1963

'Sammy Going South' and a few other movies from 1963 worth watching.
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1.
These Are the Damned (1962)
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An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
2.
A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
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Ten year old Sammy travels 4500 miles on his own from the Suez Canal to Durban, South Africa. (128 mins.)
“ One of Sandy Mackendrick's finest films and one of the finest films of the Sixties. ” - maddox-richard
 
3.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
4.
Youth of the Beast (1963)
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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. (92 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
5.
From Russia with Love (1963)
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James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. (115 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
6.
The Executioner (1963)
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An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement. (87 mins.)
 
7.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
8.
Mourir à Madrid (1963 Documentary)
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To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. (85 mins.)
 
9.
Acto da Primavera (1963)
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Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text. (94 mins.)
 
10.
The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)
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The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
11.
Joseph Kilian (1963 Short Film)
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A man borrows a cat and when he goes back to return it, the place where he got it is no longer there. He begins his search. (38 mins.)
 
12.
The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)
 
13.
This Sporting Life (1963)
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live. (134 mins.)
 
14.
Le Petit Soldat (1963)
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During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
15.
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri. (81 mins.)
Director: Jindrich Polák
 
16.
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (1963)
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Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed. (89 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
17.
Paranoiac (1963)
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Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
18.
The Haunting (1963)
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A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
19.
Black Sabbath (1963)
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an... (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
20.
Passenger (1963)
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While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard. (62 mins.)
 
21.
The Whip and the Body (1963)
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In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle. (91 mins.)
Director: John M. Old
 
22.
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican"... (105 mins.)
Director: Georges Lautner
 
23.
The Insect Woman (1963)
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Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
24.
Shock Corridor (1963)
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. (101 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
25.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
26.
Hands Over the City (1963)
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal. (105 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
27.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
28.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
 
29.
The Big City (1963)
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Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (136 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
30.
The Incredible Journey (1963)
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The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home? (80 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
31.
The Servant (1963)
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The aristocratic Tony moves to London and hires the servant Hugo Barrett for all services at home. Barrett seems to be a loyal and competent employee... (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
32.
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo. (113 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
33.
Panic (1963)
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A London jewelry exchange is robbed. The exchange owner is shot, and his secretary knocked out. When she comes to, she finds herself with a dead boss and no memory. (69 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
34.
Evil Eye (1963)
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A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings. (86 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
35.
L'Immortelle (1963)
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A sad man meets a beautiful, secretive woman who may or may not be involved in some conspiracy ring dealing in kidnapped women used as prostitutes... (101 mins.)
 
36.
Bay of Angels (1963)
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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
37.
Hud (1963)
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
38.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
39.
Billy Liar (1963)
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A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family. (98 mins.)
 
40.
The Thrill of It All (1963)
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A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life. (108 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
41.
The Guest (1963)
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Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district... (105 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
42.
High and Low (1963)
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
43.
Heavens Above! (1963)
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish. (118 mins.)
 
44.
Jûsan-nin no shikaku (1963)
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A group of samurai plan to assassinate a sadistic feudal lord. (125 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Kudô
 
45.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (118 mins.)
 
46.
I mostri (1963)
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The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (121 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
47.
The Conjugal Bed (1963)
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A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman... (88 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
48.
Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
49.
The Demon (1963)
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Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch.... (98 mins.)
Director: Brunello Rondi
 
50.
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
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In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hélène sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard... (117 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
51.
Judex (1963)
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled... (98 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
52.
The Running Man (1963)
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with... (103 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
53.
The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing. (82 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
54.
Summer Flight (1963)
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Mike, a famed racing driver and an old flame of hers, is worried that Laura may be ill. Tricking her into a doctor's examination... (97 mins.)
 
55.
Jinsei gekijô: hisha kaku (1963)
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Romantic ninkyô yakuza film. (95 mins.)
 
