Most Popular Feature Films Released 1962-01-01 to 1962-12-31
1. How the West Was Won (1962)
Approved | 164 min | Western
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.
Votes: 14,429 | Gross: $12.15M
2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 196,212 | Gross: $6.00M
4. Rome Adventure (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets... See full summary »
6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, Western
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.
7. Advise & Consent (1962)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
8. Dr. No (1962)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Votes: 117,967 | Gross: $16.07M
12. The Longest Day (1962)
G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
16. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
17. Taras Bulba (1962)
Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,710 | Gross: $4.00M
18. Kid Galahad (1962)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $1.75M
19. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
22. Experiment in Terror (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.
24. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
174 min | Drama
Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous ... See full summary »
25. Follow That Dream (1962)
109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »
26. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
28. That Touch of Mink (1962)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.
29. Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War
In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.
30. Hatari! (1962)
Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.
Votes: 9,179 | Gross: $14.00M
31. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
34. Knife in the Water (1962)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
35. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
36. All Night Long (1962)
91 min | Drama
The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.
37. The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
38. Sanjuro (1962)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
41. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama
Lisa Macklin, an Italian woman, has a fight with her American husband Robert in a Paris night club. He leaves the next day for a business trip and Lisa says she does not want to see him ... See full summary »
42. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Approved | 117 min | Drama
An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
43. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
44. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
45. Tales of Terror (1962)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.
46. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
PG | 106 min | Musical, Comedy
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
Votes: 1,961 | Gross: $2.60M
47. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.
48. The Fast Lady (1962)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy
A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.
49. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.