Movies that were playing the year I was born (1964)

A look at the most recognizable films of the year 1964.
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1.
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 try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
2.
Mary Poppins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A magical nanny helps bring the two children she's in charge of closer to their father through songs and magical adventures. (139 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. (85 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
8.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
9.
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin. (96 mins.)
Director: Gene Nelson
 
10.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
11.
Fail-Safe (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Father Goose (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female. (118 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
15.
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hypochondriac believes he is dying, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
16.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation. (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
17.
Roustabout (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
18.
Circus World (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When circus proprietor Matt Masters decides to take his show on a European tour, it is beset by problems, while he searches for Lili, the mother of his adopted daughter, who disappeared years before. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
19.
633 Squadron (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day. (102 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets. (123 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
23.
Bikini Beach (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's. (150 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
26.
Ensign Pulver (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives and 1 very big case of appendicitis. (104 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
27.
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
28.
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Wilson
 
29.
The Thin Red Line (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In Guadalcanal during World War II, a private and his sergeant clash during the heat of battle with the Japanese. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
30.
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams. (99 mins.)
Director: Gene Nelson
 
31.
McHale's Navy (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up... (93 mins.)
Director: Edward Montagne