168 min
    • Crime

    Set in Milan, it tells the story of an immigrant family from the South and its disintegration in the society of the industrial North.

    Autumn Has Already Started (1960)

    Autumn Has Already Started

      • Unrated
      • 79 min
      • Documentary

      A single mother from the country raising a 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family, runs a struggling grocery store, and works a local inn. The boy befriends a girl, the daughter of the innkeeper...

      Desire in the Dust (1960)

      Desire in the Dust

        • Unrated
        • 102 min
        • Crime

        Lonnie Wilson, the son of a toothless sharecropper, Zuba Wilson, returns to small southern hometown after spending six years on the chain-gang for killing Colonel Ben Marquand's son in an automobile accident. He revives his love affair with Melinda Marquand, who is now Mrs. Melinda Thomas, since she married Dr. Ned Thomas, while Lonnie was serving time, in her place, for the accident she caused. Somewhat miffed about all this, Lonnie incites Dr. Ned about his wife's infidelity, which...

        Fury of the Pagans (1960)

        Fury of the Pagans

          • 86 min
          • Adventure

          In an imaginary northern European country during the High Middle Ages, two leaders of a barbarian village fight to gain power: one is good and right and the other is an evil selfish. Who will have it?

          Let's Make Love (1960)

          Let's Make Love

          • 67%
          • NR
          • 119 min
          • Comedy

          When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

          Man in the Moon (1960)

          Man in the Moon

            • 98 min
            • Comedy

            William (Kenneth Moore) is an unsuccessful guinea pig for a medical group interested in researching the common cold. He is soon fired and offered a job by the nearby National Atomic Research Center where they figure anyone who could fail at being a guinea pig is just what they need. They con William into thinking he will continue his guinea pig career by testing out some equipment for them before they send a group of astronauts to the moon.

            Midnight Lace (1960)

            Midnight Lace

              • 110 min
              • Thriller

              This 1960 thriller, set in London, stars Doris Day as a wife who begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

              Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

              Night and Fog in Japan

                • Unrated
                • 107 min
                • Drama

                Nagisa Oshima’s most personal film is a reflection by the director on his own disillusionment with the revolutionary student movement of the 1950’s and the failure of political radicalism. Taking it’s title (as a reference or homage) from Alain Resnais’ pivotal 1956 documentary Nuit et Brouillard, the film has a group of former student revolutionaries who meet again years later at the wedding of one of their classmates. Old feelings, rivalaries and grudges gradually erupt to the...

                Risate di gioia (1960)

                Risate di gioia

                  • Unrated
                  • 106 min
                  • Comedy

                  On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties,...

                  Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

                  Stop Me Before I Kill!

                    • Unrated
                    • 120 min
                    • Mystery

                    A few hours after their wedding, international racing driver, Alan Colby and his new wife Denise, are involved in a horrific car crash. Alan's physical injuries heal but the mental blackouts continue. Denise suggests a delayed honeymoon in the south of France and it is here that eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Prade, promises a complete treatment to cure Alan's suffering. The couple accept his offer unaware that it comes from a mind more hideously disturbed and psychologically unbalanced than Alan's.

                    The Devil's Eye (1960)

                    The Devil's Eye

                      • Unrated
                      • 87 min
                      • Comedy

                      The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can resist him and things get even turned around when Don Juan falls in love with her. The fact that he feels love for the first time now, makes him even less attractive to her and Don Juan returns to hell. Written by Leon Wolters...

                      The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

                      The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

                        • Unrated
                        • 88 min
                        • Horror

                        Dr. Henry Jekyll is a dull, bookish scientist who spends more time with his lab animals testing theories of alternate personalities than with his beautiful, young wife. Kitty Jekyll has given up trying to find any passion in her distant, preoccupied husband and is involved in an affair with one of Jekyll's old 'friends,' Paul Allen, a weak slacker and wastrel who relies on Jekyll to pay his numerous gambling debts. After experimenting on himself, the bearded, tweedy Jekyll...

                        Tirez sur le pianiste (1960)

                        Tirez sur le pianiste

                          • 80 min
                          • Crime

                          Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena...

                          Zazie dans le métro (1960)

                          Zazie dans le métro

                            • 89 min
                            • Comedy

                            Zazie in the Metro — or simply Zazie, depending on the translation (original French title: Zazie dans le métro) — a French novel written in 1959, was the first major success of author Raymond Queneau. Zazie explores colloquial language as opposed to 'standard' written French, a distinction that is particularly marked in French, where correct language usage is governed by an official academy. The first word of the book, the neologism Doukipudonktan is a phonetic transcription of D'où qu'il...