Best Picture 1964

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1.
Gertrud (1964)
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In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson. (116 mins.)
 
2.
Kwaidan (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
3.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
4.
Onibaba (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
5.
This Special Friendship (1964)
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THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclass man who is the object of his desire... (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
6.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
Director: Cinéma
 
7.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
8.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
 
9.
Intentions of Murder (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar. (150 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
10.
Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp. (74 mins.)
Director: Elem Klimov
 
11.
Red Desert (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages. (117 mins.)
 
12.
Seven Days in May (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
14.
Topkapi (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. (120 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
15.
Strange Voyage (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia... (92 mins.)
 
16.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
17.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
18.
The Gorgon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone. (83 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
19.
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner. (91 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
20.
Marnie (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them. (130 mins.)
 
21.
The Naked Kiss (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists... (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
22.
Woman of Straw (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune. (122 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
23.
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. (115 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
24.
Marriage Italian Style (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy. (102 mins.)
 
25.
Nightmare (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother... (83 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
26.
The Killers (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why. (93 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
27.
Mary Poppins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. (139 mins.)
 
28.
My Fair Lady (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
29.
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
30.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
31.
The Peach Thief (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wife of a Bulgarian Army officer falls in love with a Serbian prisoner at the end of World war I. (84 mins.)
Director: Vulo Radev
 
32.
Goldfinger (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. (110 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
33.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
34.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
35.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
36.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition. (120 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
37.
The Best Man (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The two front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement. (102 mins.)
 
38.
Murder Most Foul (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer. (90 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
39.
Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason. (106 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
40.
The Chalk Garden (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past... (106 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
41.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
42.
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him. (106 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
43.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
 
44.
The Moon-Spinners (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC... (118 mins.)
Director: James Neilson
 
45.
Zorba the Greek (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba. (142 mins.)
 
46.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War. (83 mins.)
 
47.
Ella y el miedo (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A girl who is engaged leaves the nightclub where she works. On her way home, she is the only witness of a horrible murder... (87 mins.)
Director: León Klimovsky
 
48.
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children... (118 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
49.
Dead Ringer (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Henreid
 
50.
The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows. (107 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
51.
Castle of Blood (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost. (87 mins.)
 
52.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
53.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons. (100 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
54.
Murder Ahoy (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board. (93 mins.)
Director: George Pollock
 
55.
The Long Hair of Death (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson
 
56.
Psyche 59 (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In London, the pregnant wife of an industrialist falls down the stairs, loses her sight and has no recollection of the events but suspects that a mentally traumatic experience prior to the fall caused her accident. (94 mins.)
 
57.
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
58.
Lady in a Cage (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums. (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
59.
Witchcraft (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village. (79 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
60.
Lilith (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in Maryland, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her... (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
61.
The Night Walker (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire. (86 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
62.
Kisses for My President (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President... (113 mins.)
 
63.
Crypt of the Vampire (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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... (82 mins.)
Director: Thomas Miller
 
64.
Rueda de sospechosos (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(79 mins.)
 
65.
The Black Torment (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot? (90 mins.)
 
66.
Strait-Jacket (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior. (93 mins.)
Director: William Castle