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1. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 4 of 4 Stars: Brilliant transferral.
2. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 4 of 4 Stars: Potent, poignant drama. Oscar Winner as Best Foreign Film.
3. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 4 of 4 Stars: Grand Hotel at sea . . . Penetrating drama, when not a soaper.
4. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 183,779 | Gross: $163.21M
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Fine music, beautiful scenery help offset coy aspects of script.
5. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 47,217 | Gross: $0.06M
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Impressive pseudo-documentary style helped earn it many awards, and the searing imperialism vs. independence struggle it depicts still resonates today.
6. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Overlooked little suspense gem.
7. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport
Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.
Leonard Maltin: 4 of 4 Stars: Epic documentary
8. Help! (1965)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Crazy, funny film.
9. The Hill (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, War
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.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Powerful drama of military prison camp, with superb performances by all. One problem: dialogue is unintelligible
10. 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 »
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: One of the funniest comedies ever imported from Britain. . . . Fast-moving, constantly funny.
11. Operation Crossbow (1965)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War
Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Sensational ending and the pyrotechnics are dazzling.
12. Viva Maria! (1965)
Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Rollicking tale . . . has inconsistent first half, then takes off for hilarious finish. Lots of fun. Louis Malle film.
13. The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Richard Kaplan documents the life of one of America's most influential first ladies. Orphaned at age 10, Eleanor Roosevelt marries her fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1905. His ... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Oscar-winning documentary
14. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: potent account. . . . Burton is excellent as embittered agent at the end of his career.
15. Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
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 »
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Sweet, poignant tale . . . Gentle comedy-drama is both entertaining and revealing.
16. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Christie won Oscar . . . Trendy, influential '60s film--in flashy form and cynical content.
17. A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Perfectly cast.
18. The Ipcress File (1965)
Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller
In London, a counter espionage Agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: First and best of Len Deighton's Harry Palmer series
19. Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966)
92 min | Drama
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Is brought to the screen with great energy and control.
20. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.
Votes: 10,339 | Gross: $0.08M
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4: Surrealistic fantasy . . . A film requiring viewer to delve into woman's psyche via rash of symbolism; counterbalanced with rich visual delights.
21. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Well paced, expertly acted, with some interestingly offbeat characters in the margins.
22. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Strong Cold War story . . . Poitier is reporter too good to be true. . . . Cast excels in intriguing battle of wits.
23. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Complex, confusing, but engrossing drama.
24. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400 to 1413.
Votes: 6,868 | Gross: $0.12M
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Welles . . . [and] Gielgud is also magnificent. Despite a modest budget, one key battle scene is a Wellesian tour de force.
25. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Well acted, not too sticky.
26. Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Family
A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max ... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3.5 of 4 Stars: Some of L&H's best moments on film.
27. Shenandoah (1965)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western
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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Rousing, well-acted saga.
28. Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, War
An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII.
Votes: 11,788 | Gross: $17.11M
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Exciting WW2 saga. . . . Strong supporting cast helps.
29. Le Bonheur (1965)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Leonard Maltin: 2.5 of 4 Stars: Intriguing, but emotionally uninvolving and unbelievable.
30. Underworld Informers (1963)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Johnnoe is investigating a string of bank robberies but the robbers are determined to compromise Johnnoe and the investigation.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Tight, taut crime tale . . . Vivid atmosphere, fine acting by all.
31. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Disturbing . . . Chilling, if not altogether believable.
32. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Excellent cast and intelligent script.
33. King Rat (1965)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, War
Fast-taking wheeler-dealer Corporal King (George Segal), in a Malaysian P.O.W. camp during World War II, uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Thoughtful presentation rises above cliches; many exciting scenes.
34. Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus, Texas to be reunited with her husband, Henry Thomas, who has just been... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Steven McQueen film, underrated.
35. 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?
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Twisting, scary plot plus fine direction reap results. Hammer production/Bette Davis.
36. The 10th Victim (1965)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Cult sci-fi of futuristic society. . . . Intriguing idea, well done.
37. 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.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Tense, gimmick-free Castle shocker . . . Look out!
38. 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 »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Strong documentary
39. Boeing, Boeing (1965)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy
A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: A suprisingly subdued Lewis is paired with Curtis . . . Amusing.
40. 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 »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Quick-paced, atmospheric police-chasing-mad-killer movie.
41. The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A ... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: First . . . Great 1920s atmosphere, good international cast.
42. Intimate Lighting (1965)
TV-PG | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
One of the most important images of the Czech New Wave 60s, which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time. Feature debut screenwriter and director Ivan Passer is currently ... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Unpretentious, day-in-the-life story. . . . Excellent performances.
43. Italiani brava gente (1964)
137 min | Drama, History, War
Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 stars: Expansive chronicle.
44. 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
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.
Votes: 6,859 | Gross: $31.11M
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Long, but enjoyable film.
45. Young Cassidy (1965)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The misadventures of a young idealist man in the Dublin of the early 20th century.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: [Rod] Taylor's best role ever . . . filled with rich atmosphere and fine supporting players.
46. Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite (1965)
85 min | Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the ... See full summary »
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Chabrol film
47. The War Lord (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Drama, History
In 11th century Normandy, a Norman duke sends one of his knights to build a defensive fortress in order to guard the borders against Frisian raiders.
Leonard Maltin: 3 of 4 Stars: Intriguing, generally well-done adaptation . . . sweeping spectacle which this certainly isn't.
48. That Darn Cat! (1965)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family