1963

This is a list-in-progress of some favorite movies of 1963. The numbers are not rankings; the list is alphabetical, although the displayed form of some titles may not reflect this.
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1.
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo. (113 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
2.
Alone on the Pacific (1963)
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Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination. (104 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
3.
The Conjugal Bed (1963)
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A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman... (88 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
4.
Bay of Angels (1963)
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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
5.
Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
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Paul Dupré meurt soudainement suite à une injection faite par son infirmière, Gina Bianchi. Gina a été... (120 mins.)
Director: Christian-Jaque
 
6.
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963 Short Film)
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A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee. (23 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
7.
Carom Shots (1963)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Marcel Bluwal
 
8.
Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
9.
La cuisine au beurre (1963)
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After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition... (100 mins.)
Director: Gilles Grangier
 
10.
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
11.
Dead Birds (1963 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Robert Gardner
 
12.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
13.
Frøken Nitouche (1963)
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At the turn of the century a soldier an a convent novice are being forced by their parent to marry each other... (104 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
The High Lonesome Sound (1963 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: John Cohen
 
16.
Hud (1963)
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
17.
The Day and the Hour (1963)
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It's the spring of 1944 and Therese is in a hurry to get back to Paris. The trains aren't running from... (110 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
18.
Judex (1963)
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled... (98 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
19.
Koroleva benzokolonki (1963)
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Lyudmila doesn't have any luck in finding the perfect job. She tried to be an air hostess, newscaster... (78 mins.)
 
20.
Raven's End (1963)
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An aspiring young writer lives in a bleak working class block in the late 1930s. (101 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
21.
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
22.
The Big City (1963)
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Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
23.
Hands Over the City (1963)
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal. (105 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
24.
Any Number Can Win (1963)
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability... (118 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
25.
I mostri (1963)
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The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (115 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
26.
Squeak-squeak (1963)
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Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost... (86 mins.)
Director: Jean Girault
 
27.
The Prize (1963)
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As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways. (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
28.
La rabbia (1963 Documentary)
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"La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question... (104 mins.)
 
29.
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican"... (105 mins.)
Director: Georges Lautner
 
30.
Uncle Vanya (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife... (120 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
31.
The Executioner (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement. (87 mins.)
 
32.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
33.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (118 mins.)