Underrated 60sby hollywoodpsychic | created - 09 May 2014 | updated - 27 Jun 2018 | Public
An evolving list of 60s films that I feel all deserve more love. Some of these movies make the list for having low average user ratings. Others are here for having very few user ratings. All of these are movies I like. (Though some are certainly better than others!) Here, then, is my list of the best unappreciated, misunderstood and/or unknown 60s films that I particularly enjoyed, films that surely deserve higher ratings and/or a bigger audience.
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2. The City of the Dead (1960)
PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.
5. Ski Troop Attack (1960)
Not Rated | 63 min | Action, War
An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and ... See full summary »
8. Five Minutes to Live (1961)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music
CONTAINS SPOILERS Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, ... See full summary »
9. Flight That Disappeared (1961)
Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.
10. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »
11. Erik the Conqueror (1961)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Two estranged brothers confront each other as rivals when war breaks out between Britain and the Vikings for control of England.
12. The Mask (1961)
Approved | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. ... See full summary »
13. Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an ... See full summary »
14. Night Tide (1961)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
15. The Smashing of the Reich (1961)
84 min | Documentary, War
An unpublished documentary film proposed in restored version. 100 million meters of film viewing, film libraries inventoried 11 countries and 3 years of work were needed to bring these ... See full summary »
16. X-15 (1961)
107 min | Drama, History
During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.
18. Mondo cane (1962)
R | 108 min | Documentary
A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.
20. Mondo Cane 2 (1963)
R | 102 min | Documentary
The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.
21. Women of the World (1963)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary
"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads,"...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!" Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero... See full summary »
22. The Sadist (1963)
Unrated | 92 min | Thriller
Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.
24. Culloden (1964 TV Movie)
69 min | Drama, History, War
A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.
25. Frozen Alive (1964)
80 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama
A scientist experimenting with suspended animation decides to use himself as a test subject. Before he is frozen, his wife is killed, and he is suspected of her murder.
26. Minnesota Clay (1964)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, War, Western
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.
27. A Fool's World (1964)
93 min | Documentary
Documentary showing perverse and aberrant behavior from around the globe, including such things as sex slavery, dwarf love, Asian brothels and lesbians.
28. Das Ungeheuer von London-City (1964)
90 min | Crime, Horror
Then the spirit of Jack the Ripper seems to be very much alive in 1960s London as a series of brutal slayings by the Monster of London City has Scotland Yard baffled. In a macabre ... See full summary »
30. The Secret Invasion (1964)
Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1943, a group of hardened criminals is pardoned on the condition it accepts a mission to free a captive Italian general from the clutches of the Nazis.
35. Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)
R | 122 min | Documentary
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.
38. Blood Bath (1966)
Not Rated | 62 min | Horror
A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.
39. Fireball 500 (1966)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and ... See full summary »
40. The Love Cult (1966)
65 min | Drama
A magician/hypnotist gets the idea that he can make more money (and have a better time) by starting a sex cult than by continuing his magic act, so he becomes Brother Eros whose motto is "... See full summary »
41. Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama
Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also ... See full summary »
43. The Wild Angels (1966)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The "Angels", a San Pedro motorcycle gang, parties in the Coachella Valley's Palm Springs Indian Canyons, California, and wreaks havoc with the local police.
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45. The Bobo (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ... See full summary »
46. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller