Best Picture 1963

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1.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
4.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Le Doulos (1963)
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in... (108 mins.)
 
9.
America America (1963)
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States. (174 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Silence (1963)
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Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
14.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (118 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Bluebeard (1963)
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Follows a family-man who meets women through lonely hearts ads. (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
18.
Los tarantos (1963)
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A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love. (83 mins.)
Director: Rovira Beleta
 
19.
Girl from La Mancha (1962)
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(94 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. (192 mins.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Black Sabbath (1963)
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Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner. (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
29.
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
30.
Irma la Douce (1963)
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In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. (147 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
31.
The Raven (1963)
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
32.
The Pink Panther (1963)
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Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet--a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther." (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
33.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (205 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
34.
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
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When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder. (81 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. (79 mins.)
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
Twice-Told Tales (1963)
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Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"... (120 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
41.
From Pink to Yellow (1963)
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As the title of the film indicates, this film starts with pink - a story about a teenage boy who falls... (87 mins.)
Director: Manuel Summers
 
42.
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
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In 1944, an Army doctor is in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona and he must deal with a variety of tough cases. (126 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
46.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
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Leaving home, young Buddy Baker arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother... (112 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
47.
Dementia 13 (1963)
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Whilst out on a rowboat with his wife Louise, John Haloran has a heart attack and dies. She casts his... (75 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
48.
Toys in the Attic (1963)
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Julian Berniers and Lily Prine have just gotten married. They have been in Chicago on business before returning to their home town of New Orleans... (90 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
49.
Move Over, Darling (1963)
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After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
50.
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
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While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage. (88 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
51.
Lilies of the Field (1963)
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. (94 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
52.
The Stripper (1963)
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Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick... (95 mins.)
 
53.
The Balcony (1963)
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In a fictional country, the Madam of a brothel satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers, while a revolution is sweeping the nation. (84 mins.)
Director: Joseph Strick
 
54.
The V.I.P.s (1963)
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life. (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
55.
Twilight of Honor (1963)
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A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant. (104 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
56.
The Old Dark House (1963)
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An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire... (86 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
57.
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
 
58.
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