60s The Best Thrillers of the '60s  

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List Rules Any film from any genre from the 60s which can be classified as a thriller.

Thrillers can come in all shapes & sizes from all genres. What are your favorite thriller films from the 60s?
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Wait Until Dark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Wait Until Dark Terence Young Wait Until Dark is a suspense-thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel Ferrer. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a young blind woman, Alan Arkin as a violent criminal searching for ...more

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock Psycho is a 1960 Psychological thriller and horror film written by Joseph Stefano and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Cape Fear J. Lee Thompson Cape Fear is a 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam and Polly Bergen. It was adapted by James R. Webb from the novel The Executioners by ...more

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The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, ...more

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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name which tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black ...more

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Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Repulsion Roman Polanski Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux. The screenplay was based on a ...more

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Bunny Lake Is Missing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Bunny Lake Is Missing Otto Preminger Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in ...more

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Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Fail Safe Sidney Lumet Fail-Safe is a 1964 Cold war thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. It portrays a fictional account of a Cold War ...more

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Nanny Seth Holt The Nanny is a 1965 British suspense film directed by Seth Holt and starring Bette Davis, Wendy Craig and Jill Bennett. Davis appears as a supposedly devoted nanny caring for a ten-year-old boy ...more

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The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Ipcress File Sidney J. Furie The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine and featuring Guy Doleman and Nigel Green. The screenplay by Bill Canaway and James Doran ...more

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Seconds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Seconds John Frankenheimer Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino was based on Seconds, a novel by David Ely. ...more

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Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Bullitt Peter Yates Bullitt is a 1968 American crime action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The ...more

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Experiment in Terror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Experiment in Terror Blake Edwards Experiment in Terror, originally released in the UK as The Grip of Fear, is a 1962 suspense-thriller released by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Blake Edwards and written by Mildred Gordon ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Charade Stanley Donen Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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The Professionals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Professionals Richard Brooks The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy ...more

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Funeral in Berlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Funeral in Berlin Guy Hamilton Funeral in Berlin is a 1966 British spy film directed by Guy Hamilton and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton. It is the second of three 1960s films starring Michael Caine as the ...more

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The Bedford Incident is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Bedford Incident James B. Harris The Bedford Incident is a 1965 Anglo-American Cold War film starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, and co-produced by Richard Widmark. The cast also features Eric Portman, James MacArthur, ...more

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Seven Days in May is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Seven Days in May John Frankenheimer Seven Days in May is a 1964 drama-romance film written by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II and Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

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Twisted Nerve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Twisted Nerve John Boulting, Roy Boulting Twisted Nerve is a 1968 British psychological thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw and Frank Finlay. The film follows a disturbed ...more

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The Boston Strangler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Boston Strangler Richard Fleischer The Boston Strangler is a 1968 American film based on the true story of the Boston Strangler and the book by Gerold Frank. It was directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Tony Curtis as Albert ...more

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Ice Station Zebra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Ice Station Zebra John Sturges Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The screenplay by Alistair ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Italian Job Peter Collinson The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video ...more

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Ten Little Indians is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Ten Little Indians George Pollock Ten Little Indians is the second film version of Agatha Christie's detective novel of the same name. Although its background story is the same as the 1945 adaptation with ten people invited to a ...more

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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Countdown Robert Altman Countdown is a 1968 film directed by Robert Altman, based on the novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls. It stars James Caan and Robert Duvall as astronauts vying to be the first American to ...more

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The Spy Who Came in from the C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Martin Ritt The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 British Cold War spy film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner. Based on the 1963 novel of the same ...more

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Séance on a Wet Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Séance on a Wet Afternoon Bryan Forbes Séance on a Wet Afternoon is a 1964 British film directed by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Mark McShane, in which an unstable medium convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she ...more

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The Collector is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Collector William Wyler The Collector is a 1965 American psychological thriller film based on the 1963 novel The Collector by John Fowles and filmed at various locations in England. The film was adapted by Stanley Mann ...more

