Best Comedy Movies of 1965

1.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.7
8.3/10 IMDB

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez, Karen Mendelson, Geoffrey Ornstein, Peter Robbins, Tracy Stratford, Kathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09
2.

The Great Race

5.3
7.3/10 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
3.

Help!

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unkowingly puts on a ceremonial ring (that, of course, won't come off). On top of that, a pair of mad scientists, members of Scotland Yard, and a beautiful but dead-eyed assassin all have their own plans for the Fab Four.

Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1965-07-29
4.

Cat Ballou

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, John Marley, Reginald Denny, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1965-06-24
5.

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
6.

Chimes at Midnight

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Walter Chiari, Michael Aldridge, Tony Beckley, Jeremy Rowe, Norman Rodway ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1965-03-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
7.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A cartoon detailing the unrequited love that the line has for the dot, and the heartbreak that results due to the dot's feelings for the lively squiggle.

Starring: Robert Morley ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-12-31
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Early Bird
8.

The Early Bird

3.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Norman Pitkin is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Pitkin does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the usual chaos ensues

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Paddie O'Neill, John Le Mesurier, Frank Thornton, Penny Morrell, Dandy Nichols ..
Directed by: Robert Asher
Release date: 1965-11-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : A Thousand Clowns
9.

A Thousand Clowns

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle's iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle's willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.

Starring: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks, William Daniels, Barry Gordon, John McMartin, Philip Bruns ..
Directed by: Fred Coe
Release date: 1965-12-13
10.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Set in 1910. In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi, Robert Morley, Gert Fröbe, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Eric Sykes, Red Skelton, Terry-Thomas ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1965-06-16

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