40th Academy Awards (1967)

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1. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 61,513 | Gross: $24.38M

Winner - Best Picture Nominated - Best Director for Norman Jewison Winner - Best Actor for Rod Steiger Winner - Best Adapted Screenplay for Stirling Silliphant Winner - Best Sound Mixing Nominated - Best Sound Effects for James Richard Winner - Best Film Editing for Hal Ashby

2. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

86 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 95,584

Nominated - Best Picture Nominated - Best Director for Arthur Penn Nominated - Best Actor for Warren Beatty Nominated - Best Actress for Faye Dunaway Nominated - Best Supporting Actor for Gene Hackman Nominated - Best Supporting Actor for Michael J. Pollard Winner - Best Supporting Actress for Estelle Parsons Nominated - Best Original Screenplay for David Newman and Robert Benton Nominated - Best Costume Design for Theadora Van Runkle Winner - Best Cinematography for Burnett Guffey

3. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 7,709 | Gross: $9.00M

Nominated - Best Picture Nominated - Best Original Score for Leslie Bricusse Nominated - Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score for Lionel Newman and Alexander Courage Winner - Best Original Song for "Talk to the Animals" Nominated - Best Art Direction Nominated - Best Cinematography for Robert Surtees Nominated - Best Sound Mixing Nominated - Best Film Editing for Samuel E. Beetley and Marjorie Fowler Winner - Best Visual Effects for L B. Abbott

4. The Graduate (1967)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 240,747 | Gross: $104.95M

Nominated - Best Picture Winner - Best Director for Mike Nichols Nominated - Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman Nominated - Best Actress for Anne Bancroft Nominated - Best Supporting Actress for Katharine Ross Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay for Buck Henry and Calder Willingham Nominated - Best Cinematography for Robert Surtees

5. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 35,690 | Gross: $56.70M

Nominated - Best Picture Nominated - Best Director for Stanley Kramer Nominated - Best Actor for Spencer Tracy Winner - Best Actress for Katharine Hepburn Nominated - Best Supporting Actor for Cecil Kellaway Nominated - Best Supporting Actress for Beah Richards Winner - Best Original Screenplay for William Rose Nominated - Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score for Frank De Vol Nominated - Best Art Direction Nominated - Best Film Editing for Robert C. Jones

6. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 22,336

Nominated - Best Director for Richard Brooks Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay for Richard Brooks Nominated - Best Original Score for Quincy Jones Nominated - Best Cinematography for Conrad Hall

7. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 150,840

Nominated - Best Actor for Paul Newman Winner - Best Supporting Actor for George Kennedy Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay for Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson Nominated - Best Original Score for Lalo Schifrin

8. The Whisperers (1967)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

Votes: 929

Nominated - Best Actress for Edith Evans

9. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 25,520 | Gross: $17.55M

Nominated - Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn

10. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

73 Metascore

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

Votes: 62,506 | Gross: $45.30M

Nominated - Best Supporting Actor for John Cassavetes Nominated - Best Sound Mixing Winner - Best Sound Effects for John Poyner Nominated - Best Film Editing for Michael Luciano

11. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 5,461 | Gross: $34.34M

Nominated - Best Supporting Actress for Carol Channing Winner - Best Original Score for Elmer Bernstein Nominated - Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score for André Previn and Joseph Gershenson Nominated - Best Original Song for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Nominated - Best Costume Design for Jean Louis Nominated - Best Art Direction Nominated - Best Sound Mixing

12. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 15,131 | Gross: $19.99M

Nominated - Best Supporting Actress for Mildred Natwick

13. Divorce American Style (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy

After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards, Jean Simmons

Votes: 1,371

Nominated - Best Original Screenplay for Robert Kaufman and Norman Lear

14. The War Is Over (1966)

121 min | Drama, War

Diego is one of the chiefs of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté

Votes: 1,778

Nominated - Best Original Screenplay for Jorge Semprun

15. Two for the Road (1967)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels

Votes: 11,131

Nominated - Best Original Screenplay for Frederic Raphael

16. Ulysses (1967)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

James Joyce's masterpiece incarnated: The story of two seperated Dublin wanderers, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, struggling to control their personal lives.

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Milo O'Shea, Barbara Jefford, Maurice Roëves, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 745

Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay for Joseph Strick and Fred Haines

17. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Jitka Scoffin, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 10,237

Winner - Best Foreign Language Film (Czechoslovakia)

18. Bewitched Love (1967)

103 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A violent man and a passionate man are dueling for the heart of the pretty young country girl.

Director: Francisco Rovira Beleta | Stars: Antonio Gades, La Polaca, Rafael de Córdoba, Morucha

Votes: 122

Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film (Spain)

19. I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)

94 min | Drama

Tensions arise in a Gypsy community when a local feather seller falls in love with a much younger girl.

