Best Adventure 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: 1965-12-11
2.

The Flight of the Phoenix

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A cargo aircraft crashes in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for a replacement aircraft they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1965-12-15
3.

The Great Race

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1965-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1965 : Lord Jim
4.

Lord Jim

3.6
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
Best Adventure Movies of 1965 : Sands of the Kalahari
5.

Sands of the Kalahari

3.5
6.8/10 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
6.

The War Lord

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rosemary Forsyth, Richard Boone, Maurice Evans, Guy Stockwell, Niall MacGinnis, James Farentino, Henry Wilcoxon, Woodrow Parfrey, Allen Jaffe ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1965-11-17
Best Adventure Movies of 1965 : A High Wind in Jamaica
7.

A High Wind in Jamaica

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Deborah Baxter, Gert Fröbe, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova, Nigel Davenport, Isabel Dean, Kenneth J. Warren, Ben Carruthers ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1965-05-01
8.

She

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The lost city of Kuma is ruled by the cruel, arrogant, beautiful queen, Ayesha, gifted with eternal life. She lures Leo Vincey into her world, seeing in him the reincarnation of the lover she long ago murdered in a fit of violent jealousy. Against all advice Leo is determined to stay and Ayesha persuades him to bathe in the flame of eternal youth... with disastrous consequences.

Starring: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson, Christopher Lee, Rosenda Monteros, André Morell, Julie Mendez, Lisa Peake, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1965-04-10
9.

The Truth About Spring

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Tommy Tyler, a lazy Caribbean sailor, and his tom-boy daughter, Spring, are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton, a young lawyer, to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring – a difficult task indeed.

Starring: Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur, Lionel Jeffries, Harry Andrews, Niall MacGinnis, David Tomlinson, Lionel Murton ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1965-03-30
Best Adventure Movies of 1965 : The Fool Killer
10.

The Fool Killer

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

This singularly off-beat and original period mystery thriller drama curio set in the late 1800's plays like an arrestingly bizarre and inspired cross between "Tom Sawyer" and "Night of the Hunter." Lonely, miserable orphan boy George (a then 12-years-old Edward Albert in his excellent film debut) runs away from his stern, sadistic, abusive foster parents.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Edward Albert, Dana Elcar, Henry Hull, Salome Jens, Yvonne Gilbert, Charlotte Jones, Arnold Moss, Lana Wood, Sindee Ann Richards ..
Directed by: Servando González
Release date: 1965-04-28

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