Most Popular Feature Films Released 1965-01-01 to 1965-12-31


1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 169,487 | Gross: $163.21M

2. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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74 Metascore

Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 189,944 | Gross: $15.00M

3. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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69 Metascore

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 61,365 | Gross: $111.72M

4. Thunderball (1965)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 90,623 | Gross: $63.60M

5. Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Votes: 23,214

6. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 40,714

7. How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy

6.6
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A dedicated bachelor drunkenly marries a young woman and immediately lives to regret it.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 4,860

8. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Not Rated | 122 min | Western

7.2
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Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 12,062 | Gross: $6.00M

9. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 12,564

10. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 13,946 | Gross: $25.33M

11. Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.9
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A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 11,655 | Gross: $20.67M

12. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 12,348

13. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 16,995

14. The Collector (1965)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 7,988

15. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Comedy

6.8
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Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow

Votes: 12,014

16. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral, and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 6,923 | Gross: $4.20M

17. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 7,445 | Gross: $15.47M

18. Help! (1965)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

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

Votes: 15,036

19. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 6,129 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.4
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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 6,769

21. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 19,133 | Gross: $0.05M

22. The Glory Guys (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan

Votes: 565

23. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,508

24. What's New Pussycat (1965)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy

6.2
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A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine

Votes: 8,520 | Gross: $18.82M

25. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 5,464

26. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TV-14 | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden

Votes: 13,026 | Gross: $15.26M

27. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for post-war Germany represents a microcosm of 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 4,331

28. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 4,902

29. Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.1
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An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter

Votes: 11,271 | Gross: $17.11M

30. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

G | 138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Sabotage efforts damage an international air race.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi

Votes: 6,394 | Gross: $31.11M

31. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 2,072

32. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

4.4
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Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 968

33. The Ipcress File (1965)

Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller

7.3
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd

Votes: 11,608

34. Ten Little Indians (1965)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Leo Genn

Votes: 3,477

35. That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.7
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After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,654 | Gross: $28.06M

36. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 10,485

37. She (I) (1965)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson

Votes: 2,443

38. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 13,395

39. The Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.7
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A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Pucholt, Vladimír Mensík, Josef Sebánek

Votes: 6,071

40. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 4,318

41. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 9,651 | Gross: $0.08M

42. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

6.8
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62 Metascore

In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

Votes: 6,020 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Le Bonheur (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot

Votes: 3,064

44. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 6,131

45. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

7.3
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 1,184

46. Village of the Giants (1965)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges, Joy Harmon

Votes: 1,719

47. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

6.3
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A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson

Votes: 2,480

48. Mirage (1965)

Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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A New York City man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 3,355

49. The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | 93 min | Thriller

7.3
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers

Votes: 4,482

50. The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)

Approved | 91 min | Western

5.1
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A look at what happened to Custer and his troops at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer, an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Darren McGavin, Philip Carey, Julie Sommars

Votes: 403