List of American films of 1960

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A list of American films released in 1960.

The Apartment won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A-C[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre/Note
The 3rd Voice Hubert Cornfield Edmond O'Brien, Laraine Day, Julie London Mystery Fox
5 Branded Women Martin Ritt Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carla Gravina War drama Paramount
13 Fighting Men Harry W. Gerstad Grant Williams, Carole Matthews War 20th Century Fox
13 Ghosts William Castle Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow Horror
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Michael Curtiz Tony Randall, Patty McCormack, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore Family from Mark Twain book
The Alamo John Wayne John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wills, Frankie Avalon, Richard Boone Biography, Western 7 Oscar nominations
All the Fine Young Cannibals Michael Anderson Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, George Hamilton Drama
All the Young Men Hall Bartlett Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, James Darren War Columbia
The Amazing Transparent Man Edgar G. Ulmer Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy Science fiction AIP
The Angel Wore Red Nunnally Johnson Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten War MGM
The Apartment Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, Edie Adams Drama, Comedy 10 Oscar nominations; Best Picture
BUtterfield 8 Daniel Mann Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill Drama Oscar for Taylor
Because They're Young Paul Wendkos Dick Clark, Tuesday Weld Drama
The Bellboy Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis, Bob Clayton, Milton Berle Comedy Paramount
Bells Are Ringing Vincente Minnelli Judy Holliday, Dean Martin Musical comedy based on stage show
Beyond the Time Barrier Edgar G. Ulmer Darlene Tompkins, Robert Clarke Sci-fi A.I.P.
The Big Night Sidney Salkow Venetia Stevenson, Randy Sparks, Dick Contino Drama Paramount
The Boy and the Pirates Bert I. Gordon Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Murvyn Vye Adventure
The Bramble Bush Daniel Petrie Richard Burton, Angie Dickinson, Barbara Rush Drama Warner Bros.
A Breath of Scandal Michael Curtiz Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin Drama Paramount
Can-Can Walter Lang Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse Musical based on stage show
The Cape Canaveral Monsters Phil Tucker Scott Peters, Jason Johnson Science-fiction
Cash McCall Joseph Pevney James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, E.G. Marshall Drama Warner Bros.
Chartroose Caboose William Reynolds Molly Bee, Ben Cooper Comedy
Cimarron Anthony Mann Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter Western remake of 1931 film
Cinderfella Frank Tashlin Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Anna Maria Alberghetti Musical comedy Paramount
A Circle of Deception Jack Lee Bradford Dillman, Suzy Parker Drama
College Confidential Albert Zugsmith Steve Allen, Mamie Van Doren, Herbert Marshall, Jayne Meadows Teen Universal
Comanche Station Budd Boetticher Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins Western Columbia
Crack in the Mirror Richard Fleischer Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman Drama Fox

D-H[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Delbert Mann Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Shirley Knight, Angela Lansbury Drama Warner Bros.; from William Inge play
Desire in the Dust Robert L. Lippert Raymond Burr, Martha Hyer, Joan Bennett Drama 20th Century Fox
Dinosaurus! Irvin Yeaworth Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson Sci-fi Universal
Elmer Gantry Richard Brooks Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Dean Jagger, Patti Page Drama from novel by Sinclair Lewis; Oscars for Lancaster, Jones, screenplay
Esther and the King Raoul Walsh Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea Biblical
Exodus Otto Preminger Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Sal Mineo, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Jill Haworth, Hugh Griffith, John Derek Drama from the Leon Uris novel; 3 Oscar nominations
The Facts of Life Melvin Frank Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey Comedy 5 Oscar nominations
Five Guns to Tombstone Edward L. Cahn James Brown, Walter Coy Western United Artists
Flaming Star Don Siegel Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, John McIntire, Dolores del Río Western 20th Century Fox
Four Fast Guns William Hole Martha Vickers, James Craig Western Universal
Freckles Andrew V. McLaglen Carol Christensen Drama 20th Century Fox
From the Terrace Mark Robson Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin, Leon Ames, George Grizzard Drama from John O'Hara novel
G.I. Blues Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers Musical Paramount
The Gallant Hours Robert Montgomery James Cagney, Dennis Weaver Biography, War story of "Bull" Halsey
The Grass Is Greener Stanley Donen Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons Comedy based on the play
Guns of the Timberland Robert D. Webb Alan Ladd, Jeanne Crain, Gilbert Roland Western Warner Bros.
Hell Bent for Leather George Sherman Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally Western
Hell to Eternity Phil Karlson Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone War Allied Artists
Heller in Pink Tights George Cukor Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest Western Paramount
The High Powered Rifle Maury Dexter Allison Hayes, Willard Parker Western 20th Century Fox
High Time Blake Edwards Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey Musical 20th Century Fox
Home from the Hill Vincente Minnelli Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton Drama from William Humphrey novel
The Horse with the Flying Tail Larry Lansburgh George Fenneman (narrator) Documentary Academy Award winner
House of Usher Roger Corman Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey Horror AIP
Hyde and Go Tweet Friz Freleng Animated
The Hypnotic Eye George Blair Jacques Bergerac, Allison Hayes Sci-fi Allied Artists

I-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
I Aim at the Stars J. Lee Thompson Curd Jürgens, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala Biography based on life of Wernher von Braun
Ice Palace Vincent Sherman Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus, Carolyn Jones Drama based on a novel by Edna Ferber
I'll Give My Life William Claxton Angie Dickinson, Ray Collins Drama
Inherit the Wind Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins, Dick York Drama based on the play; 4 Oscar nominations
It Started in Naples Melville Shavelson Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica Romantic comedy Paramount
Key Witness Phil Karlson Jeffrey Hunter, Pat Crowley, Dennis Hopper Crime
The Last Voyage Andrew L. Stone Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Woody Strode, Jack Kruschen Adventure MGM
Last Woman on Earth Roger Corman Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne Science-fiction Filmgroup
The Leech Woman Edward Dein Grant Williams, Coleen Gray, Phillip Terry, Gloria Talbot Science-fiction Universal
Let's Make Love George Cukor Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan, Milton Berle, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby Musical comedy Monroe's last musical
Let No Man Write My Epitaph Philip Leacock Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg Drama
The Little Shop of Horrors Roger Corman Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller, Jack Nicholson Sci-fi comedy remade in 1986
The Lost World Irwin Allen Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Fernando Lamas, Claude Rains Science-fiction 20th Century Fox
The Magnificent Seven John Sturges Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz Western based on Seven Samurai; inspired 3 sequels and remake
Man on a String Andre DeToth Ernest Borgnine, Kerwin Mathews Drama
Mice Follies Robert McKimson Animated
Midnight Lace David Miller Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Roddy McDowall, Myrna Loy Suspense Universal
Moment of Danger Laszlo Benedek Trevor Howard, Dorothy Dandridge Drama
The Mountain Road Daniel Mann James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett, Harry Morgan War
Murder, Inc. Stuart Rosenberg Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Peter Falk, Henry Morgan Crime 20th Century Fox

