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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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: 168,598 | Gross: $163.21M

2. 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: 61,137 | Gross: $111.72M

3. 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: 188,336 | Gross: $15.00M

4. 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: 7,363 | Gross: $15.47M

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: 22,988

6. 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: 90,279 | Gross: $63.60M

7. 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: 40,495

8. Hysteria (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham

Votes: 497

9. 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: 11,608 | Gross: $20.67M

10. 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: 16,943

11. The Great Race (1965)

Not Rated | 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: 13,874 | Gross: $25.33M

12. 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: 7,930

13. 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: 12,512

14. Genghis Khan (1965)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.0
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During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Omar Sharif, James Mason, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,662 | Gross: $0.00M

15. 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: 6,905 | Gross: $4.20M

16. 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: 11,941

17. 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: 12,283

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: 14,974

19. 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: 4,859

20. 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: 12,002 | Gross: $6.00M

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: 19,015 | Gross: $0.05M

22. 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: 11,216 | Gross: $17.11M

23. 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: 11,567

24. 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: 6,728

25. 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: 2,060

26. 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: 10,438

27. 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: 8,485 | Gross: $18.82M

28. 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: 12,969 | Gross: $15.26M

29. 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: 4,630 | Gross: $28.06M

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: 6,364 | Gross: $31.11M

31. 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: 5,987 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Ski Party (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

5.2
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On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley, Yvonne Craig

Votes: 435

33. 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: 13,132

34. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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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: 6,063 | Gross: $0.12M

35. Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi

Votes: 4,267

36. 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: 2,457

37. 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: 1,176

38. The 10th Victim (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone

Votes: 2,784

39. 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: 4,460

40. 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: 2,429

41. 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: 4,312

42. 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: 3,317

43. 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: 3,461

44. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,703

45. Three Hats for Lisa (1965)

99 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet a foreign movie star at Heathrow airport. She joins them and their taxi driver while she collects some typically British hats. The main rule... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Joe Brown, Sophie Hardy, Sidney James, Una Stubbs

Votes: 87

46. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey

Votes: 3,181

47. King Rat (1965)

Approved | 134 min | War, Drama

7.6
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A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 3,405

48. Apache Uprising (1965)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, Western

5.6
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Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 261

49. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

6.8
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell

Votes: 3,937

50. 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: 5,438