The Best B-Pictures Of The 1960s

by Akira_Chimera | created - 23 Mar 2011 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

This list is dedicated to those pictures that are not much talked about or sometimes even sneered at. Most of these movies were made on a small budget but can be very entertaining nevertheless. That is, if you generally dig B-pictures of the sci-fi or horror genre, for example. Some of the entries might be considered trash, but I assure you that you will find only the hilarious ones here. So, if you are in the mood for a somewhat different movie that does not necessarily follow mainstream rules, chances are that you will find here what you are looking for.

As usual, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you feel up to it.

PS: The movies are sorted by year and not necessarily by my preference. This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.

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1. The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)

78 min | Horror

5.8
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When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders Carl in a jealous rage and hides the corpse under the floor of his piano room. Comes... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Laurence Payne, Adrienne Corri, Dermot Walsh, Selma Vaz Dias

Votes: 323

2. Il mulino delle donne di pietra (1960)

96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In 19th century Holland, a professor of fine arts and an unlicensed surgeon run a secret lab where the professor's ill daughter receives blood-transfusions from kidnapped female victims who posthumously become macabre art.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss, Dany Carrel

Votes: 1,010

3. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Directors: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith, Mel Welles | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

Votes: 13,549 | Gross: $1.40M

4. The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

6.8
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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson

Votes: 5,296

5. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.1
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A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,094

6. Obras maestras del terror (1960)

121 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Enrique Carreras | Stars: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Mercedes Carreras, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Inés Moreno

Votes: 16

7. Circus of Horrors (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,184

8. Rat (1960)

84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as a war starts, planes buzz overhead and bombs start dropping. Though John is "mobilized" by the ... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Antun Vrdoljak, Zlatko Madunic, Ljubisa Jovanovic, Ita Rina

Votes: 166

9. Space Men (1960)

Unrated | 73 min | Sci-Fi

3.4
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In the 22nd Century, Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Rik Van Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David Montresor, Archie Savage

Votes: 618

10. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 896

11. The Lost World (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains

Votes: 2,942

12. Blood and Roses (1960)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.7
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A lonely and bitter young heiress - jealous of her cousin's engagement to another woman - becomes dangerously obsessed with legends surrounding a vampire ancestor, who supposedly murdered the young brides of the man she loved.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Annette Stroyberg, Alberto Bonucci

Votes: 899

13. Trouble in the Sky (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Elizabeth Seal

Votes: 139

14. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

88 min | Horror

6.5
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,799

15. The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

Approved | 79 min | Horror

5.8
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A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson, Allison Hayes

Votes: 506

16. Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Ma Barker and her four sons terrorize the 1930s South and Midwest with a string of kidnappings, robberies and murders, and even get to work with such famous criminals as John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Lurene Tuttle, Tristram Coffin, Paul Dubov, Nelson Leigh

Votes: 154

17. The Human Vapor (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

Votes: 258

18. The Hands of Orlac (1960)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Dany Carrel, Christopher Lee, Lucile Saint-Simon

Votes: 296

19. Obras maestras del terror (1959– )

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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An anthology of three Edgar Allan Poe stories--"The Case of Mr. Valdemar," "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Tell-Tale Heart."

Stars: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Adolfo Linvel, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Beatriz Día Quiroga

Votes: 81

20. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Directors: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,255

21. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,874

22. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,139

23. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas, Freda Jackson

Votes: 518

24. Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders

Votes: 1,609

25. Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961)

82 min | Adventure

5.8
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Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Fraser, Bernard Lee, Michèle Mercier

Votes: 145

26. Goliath and the Vampires (1961)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Giacomo Gentilomo | Stars: Gordon Scott, Leonora Ruffo, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 236

27. The Giant of Metropolis (1961)

Unrated | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.9
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Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Scarpelli | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi, Marietto

Votes: 267

28. The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

93 min | Fantasy

5.7
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A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

Directors: Mario Bava, Henry Levin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Noëlle Adam, Vittorio De Sica, Aldo Fabrizi

Votes: 212

29. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.8
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller