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The Double Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Double Man Franklin J. Schaffner The Double Man is a 1967 British spy film directed by Franklin Schaffner. Its plot is very loosely based on the critically acclaimed 1958 novel Legacy of a Spy by Henry S. Maxfield. As in the ...more

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The Deadly Affair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Deadly Affair Sidney Lumet The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage–thriller film, based on John le Carré's first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and ...more

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Midnight Lace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Midnight Lace David Miller Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda ...more

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Shock Corridor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller Shock Corridor is a 1963 film, directed and written by Samuel Fuller. The film tells the story of a journalist who gets himself committed to a mental hospital in order to track an unsolved

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Tony Rome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Tony Rome Gordon Douglas Tony Rome is a 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Gordon Douglas, adapted from Marvin H. Albert's novel Miami Mayhem. The story follows the adventures of Miami private ...more

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The Incident is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Incident Larry Peerce The Incident is a 1967 American film written by Nicholas E. Baehr, directed by Larry Peerce and starring Beau Bridges, Tony Musante, Brock Peters and Martin Sheen It tells the story of two young ...more

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Night of the Eagle Sidney Hayers Night of the Eagle is a 1962 British horror film directed by Sidney Hayers. The script by Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson and George Baxt was based upon the 1943 Fritz Leiber novel Conjure ...more

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Who Killed Teddy Bear? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
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Targets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Targets Peter Bogdanovich Targets is a 1968 American thriller, written, produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich and filmed in color by László Kovács.

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The Train is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Train John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn The Train is a 1964 black-and-white war film directed by John Frankenheimer from a story and screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis, based on the non-fiction book Le front de l'art by Rose ...more

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Arabesque is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Arabesque Stanley Donen Arabesque is a 1966 Technicolor thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren filmed in Panavision. The film is based on Gordon Cotler's novel The Cypher and directed by Stanley Donen.

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My Blood Runs Cold is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
My Blood Runs Cold William Conrad My Blood Runs Cold is a 1965 film directed by William Conrad.

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The Very Edge Cyril Frankel The Very Edge is a 1962 British drama film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Anne Heywood, Richard Todd, Jack Hedley, Jeremy Brett and Maurice Denham. A young woman is assaulted and stalked ...more

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Dead Ringer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Dead Ringer Paul Henreid Dead Ringer, also known as Who is Buried in my Grave? is a 1964 thriller film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Paul Henreid from a screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich from the ...more

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The Night of the Generals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
The Night of the Generals Anatole Litvak The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British Second World War crime mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, ...more

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Point Blank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Point Blank John Boorman Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir crime film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the crime noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. ...more

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Five Minutes to Live is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Five Minutes to Live Bill Karn Five Minutes to Live is a 1961 American crime film. It was re-titled Door-to-Door Maniac for a re-release in 1966. The film stars Johnny Cash and Cay Forrester, who wrote the screenplay and ...more

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The Naked Edge Michael Anderson The Naked Edge is a 1961 thriller film starring Gary Cooper and Deborah Kerr. The movie was a British-American co-production distributed by United Artists, directed by Michael Anderson and ...more

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Payroll Sidney Hayers Payroll is a 1961 British crime thriller starring Michael Craig and Françoise Prévost. Directed by Sidney Hayers, it was based by screenwriter George Baxt on a novel by Derek ...more

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The Secret Partner Basil Dearden The Secret Partner is a 1961 British thriller film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Stewart Granger, Haya Harareet and Bernard Lee. An executive officer with a record becomes a suspect ...more

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A Study in Terror is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
A Study in Terror James Hill A Study in Terror is a 1965 British thriller film directed by James Hill and starring John Neville as Sherlock Holmes and Donald Houston as Dr. Watson. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios, ...more

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That Cold Day in the Park is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
That Cold Day in the Park Robert Altman That Cold Day in the Park is a 1969 suspense film directed by Robert Altman and starring Sandy Dennis, based on the novel of the same name by Peter Miles and adapted for the screen by Gillian ...more

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Coogan's Bluff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Thrillers of the '60s
Coogan's Bluff Don Siegel Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud and Susan Clark. The film marks the first of five collaborations ...more