Highest Rated Feature Films Released 1963-01-01 to 1963-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Tis kakomoiras (1963)

96 min | Comedy

8.8
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This classic Greek comedy revolves around the constant fights between Zikos who works as a clerk at a small grocer's shop and the shop's owner. Zikos just can't keep his mouth shut every ... See full summary »

Director: Dinos Katsouridis | Stars: Costas Hajihristos, Nikos Rizos, Kostas Doukas, Marika Nezer

Votes: 1,494

2. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 18,766

3. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 170,246

4. Mahanagar (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 2,060

5. Ta kokkina fanaria (1963)

132 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The story of 6 or 7 prostitutes, at Pireas harbor.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Manos Katrakis

Votes: 1,060

6. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 80,766 | Gross: $0.05M

7. The Leopard (1963)

Approved | 187 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 16,712

8. The Silence (1963)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.1
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Two sisters and a 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Håkan Jahnberg

Votes: 12,517

9. El verdugo (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

8.1
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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.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 3,568

10. Nattvardsgästerna (1963)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

8.1
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A small town priest struggles with his faith.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Votes: 14,468

11. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Ahmed Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tewfik El Dekn, Omar El-Hariri

Votes: 1,292

12. The Organizer (1963)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli

Votes: 1,559

13. The Fire Within (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Votes: 5,540

14. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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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?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 51,053

15. The Servant (1963)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

The aristocratic Tony moves to London and hires the servant Hugo Barrett for all services at home. Barrett seems to be a loyal and competent employee, but Tony's girlfriend Susan does not ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox

Votes: 6,367 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Dry Summer (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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A tobacco farmer tries to ruin his competitors crops by diverting water to his property.

Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit, Ulvi Dogan, Alaettin Altiok

Votes: 2,005

17. Hud (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 15,520

18. Le Doulos (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre

Votes: 6,409 | Gross: $0.08M

19. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

7.9
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 3,575

20. Monsieur Gangster (1963)

105 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.9
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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche, Claude Rich

Votes: 4,076

21. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 4,579

22. Le mani sulla città (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Angelo D'Alessandro

Votes: 1,680

23. I Fidanzati (1963)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

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In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

Votes: 1,211

24. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 132,303

25. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 20,425 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

7.7
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

Votes: 6,798

27. Passenger (1963)

62 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard.

Directors: Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz | Stars: Aleksandra Slaska, Anna Ciepielewska, Janusz Bylczynski, Krzesislawa Dubielówna

Votes: 1,016

28. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 29,937 | Gross: $46.30M

29. The Haunting (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 27,017

30. Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 2,982

31. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.6
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A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 1,501

32. Youth of the Beast (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Misako Watanabe, Tamio Kawachi, Minako Katsuki

Votes: 2,167

33. I mostri (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

7.6
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The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca, Marino Masé

Votes: 1,519

34. Yukinojô henge (1963)

113 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 1,326

35. From Russia with Love (1963)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.5
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James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Daniela Bianchi

Votes: 91,355 | Gross: $24.80M

36. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 8,113

37. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 4,312 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hélène sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard, who's back from military duty in Algiers. An old lover of Hélène's comes to visit - ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 1,996

39. Nippon konchûki (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.5
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Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,291

40. New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Seizaburô Kawazu, Fujio Suga

Votes: 1,176

41. Tri plyus dva (1963)

100 min | Comedy

7.5
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Three men vacation on a deserted beach near The Black Sea, trying to get away from women and society. However, two women arrive and try to claim the vacation spot as their own. The groups scheme to run each other off the beach.

Director: Genrikh Oganisyan | Stars: Natalya Kustinskaya, Natalya Fateeva, Andrey Mironov, Evgeniy Zharikov

Votes: 1,023

42. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 17,678

43. Irma la Douce (1963)

Unrated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

Votes: 13,050

44. Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Not Rated | 88 min | War, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais

Votes: 4,101 | Gross: $0.02M

45. Bay of Angels (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet

Votes: 1,838 | Gross: $0.09M

46. Any Number Can Win (1963)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Claude Cerval, Viviane Romance

Votes: 1,982

47. McLintock! (1963)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.3
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Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 9,488

48. The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson

Votes: 1,701

49. Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson

Votes: 3,686

50. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

Votes: 1,854