Best Action Movies of 1964

1.

Goldfinger

6.1
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: 1964-09-20
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: 1964-09-24
3.

Zulu

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

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.

Guns at Batasi

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton, Mia Farrow, Percy Herbert, David Lodge, Graham Stark, Bernard Horsfall, John Meillon ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1964-10-30
5.

Rio Conchos

3.4
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.

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, Scot Finch ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-04-06
7.

Invitation to a Gunfighter

3.1
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 : The Secret Invasion
8.

The Secret Invasion

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, William Campbell, Peter Coe, Špela Rozin, Helmo Kindermann, Enzo Fiermonte ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1964-09-16
Best Action Movies of 1964 : The 7th Dawn
9.

The 7th Dawn

2.8
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
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Hide and Seek
10.

Hide and Seek

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A professor of astronomy helping on a missile development program. An old friend of his is a Russian chess champion. The Russian is working with shady businessman Marek and they plan to kidnap the professor and make it look as though he has defected to the Soviet Union.

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens, Janet Munro, George Pravda, Kieron Moore, Hugh Griffith ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1964-06-01

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