Most Popular Feature Films Released 1966-01-01 to 1966-12-31


1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 563,253 | Gross: $6.10M

2. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 46,441

3. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 5,546

4. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 73,100

5. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

Votes: 35,769

6. Triple Cross (1966)

PG | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Gert Fröbe

Votes: 1,734

7. One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown

Votes: 6,417

8. Batman: The Movie (1966)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero

Votes: 25,800

9. Arabesque (1966)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore

Votes: 5,157

10. The Professionals (1966)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

Votes: 11,153 | Gross: $19.54M

11. The Chase (1966)

134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 8,244

12. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 29,469

13. The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith

Votes: 6,703 | Gross: $21.69M

14. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

8.1
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 60,578

15. Django (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Western

7.3
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A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Votes: 20,466 | Gross: $0.03M

16. How to Steal a Million (1966)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 20,142

17. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 14,428

18. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 3,302

19. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

3.9
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A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara

Votes: 774

20. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

1.9
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A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 32,351

21. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Comedy

5.6
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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth

Votes: 1,504 | Gross: $2.50M

22. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 25,846 | Gross: $28.35M

23. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 3,995

24. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna

Votes: 11,208

25. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 128 min | Thriller

6.7
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 20,718

26. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 43,121 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,338

28. A Man and a Woman (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 7,761

29. Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6,588 | Gross: $20.85M

30. A Matter of Resistance (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1944, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Brasseur, Philippe Noiret, Henri Garcin

Votes: 666

31. The Silencers (1966)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi, Victor Buono

Votes: 2,119

32. Alfie (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Votes: 11,504 | Gross: $18.87M

33. Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 1,417

34. Gypsy Girl (1966)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.

Director: John Mills | Stars: Hayley Mills, Annette Crosbie, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 579

35. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 5,028

36. The Shooting (1966)

G | 82 min | Western

6.7
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins, Warren Oates

Votes: 3,388

37. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Votes: 4,260

38. Our Man Flint (1966)

Unrated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare

Votes: 5,062 | Gross: $16.00M

39. Masculin Féminin (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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92 Metascore

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord

Votes: 9,832 | Gross: $0.20M

40. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 12,718

41. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

Votes: 13,538 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 7,012

43. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.3
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 3,824 | Gross: $34.90M

44. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 9,510

45. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,243

46. Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Judi Meredith, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 1,204

47. Madame X (1966)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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When her lover is killed, the wife of a wealthy man is convinced to fake her own death, which leads her into greater depths of depravity until fate reunites her with her long-lost son, who is unaware of her real identity.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 1,578

48. Stagecoach (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.0
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On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Red Buttons, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,174

49. The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

Votes: 3,686

50. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.3
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Luther Heggs aspires to be a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent

Votes: 4,668