Votes: 4,155

30. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 4,705

31. Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.9
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Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin

Votes: 1,045

32. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

6.0
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In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,195

33. The Mask (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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 »

Director: Julian Roffman | Stars: Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker, Anne Collings

Votes: 525

34. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru Island (Infanto tô), which was previously used for atomic tests. The interior is amazingly free of radiation effects, and they believe that they were ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 2,566

35. The Thief of Baghdad (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

Directors: Bruno Vailati, Arthur Lubin | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Arturo Dominici, Edy Vessel

Votes: 383

36. Hands of a Stranger (1962)

Passed | 85 min | Horror

5.1
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A concert pianist loses his hands in a car crash, but a surgeon gives him new ones. The experimental medical procedure goes awry when the new hands drive the pianist mad.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey, James Noah, Ted Otis

Votes: 427

37. Trauma (1962)

93 min | Horror

5.3
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Emmaline, who, as a teenager, discovered the drowned body of her aunt (Lynn Bari), returns to the family mansion as a married woman. Eventually, she falls for the caretaker's nephew, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: John Conte, David Garner, Lorrie Richards, Lynn Bari

Votes: 80

38. Tales of Terror (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,063

39. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

6.2
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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 »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon, Perla Cristal

Votes: 1,157

40. Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

G | 94 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure

6.5
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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke

Votes: 1,700

41. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 6,167 | Gross: $2.73M

42. The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)

Approved | 75 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies.

Director: Wesley Barry | Stars: Don Megowan, Erica Elliott, Frances McCann, Don Doolittle

Votes: 678

43. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

6.9
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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.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,104

44. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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Earth sends a five-man team to explore the frozen planet Uranus, only to find a temperate forest and sultry women from their past on it, courtesy of an alien brain with evil designs.

Director: Sidney W. Pink | Stars: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard

Votes: 1,207

45. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,004

46. Tower of London (1962)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.4
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The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown

Votes: 1,438

47. The Witch's Mirror (1962)

75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A husband murders his wife, and years later her ghost emerges from a witch's mirror to take her revenge.

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Rosita Arenas, Armando Calvo, Isabela Corona, Dina de Marco

Votes: 397

48. Espiritismo (1962)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Satan gives a woman three wishes in this version of the classic tale, "The Monkey's Paw."

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: José Luis Jiménez, Nora Veryán, Beatriz Aguirre, Alicia Caro

Votes: 70

49. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music

6.4
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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.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza, Thorley Walters

Votes: 2,224

50. Gorath (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 448

51. The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)

76 min | Horror

6.7
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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.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Maria Teresa Vianello

Votes: 838

52. Horror Castle (1963)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

5.9
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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.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Rossana Podestà, Georges Rivière, Christopher Lee, Laura Nucci

Votes: 850

53. The Whip and the Body (1963)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

6.9
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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.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, Ida Galli

Votes: 2,582

54. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

6.4
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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.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel

Votes: 2,072

55. Dementia 13 (1963)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A scheming widow hatches a daring plan to get her hands on her late husband's inheritance, unbeknownst to her that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks within the family's estate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 5,703

56. La maldición de la Llorona (1963)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits.

Director: Rafael Baledón | Stars: Rosita Arenas, Abel Salazar, Rita Macedo, Carlos López Moctezuma

Votes: 465

57. Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland

Votes: 1,947

58. Unearthly Stranger (1963)

78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville), government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his ... See full summary »

Director: John Krish | Stars: John Neville, Philip Stone, Gabriella Licudi, Patrick Newell

Votes: 318

59. Paranoiac (1963)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham

Votes: 1,818

60. Atragon (1963)

TV-Y7 | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When an ancient underground civilization and their snake-like guardian plots to reclaim the surface world, those of the surface fights back.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Yôko Fujiyama, Yû Fujiki, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 665

61. Mechte navstrechu (1963)

64 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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A rocket from a distant planet approaching Earth must land on Mars due to a technical defect, thus the inhabitants of the Earth rush to their help.

