Best Comedy Movies of 1963

1.

Charade

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, Scobie and Gideon, who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?

Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Thomas Chelimsky ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1963-12-05
2.

Irma la Douce

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living sex worker.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Cliff Osmond, Bruce Yarnell, Hope Holiday, Herschel Bernardi, Joan Shawlee, Paul Dubov, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1963-06-05
3.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Ethel Merman, Dick Shawn ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1963-11-07
4.

The Nutty Professor

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson, Richard Kiel, Del Moore, Norman Alden, Howard Morris, Elvia Allman, Milton Frome, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1963-06-04
5.

Tom Jones

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Tom loves Sophie and Sophie loves Tom. But Tom and Sophie are of differering classes. Can they find a way through the mayhem to be true to love?

Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, David Tomlinson, Freda Jackson, Jack MacGowran, Lynn Redgrave ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1963-08-24
6.

Dinner for One

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest.

Starring: Freddie Frinton, May Warden, Heinz Piper ..
Directed by: Franco Marazzi, Heinz Dunkhase
Release date: 1963-06-08
7.

Billy Liar

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.

Starring: Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie, Gwendolyn Watts, Helen Fraser, Julie Christie, Leonard Rossiter, Rodney Bewes ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1963-08-15
8.

Lilies of the Field

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert...

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Isa Crino, Lisa Mann, Stanley Adams, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch, Dan Frazer ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1963-06-04
9.

Murder at the Gallop

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are witnesses to the death by heart attack of elderly, rich Mr. Enderby. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don't believe them, thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles Tingwell, Gordon Harris, Robert Urquhart, Katya Douglas, Noel Howlett, Finlay Currie ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1963-01-01
10.

The Thrill of It All

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of the film centres around urban housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) and her husband, a successful gynaecologist and devoted family man, Gerald (James Garner). Beverly is offered the opportunity to star for a television commercial advertising soap. After a shaky start, she gets a contract for $80,000 per year to appear on the weekly TV commercials.

Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts, Elliott Reid, Herbie Faye, Alice Pearce, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1963-07-17

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