The best movies from the years 1960 in genre Thriller

List of the best movies from the years 1960, in genre Thriller. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Goldfinger
10

Goldfinger

B

ond is in Miami on holiday when M tells him to observe Auric Goldfinger. Bond steals Goldfinger's girlfriend, Jill Masterson, but after being knocked out, he awakes to find her dead and covered in gold paint. Upon returning to London, Bond is told to further investigate Goldfinger who is believed to be smuggling gold out of Britain, but warned he will be replaced if he turns the mission into a personal vendetta. After failing to befriend Goldfinger, Bond is caught spying and taken to America as a captive. Bond learns of Goldfinger's plan, codenamed Operation Grand Slam, which involves attacking Fort Knox to increase his gold riches. Can 007 find a way to stop Goldfinger despite being held prisoner? This is the third film from the legendary James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the British super agent.

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The Great Escape
9

The Great Escape

T

he Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

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In the Heat of the Night
8

In the Heat of the Night

A

n African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

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The Manchurian Candidate
7

The Manchurian Candidate

T

he Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.

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Charade
6

Charade

R

omance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

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Z
5

Z

R

epression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z (Yves Montand), a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.

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Le Samouraï (Le samourai)
4

Le Samouraï (Le samourai)

H

itman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

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Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna)
3

Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna)

J

umpei Niki, a Tokyo based entomologist and educator, is in a poor seaside village collecting specimens of sand insects. As it is late in the day and as he has missed the last bus back to the city, some of the local villagers suggest that he spend the night there, they offering to find him a place to stay.

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High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)
2

High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)

A

n executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Yojimbo (Yojinbo)
1

Yojimbo (Yojinbo)

T

he incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

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