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Olivera Katarina, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Mija Aleksic

Votes: 1,722

Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film (Yugoslavia)

20. Live for Life (1967)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

Robert Colomb, a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille, with Jacqueline when he meets, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Yves Montand, Candice Bergen, Annie Girardot, Irène Tunc

Votes: 452

Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film (France)

21. Chieko-sho (1967)

125 min | Drama

Takamura, poet and sculptor, is married to Chieko, who also has artistic desires. However, she is becoming increasingly aware that she can not match her husband's work.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shima Iwashita, Takamaru Sasaki, Kinuko Obata

Votes: 19

Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film (Japan)

22. The Anderson Platoon (1967)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, War

The director, a French veteran of the Indochina war (La 317e Section), returned to follow a platoon of American soldiers for six weeks at the height of fighting in Vietnam in 1966. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 272

Winner - Best Documentary Feature

23. Festival (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 398

Nominated - Best Documentary Feature

24. Harvest (1967)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

The American farm and farmer at harvest time, beginning in Texas with the first cutting of winter wheat, and following the season north to the Canadian border.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Star: John Carter

Votes: 12

Nominated - Best Documentary Feature

25. A King's Story (1965)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles, Carleton Hobbs

Votes: 32

Nominated - Best Documentary Feature

26. A Time for Burning (1967)

58 min | Documentary

In the mid-1960s, 1200 White people attend Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Nearby, Negro Lutherans worship at Hope Lutheran Church. Reverend Bill Youngdahl, Augustana's pastor... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Connell, Bill Jersey | Stars: Ernie Chambers, Ray Cristensen, Bill Youngdahl

Votes: 131

Nominated - Best Documentary Feature

27. The Redwoods (1967)

21 min | Documentary, Short

The film was produced for the Sierra Club as part of their campaign for a national park to protect the redwood forest.

Director: Trevor Greenwood | Stars: Kieth Griggs, William Turner

Votes: 16

Winner - Best Documentary Short

28. Monument to the Dream (1967)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Soaring above the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch stands today as the nation's tallest arch and national monument. "... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Guggenheim, L.T. Iglehart | Star: Paul Richards

Votes: 56

Nominated - Best Documentary Short

29. A Place to Stand (1967)

17 min | Documentary, Short

A multi-image large-format film showcasing life in Ontario without narration and dialogue.

Director: Christopher Chapman

Votes: 85

Nominated - Best Documentary Short Winner - Best Live Action Short

30. See You at the Pillar (1967)

17 min | Documentary, Short

A short film about Dublin City using a mixture of contemporary footage, folk music and quotations from past residents, Shaw, Wilde and Behan etc. Narrated in a "conversation" by Anthony Quayle and Norman Rodway.

Director: Peter Baylis | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Norman Rodway

Votes: 14

Nominated - Best Documentary Short

31. While I Run This Race (1967)

29 min | Documentary, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Edmond Levy | Star: Charlton Heston

Votes: 16

Nominated - Best Documentary Short

32. Paddle to the Sea (1966)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

This film recounts the adventures of a toy Native American canoe as it makes its way from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Bill Mason | Star: Stanley Jackson

Votes: 416

Nominated - Best Live Action Short

33. Sky Over Holland (1967)

G | 22 min | Documentary, Short

An urban and rural tour of Holland including canals, windmills, art, soaring through clouds, and a glimpse into the multi-seasonal Dutch life in the mid-1960s.

Director: John Fernhout

Votes: 37

Nominated - Best Live Action Short

34. Stop Look and Listen (1967)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A man wearing suit, tie, black-framed glasses, and a hat, leaves his house in LA's San Fernando Valley and heads off in his car. Except his car is him, seated on the ground - he moves via ... See full summary »

Directors: Len Janson, Chuck Menville | Stars: Len Janson, Chuck Menville, Don Alleyn, Howard Deitrich

Votes: 281

Nominated - Best Live Action Short

35. The Box (1967)

9 min | Animation, Short

An old bearded man wearing a raincoat walks into a bar and sits down, placing a mysterious box next to him. The other patrons try, with varying success, to find out what's inside.

Director: Fred Wolf

Votes: 198

Winner - Best Animated Short

36. Hypothèse Beta (1967)

7 min | Animation, Short

In a mainframe, a series of punch cards are used to process data. One punch hole is bored. It decides to harass some of the other holes hoping that it would be more exciting. Can the other holes keep him in check?

Director: Jean-Charles Meunier

Votes: 12

Nominated - Best Animated Short

37. What on Earth! (1967)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Martians speculate on the nature of Earth's apparent dominant lifeform, automobiles.

Directors: Les Drew, Kaj Pindal | Star: Donald Brittain

Votes: 254

Nominated - Best Animated Short

38. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,817

Nominated - Best Original Score for Richard Rodney Bennett

39. Camelot (1967)

G | 179 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

70 Metascore

The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings

Votes: 5,566 | Gross: $31.10M

Winner - Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score for Alfred Newman and Ken Darby Winner - Best Costume Design for John Truscott Winner - Best Art Direction Nominated - Best Cinematography for Richard H. Kline Nominated - Best Sound Mixing

40. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,810 | Gross: $44.43M

Nominated - Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score for John Williams

41. The Jungle Book (1967)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

65 Metascore

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

Votes: 153,505 | Gross: $141.84M

Nominated - Best Original Song for "The Bare Necessities"

42. Banning (1967)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

A playboy golf pro down is on his luck. Kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating he is forced to hustle for a living. Moving from one Country Club to another, he uses his talents to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Robert Wagner, Anjanette Comer, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 205

Nominated - Best Original Song for "The Eyes of Love"

43. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,369

Nominated - Best Original Score for "The Look of Love"

44. The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

Approved | 141 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 1,624

Nominated - Best Costume Design for Bill Thomas

45. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio (Richard Burton) tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina (Dame Elizabeth Taylor).

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern

Votes: 6,789 | Gross: $8.00M

Nominated - Best Costume Design for Danilo Donati and Irene Sharaff Nominated - Best Art Direction

46. Beach Red (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Burr DeBenning, Patrick Wolfe

Votes: 1,172

Nominated - Best Film Editing for Frank P. Keller

47. Tobruk (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War

A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 2,588

Nominated - Best Visual Effects for Howard A. Johnson, Jr. and Albert Whitlock

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