Favorite Films of 1962

Updated: 9/14/13
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1.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
2.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
 
3.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
4.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
5.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
6.
The Longest Day (1962)
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
 
7.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
8.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
9.
Gypsy (1962)
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. (143 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
10.
Ride the High Country (1962)
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
11.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
12.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
13.
Follow That Dream (1962)
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off... (109 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
14.
Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned... (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney Hayers
 
15.
Tower of London (1962)
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The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
16.
Premature Burial (1962)
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An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
17.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
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A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body. (82 mins.)
Director: Joseph Green
 
18.
El vampiro sangriento (1962)
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Count Cagliostro, whose family has tried for generations to rid the world of vampires, instructs his daughter and her fiance to protect several valuable documents. (110 mins.)
Director: Miguel Morayta
 
19.
The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)
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Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari... (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Kay
 
20.
Eegah (1962)
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Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage. (90 mins.)
 
21.
Three Penny Opera (1963)
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The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation. (90 mins.)