N-S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Never on Sunday Jules Dassin Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Fountas Drama Greek/US production; 5 Oscar nominations
Noose for a Gunman Edward L. Cahn Jim Davis, Lyn Thomas Western United Artists
North to Alaska Henry Hathaway John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Mickey Shaughnessy Western comedy 20th Century Fox
Ocean's Eleven Lewis Milestone Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, George Raft, Cesar Romero Crime drama Rat Pack; Warner Bros.; remade in 2001
Once More, with Feeling! Stanley Donen Yul Brynner, Kay Kendall, Gregory Ratoff Comedy Columbia; based on Henry Kurnitz play
One Foot in Hell James B. Clark Alan Ladd, Dan O'Herlihy Western 20th Century Fox
Pay or Die Richard Wilson Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert Crime Allied Artists
Pepe George Sidney Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones Comedy Columbia
Platinum High School Charles F. Haas Mickey Rooney, Dan Duryea Drama MGM
Please Don't Eat the Daisies Charles Walters Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige Comedy from Jean Kerr book; inspired TV series
Pollyanna David Swift Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden Family comedy from Eleanor Porter book; Disney
Portrait in Black Michael Gordon Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee, John Saxon Suspense Universal
Pretty Boy Floyd Herbert J. Leder John Ericson, Barry Newman Drama
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Mel Tormé, Tuesday Weld, Fay Spain, Paul Anka Comedy Universal
Private Property Leslie Stevens Corey Allen, Warren Oates Crime drama lost film, re-released 2016
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, John McIntire, Martin Balsam Suspense from Robert Bloch novel; remade in 2008
The Rat Race Robert Mulligan Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles Drama Paramount
Raymie Frank McDonald David Ladd, Julie Adams, Charles Winninger Drama
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Budd Boetticher Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart Crime based on Jack Diamond
The Savage Innocents Nicholas Ray Anthony Quinn, Peter O'Toole, Yoko Tani Drama Paramount
Scent of Mystery Jack Cardiff Denholm Elliott, Peter Lorre Mystery
September Storm Byron Haskin Joanne Dru, Mark Stevens, Robert Strauss Adventure filmed in 3-D
Sergeant Rutledge John Ford Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers Western Warner Bros.
Seven Thieves Henry Hathaway Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins Film noir Fox
Seven Ways from Sundown Harry Keller Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan Western Universal
Sex Kittens Go to College Albert Zugsmith Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, John Carradine Comedy
Song Without End Charles Vidor, George Cukor Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Patricia Morison Biography Columbia
Spartacus Stanley Kubrick Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, John Gavin, Woody Strode, John Ireland, John Dall Epic Universal; from Howard Fast novel; won 4 Oscars
Stop!, Look and Laugh Animated film
The Story of Ruth Henry Koster Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Elana Eden Biblical 20th Century Fox
Strangers When We Meet Richard Quine Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs Drama Columbia
The Subterraneans Ranald MacDougall Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule Drama MGM; based on Jack Kerouac book
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Leslie Norman Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter, John Mills, Angela Lansbury Adventure set in Australia
The Sundowners Fred Zinnemann Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum Drama set in Australia; 5 Oscar nominations
Sunrise at Campobello Vincent J. Donehue Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson Biography story of FDR
Surprise Package Stanley Donen Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor Comedy Columbia
Swiss Family Robinson Ken Annakin John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk Adventure Disney
Switchin' Kitten Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry Animated MGM

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Tall Story Joshua Logan Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston Comedy Fonda's first film
Tarzan the Magnificent Robert Day Gordon Scott, Alexandra Stewart Adventure Paramount
A Terrible Beauty Tay Garnett Robert Mitchum, Anne Heywood, Dan O'Herlihy Drama United Artists
Tess of the Storm Country Paul Guilfoyle Diane Baker, Jack Ging Drama 20th Century Fox
This Rebel Breed Richard L. Bare Rita Moreno, Gerald Mohr, Dyan Cannon Crime drama
The Three Worlds of Gulliver Jack Sher Kerwin Mathews, June Thorburn Fantasy based on Gulliver's Travels
Thunder in Carolina Paul Helmick Rory Calhoun, Connie Hines Drama
The Time Machine George Pal Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux Science fiction from H.G. Wells book; special effects Oscar
Three Came to Kill Edward L. Cahn Cameron Mitchell, Lyn Thomas Crime United Artists
Toby Tyler Charles Barton Kevin Corcoran Family Disney
Too Hot to Handle Terence Young Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm Comedy
Tormented Bert I. Gordon Richard Carlson, Lugene Sanders Horror Allied Artists
Twelve Hours to Kill Edward L. Cahn Nico Minardos, Barbara Eden, Russ Conway Crime drama
The Unforgiven John Huston Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy Western United Artists
Vice Raid Edward L. Cahn Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan Crime
Visit to a Small Planet Norman Taurog Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman Comedy Paramount
The Wackiest Ship In the Army Richard Murphy Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson Comedy Columbia; became TV series
Wake Me When It's Over Mervyn LeRoy Ernie Kovacs, Dick Shawn, Margo Moore Comedy
Walk Like a Dragon James Clavell Jack Lord, Nobu McCarthy, Mel Torme Drama Paramount
Walk Tall Maury Dexter Willard Parker, Joyce Meadows Western
The Wasp Woman Roger Corman, Jack Hill Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley Sci-fi Filmgroup
Weddings and Babies Morris Engel Viveca Lindfors Drama
Where the Boys Are Henry Levin George Hamilton, Connie Francis, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss Comedy MGM; remade in 1984
Who Was That Lady? George Sidney Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh Comedy Columbia; nominated for 2 Golden Globes
Why Must I Die? Roy Del Ruth Terry Moore, Debra Paget Crime A.I.P.
The Wild Ride Harvey Berman Jack Nicholson Drama
Wild River Elia Kazan Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick Drama 20th Century Fox
The World of Suzie Wong Richard Quine William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Sims Romance Paramount
The Young One Luis Buñuel Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton Drama

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