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movies from 1962 worth catching on tv
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1. Antoine and Colette (1962)
32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in ... See full summary »
A fantastic short film and Jean-Pierre Leaud at his most adorable
5. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »
8. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
9. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.
10. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.
11. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
12. Ride the High Country (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Western
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
14. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History
The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.
15. Le Doulos (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.
Votes: 6,946 | Gross: $0.08M
17. Experiment in Terror (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.
18. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and ... See full summary »
19. The Boys (1962)
123 min | Crime, Drama
When the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same ... See full summary »
20. Love at Twenty (1962)
110 min | Drama, Romance
"Love at Twenty" unites five directors from around the world to present their different perspectives on what love really is at the age of 20. The episodes are united with the score of ... See full summary »
21. Baron Prásil (1962)
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.
22. Family Portrait (1962)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age ... See full summary »
24. Mafioso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.40M
25. Watashi wa nisai (1962)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy, coming up to his second birthday, interspersed with occasional thoughts... See full summary »
27. Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (1962)
Approved | 78 min | Musical, Comedy
The hero and heroine want to popularize a trad jazz in their town. Some older people feel displeased about a trad jazz, and prevent their trying. The hero and heroine go to London ... See full summary »
30. Zoku Zatôichi monogatari (1962)
Not Rated | 72 min | Action, Adventure
The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers.
31. Jigsaw (1962)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »
32. Chûshingura (1962)
207 min | Action, Drama, History
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.
34. Only Two Can Play (1962)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and ... See full summary »
35. How the West Was Won (1962)
Approved | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 15,600 | Gross: $46.50M
36. The Four Days of Naples (1962)
116 min | Drama, War
The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »
37. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
174 min | Drama
Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »
39. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
40. Cash on Demand (1961)
Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.
41. Some People (1962)
93 min | Drama, Musical
The story of three teenaged tearaways Johnnie, Bill and Bert who find themselves at odds with society. Following a brush with the law they have a chance meeting with a local choirmaster who offers them a way of making good.
42. The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)
76 min | Horror
In 19th century London, a woman weds a doctor with necrophiliac tendencies, and whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances - and might be coming back from the grave to torment her successor.
43. Arsène Lupin contre Arsène Lupin (1962)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
André Laroche, an industrialist, has just passed away. Face to his grave, as he is being buried, Anne de Vierne, the wife of a magistrate, confesses to her son François that Laroche was in ... See full summary »
44. Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern (1962)
96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A woman arrives at a lonely mansion and finds herself mixed up with a lunatic who has built his own torture chamber, which is already crowded with victims - and he plans to make her his next one.
45. A Monkey in Winter (1962)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »
46. Ninja, a Band of Assassins (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama
Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »
47. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
Approved | 90 min | Horror
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »
48. Night Creatures (1962)
Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.
50. Las doce sillas (1962)
94 min | Comedy
When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures... See full summary »
51. Hatari! (1962)
Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.
Votes: 9,924 | Gross: $14.00M
52. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
53. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport
A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
54. The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
82 min | Western, Adventure
In their first cinematic adventure, Apache chief Winnetou and mountain man Old Shatterhand pursue a gang of murderous outlaws who will stop at nothing to find the legendary treasure of Silver Lake.
55. All Night Long (1962)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.
60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Three men try to drown a young woman, fearing she's a witch. A wandering painter pulls her from the river, refusing to believe in such rural superstition. The young artist shelters her, but... See full summary »
58. Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962)
65 min | Crime, Drama
An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of the attacker only to put her younger sisters life in grave danger.
59. The Suitor (1962)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult since he still lives at and studies in his parent's house. His parent's would rather... See full summary »
60. Pitfall (1962)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.
62. Operation Snatch (1962)
83 min | Comedy, War
Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of ... See full summary »
63. Love on a Pillow (1962)
Not Rated | 102 min | Romance, Drama
A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
64. Therese (1962)
109 min | Drama
After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only... See full summary »
65. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.
66. Mondo cane (1962)
R | 108 min | Documentary, Horror
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.
67. The Inn on the River (1962)
92 min | Crime, Drama
A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his ... See full summary »
69. Taras Bulba (1962)
Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.
Votes: 2,923 | Gross: $4.00M
70. Carry on Cruising (1962)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »
71. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
TV-PG | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.
55 min | Documentary
A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates the life story over backdrops of beautiful mountain scenery, especially memorable is the... See full summary »
The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
To Serve Man
TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the alien's language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man".
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )
Big Deal in Laredo
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A timid man with money problems gets into a big card game with some high-rollers. There's lots of money at stake, and he insists to his disapproving wife that he's got a winning hand. When he has a heart attack, she must take over.
The Avengers (1961–1969)
Mr. Teddy Bear
TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
One-Ten is convinced that the man is murdered while being interviewed on a live television show was the victim of a hired-killer called "The Teddy Bear." He concocts a plot to trap him ... See full summary »
79. Now Hear This (1962)
Approved | 6 min | Family, Short, Animation
In this very abstract cartoon, a hard-of-hearing old Britisher finds a red horn and uses it as a megaphone, unaware that it is really a lost horn from the Devil's forehead. The Britisher ... See full summary »
80. A Sheep in the Deep (1962)
6 min | Animation, Family, Short
Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog punch into work, with Sam guarding a flock of sheep against Ralph's attempts to snatch some mutton for dinner. Ralph uses a lull-a-bye record to put Sam to sleep... See full summary »
81. Kybernetická babicka (1962)
29 min | Short, Animation, Horror
Trnka's sci-fi vision of the future in which machines and robots try to substitute themselves into the most beautiful human relationships. A cybernetic robot is supposed to substitute for ... See full summary »
Director: Jirí Trnka
83. Combat! (1962–1967)
60 min | Action, Drama, War
Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show ... See full summary »
86. Yabai koto nara zeni ni naru (1962)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When one billion yen goes AWOL, "Joe the Ace" (Shishido) spies an opportunity to get rich quick, but things soon go wrong as it turns out he isn't the only one who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the missing cash.
88. The Inheritance (1962)
107 min | Drama
Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.
89. Strongroom (1962)
80 min | Crime, Drama
During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they ... See full summary »