Best Comedy Movies of 1965


A Charlie Brown Christmas

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, Cathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1965-12-09

The Great Race

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


7.1/10 IMDB

An obscure Eastern cult that practices human sacrifice pursues Ringo after he unknowingly 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

Cat Ballou

6.7/10 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

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

6.6/10 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

Chimes at Midnight

7.7/10 IMDB

The culmination of Orson Welles’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s robustly funny and ultimately tragic antihero, Sir John Falstaff; the often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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

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

7.0/10 IMDB

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?

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

What's New Pussycat?

6.1/10 IMDB

A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss, Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Eddra Gale, Michel Subor, Katrin Schaake ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1965-06-22

That Darn Cat!

6.7/10 IMDB

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wristwatch. 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 : The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

7.6/10 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 : A Thousand Clowns

A Thousand Clowns

7.3/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Early Bird

The Early Bird

6.7/10 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, Tony Selby ..
Directed by: Robert Asher
Release date: 1965-11-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Railrodder

The Railrodder

7.0/10 IMDB

After literally swimming across the Atlantic Ocean, an Englishman takes a country trip across Canada on a railcar.

Starring: Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton
Release date: 1965-06-20

The Loved One

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.

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

The Hallelujah Trail

6.5/10 IMDB

A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Donald Pleasence, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Pamela Tiffin, John Anderson, Tom Stern, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1965-06-23

How to Murder Your Wife

6.5/10 IMDB

Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had attended a friend's stag party - he finds that he is married to the very beautiful woman who popped out of the cake - and who doesn't speak a word of English. Despite his initial protestations, he comes to like married life and even changes his cartoon character from a super spy to a somewhat harried husband.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Eddie Mayehoff, Claire Trevor, Sidney Blackmer, Max Showalter, Jack Albertson, Mary Wickes, Khigh Dhiegh ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1965-01-26

Girl Happy

6.3/10 IMDB

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Nita Talbot, Mary Ann Mobley, Fabrizio Mioni, Jimmy Hawkins, Jackie Coogan ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1965-04-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Julie Andrews Show

The Julie Andrews Show

8.8/10 IMDB

The Julie Andrews Show is a television special that was broadcast by NBC in November 1965. This was Andrews' first solo American TV Special, although she had previously starred in several dramatic television works (High Tor, Cinderella) and co-starred with Carol Burnett in a major special. However by November 1965 Andrews was now a major movie star with both Mary Poppins and Sound of Music still in cinemas and an Oscar already sitting on her mantelpiece. Julie's guests included Gene Kelly and The New Christy Minstrels.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly ..
Directed by: Alan Handley
Release date: 1965-12-24

Dear Brigitte

6.3/10 IMDB

Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.

Starring: James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns, Cindy Carol, Bill Mumy, John Williams, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Kruschen, Charles Robinson, Howard Freeman ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1965-01-08

Boeing, Boeing

6.4/10 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

The Family Jewels

6.1/10 IMDB

A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Neil Hamilton, Jay Adler, Anne Baxter, Robert Strauss, Jesslyn Fax, Renie Riano, Herbie Faye, Norman Leavitt ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1965-07-01

Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's

7.5/10 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
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

5.9/10 IMDB

American Mike Harper, sent to do business in England, moves there with his wife, Janet. But she soon becomes convinced that Mike is carrying on with his attractive new assistant, Claire. Mike also has been spending a considerable amount of time with his British bachelor buddies. Vexed and lonely, Claire hires charming antiques expert Paul to decorate the Harper home and maybe make Mike jealous in the process.

Starring: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Hermione Baddeley, Sergio Fantoni, Reginald Gardiner, Maura McGiveney, Aram Katcher, Leon Askin, Lisa Pera, Michael Romanoff ..
Directed by: Ralph Levy
Release date: 1965-12-22

Carry On Cowboy

6.1/10 IMDB

Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a 'sanitary engineer' named Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal. Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids—revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise.

Starring: Sid James, Jim Dale, Angela Douglas, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Percy Herbert, Jon Pertwee ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1965-11-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Knack... and How to Get It

The Knack... and How to Get It

6.3/10 IMDB

A nebbish schoolteacher begs his smooth (and misogynistic) pal to teach him 'the knack' - how to score with women. Serendipitously, the men meet up with a new girl in town, as well as a friendly lunatic who can’t help but paint things white.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, William Dexter, Peter Copley, Wensley Pithey, Donal Donnelly, John Bluthal, Charles Dyer, Jane Birkin ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1965-05-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Time Piece

Time Piece

7.7/10 IMDB

Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this 9-minute experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson. Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, "Time Piece" enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for Outstanding Short Subject.

