Best award winning movies with a semiotic topic from 1960

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a semiotic topic from 1960! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a semiotic topic from 1960, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Inherit the Wind (1960)

Schoolteacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention and one of the newspaper reporters, E.K. Hornbeck, arranges to bring in renowned defense attorney and atheist Henry Drummond to defend Cates. The prosecutor, Matthew Brady is a former presidential candidate, famous evangelist, and old adversary of Drummond.

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1960-07-07 | Drama

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Fredric March

Rating

rating icon 7.722
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #61 for
    teaching tool
  2. Ranked #69 for
    locking horns
  3. Ranked #70 for
    Courtroom Drama

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2 L'Avventura (1960)

Claudia and Anna join Anna's lover, Sandro, on a boat trip to a remote volcanic island. When Anna goes missing, a search is launched. In the meantime, Sandro and Claudia become involved in a romance despite Anna's disappearance, though the relationship suffers from guilt and tension.

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1960-09-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #78 for
    neo-realism
  2. Ranked #126 for
    ambling
  3. Ranked #142 for
    aura of mystery

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3 The Virgin Spring (1960)

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

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1960-02-08 | Drama / History

Cast

Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg

Rating

rating icon 7.825
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #50 for
    with biblical reference
  2. Ranked #98 for
    arthurian
  3. Ranked #111 for
    prosaic

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4 Elmer Gantry (1960)

When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.

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1960-07-07 | Drama

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 7.261
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    thudding sound
  2. Ranked #76 for
    freak show
  3. Ranked #77 for
    carny ride

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5 Psycho (1960)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

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1960-06-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

Rating

rating icon 8.433
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #118 for
    like Cape Fear
  2. Ranked #147 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #179 for
    like Clue

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6 Breathless (1960)

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he attempts to persuade a girl to run away to Italy with him.

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1960-03-16 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

Rating

rating icon 7.549
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #26 for
    cross-cut editing
  2. Ranked #34 for
    game changer
  3. Ranked #55 for
    devil-may-care

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7 Spartacus (1960)

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

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1960-10-13 | History / War

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

Rating

rating icon 7.552
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #124 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #197 for
    prosaic
  3. Ranked #264 for
    Aerial Combat

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8 The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins, arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence. Her husband, Jabe M. Torrance, is dying of cancer. Val is pursued by Carol Cutere, the enigmatic local tramp-of-good-family.

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1960-04-14 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #44 for
    dialed down acting
  2. Ranked #65 for
    harsh sound
  3. Ranked #99 for
    wild-card actor

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9 The Naked Island (1960)

A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

Info

1960-11-23 | Drama

Cast

Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama

Rating

rating icon 7.992
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #89 for
    hodgepodge
  2. Ranked #102 for
    non-professional cast
  3. Ranked #194 for
    cinema verite

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10 Two Women (1960)

Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village and onward, the mother does everything she can to protect Rosetta. Meanwhile, a sensitive young intellectual, Michele, falls in love with Cesira.

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1960-12-22 | Drama / War

Cast

Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #22 for
    neo-realism
  2. Ranked #38 for
    pin-up girl
  3. Ranked #70 for
    naturalist

Trailer

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