56.
Xiao er nu (1963)
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A young lady has taken the place of caring for her two younger brothers since the death of their mother... (96 mins.)
Director: Tian-Lin Wang
 
57.
The Very Edge (1963)
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A young married woman finds herself being stalked by a sinister psychopath. (90 mins.)
Director: Cyril Frankel
 
58.
Ke nu (1963)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Hsing Lee, Chia Li
 
59.
Il successo (1963)
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Giulio is a 38-year-old intellectual stuck in a meaningless white-collar job. He realizes that this... (104 mins.)
Director: Mauro Morassi
 
60.
The Cool World (1963)
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Filmmaker Shirley Clarke ("The Connection") directs this powerful, stark semi-documentary look at the... (105 mins.)
Director: Shirley Clarke
 
61.
I Fidanzati (1963)
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In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department... (77 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
62.
Something Different (1963)
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Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who... (90 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
63.
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals... (122 mins.)
 
64.
The Love Eterne (1963)
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(122 mins.)
Director: Han Hsiang Li
 
65.
Tom Jones (1963)
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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England. (128 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
66.
The Gun Hawk (1963)
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When his town-drunk father is killed by the Sully brothers, gunfighter Blaine Madden exacts his revenge but has to flee, aided by a young aspiring gunslinger, when the sheriff tries to arrest him. (92 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
67.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
68.
The Ghost (1963)
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A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
69.
Horror Castle (1963)
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Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor. (84 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson
 
70.
Matango (1963)
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Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
71.
Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance (1963)
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Confident that he has destroyed the Iga Ninja, the evil Oda Nobunaga continues his quest to conquer Japan... (93 mins.)
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
 
72.
The Caretakers (1963)
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This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital... (97 mins.)
Director: Hall Bartlett
 
73.
The Fat Black Pussycat (1963)
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A detective searches for the killer of three young women. The killer is insane and has a fetish for high heels... (94 mins.)
Director: Harold Lea
 
74.
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963 Documentary)
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The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy. (1 mins.)
 
75.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)
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A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in. (51 mins.)
 
76.
To Beep or Not to Beep (1963 Short Film)
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Wile E. Coyote attacks the Road Runner with an enormous boulder-throwing catapult, only to have it constantly backfire on him. (7 mins.)
 
77.
Transylvania 6-5000 (1963 Short Film)
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Bugs is given a room for the night at the castle of Count Bloodcount in Transylvania. (7 mins.)
 
78.
Mad as a Mars Hare (1963 Short Film)
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Marvin Martian is monitoring through his telescope a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars... (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
79.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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Earth awaits a terrible fate in the far future, so a 20th Century astronaut and a typically hideously... (51 mins.)
 
80.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
Episode: The Sixth Finger (1963)
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A scientist experimenting with speeding up human evolution, hires on uneducated, but bright Gwyllim... (51 mins.)
 
81.
Ready, Steady, Go! (1963 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
82.
Naked City (1958 TV Series)
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A man who failed to qualify for the NYPD takes to impersonating a uniformed patrolman.His motives have... (60 mins.)
 
83.
Le nez (1963 Short Film)
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A study in pins of a man who loses his nose which becomes a personality in its own right. (11 mins.)
 
84.
The Saint (1962 TV Series)
Episode: The King of the Beggars (1963)
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In Rome, Simon discovers a protection racket targeting the local beggars who must relinquish part of their alms to a person known as the king of the beggars. (50 mins.)
 
85.
The Saint (1962 TV Series)
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Incapacitated and with his face completely covered in bandages, a successful factory owner proceeds to an unusual liquidation of his shareholdings. (50 mins.)
 
86.
My Favorite Martian (1963 TV Series)
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth. (30 mins.)
 
87.
The Empty Canvas (1963)
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The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
88.
Blood Feast (1963)
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An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down. (67 mins.)
 
89.
Donovan's Reef (1963)
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Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy. (109 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
90.
Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone... (94 mins.)
Director: Joan Littlewood
 
91.
The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
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When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
92.
Casablanca, Nest of Spies (1963)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Henri Decoin
 
93.
McLintock! (1963)
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Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials. (127 mins.)
 
94.
Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
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Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky... (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan