Best Action Movies of 1965

1.

Thunderball

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.

Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Guy Doleman, Molly Peters, Martine Beswick, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1965-12-15
2.

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become house guests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own.

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Sue Bernard, Stuart Lancaster, Paul Trinka, Dennis Busch, Ray Barlow, John Furlong, Michael Finn ..
Directed by: Russ Meyer
Release date: 1965-08-06
3.

Von Ryan's Express

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John van Dreelen ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1965-06-23
4.

The Bedford Incident

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

During a routine patrol, a reporter is given permission to interview a a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. The reporter gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to breaking point.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox, Michael Kane, Colin Maitland, Paul Tamarin, Frank Lieberman ..
Directed by: James B. Harris
Release date: 1965-10-11
5.

The Naked Prey

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Gert Van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt, Bella Randles, Morrison Gampu ..
Directed by: Cornel Wilde
Release date: 1965-06-01
6.

Morituri

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard, Martin Benrath, Hans Christian Blech, Wally Cox, Max Haufler, Rainer Penkert, William Redfield ..
Directed by: Bernhard Wicki
Release date: 1965-08-24
Best Action Movies of 1965 : Lord Jim
7.

Lord Jim

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach, Daliah Lavi, Jack Hawkins, Akim Tamiroff, Andrew Keir, Jack MacGowran, Paul Lukas ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1965-02-15
8.

Operation Crossbow

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) and discovery by British Intelligence of the weapon.

Starring: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Richard Johnson, Tom Courtenay, Jeremy Kemp, Anthony Quayle, Lilli Palmer, Paul Henreid ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1965-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1965 : Sands of the Kalahari
9.

Sands of the Kalahari

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York, Harry Andrews, Theodore Bikel, Nigel Davenport ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1965-11-24
10.

The Heroes of Telemark

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave, David Weston, Sebastian Breaks, John Golightly, Alan Howard, Patrick Jordan, William Marlowe ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1965-11-22

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