Best films, 1964

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1.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
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Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
 
2.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
3.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
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In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her... (97 mins.)
 
4.
Pale Flower (1964)
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A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling. (96 mins.)
 
5.
Red Desert (1964)
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In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to... (117 mins.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Becket (1964)
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An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's. (148 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
8.
Charulata (1964)
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The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
9.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
10.
I Am Cuba (1964)
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era. (108 mins.)
 
11.
Fail-Safe (1964)
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
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Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject... (120 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
13.
Yearning (1964)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
14.
The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present. (69 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
15.
Point of Order! (1964 Documentary)
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Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused... (97 mins.)
 
16.
Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
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Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them. (78 mins.)
 
17.
Une Femme Mariée (1964)
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Charlotte is young and modern, not a hair out of place, superficial, cool; she reads fashion magazines - does she have the perfect bust... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
18.
The Train (1964)
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (133 mins.)
 
19.
The Naked Kiss (1964)
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Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller... (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
20.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire. (188 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
21.
Nothing But a Man (1964)
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A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Roemer
 
22.
Black God, White Devil (1964)
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Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism... (120 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
23.
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
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A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
24.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
25.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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A psychic convinces her weak-willed husband to kidnap the child of a wealthy couple, so she can use her abilities to locate the child and thus achieve fame. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
26.
The Soft Skin (1964)
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Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. (113 mins.)
 
27.
Seven Up! (1964 Documentary)
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects... (39 mins.)
Director: Paul Almond
 
28.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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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.)
 
29.
Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable. (140 mins.)
 
30.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
31.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
32.
Assassination (1964)
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Acclaimed Chambara, Japanese Nouvelle Vague. In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becames a important figure in a complex game of power between the xogunat and the imperium. (104 mins.)
 
33.
Onibaba (1964)
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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
 
34.
Marnie (1964)
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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.)
 
35.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. (139 mins.)
 
36.
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate... (95 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
37.
My Fair Lady (1964)
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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
 
38.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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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
 
39.
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
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Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman... (116 mins.)
 
40.
Strange Voyage (1964)
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Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia... (92 mins.)
 
41.
The Peach Thief (1964)
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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
 
42.
King & Country (1964)
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During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
43.
Scorpio Rising (1964 Short Film)
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic... (28 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
44.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
45.
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
46.
Goldfinger (1964)
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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. (110 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
47.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet. (110 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
48.
Zorba the Greek (1964)
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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.)
 
49.
Topkapi (1964)
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Caper film about the theft of a jeweled dagger from an Istanbul museum. (120 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
50.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
51.
Rio Conchos (1964)
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Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on... (107 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
52.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
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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
 
53.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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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
 
54.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
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When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
 
55.
Circus World (1964)
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In the early years of the 20th century, Matt Masters takes his rambling Wild West Show to Europe. His... (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
56.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
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A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
57.
Mensen van morgen (1964 Documentary)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Kees Brusse
 
58.
Cruel Gun Story (1964)
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A convict fresh out of prison, with a handicapped sister, is coerced by a wealthy mob boss into organizing an armored racetrack car heist. (87 mins.)
Director: Takumi Furukawa
 
59.
The Patsy (1964)
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When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy)... (101 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
60.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
61.
The Human Dutch (1964 Documentary)
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How do the Dutch people live? Hidden cameras filmed the crowds on the beach, during carnival time, skating on the ice plains... (90 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
62.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
63.
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
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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
 
64.
Diamonds of the Night (1964)
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Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another... (63 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
65.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
66.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
67.
What a Way to Go! (1964)
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A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich. (111 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
68.
Bikini Beach (1964)
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A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home. (99 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
69.
The Killers (1964)
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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
 
70.
Carry on Cleo (1964)
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions... (92 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
71.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
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When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve... (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
72.
Roustabout (1964)
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Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs... (101 mins.)
Director: John Rich
 
73.
Nightmare (1964)
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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... (83 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
74.
The Long Hair of Death (1964)
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In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson
 
75.
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
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In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. (119 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
76.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
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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.)