Best Picture 1965

by logandarko | created - 21 Mar 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

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: 208,367 | Gross: $15.00M

2. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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

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 World War I and then the October Revolution.

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

Votes: 64,786 | Gross: $111.72M

3. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

Votes: 6,758

4. The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 8,673

5. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Hana Slivková, Martin Hollý

Votes: 7,171

6. Alphaville (1965)

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

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: 20,514 | Gross: $0.05M

7. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 1,679

8. The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

Cool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly

Votes: 2,599

9. Sandra (1965)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, War

Sandra returns to her childhood village to take care of family business, but her childhood memories and secrets soon overcome her.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, Michael Craig, Renzo Ricci

Votes: 1,494

10. Return from the Ashes (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom

Votes: 697

11. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

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: 7,376 | Gross: $4.20M

12. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 43,949

13. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

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

Votes: 14,844 | Gross: $25.33M

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Comedy

65 Metascore

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: 12,732

15. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

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: 183,911 | Gross: $163.21M

16. Dream A40 (1965)

16 min | Drama, Short

An experimental drama which explores a gay man's fears about his sexuality and physical attraction to another man.

Director: Lloyd Reckord | Stars: Michael Billington, Tony Cyrus, Neville Evans, Yolanda Fermin

Votes: 35

17. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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: 6,613

18. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

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: 14,404

19. The Family Jewels (1965)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy

A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Neil Hamilton, Jay Adler

Votes: 1,871

20. How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy

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: 5,229

21. La llamada (1965)

88 min | Drama, Romance, Horror

A young man is visited by his late girlfriend's ghost. Initially pleased by her return, he soon realizes she's trying to lure him to his death.

Director: Javier Setó | Stars: Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Carlos Lemos, Paco Morán, Tota Alba

Votes: 95

22. Double Edged Crime (1965)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Andrés, son of a famous pianist, discovers the corpse of a tuner killed in his shop, located in the basement of his house. Then a suspect leaves, but in the fear of possible reprisals he ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Borau | Stars: Susana Campos, Carlos Estrada, José María Prada, Paul Eslheman

Votes: 57

23. Brainstorm (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Dana Andrews, Anne Francis, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 459

24. Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

60 Metascore

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.

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

Votes: 12,317 | Gross: $20.67M

25. Motorpsycho! (1965)

74 min | Action, Thriller

Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Haji, Alex Rocco, Steve Oliver, Holle K. Winters

Votes: 1,267

26. Compartiment tueurs (1965)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 1,225

27. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

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: 1,258

28. The Possessed (1965)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A visitor arrives in a small Italian village looking for a woman. Residents tell him that she committed suicide but there's more to the mystery than they're letting on. Meanwhile, a strange woman walks by the lake.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini | Stars: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese, Pia Lindström

Votes: 505

29. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful, but amoral, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) 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: 5,265

30. The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | 93 min | Thriller

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: 4,804

31. Libido (1965)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

A young man goes with his wife to a spooky house, an inheritance from his father.

Directors: Ernesto Gastaldi, Vittorio Salerno | Stars: Dominique Boschero, Mara Maryl, Giancarlo Giannini, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 209

32. Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 4,669 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,921

34. Espionage in Lisbon (1965)

95 min | Action, Adventure

An international gang pretends to have the means to destroy a small country in 30 seconds. The authorities have reason to believe this may be true, and the spying battle is on.

Directors: Federico Aicardi, Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Brett Halsey, Marilù Tolo, Fernando Rey, Jeanne Valérie

Votes: 29

35. Gumnaam (1965)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die...

Director: Raja Nawathe | Stars: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen

Votes: 1,100

36. The Skull (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green

Votes: 2,140

37. Ten Little Indians (1965)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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: 3,734

38. 100 Cries of Terror (1965)

100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A husband and his lover hatch a plan to murder his wife, and a woman is buried alive in a mausoleum.

Director: Ramón Obón | Stars: Ariadne Welter, Joaquín Cordero, Ofelia Montesco, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Votes: 88

40. A Study in Terror (1965)

95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Director: James Hill | Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 1,538

41. The Satan Bug (1965)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews

Votes: 2,023

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

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

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, Neil McCallum, Ursula Howells

Votes: 4,421

43. La vendetta di Lady Morgan (1965)

79 min | Crime, Horror

A young woman is killed by her treacherous husband and returns as a vengeful ghost.

Director: Massimo Pupillo | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Erika Blanc, Paul Muller, Barbara Nelli

Votes: 93

44. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

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: 2,630 | Gross: $15.26M

45. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for pre-WWII Germany represents a microcosm of early 1930s society.

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

Votes: 4,697

47. I Saw What You Did (1965)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening making random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane

Votes: 2,368

48. Young Cassidy (1965)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama

The misadventures of a young idealist man in the Dublin of the early 20th century.

Directors: Jack Cardiff, John Ford | Stars: Rod Taylor, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 922

49. That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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