Starring: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Don Sahlin, Frank Oz ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1965-05-07

The Liquidator

5.9/10 IMDB

Spy spoof about Boysie Oakes, a British secret agent who specialises in Liquidating. In actual fact he contracts out the work and pretends it is was himself. This leads to complications.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St. John, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier, Derek Nimmo, David Tomlinson, Akim Tamiroff, Gabriella Licudi ..
Directed by: Jack Cardiff
Release date: 1965-11-01

Beach Blanket Bingo

5.6/10 IMDB

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie from Big Drop for a publicity stunt. With the usual gang of kids and a mermaid named Lorelei.

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Donna Loren, Marta Kristen, Linda Evans, Timothy Carey ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1965-04-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Help! My Snowman's Burning Down

Help! My Snowman's Burning Down

7.4/10 IMDB

My Snowman's Burning Down is an American short film made by Carson Davidson in 1964, with music composed and performed by Gerry Mulligan. A surrealistic and humorous satire on the Madison Avenue image of the world through advertising. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Starring: Bob Larkin, Dian Robertson ..
Directed by: Carson Davidson
Release date: 1965-03-29
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Truth About Spring

The Truth About Spring

6.4/10 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 Comedy Movies of 1965 : Dial 'P' for Pink

Dial 'P' for Pink

7.1/10 IMDB

A short, pointy-nosed safecracker intends to rob a safe in a building, but he doesn't realize that the safe is occupied by the Pink Panther, who has made the safe his home. When the safecracker tries to blast the safe open with explosives, the Pink Panther returns each of the thief's devices just before they explode, with the thief taking all of the blasts. Finally, the Pink Panther decides to let the persistent, little man have the safe, which the panther has rigged with a bomb.

Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-03-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Pink Panzer

Pink Panzer

6.5/10 IMDB

The next-door neighbor neglects to return the Pink Panther's lawn mower, resulting in a feud that escalates into all-out war.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-09-15

Tickle Me

5.8/10 IMDB

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Connie Gilchrist, Barbara Werle, Grady Sutton ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1965-06-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Schmeerguntz


6.8/10 IMDB

Schmeerguntz is one long raucous belch in the face of the American Home. A society which hides its animal functions beneath a shiny public surface deserves to have such films as SCHMEERGUNTZ shown everywhere - in every PTA, every Rotary Club, every club in the land. For it is brash enough, brazen enough and funny enough to purge the soul of every harried American married woman.

Directed by: Gunvor Nelson, Dorothy Wiley
Release date: 1965-03-01

The Rounders

6.1/10 IMDB

Ben (Glenn Ford) and Marion (Henry Fonda) are two cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses. Their frequent employer Jim (Chill Wills), who always gets the better of them, talks them into taking a nondescript horse in lieu of some of their wages. Ben finds that the horse is un-rideable, he comes up with the idea of taking it to a rodeo and betting other cowhands they cannot ride it.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Hope Holiday, Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Freeman, Joan Freeman, Denver Pyle, Barton MacLane, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1965-01-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Pickled Pink

Pickled Pink

6.4/10 IMDB

An alcoholic is returning home from a night of partying and encounters the homeless Pink Panther in a park. He invites the panther to come and stay with him. But he has a wife who disapproves of him bringing in any guests. So, he has to keep the Pink Panther hidden, which tends to be rather painful for the hapless panther.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Hawley Pratt, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-05-12

Marriage on the Rocks

5.7/10 IMDB

Ad-agency president Dan Edwards goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary and winds up getting divorced by mistake, whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Deborah Kerr, Cesar Romero, Hermione Baddeley, Tony Bill, John McGiver, Nancy Sinatra, Davey Davison, Michel Petit ..
Directed by: Jack Donohue
Release date: 1965-09-24
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Lady L

Lady L

5.5/10 IMDB

Lady L is an elegant 80-year-old woman who recalls her amorous life story, including past loves and lusty, scandalous adventures she has lived through.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven, Peter Ustinov, Romain Gary, Marcel Dalio, Claude Dauphin, Michel Piccoli, Cecil Parker, Philippe Noiret ..
Directed by: Peter Ustinov
Release date: 1965-12-17

The World of Abbott and Costello

6.4/10 IMDB

A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, Hold That Ghost, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Little Giant, In Society, Ride 'Em Cowboy, The Naughty Nineties, Buck Privates Come Home, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, Lost in Alaska, Comin' Round the Mountain, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. - Written by Tom Weaver

Starring: Jack E. Leonard, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Ewell, Margaret Hamilton, Bela Lugosi, Marjorie Main, Nat Pendleton ..
Release date: 1965-04-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Pinkfinger


6.2/10 IMDB

An English voice talks to the Pink Panther, who is reading a book about secret agents, and suggests to the panther that he become an agent. Intrigued at this idea, the Pink Panther dons a trench coat, hat, and pipe and walks nonchalantly on city streets, looking for enemy spies. He comes upon a gang of foreign agents scheming to detonate a series of black-ball bombs, and when they realize he is following them, they shoot him with guns, lure him into a crocodile trap, and, under cover of darkness aboard a train, replace his cigarette with a bomb.

Starring: Dave Barry, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-05-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Alphabet Murders

The Alphabet Murders

5.3/10 IMDB

The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.

Starring: Tony Randall, Anita Ekberg, Robert Morley, Maurice Denham, Sheila Allen, Drewe Henley, Clive Morton, Austin Trevor, Guy Rolfe, James Villiers ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1965-12-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Goofy's Freeway Troubles

Goofy's Freeway Troubles

6.8/10 IMDB

After a brief review of the problems described in Freewayphobia #1 (1965), we see a new range of problems. These include: abrupt breakdowns due to poor maintenance; unsecured loads; running out of gas. We learn how to handle breakdowns properly. We also learn about situations that can affect the driver, like fatigue, alcohol, turnpike trance, and the weather.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1965-09-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : We Give Pink Stamps

We Give Pink Stamps

6.7/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther hides himself inside Gamble's Department Store after closing time. Once the janitor arrives he decides to have a little fun.

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1965-02-12
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Sink Pink

Sink Pink

6.4/10 IMDB

An eccentric man has built an ark and has filled it with specimens of all animals except one - a pink panther. To complete his zoological collection, the man sets out, rifle in hand, to hunt the Pink Panther, who leads the man on a futile chase through a jungle.

Starring: Paul Frees, Rich Little ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-04-11

Ferry Cross the Mersey

6.7/10 IMDB

Starring: Gerry Marsden, Freddie Marsden, Leslie Maguire, Les Chadwick, Julie Samuel, T. P. McKenna, Mona Washbourne, Eric Barker, The Black Knights, Cilla Black ..
Directed by: Jeremy Summers
Release date: 1965-02-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Year of the Mouse

The Year of the Mouse

6.7/10 IMDB

Jerry, with the help of a mouse friend, is lowered on a fishing line, abuses the sleeping Tom in various ways, and is yanked away before Tom sees him. First, he hits Tom with a fireplace shovel and plants it in Tom's hand; next, he puts a gun in Tom's hand and pulls the trigger; he puts a noose around Tom's neck; positions a ketchup-covered knife (complete with ketchup "wound"); and finally puts Tom into an archery bow. Tom finally gets his revenge,

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1965-06-09
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious

Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious

5.9/10 IMDB

A lonely German clerk captures two American flyers and keeps them as prisoners in his basement long after WWII has ended. Director Gottfried Reinhardt's 1965 comedy stars Alec Guinness, Robert Redford and Michael Connors.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Paul Dahlke, Frank Wolff, Robert Redford, Mady Rahl, Anita Höfer, Elisabeth von Molo ..
Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt
Release date: 1965-10-13
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : San Ferry Ann

San Ferry Ann

6.2/10 IMDB

A motley crew of British characters ride The San Ferry Ann to the shores of France where they embark on a weekend of calamity. The campervan family led by Dad and Mum (David Lodge and Joan Sims) create chaos from the moment they set their tires on the shore resulting in frequent run-ins with the Gendarme, while Lewd Grandad (Wilfred Brambell) finds his own misadventures with a newly acquainted friend, a mad German ex-soldier (Ron Moody). Also aboard for the ride is a saucy hitchhiker (Barbara Windsor) who causes a few heads to turn including that of a fellow traveller (Ronnie Stevens) who pursues her affection with comic results. By the end of this weekend the French may well be wishing to say 'au revoir' to these trouble-making tourists. San Ferry Ann is a humorous take on the tradition of the British get-away. A classic sound effect comedy that sits with the likes of similarly praised titles such as 'The Plank', 'Futtock's End' and 'Rhubarb Rhubarb'.

Starring: David Lodge, Joan Sims, Wilfrid Brambell, Lynne Carol, Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Stevens, Ron Moody, Graham Stark, Rodney Bewes, Catherine Feller ..
Directed by: Jeremy Summers
Release date: 1965-07-01
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Pink Tail Fly

The Pink Tail Fly

6.8/10 IMDB

A very resistant bug won't let Pink Panther go to sleep.

Directed by: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1965-08-25
Best Comedy Movies of 1965 : The Big Job

The Big Job

6.4/10 IMDB

A gang of hapless crooks, led by Sidney James, successfully perpetrate a robbery only to be caught after the fact. Fifteen years later they emerge from prison intent on retrieving their stolen loot - and discover a police station has been built over its hiding place.

Starring: Sid James, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery, Joan Sims, Lance Percival, Jim Dale, Edina Ronay, Deryck Guyler, Reginald Beckwith, Brian Rawlinson ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1965-01-01

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