Best Comedy Movies of 1964

1.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

6.8
8.4/10 IMDB

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Frank Berry ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1964-01-29
2.

Mary Poppins

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1964-08-27
3.

A Shot in the Dark

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Graham Stark, Moira Redmond, Tracy Reed, Burt Kwouk, André Maranne, Vanda Godsell ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1964-06-23
4.

Paris When It Sizzles

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.

Starring: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières, Christian Duvaleix, Michel Thomass, Dominique Boschero, Evi Marandi, Noël Coward, Tony Curtis ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1964-03-16
5.

The Best Man

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy, Ann Sothern, Mahalia Jackson, Gene Raymond, Kevin McCarthy ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1964-04-05
6.

What a Way to Go!

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Cummings, Teri Garr, Jane Wald, Margaret Dumont ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1964-10-12
7.

Dear Heart

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A lonely Ohio spinster hopes to find romance when she travels to New York City for a postmasters' convention.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Glenn Ford, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Nichols, Michael Anderson Jr., Mary Wickes, Alice Pearce, Richard Deacon, Charles Drake, Patricia Barry ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1964-12-02
8.

The Americanization of Emily

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer's nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.

Starring: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Binns, Liz Fraser, Keenan Wynn, William Windom, Alan Sues ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1964-10-27
9.

Murder Most Foul

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank, Megs Jenkins, Dennis Price, Ralph Michael, Stringer Davis, Francesca Annis, James Bolam ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-03-01
10.

Murder Ahoy

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the Miss Marple series starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell, William Mervyn, Henry Oscar, Joan Benham, Nicholas Parsons, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-06-01

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