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
7.2/10 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
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
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

The Loved One

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee Thanatogenos. But he has three problems - the strict rules of owner Blessed Reverand Glenworthy, the rivalry of embalmer Mr Joyboy, and the shame of now working himself at The Happy Hunting Ground pets' memorial home. It features John Gielgud as a gay director; Liberace as a fastidious and gay casket salesperson; and Tab Hunter.

Starring: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Dana Andrews, Milton Berle, James Coburn, John Gielgud, Margaret Leighton, Tab Hunter, Rod Steiger ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1965-10-11
8.

Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max Davidson's Call of the Cuckoo and Dumb Daddies, with some cross-over Charley Chase footage, which, along with Robert Youngson's previous "The Golden Age of Comedy", "When Comedy Was King", "Days of Thrills and Laughter", led to a renewed interest in and a revival of television showings of Laurel and Hardy shorts. The cast was billed in order of their appearance: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Vivien Oakland (with a Vivian typo), Glen Tyron, Edna Murphy, Anita Garvin, Tiny Sanford, Jimmy Finlayson, Charlie Chase, Viola Richard, Max Davidson, Del Henderson, Josephine Crowell, Anders Randolf (as Anders Randolph), Edgar Kennedy, Dorothy Coburn, Lillian Elliott and "Spec" O'Donnell.

Starring: Jay Jackson, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy ..
Directed by: Robert Youngson
Release date: 1965-11-17
9.

That Darn Cat!

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Frank Gorshin, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1965-12-02
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Boeing, Boeing
10.

Boeing, Boeing

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Living in Paris, journalist Bernard has devised a scheme to keep three fiancées: Lufthansa, Air France and British United. Everything works fine as long as they only come home every third day. But when there's a change in their working schedule, they will be able to be home every second day instead. Bernard's carefully structured life is breaking apart

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter, Christiane Schmidtmer, Dany Saval, Suzanna Leigh, Lomax Study ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1965-12-22

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