List of action films of the 1960s

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This is chronological list of action films released before the 1970s. Often there may be considerable overlap particularly between action and other genres (including horror, comedy, and science fiction films); the list should attempt to document films which are more closely related to action, even if they bend genres.

Action films are generally considered a post-Classical Hollywood film genre.[1][2] Additions to this category before the 1970s should be used sparingly, and films before the 1960s are not to be included.

Title Director Cast Country Subgenre/notes
1962
Dr. No Terence Young Sean Connery United Kingdom [3]
1963
From Russia with Love Terence Young Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz United Kingdom [4]
1964
Goldfinger Guy Hamilton Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata United Kingdom [5]
Greed in the Sun Henri Verneuil Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Reginald Kernan FranceItaly Action comedy[6]
Password: Kill Agent Gordon Terence Hathaway Roger Browne, Helga Liné, Franco Ressel United StatesSpain Italy [7]
1965
The 10th Victim Elio Petri Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli Italy France Science fiction action[8]
Agent 3S3: Passport to Hell Sergio Sollima George Ardisson, Georges Riviere, Seyna Seyn FranceItaly [9]
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russ Meyer Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams United States Action comedy[10]
Masquerade Basil Dearden Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell United Kingdom Action comedy[11]
Red Line 7000 Howard Hawks James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire United States [12]
Thunderball Terence Young Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi United Kingdom Action thriller[13]
1966
Come Drink with Me King Hu Chen Hung-Lieh, Cheng Pei-pei, Chung Shen Lao Hong Kong Martial arts film[14]
Lightning Bolt Antonio Margheriti Anthony Eisley, Diana Lorys, Ursula Parker ItalySpain [15]
Murderers' Row Henry Levin Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden United States [16]
Our Man Flint Daniel Mann James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan United States [17]
The Silencers Phil Karlson Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi United States [18]
1967
The Ambushers Henry Levin Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule United States [19]
The Born Losers Tom Laughlin Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jane Russell United States Action thriller[20]
Hells Angels on Wheels Richard Rush Jack Nicholson, Adam Roarke, Sabrina Scharf United States Action thriller[21]
In Like Flint Gordon Douglas James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hale United States Action comedy[22]
OSS 117 - Double Agent André Hunebelle John Gavin, Curd Jürgens, Margaret Lee France Action thriller[23]
One Armed Swordsman Chang Cheh Jimmy Wang Yu, Pan Yin Tze, Chiao Chiao Hong Kong Martial arts films[24]
You Only Live Twice Lewis Gilbert Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tetsuro Tamba, Mie Hama United Kingdom [25]
1968
Bullitt Peter Yates Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset United States Action thriller[26]
Coogan's Bluff Don Siegel Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark United States Action thriller[27]
Danger: Diabolik Mario Bava John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi Italy France [28]
Ice Station Zebra John Sturges Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan United States Action thriller[29]
The Mini-Skirt Mob Maury Dexter Jeremy Slate, Diane McBain, Sherry Jackson United States Action thriller[30]
The Wrecking Crew Phil Karlson Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate United States [31]
1969
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Peter Hunt George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas United Kingdom [32]
Shark! Samuel Fuller Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy MexicoUnited States Action thriller[33]

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  1. ^ Kelle, Alexandra. "Action movies". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Lichtenfeld, Eric. "Introduction:A Little Violence Never Hurt Anyone". Action speaks louder: violence, spectacle, and the American action movie. Wesleyan University Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-8195-6801-5. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ Brenner, Paul. "Overview: Dr. No". Allmovie. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brenner, Paul. "Overview: From Russia with Love". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Overview: Goldfinger". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Overview: Greed in the Sun". Allmovie. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Overview: Password: Kill Agent Gordon". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Overview: The 10th Victim". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  9. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Overview: Agent 3SE Passeport Pour L'Enfer". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  10. ^ Firsching, Robert. "Overview: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  11. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: Masquerade". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  12. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: Red Line 7000". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  13. ^ Erikson, Hal. "Overview: Thunderball". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  14. ^ Ralske, Josh. "Overview: Come Drink with Me". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  15. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Overview: Operazione Goldman". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  16. ^ Brenner, Paul. "Overview: Murderers' Row". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  17. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: Our Man Flint". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  18. ^ Williams, Karl. "Overview: The Silencers". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  19. ^ Brenner, Paul. "Overview: The Ambushers". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  20. ^ Beday, Jeremy. "The Born Losters: Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  21. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: Hells Angels on Wheels". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  22. ^ Pavlides, Dan. "Overview: In Like Flint". Allmovie. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  23. ^ Erikson, Hal. "Overview: O.S.S. 117: Double Agent". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  24. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: One Armed Swordsmen". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  25. ^ Deming, Mark. "Overview: You Only Live Twice". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  26. ^ Tobey, Matthew. "Overview: Bullitt". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  27. ^ Costello, Michael. "Overview: Coogan's Bluff". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  28. ^ Pavlides, Dan. "Overview: Danger: Diabolik". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  29. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Overview: Ice Station Zebra". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  30. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Overview: The Mini-Skirt Mob". Allmovie. Retrieved November 24, 2009. 
  31. ^ Erikson, Hal. "Overview: The Wrecking Crew". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  32. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Overview: On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  33. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Overview: Shark!". Allmovie. Retrieved November 23, 2009.