Best Action Movies of 1964

1.

Goldfinger

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.

Starring: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Martin Benson, Cec Linder, Austin Willis ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1964-09-17
2.

The Train

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Rémy, Charles Millot, Richard Münch, Jean-Pierre Zola ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1964-09-21
3.

Zulu

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man-of-the-people, Lt. John Chard and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle "with some guts behind it". In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Paul Daneman, Patrick Magee, Glynn Edwards, Neil McCarthy ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1964-01-22
4.

633 Squadron

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath an overhanging cliff at the end of a long, narrow fjord lined with anti-aircraft guns. The only way to destroy the plant is by collapsing the cliff on top of it.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Michael Goodliffe, John Meillon, John Bonney, Angus Lennie, Scott Finch ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-04-06
5.

Rio Conchos

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches.

Starring: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa, Jim Brown, Timothy Carey, Wende Wagner, Warner Anderson, Rodolfo Acosta, Barry Kelley, Vito Scotti ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1964-10-28
6.

Invitation to a Gunfighter

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing to deal with Weaver, but d'Estaing's independent approach settles the town's problems in a very unorthodox manner.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder, Clifford David, Mike Kellin, Brad Dexter, Pat Hingle, Bert Freed, John A. Alonzo ..
Directed by: Richard Wilson
Release date: 1964-10-14
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Revolt of the Praetorians
7.

Revolt of the Praetorians

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Rome chafes under the rule of the Emperor Domitian and his Egyptian mistress, Artamne. A mysterious champion arises to fight against the Emperor -- a masked man known as the Red Wolf. In fact, the Red Wolf is Valerius Rufus, one of the Emperor's trusted centurions who's aided by none other than the Emperor's court jester, the diminutive Elpidion. Rebels in league with Valerius kidnap Artamne, planning to exchange her for two of their imprisoned colleagues, but Artamne escapes and soon both Valerius, (now exposed as the Red Wolf), and his fiancee, Lucilla, are sentenced to be immersed in a cauldron of molten lead. Valerius's friends, however, rise up to rescue him and to liberate Rome.

Starring: Giuliano Gemma, Richard Harrison, Moira Orfei, Piero Lulli, Aldo Cecconi, Salvatore Furnari, Renato Montalbano, Mirko Ellis, Amedeo Trilli, Fedele Gentile ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1964-09-04
Best Action Movies of 1964 : The 7th Dawn
8.

The 7th Dawn

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Starring: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsur? Tamba, Michael Goodliffe, Allan Cuthbertson, Sydney Tafler, Maurice Denham, Beulah Quo ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1964-09-02
9.

Minnesota Clay

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Georges Rivière, Ethel Rojo, Diana Martín, Antonio Roso, Fernando Sancho, Antonio Casas, Gino Pernice, José Canalejas, Ferdinando Poggi ..
Directed by: Sergio Corbucci
Release date: 1964-11-12
10.

The Devil-Ship Pirates

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney, Duncan Lamont, Suzan Farmer, Joseph O'Conor, Barry Warren, Michael Ripper, Natasha Pyne, Philip Latham ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1964-05-15

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