Best films, 1965

All worthwhile films of 1965 ranked
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1.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
2.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
3.
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
5.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. (197 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
6.
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
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A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. (105 mins.)
 
7.
Subarnarekha (1965)
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier. (143 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
8.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell. (182 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
9.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
10.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
11.
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
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A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers... (90 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
12.
Simon of the Desert (1965 Short Film)
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him. (43 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
13.
The War Game (1965 Documentary)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
14.
Le Bonheur (1965)
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François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office. (79 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
15.
The Hill (1965)
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards. (123 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
16.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
 
17.
Red Beard (1965)
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern. (185 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
18.
Sword of the Beast (1965)
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After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains. (85 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
19.
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
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Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband. (137 mins.)
 
20.
Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays... (120 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
21.
Thunderball (1965)
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James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. (130 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
22.
Ik kom wat later naar Madra (1965 Short Film)
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A conscript is given leave to visit his wife who has been admitted to hospital after a road accident. (26 mins.)
 
23.
Shenandoah (1965)
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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue. (105 mins.)
 
24.
The Collector (1965)
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there. (119 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
25.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. (107 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
26.
The Coward (1965)
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Calcutta based screenwriter Amitabha Roy is traveling to Hashimara in north Bengal partly to visit his... (70 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
27.
Een zondag op het eiland van de Grande Jatte (1965 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Frans Weisz
Stars: Jan Cremer
 
28.
The Sound of Music (1965)
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
29.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
31.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
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Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him. (83 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
32.
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
 
33.
Darling (1965)
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties. (128 mins.)
 
34.
The Great Race (1965)
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A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents. (160 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
35.
Tokyo Olympiad (1965 Documentary)
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Ichikawa's cameras follow the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Sometimes he focuses on spectators... (170 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
36.
The Ipcress File (1965)
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
37.
The Nanny (1965)
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
38.
The Holy Man (1965)
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A devout Hindu family falls victim to a charlatan posing as a holy man. (65 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
39.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 Short Film)
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
40.
Planet of the Vampires (1965)
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After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
41.
Man Is Not a Bird (1965)
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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert... (81 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
42.
The Bedford Incident (1965)
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
 
43.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led... (98 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
44.
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Inoshirô Honda
 
45.
Hysteria (1965)
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident... (85 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
46.
Terror-Creatures from the Grave (1965)
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An attorney arrives at a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner. The owner's wife... (87 mins.)
Director: Ralph Zucker
 
47.
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
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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... (89 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
48.
Nightmare Castle (1965)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
49.
What's New Pussycat (1965)
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A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own. (108 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
50.
Red Line 7000 (1965)
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The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends... (110 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
51.
Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)
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In New York, a disco hostess is stalked by a sexual predator and she requests help from a vice squad detective who takes a personal interest in the case. (94 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cates
 
52.
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
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A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. (97 mins.)
 
53.
Cat Ballou (1965)
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A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects. (97 mins.)
 
54.
The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
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The British army fights off rampaging locals in 1850s India. (81 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
55.
Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)
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A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels... (87 mins.)
Director: Max Hunter
 
56.
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
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In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids. (103 mins.)
 
57.
The Family Jewels (1965)
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A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her. (99 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis