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: 1964-09-20
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
6.3/10 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

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

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
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
6.6/10 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
11.

Emil and the Detectives

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his grandmother. While following the thief, Emil runs into Gustav, an enterprising young boy who gathers up all his friends to help Emil find the money. Emil's cousin also gets involved and they get into more trouble than they bargained for when Emil's pickpocket turns out to be mixed up with a couple of notorious bank robbers.

Starring: Walter Slezak, Bryan Russell, Roger Mobley, Heinz Schubert, Peter Ehrlich, Cindy Cassell, Elsa Wagner, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Wolfgang Völz, David Petrychka ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1964-12-18
12.

Dog Eat Dog!

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an apparently crazed manager and a building full of demented residents.

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell, Dodie Heath, Ivor Salter, Isa Miranda, Werner Peters, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Pinkas Braun ..
Directed by: Richard E. Cunha, Gustav Gavrin
Release date: 1964-06-25
13.

Minnesota Clay

2.6
6.0/10 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
14.

The Devil-Ship Pirates

2.5
6.0/10 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
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Fanfare for a Death Scene
15.

Fanfare for a Death Scene

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

An American secret agent, on the trail of a vanished scientist, must recover the scientist's revolutionary secret formula before the enemy catches up with his quarry first.

Starring: Richard Egan, Viveca Lindfors, Burgess Meredith, Telly Savalas, Edward Asner, J.D. Cannon, Dee Hartford, Al Hirt, Tina Louise, Sandra Warner ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1964-09-01
16.

Back Door to Hell

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.

Starring: Jimmie Rodgers, Jack Nicholson, John Hackett, Annabelle Huggins, Conrad Maga, Johnny Monteiro, Joe Sison, Henry Duval, Ben Perez, Vic Uematsu ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1964-12-19
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Flight from Ashiya
17.

Flight from Ashiya

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous storm-tossed sea. As they head for their location, the film flashes back to chronicle the pasts of each pilot to make clear their mixed feelings about their upcoming assignment.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight, Danièle Gaubert, Eiko Taki, Joe Di Reda, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, E.S. Ince ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1964-03-25
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Giants of Rome
18.

Giants of Rome

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon.

Starring: Richard Harrison, Wandisa Guida, Ettore Manni, Philippe Hersent, Ralph Hudson, Nicole Tessier ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1964-09-10
19.

The Thrill Killers

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Three psychotic murderers escape from a mental institution and stalk women in Los Angeles.

Starring: Ray Dennis Steckler, Liz Renay, Joseph Bardo, Carolyn Brandt, Gary Kent, Herb Robins, Keith O'Brien, Titus Moede, Erina Enyo, Atlas King ..
Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler
Release date: 1964-08-07
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Mozambique
20.

Mozambique

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

An American pilot assists the Portuguese colonial police who are battling a gang of criminals involved in drug smuggling from Lisbon to Mozambique to Zanzibar.

Starring: Steve Cochran, Hildegard Knef, Paul Hubschmid, Vivi Bach, Martin Benson, Dietmar Schönherr, George Leech ..
Directed by: Robert Lynn
Release date: 1964-12-07
21.

Rhino!

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A zoologist working to save the endangered animals of africa has problems with poachers and local tribesmen who don't understand his methods. But, with the help of the local district nurse,...

Starring: Harry Guardino, Robert Culp, Shirley Eaton ..
Directed by: Ivan Tors
Release date: 1964-05-20
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Code 7, Victim 5
22.

Code 7, Victim 5

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

The first victim is the butler of South African millionaire Wexler, who hires hard-hitting private eye Steve Martin for protection. Once at Wexler’s palatial Cape Town estate, Martin meets the patriarch’s family, close associates – and possible suspects. When it’s discovered that the key to the killing may lie in an old war photograph, Martin sets out on a mission to unravel the identities of the men in the picture before they become target two through VICTIM 5.

Starring: Lex Barker, Ronald Fraser, Ann Smyrner, Véronique Vendell, Walter Rilla, Dietmar Schönherr, Gert Van den Bergh, Howard Davis, Percy Sieff, Gustel Gundelach ..
Directed by: Robert Lynn
Release date: 1964-07-10
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens
23.

Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens

2.0
4.1/10 IMDB

A rebel leader returns to his city for a final confrontation with the evil king he is fighting. However, he finds himself attracted to the king's beautiful niece.

Starring: Bruno Piergentili, Bella Cortez, Gordon Mitchell, Carla Calò, Amedeo Trilli ..
Directed by: Emimmo Salvi
Release date: 1964-12-18
24.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

1.8
2.6/10 IMDB

Martians fear their children have become lazy and joyless due to their newfound obsession with Earth TV shows. After ancient Martian leader Chochem suggests that the children of Mars need more fun—including their own Santa Claus—supreme leader Lord Kimar assembles an expedition to Earth. Once there, they kidnap two children who lead them to the North Pole, then capture the real Santa Claus, taking all three back to Mars in an attempt to bring the Martian children happiness.

Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Lelia Martin, Charles Renn ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1964-11-14
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Dingaka
25.

Dingaka

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

An African tribesman seeks revenge against the people who murdered his daughter.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Juliet Prowse, Ken Gampu, Jamie Uys ..
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Release date: 1964-10-28
26.

Rome Against Rome

1.5
4.6/10 IMDB

A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!

Starring: John Drew Barrymore, Susy Andersen, Ettore Manni, Ida Galli, Mino Doro, Ivano Staccioli, Andrea Checchi ..
Directed by: Giuseppe Vari
Release date: 1964-02-13
Best Action Movies of 1964 : The Lively Set
27.

The Lively Set

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A college student (James Darren) drops out to build a race car and falls for his buddy's (Doug McClure) sister (Pamela Tiffin).

Starring: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers, Marilyn Maxwell, Charles Drake ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1964-10-24
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Batman and Robin
28.

Batman and Robin

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Vickie Vale, who has the combination of the Gotham City National Bank has been kidnapped by The Mask and his henchmen. Batman and Robin attempt to rescue Vale, but Batman is rendered unconscious and Robin is taken prisoner by the gang. The gang have escaped in a car, with Batman following on foot. Eventually, batman catches up, frees Vale and Robin, and they fight the bad guys. The Mask throws a hand grenade at Batman, who catches it and throws it back, destroying The Mask.

Starring: Donald F. Glut ..
Directed by: Donald F. Glut
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1964 : The Secret of Blood Island
29.

The Secret of Blood Island

1.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of a British secret agent, shot down over Malaya near to a Allied POW forced labour camp. There she is hidden, disguised as a youthful prisoner, until her escape can be effected. The costs of keeping her identity secret fall on all the POW's as the Japanese embark on a policy of ruthless terror to extract her and the focus shifts to the conflicts of the group' s collective concerns against the necessities of personal survival.

Starring: Jack Hedley, Barbara Shelley, Patrick Wymark, Bill Owen, Michael Ripper, Charles Tingwell, Lee Montague, Peter Welch, Glyn Houston, Edwin Richfield ..
Directed by: Quentin Lawrence
Release date: 1964-12-01
30.

Tarzan The Fearless

1.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Re-edited, feature film version of the 1933 serial, Tarzan the Fearless, sold to television in the mid-1960's.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop, Philo McCullough ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Racing Fever
31.

Racing Fever

0.9
3.5/10 IMDB

Shot on location in Miami, Racing Fever is concerned with a professional hydroplane racer named Pop Gunner, who's getting ready for one last race before passing his crown on to his son Lee. Pop's main competition is the wealthy, but oily, Gregg Stevenson, who also happens to be having an affair with Pop's daughter Linda.

Starring: Joe Morrison, Charles G. Martin, Barbara Biggart, Maxine Carroll, Dave Blanchard, Rosie Stone ..
Directed by: William Grefe
Release date: 1964-10-30
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction
32.

Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

As they slowly recover from the shock of being thrown to the TARDIS floor, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara all seem to be acting strangely. It gradually dawns on the travellers that what they have been experiencing is an attempt by the TARDIS itself to warn them of something. The Doctor finally realises the fast return switch he used when leaving Skaro has stuck, and the ship has been plunging back to the beginning of time and its own destruction.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell ..
Directed by: Richard Martin, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-02-15
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Daleks
33.

Doctor Who: The Daleks

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Susan, Barbara, and Ian to the planet Skaro where they meet two indigenous races — the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles. They convince the Thals of the need to fight for their own survival.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham, Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, Michael Summerton ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-02-01
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Marco Polo
34.

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS crew lands in the Himalayas of Cathay in 1289, their ship badly damaged, and are picked up by Marco Polo's caravan on its way along the fabled Silk Road to see the Emperor Kublai Khan. The story concerns the Doctor and his companions' attempts to thwart the machinations of Tegana, who attempts to sabotage the caravan along its travels through the Pamir Plateau and across the treacherous Gobi Desert, and ultimately to assassinate Kublai Khan in Peking, at the height of his imperial power.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Mark Eden, Derren Nesbitt, Zienia Merton, Martin Miller, Jimmy Gardner, Charles Wade ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein, John Crockett
Release date: 1964-04-04
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
35.

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 — one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling — alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie prison.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Anderson, Jack Cunningham, Jeffry Wickham, Neville Smith, Laidlaw Dalling, Peter Walker ..
Directed by: Henric Hirsch
Release date: 1964-09-12
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Planet of Giants
36.

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The doors of the TARDIS open of their own accord just before it materialises, running out of control. On emerging, the travelers find the ship has been reduced in size and they are now only about an inch tall. As tiny people, they stumble across a plot by a ruthless businessman, Forester, and his misguided scientist colleague, Smithers, to launch a new insecticide, DN6 — a product so destructive that it would kill not only those insects harmful to agriculture but also those vital to it. Forester is willing to commit murder to ensure the success of his business, as civil servant Arnold Farrow discovers to his cost. The criminals are brought to justice when the Doctor and his friends — hampered by the fact that Barbara is ill from the insecticide — tamper with the telephone in Smithers' laboratory, fuelling the suspicions of the local exchange operator, Hilda Rowse, who sends her police constable husband Bert to investigate.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Alan Tilvern, Frank Crawshaw, Reginald Barratt, Rosemary Johnson, Fred Ferris ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1964-11-14
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
37.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS returns to London; however, it's the 22nd century. With bodies in the river, and quiet in the docklands, the city is a very different place. The Daleks have invaded and it's up to the Doctor to thwart them once again.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Bernard Kay, Peter Fraser, Alan Judd, Ann Davies, Michael Goldie, Michael Davis ..
Directed by: Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-12-26
Best Action Movies of 1964 : The Calculus Affair
38.

The Calculus Affair

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Professor Calculus invented a machine which breaks glass with sound waves. Some foreign countries (including a Totalitarian regime) are interested and send their spies. Tintin and Haddock must face perils to come and rescue the Professor.

Directed by: Ray Goossens
Release date: 1964-03-05
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus
39.

Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives on the planet Marinus on an island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid. The travellers are forced by the elderly Arbitan to retrieve four of the five operating keys to a machine called the Conscience of Marinus, of which he is the keeper. These have been hidden in different locations around the planet to prevent them falling into the hands of the evil Yartek and his Voord warriors, who plan to seize the machine and use its originally benevolent mind-influencing power for their own sinister purposes.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, George Coulouris, Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Gordon Wales, Robin Phillips, Katharine Schofield ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1964-05-16
Best Action Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Sensorites
40.

Doctor Who: The Sensorites

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan arrive in the TARDIS on board a spaceship. Their initial concern is for the ship's human crew, who are suffering from telepathic interference from the Sensorites, but Susan communicates with the Sensorites and finds the aliens fear an attack by the humans and are just defending themselves. Travelling to the Sense Sphere (the Sensorites' planet) the Doctor seeks to cure an illness to which the Sensorites and Ian have succumbed, but finds it has been caused by deliberate poisoning. The political manoeuvring of the Sensorite City Administrator poses another threat to the TARDIS crew as he seeks to discredit and implicate them.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Stephen Dartnell, Ilona Rodgers, Lorne Cossette, John Bailey, Martyn Huntley, Giles Phibbs ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-08-01

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