Most Popular Feature Films Released 1964-01-01 to 1964-12-31


1. Mary Poppins (1964)

G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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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.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 119,945 | Gross: $102.27M

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 377,221 | Gross: $0.28M

3. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 73,000 | Gross: $72.00M

4. Goldfinger (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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87 Metascore

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 148,523 | Gross: $51.08M

5. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 162,840 | Gross: $14.50M

6. Zulu (1964)

Unrated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 31,107

7. Marnie (1964)

Approved | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

Votes: 37,019 | Gross: $7.00M

8. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Unrated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 16,851

9. First Men in the Moon (1964)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson

Votes: 4,085

10. Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Votes: 5,976

11. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 9,974

12. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 13,002

13. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.7
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96 Metascore

A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 33,983 | Gross: $13.78M

14. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.6
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom

Votes: 21,439 | Gross: $12.37M

15. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 6,762 | Gross: $4.75M

16. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 17,775 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Onibaba (1964)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 12,100

18. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

Votes: 9,122

19. The Train (1964)

Not Rated | 133 min | Thriller, War

7.9
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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.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 11,255 | Gross: $7.41M

20. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Votes: 8,027 | Gross: $12.50M

21. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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68 Metascore

King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

Votes: 11,822

22. Red Desert (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.7
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In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

Votes: 10,430

23. The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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.

Directors: Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 14,061

24. Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest

Votes: 5,457 | Gross: $5.13M

25. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 16,242

26. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 10,281

27. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini

Votes: 6,108

28. The Pawnbroker (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Drama

7.8
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 6,642

29. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 11,385

30. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Votes: 4,817

31. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Approved | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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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. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 4,077

32. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 6,276

33. The Moon-Spinners (1964)

G | 118 min | Family, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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British musicologist Frances Ferris and her late teen niece Nicky Ferris are traveling through Crete recording Greek folk songs for the BBC. In the usually quiet coastal town of Aghios ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri, Peter McEnery

Votes: 1,591

34. Band of Outsiders (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danièle Girard, Louisa Colpeyn

Votes: 18,220 | Gross: $0.04M

35. That Man from Rio (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais, Roger Dumas

Votes: 3,454 | Gross: $0.04M

36. 633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | 102 min | War, Drama

6.4
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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.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,801

37. Winnetou: The Red Gentleman (1964)

94 min | Western, Adventure

6.6
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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.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Anthony Steel, Karin Dor

Votes: 2,366

38. What a Way to Go! (1964)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $13.30M

39. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

7.1
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A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston

Votes: 9,749

40. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

Votes: 3,845

41. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

2.5
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The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 9,478

42. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 2,532

43. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey

Votes: 5,402

44. The Killers (1964)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 5,331

45. Roustabout (1964)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.0
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After a singer loses his job at a coffee shop, he finds employment at a struggling carnival, but his attempted romance with a teenager leads to friction with her father.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson

Votes: 2,108 | Gross: $3.00M

46. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 8,564

47. Carry on Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,223

48. Bedtime Story (1964)

99 min | Comedy

6.8
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Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough, small change scammer rise to win the wager?

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman

Votes: 1,218

49. The Long Ships (1964)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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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.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn, Rosanna Schiaffino

Votes: 1,956

50. Dead Ringer (1964)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey

Votes: 3,598