Directors: Mikhail Karzhukov, Otar Koberidze | Stars: Larisa Gordeichik, Boris Borisenko, Otar Koberidze, Peeter Kard

Votes: 112

62. The Blancheville Monster (1963)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

5.1
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The beautiful young daughter of a crazed count fears that she will fall victim to the family curse - to be sacrificed to fulfill an ancient family legend.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Gérard Tichy, Leo Anchóriz, Ombretta Colli, Helga Liné

Votes: 405

63. Captain Sindbad (1963)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 722

64. The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 6,060

65. Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

81 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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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.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Irena Kacírková

Votes: 1,308

66. Black Zoo (1963)

88 min | Drama, Horror

5.6
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The owner of a small zoo uses the animals to kill his enemies.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Michael Gough, Jeanne Cooper, Rod Lauren, Virginia Grey

Votes: 141

67. The Invasion of the Vampires (1963)

92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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A doctor and his assistant hunt down a vampire named Count Frankenhausen, who is terrorizing the populace.

Director: Miguel Morayta | Stars: Erna Martha Bauman, Rafael del Río, Tito Junco, Fernando Soto

Votes: 108

68. The Gorgon (1964)

Approved | 83 min | Horror

6.5
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 3,987

69. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters

Votes: 1,072

70. Children of the Damned (1964)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke

Votes: 3,268

71. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

Unrated | 81 min | Horror

5.6
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When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland

Votes: 1,634

72. The Night Walker (1964)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 1,105

73. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,177

74. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

84 min | Horror

7.0
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A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Valéria Vasquez

Votes: 2,315

75. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.0
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Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor;Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula Davis, José Campos

Votes: 472

76. The Time Travelers (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,609

77. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 5,388

78. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Votes: 3,662

79. No Survivors, Please (1964)

93 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens attempt to take over the Earth by taking over the bodies of humans at the moment of their death, and using them as tools for their invasion plans.

Directors: Hans Albin, Peter Berneis | Stars: Maria Perschy, Robert Cunningham, Uwe Friedrichsen, Karen Blanguernon

Votes: 46

80. The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director: Jack Curtis | Stars: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin, Rita Morley

Votes: 827

81. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

6.1
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Elès

Votes: 2,771

82. The Castle of the Living Dead (1964)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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Count Drago invites entertainers to his castle, but what the people don't know is that Drago mummifies animals and humans.

Directors: Warren Kiefer, Luciano Ricci, Michael Reeves | Stars: Christopher Lee, Gaia Germani, Philippe Leroy, Mirko Valentin

Votes: 464

83. The Strangler (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

6.7
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An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer, Davey Davison

Votes: 401

84. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.2
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 616

85. The Long Hair of Death (1964)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

6.3
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In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewska, Umberto Raho

Votes: 770

86. Uchû daikaijû Dogora (1964)

83 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The Earth is attacked by a giant jellyfish monster from outer space that, for some reason, has a sweet tooth for diamonds.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yôko Fujiyama, Hiroshi Koizumi, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 454

87. Nightmare (1964)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce

Votes: 1,255

88. Rome Against Rome (1964)

98 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

4.5
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A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Susy Andersen, Ettore Manni, Ida Galli

Votes: 105

89. Hysteria (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham

Votes: 453

90. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 2,179

91. The 10th Victim (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone

Votes: 2,695

92. She (I) (1965)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson

Votes: 2,377

93. City in the Sea (1965)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In 1903, in Cornwall, a group of locals discover an underwater city, dating back to 1803, that hides a society of smugglers and aquatic creatures.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart

Votes: 1,466

94. Nightmare Castle (1965)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné, Marino Masé

Votes: 1,786

95. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki, Akira Kubo

Votes: 3,649

96. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 1,402

97. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,649

98. The Skull (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green

Votes: 1,837

99. The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor

Votes: 1,125

100. The Possessed (1965)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A visitor arrives in a small Italian village looking for a woman. Residents tell him that she committed suicide but there's more to the mystery than they're letting on. Meanwhile, a strange woman walks by the lake.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini | Stars: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese, Pia Lindström

Votes: 347