Best Adventure Movies of 1962


Lawrence of Arabia

8.3/10 IMDB

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Donald Wolfit ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1962-12-11

Dr. No

7.2/10 IMDB

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder, to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, Zena Marshall, John Kitzmiller, Eunice Gayson, Lois Maxwell ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1962-10-07

Mutiny on the Bounty

7.2/10 IMDB

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Percy Herbert, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell, Eddie Byrne, Tim Seely ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed
Release date: 1962-11-08


7.1/10 IMDB

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?

Starring: John Wayne, Hardy Krüger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Gérard Blain, Bruce Cabot, Michèle Girardon, Valentin de Vargas, Eduard Franz ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1962-06-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : H.M.S. Defiant

H.M.S. Defiant

7.1/10 IMDB

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Tom Bell, Richard Carpenter, Peter Gill, Ray Brooks, Robin Stewart ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1962-04-15

Taras Bulba

6.3/10 IMDB

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Sam Wanamaker, Brad Dexter, Perry Lopez, Christine Kaufmann, Guy Rolfe, George Macready, Ilka Windish, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1962-11-21

Captain Clegg

6.6/10 IMDB

What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr. Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Michael Ripper, Martin Benson, David Lodge, Daphne Anderson, Derek Francis, Milton Reid ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1962-06-13

In Search of the Castaways

6.5/10 IMDB

Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1962-12-01

The War Lover

6.5/10 IMDB

Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always brings them back alive.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Gary Cockrell, Michael Crawford, Burt Kwouk, Bill Edwards, Chuck Julian, Robert Easton, Al Waxman ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1962-10-25

Jack the Giant Killer

6.3/10 IMDB

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Robert Gist ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1962-05-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

7.6/10 IMDB

Set in 1860s Holland along the famed Zeider Zee — young Hans Brinker finds himself responsible for supporting his family after his father becomes injured in an accident. He and his sister, Gretel, travel to Amsterdam in search of funds to help pay for their father's operation. Their only hope lies in the city's annual ice skating race in which Hans must face off against his arch-rival, Ludwig Schimmel, in hopes of winning the prize money.

Starring: Rony Zeaner, Carin Rossby, Gunilla Jelf, Erik Strandmark, Inga Landgré, Lennart Klefbom, Claes-Håkan Westergren, Gunnar Sjöberg, Lauritz Falk, Alf Kjellin ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1962-01-07

The Pirates of Blood River

5.9/10 IMDB

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee, Peter Arne, Marla Landi, Oliver Reed, Andrew Keir, Michael Ripper, David Lodge, Dennis Waterman ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1962-07-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Escapade in Florence

Escapade in Florence

6.8/10 IMDB

American students, Tommy and Annette, find themselves in a heap of trouble when they accidentally discover an art forgery ring in Florence, Italy.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Nino Castelnuovo, Clelia Matania, Carlo Rizzo, Ivan Desny, Venantino Venantini, Ivan Triesault, Odoardo Spadaro, Renzo Palmer ..
Directed by: Steve Previn
Release date: 1962-03-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

6.3/10 IMDB

In the London of 1537, two boys resembling each other exactly meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

Starring: Sean Scully, Guy Williams, Jane Asher, Paul Rogers, Donald Houston, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Hudd, Peter Butterworth ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1962-04-18

Sodom and Gomorrah

5.7/10 IMDB

Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Stanley Baker, Pier Angeli, Rossana Podestà, Rik Battaglia, Anouk Aimée, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler, Gabriele Tinti ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1962-10-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon

5.7/10 IMDB

Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.

Starring: Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardman, Peter Lorre, Richard Haydn, BarBara Luna, Fabian, Billy Gilbert, Herbert Marshall, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1962-08-22

Sammy, the Way-Out Seal

6.2/10 IMDB

Two young brothers secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad. Havoc ensues as Sammy's antics disrupt the quiet town of Gatesville and its unsuspecting residents.

Starring: Jack Carson, Robert Culp, Patricia Barry, Elisabeth Fraser, Bill Mumy, Ann Jillian, Michael McGreevey, Renie Riano, Mary Mitchel, Claude Stroud ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1962-10-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : The Horse Without a Head

The Horse Without a Head

6.8/10 IMDB

When a kindly junk dealer gives a group of poor French children a headless toy horse, the kids dub themselves "The Knights Of The Headless Horse." The broken toy becomes their only source of fun, but suddenly the horse becomes the pawn in another game -- a deadly race against time between a ruthless gang of train robbers and the town's honest police inspector.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Herbert Lom, Vincent Winter, Pamela Franklin, Leo McKern, Lee Montague, Denis Gilmore, Sean Keir, Loretta Parry, Michael Gwynn ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1962-12-31

The Legend of Lobo

6.7/10 IMDB

You'll be captivated as you track the legendary Lobo through an amazing Southwest adventure. Our story begins with Lobo as an adorable wolf cub and follows his growth into a fearless and majestic leader of the pack. At odds with the local cattlemen, the price on Lobo's head grows, attracting an expert wolf hunter. As they go head to head, Lobo's amazing survival instincts and family devotion leave the hunter with nothing but respect. With the rich narration of Rex Allen, and music from the legendary Sherman Brothers and the popular Sons Of The Pioneers, this is family entertainment at its best!

