My Favorite Movies of 1964

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1.
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
 
2.
Winnetou: The Red Gentleman (1964)
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Forester, a ruthless oil baron, wants to create a war between the native American tribes and the white men. Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and their sidekick Castlepool try to prevent this. (94 mins.)
Director: Harald Reinl
“ AKA - Winnetou II ” - Girgisbond
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
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Anthology film about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. A US woman drives a Yugoslav partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of Nazi invasion. (122 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
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A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Father Goose (1964)
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During World War II, 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
 
10.
Apache Rifles (1964)
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A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside. (92 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
I pirati della Malesia (1964)
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Filmed in Singapore it tells the story of Sandokan who is a Malaysian rebel who, with a group of renegades, goes up against a British General who is trying to force the King to resign. (110 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
“ AKA - Sandokan, The Pirate of Malaysia ” - Girgisbond
 
15.
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
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A hypochondriac believes he is dying, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
16.
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
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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
 
17.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
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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
 
18.
Topkapi (1964)
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A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. (120 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
19.
The 7th Dawn (1964)
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War. (123 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
20.
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
 
21.
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
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Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife. (80 mins.)
 
22.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. (139 mins.)
 
23.
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
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Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
24.
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
 
25.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
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To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance. (130 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
Circus World (1964)
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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
 
29.
The Long Ships (1964)
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A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules. (126 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
30.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
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In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets. (123 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
31.
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
 
32.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
33.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
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A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
34.
Bedtime Story (1964)
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The story of two gigolos who vie to see which is the best at their profession. (99 mins.)
Director: Ralph Levy
 
35.
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
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Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance. (97 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
36.
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
 
37.
A Distant Trumpet (1964)
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West Point graduate Lt. Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery, Arizona, where he has to deal with lax discipline, romantic complications, Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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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
 
41.
The Quick Gun (1964)
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Gunslinger Clint Cooper returns to his hometown to help fight off a raid by his former gang. (87 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
44.
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 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
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition. (120 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
47.
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