Favorite Films of 1963

Updated: 8/7/13
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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones. (84 mins.)
 
6.
The Terror (1963)
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A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
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Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand... (118 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
10.
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
 
11.
Yellowstone Cubs (1963)
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Two bear cubs, Tuffy and Tubby, are separated from their mother and spend an entire summer romping through Yellowstone National Park. In the meantime, the mother bear follows their trail as she searches for them. (48 mins.)
Stars: Rex Allen
 
12.
4 for Texas (1963)
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Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
13.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
14.
The Incredible Journey (1963)
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The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home? (80 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
15.
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
 
16.
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 England history. (79 mins.)
 
17.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
18.
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)
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Martians replace a scientist and his family to pave way for their invasion. (70 mins.)
Director: Maury Dexter
 
19.
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
 
20.
Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
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Set in Palm Springs during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break... (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
21.
Black Sabbath (1963)
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an... (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
22.
PT 109 (1963)
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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. (140 mins.)
 
23.
Blood Feast (1963)
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An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down. (67 mins.)
 
24.
Diary of a Madman (1963)
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An evil spirit leaves the body of his human host, a criminal on death-row, and sneaks into the body of his next human host, a French magistrate. (96 mins.)
 
25.
The Nutty Professor (1963)
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. (107 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
26.
Terrified (1963)
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A masked lunatic kills off people in a haunted house. (81 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers