Best Action Movies of 1963

1.

From Russia with Love

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy

Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, Nadja Regin ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1963-10-11
2.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Ethel Merman, Dick Shawn ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1963-11-07
3.

The Mind Benders

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Norman Bird, Michael Bryant, Harold Goldblatt, Edward Fox, Terry Palmer ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1963-02-01
4.

Savage Sam

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Starring: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin, Jeff York, Marta Kristen, Rafael Campos, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1963-06-01
Best Action Movies of 1963 : Hercules Against the Mongols
5.

Hercules Against the Mongols

2.6
4.7/10 IMDB

Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of Tuleda and take prisoner Princess Bianca, though young Prince Alessio escapes. Hercules comes to the rescue of Bianca, winning her freedom in a tournament in exchange for becoming a slave himself. Forces from the West soon come to re-take Tuleda and Hercules -- freed from his bonds -- helps to dispatch Genghis Khan's three sons while again saving Bianca and reuniting her with her young brother.

Starring: Mark Forest, José Greci, Maria Grazia Spina, Ken Clark, Howard Ross, Nadir Moretti, Tullio Altamura, Bianca Doria, Fedele Gentile, Loris Loddi ..
Directed by: Domenico Paolella
Release date: 1963-11-29
Best Action Movies of 1963 : The Scarlet Blade
6.

The Scarlet Blade

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

A 1964 British action adventure film from Hammer studios. The Scarlet Blade is set during the english civil war. A cruel Roundhead Colonel is on the trail of royalist sympathisers, but unaware of his daughters royalist sympathies. When she falls into a love triangle with Cavalier Edward Beverly and Roundhead officer Captain Sylvester the stage is set for double crossing and derring do.

Starring: Lionel Jeffries, Jack Hedley, Oliver Reed, June Thorburn, Michael Ripper, Harold Goldblatt, Duncan Lamont, Clifford Elkin, Suzan Farmer, John Harvey ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1963-09-01
Best Action Movies of 1963 : Captain Sindbad
7.

Captain Sindbad

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d'etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He's got designs on the beautiful young princess, Heidi Bruhl both lustful and political.

Starring: Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz, Abraham Sofaer, Bernie Hamilton, Helmuth Schneider, Margaret Jahnen, Rolf Wanka ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1963-04-12
8.

Tarzan's Three Challenges

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect Kashi and, in doing so, he must face Khan in three tests of strength. The final test is a sword fight which takes place on a wide-mesh net stretched over cauldrons of boiling oil. Jeweled elephants lead grand processions, and a thousand girls perform the "dance of the candles". A baby elephant named Hungry replaces Cheetah in the humor role.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Tsu Kobayashi, Earl Cameron, Anthony Chinn, Salah Jamal ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1963-01-29
9.

Lancelot and Guinevere

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

In and around the castle Camelot, brave Cornel Wilde (as Lancelot) and virtuous Brian Aherne (as King Arthur) vie for the affections of lovely Jean Wallace (as Guinevere).

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne, George Baker, Archie Duncan, Adrienne Corri, Michael Meacham, Iain Gregory, Mark Dignam, Reginald Beckwith ..
Directed by: Cornel Wilde
Release date: 1963-06-02
Best Action Movies of 1963 : The Young Racers
10.

The Young Racers

2.2
4.7/10 IMDB

A film constructed around footage shot of actual Grand Prix races in Europe.

Starring: Mark Damon, William Campbell, Luana Anders, Marie Versini, R. Wright Campbell, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-01-01

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