Starring: Rex Allen ..
Directed by: James Algar, Jack Couffer
Release date: 1962-11-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Mooncussers


7.7/10 IMDB

A young boy discovers the existence of a group called the Mooncussers - a gang of pirates that work at night and sends out false homing signals to ships at sea. The ships then crash on the shore, where they are looted by the gang.

Starring: Oskar Homolka, Kevin Corcoran, Robert Emhardt, Rian Garrick, Joan Freeman, Lee Aaker, Nesdon Booth, Paul E. Burns, Robert Burton, Ted Jacques ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1962-12-02

Escape from Zahrain

6.0/10 IMDB

Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot pursuit. All the performances are magnificent: Sal Mineo showing his acting talents, Jack Warden in a wiseguy performance as an employee of Zahrain oil who was involved in embezzlement, Anthony Caruso as a slimy psychotic and the underrated Madlyn Rhue as a nurse who becomes emotionally involved in the proceedings.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Madlyn Rhue, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden, James Mason, Anthony Caruso, Jay Novello, Leonard Strong ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1962-05-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Big Red

Big Red

6.3/10 IMDB

Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, live in a separate house on the estate. To start a line of top show dogs, Haggin purchases the winner of the Montreal Kennel Club show, an Irish setter named Red.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand, Georges Bouvier, Doris Lussier, Rolland Bédard, Teddy Burns Goulet ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1962-06-06

Journey to the Seventh Planet

4.7/10 IMDB

A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.

Starring: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard, Ann Smyrner, Greta Thyssen, Ulla Moritz, Annie Birgit Garde, Bente Juel ..
Directed by: Sidney W. Pink
Release date: 1962-03-10
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : The Spiral Road

The Spiral Road

6.1/10 IMDB

A selfish and prideful young Dutch doctor, through a series of circumstances, comes to learn that he does indeed "need" a higher spiritual being and other people.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Abbott, Neva Patterson, Will Kuluva, Larry Gates, Karl Swenson, Edgar Stehli ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1962-08-03

The Magic Sword

4.8/10 IMDB

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm, Liam Sullivan, Danielle De Metz, Merritt Stone, Nick Bon Tempi, Paul Bon Tempi, Jack Kosslyn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1962-04-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Mermaids of Tiburon

Mermaids of Tiburon

5.2/10 IMDB

A diver is aided in his search for sunken treasure by beautiful mermaids.

Starring: George Robotham, Diane Webber, Gaby Martone, Timothy Carey, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, John Mylong, Gil Barreto, Cathy Crowfoot, Jean Carroll, Nani Morrissey ..
Directed by: John Lamb
Release date: 1962-06-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Hero's Island

Hero's Island

5.5/10 IMDB

A family shipwrecked on an island must deal with escaped convicts and pirates.

Starring: James Mason, Kate Manx, Neville Brand, Warren Oates, Rip Torn, Harry Dean Stanton, Robert Sampson, Brendan Dillon, Morgan Mason, Darby Hinton ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1962-09-16
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock

Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock

5.7/10 IMDB

Five passengers in a stagecoach are abandoned by their driver in the desert. Trying to survive, they struggle with illness, thirst, hunger, and the threats posed both by one another and the local Indigenous peoples.

Starring: Warren Stevens, Martin Landau, Jody Lawrance, Don Wilbanks, Del Moore, Robert Anderson, Judy Dan, Rand Brooks, Gene Roth, Charles Tannen ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1962-10-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

6.7/10 IMDB

Fan short from Donald F. Glut in which Captain Marvel faces off an asteroid heading to earth.

Starring: Rich Hagopian ..
Directed by: Donald F. Glut
Release date: 1962-06-13

Tarzan Goes to India

5.3/10 IMDB

Summoned by an Indian princess, Tarzan travels to India where hundreds of wild elephants are in danger. A company is building a hydroelectric dam and the contractors have only a few weeks to finish the job. The building of the dam will flood the valley surrounded by mountains. There is one pass through which the elephant herd can escape but that is being closed. Tarzan comes up against an old nemesis, Bryce, the chief engineer. Bryce undertook a similar dam project in Africa and had a penchant for shooting elephants. It's up to Tarzan to organize the move before Bryce manages to close the pass.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Leo Gordon, Mark Dana, Feroz Khan, Jai, Simi Garewal ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1962-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : The Swordsman of Siena

The Swordsman of Siena

5.8/10 IMDB

A 16th-century Spanish overlord hires Thomas Stanswood (Stuart Granger) to protect his, less than eager, fiancee (Sylva Koscina) from rebels. Thomas finds himself drawn to both the fiancee and the rebels side.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Sylva Koscina, Christine Kaufmann, Alberto Lupo, Marina Berti, Tullio Carminati, Claudio Gora, Giulio Marchetti, Fausto Tozzi, Tom Felleghy ..
Directed by: Baccio Bandini
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias

5.0/10 IMDB

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.

Starring: Guy Williams, Don Burnett, Ilaria Occhini, Liana Orfei, Marina Berti, Arnoldo Foà, Carlo Giustini, Aldo Silvani, Andrea Bosic, Maurizio Baldoni ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1962-09-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Brushfire


7.9/10 IMDB

Group of farmers go to the rescue of a couple kidnapped by rebels, who want to exchange them for weapons and ammunition.

Starring: John Ireland, Everett Sloane, Jo Morrow, Al Avalon, Carl Esmond, Howard Caine ..
Directed by: Jack M. Warner
Release date: 1962-03-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Terror of the Bloodhunters

Terror of the Bloodhunters

2.9/10 IMDB

An escaped prisoner flees to the South American jungle, where he must survive not only wild animals and disease but also a ferocious Indian tribe.

Starring: Robert Clarke, Dorothy Haney, Robert Christopher, William White, Steve Conte, Niles Andrus ..
Directed by: Jerry Warren
Release date: 1962-05-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : East of Kilimanjaro

East of Kilimanjaro

7.5/10 IMDB

American photojournalist Marsh Conners is assigned to cover a cattle epidemic. Falling in love with research scientist Dr. Marie Avedon, Conners attempts to help her convince the Masai tribesmen to have their cattle inoculated, and to locate the source of the disease.

Starring: Gaby André, Marshall Thompson ..
Directed by: Arnold Belgard, Edoardo Capolino
Release date: 1962-05-29

Colussus and the Huns

4.1/10 IMDB

King Bohlem, brother of the late Attila, reconquers former Hun territory. To secure this territory, he sends his son, Otto, and his nephew, Tharus, to forge an alliance with King Haadem, strongest of the neighboring rulers. Haadem, however, is just concluding an alliance with Kudrum, the ambitious son of a king hostile to Hun interests. To cement this alliance, Haadem has agreed to marry his daughter, Tamall, to Kudrun, but Tamall dislikes Kudrum. She quickly falls in love with the newly-arrived Tharus. Kudrum inflames Haadem's feelings against Tharus and arranges to have Tharus publicly flogged. Not satisfied, Kudrum then murders Haadem and has the crime blamed on Tharus. Tamall's love for Tharus is tested but then she comes to believe Tharus's claims of innocence and works on behalf of Tharus as Kudrum's forces arrive for a decisive battle.

Starring: Jerome Courtland, Lisa Gastoni, Mimmo Palmara, Rik Van Nutter ..
Directed by: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Release date: 1962-03-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : Daughter of the Sun God

Daughter of the Sun God

4.0/10 IMDB

This adventure chronicles the exploits of an author/explorer on a trip to Peru to hunt for the missing uncle of his pretty young companion. Her archaeologist uncle disappeared while searching for a lost Incan city that he found upon an ancient map. Together the writer and the girl launch an expedition to search for this legendary city. They are guided by another Yankee archaeologist. It is he who swiped the map from the woman's uncle. With their help, he hopes to find the city so he and his gang of thieves can loot it. Along the way they encounter many dangers including, snakes, crocodiles, jaguars, and quicksand. The writer and the niece get their first and warn the Incas living their. The Indians neatly dispatch the evil archaeologist and his band.

Starring: William Holmes, Lisa Montell, Juanita Llosa, Harry Knapp ..
Directed by: Kenneth Hartford
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1962 : El Cowboy

El Cowboy

0.0/10 IMDB

Animated short film by Cuban artist Jesús de Armas parodying the American western movies.

Directed by: Jesús de Armas
Release date: 1962-10-26

Chelorong Cheloreng

0.0/10 IMDB

Tengku Mahkota donation Norman who refuses to marry the daughter of an enemy state ayahndanya escape from the castle. During the run, the donation enamored with Harum Cendana and marry her. One day, Harum Cendana abducted. Donations common friend, Chelorong and Cheloreng try to find it.

Starring: Wahid Satay, Latifah Omar, Siti Tanjung Perak, Datin Umi Kalthum, Shariff Medan, Yem, Halimah, Dollah Sarawak, Ahmad Nesfu, Menah Yem ..
Directed by: Dato' S.Roomai Noor
Release date: 1962-01-01

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